Friday, April 11, 2014

Look of the Day: Glowing Skin

My skin has been somewhat blemish-y lately, but hopefully will be clearing up soon. To draw the attention away from it, I've been trying to use some products that help make my skin glow a bit and have more of a soft-focus finish.

For the past week or so I've had a fairly similar daily routine, starting off with VitaZing to add some warmth and moisture to my skin, and then using a combination of my beloved NARS TM (I believe I can safely say this has now achieved Holy Grail status) and my newly discovered Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer. I originally tried out the Laura Mercier Illuminating TM on it's own, and while it's lovely my skin was sparkling like Edward Cullen. Maybe I just used too much (re: yes, yes I did)? Anyways, if possible it ended up being a bit too dewy for my taste when worn alone, but I've found when I mix a drop or two with my NARS TM it creates a lovely, lovely finish that I would highly recommend trying out. Just for references sake, I use NARS in shade Light 02 Alaska, and LM in Bare Radiance.

Next up is my Clarins Instant Concealer, which is a product I always end up not using for a bit, and then when I bring it back out I fall in love all over again. I own this concealer in shades 01 and 02, and layer the two for the best coverage (can you tell I'm all about layering?). Shade 02 has a slightly more pink-y tone which works well as a sort of corrector for my dark circles, and then I'll use shade 01 to brighten and provide a bit more coverage. I don't know why I don't use these concealers all the time, because I'm always impressed with how great they are. They provide hydration for the undereye without creasing, and still providing coverage. They also contain some light-reflecting particles that instantly brighten up the shadows underneath eyes. What's not to love?

I feel like I've talked to death about my Tarte Blush in Blissful, so I'll just say this is easily my HG blush and I cannot wait to pick up more shades. I also used the Tarte 4-in-1 Mascara, which is a nice little product. One feature of mine I cannot complain about are my eyelashes; they're long and thick and so I usually can get away with wearing any mascara and being a-ok, but this mascara by Tarte really is a great one that I would recommend to anyone looking to add some definition to their eyelashes. I also lined my upper and lower lids with Clinique eyeshadow in the shade Olive in my Martini (on a side note, how fun would it be to name makeup shades? Seriously, best job every).

Finally, I finished off my look with some Maybelline Baby Lip Dr. Rescue. I've tried several shades of Baby Lips, and have loved every one. This Dr. Rescue is in a sheer pink tint, and is supposedly even more hydrating then the original Baby Lips. In all honesty, I mostly picked it up for the sheer pink tint which I loved, but I suppose it does add a hint more hydration then the original formula.

P.S. Please excuse the awkward picture (I like to call this pose the "head scratcher"), I'm still trying to get used to posing for the camera! Although let's be honest, I'm not photogenic in the least so I'll probably always be awkward :)


  1. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  2. Thank you so much, that truly means a lot! I just followed you on bloglovin, I really love your blog!!



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