Everyday Makeup Routine For Work ♥

Although I love trying out colors and different looks when it comes to makeup, we all have days where we like to keep it neutral. For me, this is everyday. I work in a retail store and am not allowed to wear a full face of makeup. At first I wasn’t sure how to keep it at a happy medium where it was enough makeup for my liking but not too much where it was inappropriate for work. As I played around with different neutral styles I came to terms with this one and it’s pretty much what I wear everyday.

Keep in mind this is a full coverage look. I contour and highlight because that’s my preference. You don’t have to do that at all, especially if you don’t have the time.

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PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
  • Sonia Kashuk Eye On Neutral – 02 Matte Eyeshadow Palette
  • Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation (Classic Tan)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Dark Neutral)
  • M.A.C Prep + Prime (Bright Forecast)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Sonia Kashuk Liquid Line Precision Marker
  • Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Liner
  • Maybelline Falsies Volum Express Mascara
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Cover FX Bronzer
  • M.A.C Prolongwear Blush (Stubborn)
  • The Balm Betty Lou-minizer
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
  • M.A.C Prolongwear Lip Liner (Soar)
  • Em Cosmetics by Michelle Phan Lipstick (Nude Lace)
  • Bite Beauty Lip Gloss (Rambutan)

xo, Jess ♥

Drugstore Neutral Makeup Look ♥

Most of the time when using makeup, I end up using products I’ve purchased at Sephora or Ulta. What most people don’t know is that when you start off with makeup you don’t need to use high end products. Sometimes drugstore products are actually better than the high end version, believe it or not!

I decided to create a look using only drugstore products so that you guys can see the results. It looks exactly like it would even if I used high end products 🙂 Most of these products are holy grail products that I continue to repurchase because they are just that good!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

♥ Sonia Kashuk Eye On Neutral 02 Palette
♥ Sonia Kashuk Eye Quad (Bronzed Beauty 50)
♥ Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Concealer (50 Neutralizer)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Longer Gel Liner (Ebony)
♥ Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
♥ Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation (310 Classic Tan)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (Medium Deep)
♥ Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder (Medium/Deep)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Eyeliner (Onyx)
♥ Revlon Photoready Bronzer (100 Bronzed & Chic)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush (03 Sunset)
♥ Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express (Black Drama)
♥ NYX Lipstick (LSS642 Miracle)

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 xo, Jess ♥

Quick & Easy Fun Summer Makeup ♥

The warm, sunny days have finally arrived here in New York and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Summer is my favorite time of year because of the beautiful weather and of course the fun, bright colors we can wear (especially with makeup)!

For this look, I decided to keep it very simple but still fun and bright for the summer. I definitely think it is perfect for a summer day look, I got so many compliments that day while out and about. It’s seriously so easy that anyone can do this!

I hope you guys enjoy it, if you do please subscribe to my channel, like my video, comment & share it as well. Thanks a bunch!

 

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PRODUCTS USED:

♥ M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
♥ NYX Jumbo Pencil (Milk)
♥ M.A.C Eyeshadow (Gorgeous Gold)*
♥ M.A.C Eyeshadow (Soft Brown)
♥ Pacifica Eyeshadow Duo*
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner (Onyx)*
♥ L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black
♥ Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara

♥ Covergirl TruBlend Foundation (D4)
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Concealer (NW30)
♥ Urban Decay Naked Skin ULtradefinition Loose Finishing Powder (Medium Dark)
♥ Ben-Nye Luxury Banana Powder
♥ NYX Matte Bronzer (Medium Deep)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)*
♥ Korres Zea Mays Blush (21 Rose)*
♥ Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color (Pink Punch)*

xo, Jess ♥

Products marked with (*) have been gifted or sent to me. Opinions on these products are my own.

First Impression | Covergirl TruBlend Foundation ♥

It has been almost a whole month since I’ve posted anything on here and I sincerely apologize for that! I don’t like to give excuses for my actions but in all seriousness, I was sick for about a week and a half and then went on vacation (a cruise) for eight days, so that explains my absence. Thankfully, I am feeling better and I’m tan so we can get back to our regularly scheduled program!

This is actually the first time I’m doing a “First Impressions” video/post so bare with me. Since I went on vacation I ended up getting a tan and I am probably 2-3 shades darker than my normal skin color which is crazy! I haven’t been this tan since I was about 15 and lived in Florida (I used to lay out and tan almost everyday with my niece). Because of this gorgeous tan I’m rocking, none of my foundations match so I was walking around looking like Casper, which is never a good thing. My friend was telling me how she picked up this new foundation and was loving it so I decided, hey why not! I didn’t want to spend too much money on a foundation that would only be used 3-4 months out of the year so this was perfect!

* If you want to see how it applies and what it looks like on, check out the video. The rest of this post is more details on the actual product itself.

Covergirl Trueblend Foundation

Price: $8.99- $9.99 depending on where you buy it.

Where Can You Purchase: Rite Aid, Ulta, Wal-Mart, & most other drugstores.

Covergirl Claims: “truBLEND Liquid Makeup is available in 21 shades and features a new shade matching system. To find your perfect blend, first determine your shade family. Second, choose your number. Coordinate complementary truBLEND products based on your number for a seamlessly flawless nude look that blends in and virtually disappears.” – Covergirl.com

Consistency: In this area I definitely give this foundation an A+. It is meant to be a liquid foundation and it certainly is. Covergirl claims that this foundation will blend in and virtually disappears and it sure does. It literally feels like you have nothing on your face,  which for me is a plus. I have so many foundations that I love but feel so heavy on my face and this one doesn’t feel heavy at all, it is such a thin consistency that it really does melt right into your skin.

Coverage: I believe this is a medium to full coverage foundation. It’s such a thin consistency that you wouldn’t expect it to be full coverage but it is definitely buildable. I applied it with my Beauty Blender and it gave me medium coverage, I liked how it looked so I left it that way but I could’ve easily added another layer without it looking cakey.

Finish: Initially I thought this was a matte finish foundation but I had used a mattifying primer so that wasn’t very helpful. As I continued to try the foundation different ways I begain to realize it actually has a sheen to it. It’s not completely matte but not completely dewy either. If you set it, it will definitely look more matte but if you leave it alone it can give you a glowy/dewy type finish. I’m pretty sure if you were to apply it with a brush it would instantly give a more full coverage look, since the Beauty Blender is damp it tends to thin out foundations sometimes.

Overall Thoughts: Overall, I am really loving this foundation. It just looks so natural and feels so light on my skin. I love that I can either make it dewy or matte. Also, there is a pretty wide variety of colors so whether you have fair skin or dark skin you can most likely find your match. I truly believe this foundation is perfect for summer, as it has great coverage and is very light. If you haven’t tried it, I totally recommend it!


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xo, Jess ♥