That moment when it's time to run Saturday errands, but you still want to be super casual and decide that a nude soft glow might detract from your wrinkled shirt. Disclaimer: I iron my clothes 99% of the time! When I was younger, it was a requirement for me to leave out of the house with my clothes ironed while looking presentable, and maybe on this day the presentable part was my make-up. To be honest, I didn't realize the intensity of the wrinkles until after I left out the door. . . of course. A reminder not to skip imperative steps, although perfection is overrated.
I'm certain that I had the ELF Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette for a good two months prior to breaking the seal. I'm all about bargain buys and don't believe that you have to spend a ton of money to look great. If you frequent this blog, you'll see me go back and forth between different products.
When I first started wearing makeup, I swore by MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation which is still a gem. That was mainly because each time I stopped by the drugstore to browse the makeup aisles they very rarely had a shade that matched my complexion, which is sad. I remember picking up a Covergirl compact foundation from the drugstore and wearing it to high school and a friend at the time told me, on the real, that I was looking a tad bit ashy. Honestly, she was right. Those florescent lights at school had my lack of a shade match EXPOSED .
Things are slowly but surely evolving in the makeup world, including more brands having eyeshadow shades that appear well on deeper skin tones. Originally, I became intrigued by the Huda Beauty Rose Gold REMASTERED Eyeshadow Palette, which costs $65, while at browsing at Sephora. Sixty-five dollars?! Do you know what I could buy with $65 back in my day?! All jokes aside, when I saw that price I immediately thought that cost equated to a full tank of gas, some groceries, and a matinee movie ticket.
I quickly began to look for cheaper alternatives, also known as dupes, that might give the same effect with a price point that provides more comfort to my wallet, and I decided upon the ELF palette, which costs $10. I primed my eyes with the Juvia's Place I Am Magic Concealer, in shade J12, then got right to work. The shades were surprisingly pigmented, especially after the first application. When using this palette, don't forget to tap the excess shadow off of the brush after selecting your shade of choice, because it does have a bit of kickback.
My goal was to pull together a clean nude look, so I stuck with 3 colors. A brown base, a rosey lid, and a gold inner corner highlight to complement my lip look. Fun fact, these days I rarely utilize one lip color as layering is my new wave. I moisturized my lips with NYX Butter Gloss (Ginger Snap) prior to applying Urban Decay Vice Matte Lipstick (1993), and the Milani Keep it Full Lip Gloss (Rosey Bronze) for additional shine on the top layer. To finish off the eye look, I applied a brown NYX eyeliner on my waterline to add to the soft glow.
Do you put on makeup to run errands?!
I wasn't going to at first, but after days of walking around like who done it and why, I figured I was in need of a good makeup therapy session.
Let me know in the comments below!
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