Friday, August 12, 2011

Season Appropriate Makeup

While putting on my makeup this morning, I realized just how frequently my makeup routine changes.  There's the seasonal change, but also the change that has as I've gotten older.  While I used to be a bit too addicted to bronzer and black eyeliner (and granted, I still wear both) I've learned to make the look more natural and less put-on.  Below are some of my beauty favorites as of right now.  I have been running low on makeup for the past month and FINALLY went out and bought some goodies.  I'm currently loving-

Elizabeth Arden Plump Perfect Lip Moisture Cream -  This stuff is amazing.  I apply it just like I would a moisturizer, and the SPF keeps my lips protected but also plumps up my rather fine lips (and it doesn't burn like most!)  This has become a makeup staple

Chanel Nail Lacquer in Vamp - I usually reserve my deep reds for winter months, but this rich cranberry looks perfect with a tan.  As you can see, it's almost gone, and that's from all the use I've been getting from it the past two months!

Moroccan Oil Luminous Hairspray - When the weather is hot and humid the last thing I want is a sticky hairspray weighing my already fine hair down more.  This is the perfect, light, hairspray that adds volume and shine.

Estee Lader Double Wear Gel Eyeliner in Midnight -  The versatility of this stuff is key.  It can go on super light and be barely noticeable, but make a thicker line and you're ready for a night on the town.  I also love that the deep navy is a bit less harsh than black.

Yves Saint Laurent Rogue Volupte in Lush Coconut - This is probably the coolest lipstick I've ever tried.  I will be buying it in multiple colors, but can tell you the "Lush Coconut"  is one that will be wearable year-long.  It adds shimmer and shine without looking gooey or cakes.

DiorShow Iconic - It's my go-to mascara.  It never irritates my eyes, separates lashes, and makes them look huge.  I mean, what more do you want out of a mascara?

Tokyo Milk in Paper & Cotton - I bought this lil' gem on a trip to Kansas City a couple months ago, and it's been my fragrance for Summer 2011.   It *almost* smells like a boy's cologne.  But so light and fresh it just couldn't be.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light - I've praised this foundation before, and it's still the ultimate in light coverage.  It lasts all day, doesn't make me oily, and is just the right amount of coverage for my skin.  A year-round essential.



  1. I LOVE Moroccan Oil! It def tames my flyaways without making my hair look too greasy or weighed down. I always run it through my hair right after a shower to make my hair super soft:)

  2. Good for you that you switch things up! I'm always so boring with my make-up routine, although I've started using Moroccan oil and it is AMAZING!

    xo Danielle