So it’s almost spring time for most people and I’ve been in the habit of celebrating the seasons. Where I live it’s honestly always summer time. Two seasons exist here – wet and dry. That’s it, hahaha. It may come off as a little odd but I like being in the spirit of certain things! So of course I’ll be welcoming the beginning of Spring 2017. (Sorry if it’s still freezing cold where you are!)
I would just like to take a quick second before we go any further to offer any bloggers a chance to get a little extra exposure for their blogs and/or social media. I know it can be difficult to get decent traffic and I’ve found it to be very helpful when you join facebook groups. There’s no shame in being apart of 1 or 50! The more exposure your posts get, the better – it’s always good to take an opportunity to reach more people. So if you’d like to join this Facebook Group, myself and the other admins would love to have you!
As everyone knows I’m a new blogger and with that I’m also completely unskilled with photography of myself. I’m not used to taking pictures that show off my makeup or pictures that highlight different points of my face. I also don’t own, at the moment, a high-dollar camera. Just myself and my phone, so the quality probably isn’t up to standard either. The pictures I was able to take don’t really emphasize some of the products. For example, you don’t really see that “blinding” highlight or the nice warmth of the bronzer. None of that really stands out unfortunately but I promise it’s there. Any tips or suggestions for taking better photos in the future would be very appreciated!
I know the black and white image probably doesn’t showcase anything but I kinda liked the way it looked so I wanted to share it. I also took two “close-up” pictures but of course those may look even worse than the last two!
Just going to take a moment to truly apologize for the terrible quality but we all have to start somewhere. I don’t take the best photos nor do I do these jaw-dropping makeup looks but some of us aren’t makeup artists and we work with what we have & what we know. I don’t want anyone to be ashamed of something like that. This is my first time doing something like this so remember you’re never alone and I understand having the complete LACK of knowing how to do something!
I mentioned I was in the process of welcoming in the season of spring so when I got ready the day I did this look, I used that for a little inspiration. This was the look I wore just this past Sunday. When I do my makeup I tend to try to keep it simple for day wear. The only thing that tends to continuously change when I do my makeup is my lip color. I love to change it up and wear something new all the time. However, sometimes if I happen to find a combo that I really like, I’ll probably wear that with a couple looks before I change it again. I have a good range of liquid lipsticks, lip glosses, regular lipsticks, lippie stixs, and more. The shades change but what I’ve been doing recently is wearing a regular lipstick and a lip gloss on top. I’ve been enjoying that extra shine and glossy look.
Some Products Used in the Look:
- Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way (USD $39)
- Concealer: Covergirl Outlast All Day (USD $11.99)
- Powder: Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder (USD $45)
- Bronzer: Alexis Ren x Colourpop Pressed Powder Face Duo (USD $15 – sold out)
- Highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in “Sweets” (currently unavailable) and The Carli Bybel Palette (USD $14.50)
- Eyeshadow Palette: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance (USD $42)
- Setting Spray: Mario Badescu Facial Spray (USD $7)
Some of these products I’ve been loving lately and continue to reuse them. You may recognize some of them from my February Favorites post. I’m going to be receiving some new makeup in the mail within the next two weeks or so and I can’t wait! A little insider, I’m thinking about doing a little shopping haul including all the things I’ve purchased so far in March – don’t worry they aren’t all beauty related! Let me know if you’re interested in seeing that. I’m actually really excited for this because y’all know how much I love online shopping and how much I can’t help placing orders. So be on the look out for that! I may even consider including a video to show all the products… another thing I’m completely clueless on (LOL). Just bare with me!
Well, I hope you’ve all had an amazing week so far and continue to have a great one. Start a discussion in the comments – share pictures of your everyday looks! I’d love to see them. Feel free to leave tips and suggestions on how to become more well-versed in some of the things I’ve mentioned throughout the post (could help some other readers as well when they read the comments). Any other questions? Thoughts? Leave em’ below! Thanks for reading y’all, stay tuned next week for a new post ♡