July 2017


Dried tangerines

Neon Blush, makeup, NARS liquid blush Torrid, Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick, Giorgio Armani mascara, SEPHORA, J.Hannah nail polish Ghost Ranch, Smashbox eyebrow powder, Marc Jacobs eyeshadow paletteRéalisation Par handkerchief, Staud top, J.Hannah earrings

This summer, if I'm not bare-faced you can find me in warm, golden hues--

Brows: Smashbox brow tech shaping powder is one of my favorite brow products. It's kind of tricky, though- the applicator is finicky and sometimes deposits a lot of product, and sometimes doesn't. I can never tell if one flick of the wand will let loose a bunch of powder onto unwanted areas, but the few times I do get it right (and when I clean it up), I'm pretty happy with this. It does what it says it does: it adds natural looking volume and really does stay on all day long (without turning your brows oily later in the day).

Eyes: I used all but two of the shades in this Marc Jacobs eye-conic eyeshadow palette. I love MJ's shadow palettes- they're pigmented, usually packed with all the right warm tones with a hint of fun color, and can easily be worn as liner. A mix of matted base colors, a swipe of a metallic-y muted orange, and a thin line of wet black lamé. Top off with one layer of Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy mascara, a great formula that glides right on for full but natural-looking lashes.

Cheeks: I like putting on two shades of blush, not for any other reason than the fact that I feel like it looks slightly more natural than one large flush of a single hue. NARS liquid blush in "Luster" and "Torrid" are my go-tos this summer; the combo is just the perfect amount of peach with the right amount of luster for a hot day.

Lips: as echoed in many of my previous beauty posts, I'm not much of a lip-wearer. I appreciate lipstick on other girls, but for some reason the feeling of anything on my lips makes me feel super self-conscious. That is, until I started wearing Chanel (474 - Daylight here to be exact). Their formula is pleasantly and surprisingly hydrating, and rich but lightweight all at once. Chanel, you've got a convert.

Nails: polish and color of the season, "Ghost Ranch" from J.Hannah.


Like honey and wheat

Neon Blush, Jenny Ong, Realisation Par, Rachel Comey shoes, The Dreslyn, Los Angeles, Heidi Klein woven straw bag, silk scarf, lips handkerchiefAYR sleeveless blazer and jeans, Rachel Comey shoes, Heidi Klein bag and Réalisation Par scarf

I'm pretty sure I've used this Réalisation Par handkerchief every single day for the past two weeks now- there is something to be said about a small accessory that can be used day in/day out and pull the entire look together every time. Not certain if I'm just drawn to its versatility or if I'm really feeling the hints of red that pop the other slivers of honey and wheat right now. Maybe it's both, or maybe I'm turning a new leaf in favor of colors.


Triple threat

Neon Blush, NARS cosmetics, Glossier, Into the Gloss, lipstick as eyeshadow, pinkish tones, Too CooL For School lip balm tint, lip tint, Sephora, ILIA natural makeup SPF, lip balm with sunscreen, MAC lipstick nude matte
As of late, I've been really into that monochrome pink look-- the same shade on your lids, your cheekbones and right below the bow of your lips, but perhaps in different finishes. Below are some of my tried and true favorites tripling as lip tints, cheek stains, and eyeshadow:

NARS has a great set of liquid blush (in 'Torrid', 'Luster', and 'Dolce Vita' here) that are easily blended and build-able (a little goes a long way, so be very conservative when dispensing). I like these as bases for my cheeks and eyelids. My go-to lip products come in matte and glossy finishes: MAC Liptensity lipstick in 'Doe' and ILIA tinted lip conditioner in 'Darlin' swipe on matte, and Too Cool For School lip balm in 'Spilled Wine' and 'Peach Melba', Glossier balm dotcom in 'cherry' are balmy so they come on shiny. With the sheer, glossy product, I like to swipe a bit on the top of my cheekbones and middle of my lids to give a fresh pop. And last but not least, Smashbox L.A. Lights lip/cheek color in 'Silver Lake Sunset' is true to its name and provides a beautiful, glimmering pink perfect for a whimsical, summery look.