My makeup routine really depends on what I am doing that day, and how I feel. Somedays I definitely put in more effort than others. But, I always feel a little bit better about myself when I do. And I always cringe just a little when I run into someone and I am totally makeup free with chapped lips and dark circles under my eyes. As you can see from above my makeup routine is not that complicated… I have some good brushes I paid a lot of money when I probably couldn’t afford it, but they are still in great shape and I’m still using them over a decade later (I wash them regularly people!) I have a few good basic shades. And every year my Mom buys me a new MAC eyeshadow palette so I can have a little shakeup in my routine. You can see the latest in blush sitting in the tray.
Beauty gifts are always fun to get, for me anyways. It’s not something I usually treat myself too, and sometimes the new shades or tools push me to experiment a bit more. Sephora always has some great picks, and here are a few of my faves below.
From super fun beauty brand Stila, this set of eyeshadows, liners, lipsticks, and a brush will allow for some serious looks from demure (i.e. everyday) to sexy vixen (what I attempt but seem to never pull off).
I haven’t really discovered the world of minerals yet, but they seem to be the rage and this kit looks like the perfect introduction for a blowy perfect complexion.
I always am searching for lip gloss and sometimes end up sticking lotion on my lips. Gross I know, why don’t I just buy some more chapstick? Or these, which seem so much prettier.
OK, so not a gift set but it’s from Marc Jacobs new makeup collection people! And it’s universally flattering!
As I’m starting to get a wee bit older I’m starting to think of my skin more and more. This kit is loaded with goodies to brighten up my tired face.