My friend S is a busy mom with a toddler & a kindergartener – she doesn’t have much time for make-up. However, I recently did her make-up for her birthday dinner – and she loved the compliments she received that night. She asked me to create a basic make-up kit for her – so that she could look her best with minimal time and effort. We spent this morning at the mall – and here’s what we purchased for her:
Gorgeous & Glowing in 3 easy steps:
Step 1 – The base. Use a moisturizing eye cream (Kiehls Avocado Eye Treatment), then pat MAC Studio Finish concealer under the eyes and on any dark areas. Buff NARS Sheer Glow foundation all over using Sephora Pro Airbrush. This NARS foundation provides such a luminous yet natural looking finish to your skin.
Step 2 – The eyes. Apply MAC Brule all over your lids. Press some matte liquid liner over your lash line (I love MAC gel eyeliner – but Wet n Wild liner is easier to use). Curl lashes with a Shu Uemura curler and apply Falsies mascara.
She loves having a basic kit and a simple make-up formula to follow…it makes her life so much easier!
I tend to stick to formulas too – especially when it comes to outfits – most of my recent outfits seem to consist of H&M tops, Garage jeans & Old Navy boots! Oh well, it seems to work!
|H&M tops, Garage jeans & Old Navy boots!|
I get a lot of questions about my Old Navy boots – I bought them last year in cognac & black (see this year’s version here) – I waited for a promo and ended up getting them both for around $30 each! They have waded through rain and snow – and are still going strong. I was excited to see the sleek cognac boot they came out with this year – and didn’t hesitate to order them with a 25% off code (ONMAPLE25 in Canada – code expires today). Hope I get as much wear out of them as I have with my current 2 pairs.
|Old Navy Faux Leather Wedge Boots|
After our make-up shopping was finished, my friend and I went to H&M. I was able to find some GREAT accessories – these flower pins have both clips and pins, so they can be worn in the hair or pinned on clothes. I picked up a large selection – some are for me and the rest are for my daughter. I also found an adorable faux-fur collar and a hair sponge to use for sock-buns!
|H&M flower pins/clips, fur collar & bun sponge|
Do you have a clothing or make-up formula that you stick to?
p.s. Don’t forget to enter here to win $50 of Perfectly Posh products!