Monday, April 24, 2017

5 minute makeup look

This look is perfect for those days when I want to have a little something on, but don't want to take the time to do it or if I just want a basic makeup look that I know I like. On week days I do this look before work so I can sleep in a few extra minutes. It's SO quick and I always end up looking put together!
I took this picture a while ago when I was originally going to do this post but it's the same routine only slightly updated with a new shade of foundation and a little change of blush!

1. Tarte Airbrush Powder Foundation: This makes my skin look SO flawless. It's my FAVORITE foundation for a quick look, I don't have to spend time blending it out or buffing it into the skin like I would a liquid foundation. It's easy, it looks great, and it doesn't make me feel gross halfway through the day. It's got great coverage and I love Tarte's ingredients. 

2. Tarte Blush in achiote. You can sweep on whatever blush you want but I love Tarte's amazonian clay blushes! I will either use this one or this Lorac blush in coral. Lorac blushes are SO pigmented and they last all day! This has a little shimmer in it so I don't NEED to highlight on top. 

3. This Marc Jacobs eyeshadow stick is one of their twinklepops and it makes putting on eye shadow SO quick and easy. The shade I use is This color is basic but always looks beautiful. I will put this on quickly over the entire lid and blend it in with my finger. It stays put all day and I forget I have on anything at all.

4. Brows! I use Anastasia Brow Wiz in Caramel to fill in those sparse areas.

5. Mascara: Any mascara will do! I use Covergirl Super Sizer mascara and love it. My favorite drugstore mascara!

6. Last step is lips! I LOVE this matte lip cream by theBalm Cosmetics this shade is Committed. You can use whatever lip you're feeling that day.

 You can even do a couple steps to this to give it more depth and add a little something extra. If you need to look awake you can always quickly use a little concealer underneath the eyes my favorite is Shape Tape by Tarte. I will also take a medium brown eye shadow (I use bella caffe by Milani) and windshield wiper that through my crease with a fluffy brush. Then, I'll take my Nars Laguna bronzer to add a little color to my face and a light contour. Only takes a minute and a half longer and DONE!

Did this look before work and timed it. With the extra steps it took a total of 6 minutes and 50 seconds! Super quick and simple. Here are a few car selfies to show how it came out because the lighting was much better natural than in my bathroom.

Yay for car selfies!

Let me know if you try this!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Top 3 Tarte Picks

Lately I have been loving Tarte! They have some of my favorite foundations as well as my new favorite product probably ever! I love the ingredients they use in their products, it makes me feel good about putting them on my face. Heads is having a 30% off friends and family sale right now with code FESTIVAL don't miss it! I'm about to stock up on some favorites because 30% off is such a good deal!

1. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation- this is definitely one of my top foundations (I'll do a post on this soon!). I love that it has SPF 15 in it so I don't have to worry about wearing sunscreen underneath it. It covers well, it's not too heavy or cakey, and it lasts all day on my oily skin! 

2. Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation- this one is a powder foundation and I wear this, no lie, EVERY DAY. It's so easy to put on and it looks flawless. This is another favorite because it's convenient and simple, looks great, and lasts (for the most part). The only problem I have with this is that it breaks up around my nose area (which most foundations do) after about 4 hours or so.

3. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer- Y A L L this is my absolute favorite concealer in the entire world. If I put this on in the morning, not only does it look FLAWLESS with ZERO creasing, it still looks perfect come 7 o'clock in the evening when I get home. Let me let you in on what I do in a typical day... I go to work around 10:30 and am around lasers and other heated machines all day, once I leave work around 4/4:30, I head to the gym for about an hour and a half. After leaving the gym it still looks as good as it did that morning when I put it on. I'm telling you this stuff is magic, and like I said earlier I have oily skin so most products slide right off of me. It took me forever to get ahold of this because it was sold out for months. I finally found my shade in Oklahoma at Ulta and was SO excited! I'm telling you, you need this.