I’m all about simplifying my makeup routine for summer. It’s hot and humid, I’m outside more and I just don’t feel like doing my normal routine. I want to look pulled together and not scare anyone with a bare face!
Here’s an eye look that is super easy to do in a hurry, and it holds up well in heat and humidity!
Naked Basics eotd
I used these shades from the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette
Venus - inner corner and brow bone
Foxy - above crease
W.O.S. - blending shade
Naked 2 - crease shade
Faint - outer v and smudged over gel liner
I used L’Oreal gel liner in brown and Buxom mascara. For my brows, I used Anastasia Brow Genius Kit. I have found that the Naked Basics palette works really well for filling in my brows too!
What are your beauty short cuts? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
Here’s a close up EOTD from my previous FOTD post.
Please pay no attention to my Browlick…Does anyone else have
a cowlick in their brows?? I swear, my right eyebrow tail will not
What’s on my eyes? My HG eye primer is MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. I used Provocateur with MAC Fix+ on my lid, Rapture in my crease and Vice on my outer v. I used Tease from the Naked 2 palette to blend just above my crease and Anonymous on my brow bone. I used MAC Prunella to line my eyes, and layered Mally Voluminous mascara over Cover Girl clump crusher.
I have L’Oreal Caresse Wet Shine Stain in “Lilac Ever After” on my lips, topped with a Buxom gloss. I’m not sure about the Caresse Stains….I don’t like this color on me. It was pretty flat without the gloss. I generally love anything mauve for my lips, but this pulled a bit reddish on me. It only stayed on about 2 hours, but that is probably due to the gloss on top, maybe??
I’ve been testing out Cover Girl’s latest mascara for a few weeks, and I can now highly recommend it!! I purchased mine from CVS for about $8, but I had a coupon and extra bucks rewards. I ended up getting two for just a couple dollars. Gotta love those CVS extra bucks rewards! Anyways…..
What I like about this mascara:
It doesn’t flake or smudge
It doesn’t irritate my eyes or contacts
It doesn’t make my lashes look crunchy or dry
It doesn’t clump!!
I tend to put this mascara on first and then layer a volumizing mascara (Mally) over it. I would not expect the CG to give you crazy volumized lashes. In fact, I find it to be a pretty natural looking mascara. It looks a bit like Maybelline Full n Soft on my lashes.
It doesn’t hold a curl, but then again my lashes are super stubborn and I have yet to find a mascara that holds a curl for me!!
I think this is a great drug store choice if you are looking for natural lashes, or a good layering mascara!
In the pic I have 2 coats of CG clump crusher on, no other mascara.