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Seasons change but people don’t

Alright, we’re all getting bombarded with Valentine’s makeup tutorials in our YouTube subscription boxes and emails from our favorite stores showcasing frilly pink and red dresses as possible date night outfits. We get it.

I like Valentine’s day because it’s another day I get to eat candy. So before you eat a whole bag of heart-shaped Reese’s because they’re 70% off at Target, let’s talk makeup.

I wore this look in last Friday’s outfit post, and I love it. I kept my eyes simple but sparkly and layered on the dark red lipstick, emphasizing my cupid’s bow. This lipstick says, “I buy my own drinks.”

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I chose this lipstick as one of my fall favorites, but I love it so much that I wanted to resurrect it for my rebellious bad asses.

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From left to right: Smashbox Photo Finish Dark Spot Corrector Primer, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 5, Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder, MAC Lipstick in Hang-Up, MAC Lip Pencil in Beet, Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette.

I patted “Trick” on my eyelids using my finger, and swept highlight on my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose to bring light to my face.

Are you flying solo this Valentine’s Day or do you have a significant other? My boyfriend and I haven’t made plans yet, so heart-shaped Reese’s are probably my reality. No complaints.

Today’s Makeup

I just love wearing pink on my face, okay?!

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From left to right: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Covergirl Lipstick in Dazzle, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lust, Smashbox Photo Finish Dark Spot Corrector Primer

This isn’t all the makeup I’m wearing today, but it’s certainly my favorite items on my face. I recently bought this primer to even out the dark spots left from blemishes along my jawline and on my forehead. I haven’t been using it long enough to see a dramatic change, but it doesn’t make my face shiny which is positive.

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I love the glow I get from this skinfinish. It has tiny flecks of glitter that photograph well, but are very noticeable in person. It teeters towards being a bit 13-year-old-ish but I don’t mind. My 25th birthday is in a month so I need to hold on to some form of youth.

As for the Naked 3 palette, I like it. Some of the colors look the same no matter how you wear them, but they last all day and have great pigmentation. I’ve also noticed less fall-out with these shadows which is typically UD’s downfall.

Have a great Saturday!

Today’s makeup

I didn’t realize how much pink I had put on my face today until I took these pictures. I’m going to keep my shimmery eyes and pink lips since I’ll be wearing an Alison DiLaurentis mask tonight for my “Red Coat” costume. Any Pretty Little Liars fans out there?

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From left to right: Anastasia Brow Powder in Dark Brown, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (sample), MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup, MICA Beauty cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Earth, Star Looks Eyeliner in K01 Obsidian, NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, NARS Concealer in Biscuit, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, theBalm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow, Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 240 Medium Beige, Milani Blush in Luminoso

I patted the MICA Shimmer Powder all over my eyelid and defined my crease and the outer lid with my Matt(e) eyeshadow. I finished with black eyeliner on my top and bottom waterline and a generous amount of mascara. My cheeks and my lips nearly matched, but Luminoso just adds a nice healthy glow.

I hope you all have a safe Halloween!

Leah

Makeup and glasses

My initial thought before taking these photos was, “Should I take my glasses off for this?”

I rarely see blogs featuring women who wear glasses on a daily basis showcasing their makeup. I often have to search for makeup tutorials on YouTube and other makeup blogs for “makeup for glasses” tips. So, naturally, I decided against it.

2From left to right: Revlon ColorStay in 240 Medium Beige, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, Benefit Hervana blush, NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Benefit They’re Real! mascara, Sephora Tiramisu eyeliner, LORAC PRO Palette, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (sample size), Rimmel Stay Matte Powder #012 Buff Beige, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Light Pale, Anastasia Brow Powder in Dark Brown, Rimmel Bronzer #021 Sun Light, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked

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In addition to shamelessly snapping photos of myself, I received a package in the mail today filled with shoes I ordered from Urban Outfitters that are way too cool for my feet. As someone who wears flats on a daily basis, I think I am most in love with my new booties, a shoe type I have never owned before.

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Who can honestly say no to a “take an extra 50% off clearance” sale? Not me, apparently.

I hope you’re having a great Tuesday. Thank you for reading.

Leah