Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Makeup Look | Fresh and Refresh

Well guys, here it first ever makeup look! I am honestly quite rubbish at applying makeup on myself, so I'm not sure why I decided to be daring enough to put makeup on my cousin. I wanted to keep this look simple and bright, so I stuck to my everyday makeup routine with a slight hint of color on the lips and cheeks.

BASE | I started off with my favorite Origins Make a Difference Plus+ Moisturizer as it's hydrating yet extremely lightweight. It also gives off a beautiful subtle glow when worn under makeup. Next, I followed up with the bareMinerals Prime Time Primer. This gel primer works wonders for smoothing out the skin as well as reducing the appearance of pores when layered with foundation. I then used my favorite tool, the Beauty Blender, to seamlessly blend in the Covergirl 3 in 1 Stay Fabulous Foundation. I followed up with the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer to hide spots as well as to reduce redness around the nose. I also used my new favorite, the Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Concealer, to conceal dark circles along with highlighting underneath her eyes. For a bit of color, I popped on my favorite blush, Exposed by Tarte, as it's long lasting and suitable for all skin tones.

EYES | I began by making a thin line with the Maybelline Master Precise Ink Liner Pen (which was so incredibly hard to do as I can't even draw a straight line on myself!) Next, I curled my cousin's lashes multiple times with my Tweezerman Eyelash Curler as though she has long lashes, they don't like to hold a curl. I followed up with my favorite mascara, the waterproof version of Maybelline The Rocket. Long, fluttery lashes were essential to this look as I wanted to create a refreshing, wide-awake appearance. For brows, I used a color that matched her hair color and created a slight arch to give them some shape.

LIPS | After using a lip balm to act as a moisturizing base, I applied the Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Vivacious (I just love saying that word) to the center of her lips then gently feathered it out to create a gradient lip, a very popular look in Korea. This has been one of my favorite ways to wear bright lips as the thought of applying it full on scares me a bit!

What are your go-to makeup products for a fresh spring look?



  1. you created such a beautiful look, Emily! So natural and fresh :)

  2. Ooh! I love how fresh the look turned out on her!

    I'm a big fan of the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealers! Glowy, but not too too glittery. It's too bad Rimmel made them so hard for Americans to find :/ I'm also a fan of cream blush and highlighters (#getyourglowon).

    Ling | The Cosmetic Critic

  3. When I first saw the photo, I thought.... you look different! Haha. I wish I had long fluttery lashes! I don't even know what I would do to create fresh look?!? You did a great job!

    xx Kat @ Katness

  4. She looks so beautiful, I love how you kept things super light and fresh and let her natural beauty shine!! :)


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