Style is about more than just clothing. Style is a culmination of all the different ways you express yourself; the way you talk, the way you do- or don’t do- your hair, the makeup you apply, your facial expressions, and more all go into creating your unique style. While I mostly focus on the clothing aspect of style here in my blog, today I want to focus on the beauty aspect. After all, my outfits wouldn’t be the same without my signature makeup to finish off the look!
Great skin is essential for creating the beauty look I want. To make sure that my skin is always acting as a blank canvas, I swear by coconut oil. While applying oil directly to the skin may sound counterintuitive- oils are the cause of most breakouts, right?- coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that works for every skin type. I use it as a makeup remover at night (sooo much better for your skin than cold cream), and after cleansing my face, I use a little bit as an overnight moisturizer. It keeps my skin soft and clear!
After washing my face in the morning, I start my makeup routine with Bobbi Brown Extra SPF Tinted Moisturizer to even out my skin tone. After setting it with a loose translucent powder, I use bronzer (NARS is the best) to contour under my cheekbones and at my jawline. Next, I line my eyes with MAC Eye Shadown in Nehru using their Tapered Blending Brush. Since I love a dramatic eye, I trace around the entire line a few times, and then smudge with my fingers for a smoky, undone look. After a coat of lengthening mascara- I still use Maybelline Great Lash mascara- my look is done!
I love that this simple makeup routine lays the foundation for my clothing style. With a smudged smoky eye, any outfit I put on instantly takes on an edgy, rock ‘n roll vibe!
Do you guys have a beauty routine that you swear by?