Surprise! It’s not often you see me without my glasses, is it? To be fair, I’ve been wearing specs for more than half my life, and I struggle to recognize myself without them on! When it comes to doing my makeup, that’s something I take into consideration. I’m a simple gal, really. I don’t wear a bunch of makeup, but I do wear it… simple though it may be. We’ve all got a signature makeup look, and now I’m sharing mine!
I’ve definitely tried lots of different looks over the years, but this is the one that always seems to stick! It doesn’t take a ton of products, which is also a bonus. Though I’m all for trying a colorful eye shadow or a bold lip, this is more of my everyday!
Foundation – The Ordinary Coverage Foundation in 3.0R:
Finding a foundation that suits my skin tone is always a bit of a challenge, but it’s the basis of any makeup look! I tend not to use concealer, only foundation, as my skin can get a bit dry, and then my makeup goes all flaky! Yuck! I like this foundation from The Ordinary not just because it’s a fairly good color match but also because the price is a real steal!
Brows – Milk Makeup Kush Fiber Brow Gel:
I loved using Glossier’s Boy Brow when it first came out, but then I lost it. Cue the hunt for another good brow gel! When I stopped by the Milk Makeup popup, I decided to give theirs a go and I really like it! It’s simple and makes my brows fuller and tidier without looking too heavy. I’m not one of those gals who can pull off perfectly pencilled brows. This is just the ticket!
Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Naked2 Palette:
I’ve had this palette for absolutely ages! It’s a staple of my makeup look, whatever I’m in the mood for! Sometimes, I just do one color across my lids, but other times I do a neutral smokey eye. I tend to stick with the sparkly colors so it’s more visible behind my glasses!
Eyeliner – Fenty Beauty Flyliner:
I’m a sucker for a cat eye! It just looks so good! I can’t actually put any liner on my bottom lash line (as my eyes water a lot and are hyper sensitive) but this does the trick on the top! It really stays put too. I use it on a near daily basis, whether or not I have any other make up on!
Mascara – Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara:
Another find from the Milk Makeup Pop Up, I’m a big fan of this volumizing mascara! My eyelashes are already quite long, but this bad boy helps give them a bit more punch! Who wouldn’t want that! It opens up my eyes, and really finishes off the look.
Lipstick – Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Very Victoria:
I’m sure you remember this one from the post I wrote about finding good nude lipsticks for my skin tone! Well, it’s definitely a favorite, and one I keep in my makeup bag all the time. The perfect ‘wearing lipstick but not wearing lipstick’ color! I swap between this one and the Nars Matte Lip Pencil from the same post!
One thing I would like to do is experiment a bit more with eye shadow colors. I spied this gorgeous purple smoky eye on Sade, and I’ve been dreaming of it ever since then! Nothing too crazy, of course. I’m still a lowkey makeup kind of gal. That doesn’t mean I can’t have a bit of fun though! While I’m not looking for loads of new makeup, I’m definitely on the hunt for some pretty eyeshadow palettes! Oh, and a good foundation! This one is running out!