Like Diamonds in the Sky
Sometimes you just itch to do something and this was it for me.
I’m a big advocate of finding a balance between opposites. Above all, I identify as a style minimalist. Occasionally, though, you have to bring in an element of something a bit more contrived. I wanted a basic base of makeup–I did my usual flawless skin routine with foundation and a subtle cream highlight and countour, topped with a powder bronzer. As someone who often runs late, I’ve taken to glossy lids for a quick pop, and this time went with an under-lid application to match (& also to my lips, too. Love recurring textures!). I bumped up the look one notch with Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil in Mint’d Mojito for the perfect icy glow. Then, bumped it up about 1000 notches further with these great rhinestones. Also, how great are these hair clips? I’ve linked all the products for this beauty look down below.
In all, this was a little experimental success and I’m loving trying out some fun beauty looks. I by no means am a beauty guru, but I like what I like and I know exactly what that is! Wanna see more? Let me know how you feel about posts like this in the comments. And see these posted first to my Instagram!
Also, side note, anyone else tired of skin smoothed with apps? There’s something wonderful about seeing imperfection and I get a little excited to have my pores out there. I’ve grown less embarrassed by them. Maybe it’s that my association with skin smoothing is that I used to do it for photos I posted when I was like 13 or 14. It just feels insincere and reminds me of my former insecurities. Also, some people go way too heavy handed with it and that surely drives me crazy hahaha. Let your pores shine y’all! :)
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (gifted)
Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation in 4.05
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel (highlight), Cacao (contour)
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Highlighter in Mint’d Mojito
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Dark Brown
Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Deep
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder in Translucent
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lip Gloss in Fenty Glow (lids & lips)
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
Urban Decay De-slick Setting Spray