Quick & Easy Natural Makeup Look

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I am all about effortless, quick, easy, and light makeup routines. There was a time in my life when I wore heavy foundation, which always felt more like I was wearing a mask. If my eyes ever ran water or shed tears, it looked like the Red Sea had parted down my cheeks. I’ve also had seasons of contouring and attempting the great smokey eye, which looked more like a black eye. I’m not knocking it. I just don’t have the skills and the vast majority of women do not either. My sister, though, is a makeup prodigy, and she does amazing things with makeup on a daily basis. If you need some tips and trips on taking it to the next level, I will give you her contact information! If you are just trying to make it through a day of work looking put together and without melting down, then I am your girl!

This is an actual picture from this morning. Hello, Friday and long weekend! I go through various makeup routines from time to time, but this has been my go-to look for the past two weeks or so. I’m using a lot of Beautycounter products right now since I am a consultant. I’m really trying to decide which products will become staples in my own routine, but I am loving everything so far. Here is what I used!

Note: Just click on the product names for direct links to the products.

Foundation and Concealer: Touchup Skin Concealer Pen in Light, Tint Skin Foundation in Linen

Setting Powder: Mattifying Powder 

Eyes: Eyeshadow Duo in Shell/Malt, bareMinerals Pink Eye Color in Finesse, Color Outline Eye Pencil in Violet, Tarte Lights/Camera/Lashes Mascara

Blush: Color Sweep Blush Duo in Flamingo/Apricot

Lips: Lip Sheer in Rose, Lip Gloss in Opal

Setting Spray: Balancing Facial Mist (this stuff is seriously the bomb!)

That’s it! 11 products for a quick and easy, natural makeup look.

I hope you enjoy your long weekend with family and friends. As a military spouse, I will be holding my husband extra close and remembering his friends who are no longer with us. Thank you to all of our Veterans and their families for your service.

Sunny Saturday Makeup Day

Saturday mornings at home bring me much happiness. There is nothing like opening the blinds and watching the sun pour in while cooking breakfast. The pace is easy  and there is no pressure to rush off into the world. We haven’t spent a relaxing Saturday morning at home in several weeks, so I was thrilled to sit around in my pajamas and sip coffee (always decaf) this morning. The only thing on the agenda was buying some new plants for the front yard. Feeling inspired by the sun and easiness of the day, I decided to bring out some of my favorite pinks and shimmers while doing my makeup for plant shopping.

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I recently took advantage of the 21 Days of Beauty sale at Ulta. It’s an awesome way to try out products for half of the price. Not all of their products are natural, but you can shop some great brands like Tarte and Juice Beauty. There are still a few more days left of the promotions! I’ve included a few of the new products in my look today. Ohhhh, my super cute t-shirt is from a company called Milk and Honey Tees. I am really into stylish t-shirts these days as my stomach continues to make room for our little one. It’s perfect for a casual Saturday look and unbelievably comfortable.

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Here’s to sunny Saturdays and easy weekends. It sure is doing this girl some good, and I wish the same for you! Please let me know if you have any questions about the products listed.

New Products

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Confidence Creamy Powder: I am always hesitant to use powder foundations alone. I typically always pair them with a liquid to avoid spotty coverage. I am always looking for an easy powder foundation for days like Saturdays when I don’t want to spend the time applying liquid. I am still on the fence with this Tarte Creamy Powder. You definitely need to moisturize well underneath to prevent any dry spots. My favorite thing is that it tends to look better and better as the day progresses, but I am not crazy about how it looks immediately.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara: My all-time favorite mascara! I purchase it again and again. This is my first time using the “lashes” version rather than the “splashes” version. This one is not waterproof, and I like it better. Splashes is super hard to remove.

LORAC PRO Matte Lip Color, Pink Taupe: Pink lipstick is my weakness. This one is super silky and stays put for a decent amount of time. There is a great color selection available if pink isn’t your thing!

Other Products

LORAC Pro Contour Palette Plus Contour Brush

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush 

bareMinerals Eyeshadow

RMS Beauty Cream Eyeshadow – Color – Lunar [Net Wt 4.25/0.25oz]

Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15 Moisturizer, 1.7 fl. oz.

One Love Organics Skin Savior Balm