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I tried a new make-up look everyday for a week

August 17, 2019

Lately, I’ve been feeling off and I realized it was because I was no longer prioritizing things that I love outside of work, including exercising and experimenting with make-up. It’s easy to let that part of yourself go because “Ah, I’m too busy!” or “The office is already pretty empty, no one will notice”, [insert any other excuse here]. But this week I challenged myself to not only to try doing fun looks everyday, but use products that I haven’t touched in a while, if ever.

My make-up spending has also gotten out of hand, so I figured that this would be a great way to get more familiar with all of my beauty products so that I know exactly what I have and won’t be tempted by all of the new releases because I’ll be able to say with confidence “Oh I have something that’s 95% similar, I don’t need this.”

Also, I’m apologizing in advance for the lack of photos. I didn’t go into the week thinking that I would blog about it. I posted about my looks daily to my Instagram Story and got a ton of great feedback so I thought it’d be fun to document it here, with the products I used for those that are curious!

Mondays are for Monochrome Looks

Started this week off with a bang (but a small one) with a monochromatic orange look! I got a lot of compliments and love it paired with a light denim top

Eyes: Born to Run palette, (“Baja” in outer crease/corner, “Accelerate” on lid)

Lips: ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in “Flor”

Tuesday = Mood Boosting Eyeliners

Woke up on Tuesday, having overslept and missed an early workout class which put me in a terrible mood, and not the best way to start your day. I thought that a teal eyeliner would lift my spirits, and it actually did. For the look, I used a teal shimmer eyeshadow from the Huda Beauty Sapphire Obsessions palette, and applied it like an eyeliner.

Wednesday and All That Glitters

This is quickly becoming my favorite go-to nude palette, and on Wednesday I decided to spice up a neutral every day look, with some glitter.

Eyes: the ColourPop Calfornia Love palette (“” and “” in transition/outer crease, “” and “” in the inner corner area, “Surfrider” on the lid, “El Capitan” on the center of the lid)

Lips: Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip in “Doozy” with Colourpop Kae lipliner liner

Thursday, Keeping it Simple

I really wanted to wear a berry lip color this day, so I decided to do a daytime gold/bronze smokey eye to pair with my favorite purple lipstick, Colourpop’s Ultra Blotted in “Split”

For the eyes: Natasha Denona Gold Palette, “Teak” as transition/crease color “Log” in the outer corner, “Sand Stone” on lid. Colourpop Super Shock Shadow “Lightning Bug” on the center lid

Fridays are for Hot Girl Summers & Yellow

I woke up to news that San Francisco would be experiencing a “heat wave” over the weekend, and to a Georgia girl that’s music to my ears. Heat waves in SF mean 80-90 degree weather, so I felt like it was a sign to give a work appropriate hot girl summer look featuring yellow.

On Friday morning I googled “yellow eyeshadow that’s work appropriate” and got absolutely no relevant results, so I had to figure it out on my own. I decided to pair the yellow with a brown lipstick with yellow undertones to balance it out.

EyesHuda Beauty Neon Obsessions Palette in Orange (yellow/marigold shade) all over lid, Violet Voss The Rainbow Palette (Buttercup) on the center Lid, Natasha Denona Gold Palette (Teak) to diffuse outer crease

LipsColourPop Kae Liner and ColourPop Kae Liquid Lipstick

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