how to: that no-makeup makeup look.

No Makeup Makeup Look
how in the world is it already the weekend? i swear it does not feel like i’ve already been out here in LA for a month! everyone warned me it was going to fly by, but i didn’t think anything of it. i’m just trying to soak it all in a much as i can before it’s over.
with that being said, i have been trying to not take as long in the morning to get ready. why waste an hour and a half or more doing your hair & makeup when you can be out and about?! so i have been loving that no-makeup makeup look for days that i just want to get out the door. it’s fast (15 minutes or less fast!) and leaves you with a youthful, glowing look that i know we all want.
i mean who doesn’t want to look good “without” makeup?

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my current favorite lipsticks.

hi, my name is emily and i’m obsessed with lip products.

*hi, emily*
i should have seen this coming back when i was obsessed with lip balm in high school. lol
burt’s bees has nothing on eos, let me tell ya.
right now i’m all about matte nudes and the “your lips but better” colors, which sound kind of boring but they are so pretty on. i wish i liked pinks and bright fun colors, but they just don’t look all that great with my skin tone ( & pinks make my teeth look yellow…we can’t have that! ).
i blame this all on freakin kylie jenner and her dang liquid lipsticks.
now i know the title of this post says “lipsticks,” but we must not discriminate. i guess i should have used the word “products” instead. oh well!
i picked out 6 of my current go-to lip-whatevers to show you ladies today.
( if you follow me on snap, i’m pretty sure you’ve seen all of these within the past week! )
personal disclaimer so that you know you can trust me:
when it comes to lip colors i’m typically very picky. not just about color but i also take in opacity, texture, finish, longevity into consideration. your girl doesn’t want goopey, sticky, sheer, “oops i need to reapply five times a day” lipstick. so once i find the brands that i like, i stick to them because they’re usually pretty consistent across the board.
alright, alright, let’s get to it!
top photo is shaded – bottom photo is in direct sunlight
[ L-R : literally / cannes / stripdown / mauve / taupe / chocoholic ]
first up is probably the pinkest color you’ll see me wear. is “pinkest” a word? haha
this is a nyx soft matte lip cream in “cannes” and I LOVE IT. the texture is nice and creamy, yet light at the same time, and dries to a nice matte finish that lasts! i swear it doesn’t even feel like you have anything on!

next up is a couple lip liners. i’ve really been digging lip liners recently for a few reasons. they are always insanely pigmented and they have the staying power of a sharpie! okay, maybe not as permanent as a sharpie, but you get my point.
my faves have been “stripdown” from mac and “mauve” from nyx. both perfect neutral matte shades that work great for day or night time!

now onto actual lipsticks ( finally! ) i chose “taupe” also from mac and “chocoholic” from maybelline.
fun fact #1: “taupe” was my very first mac lipstick purchase…like this tube…like i bought this a month ago. why no one ever made me purchase a mac lipstick sooner i have no idea…some friends y’all are. (JK I LOVE YOU!)
but seriously the formula is amazing and this color is even more amazing. i can’t tell you how many compliments i have received while wearing this!
fun fact #2: i just bought “chocoholic”. how is it in a favorites post already you ask? well, i’ve been looking for a good chocolate brown color for a while and when i saw this one the other day i knew it was bound to be a favorite. maybelline is hands down the best drugstore brand for lipsticks, in my opinion. so basically i’m just telling you that come fall i’ll be wearing this non-stop.

last but most certainly not least is a gloss. now typically i’m not a gloss girl, but the kylie cosmetic glosses just looked too good…so i bought one in “literally”. and let me tell you girl, i haven’t regretted a day since. these are FAB. crazy pigmented and they taste good. it’s a win win. ­čśë

what are your favorite lip products right now? i’d love to try out some new ones!

how to: THE BOLD BROW.

i wish i got a dollar every time someone compliments my eyebrows or asks me about them because i’d be filthy, stinking rich. #EyebrowsOnFleek

i love my eyebrows. like i’m unashamedly saying they are my pride and joy and that if anything ever happened to them i’d die a little inside.
surely i’m not the only one with a minor obsession like this, right?
since i get so many question on my brows i figured i would do some answering in a quick little video!

– my brow routine –
y’all. my technique for doing my eyebrows is like geico (so easy a caveman could do it).
and after saying that i realize it probably wasn’t the best analogy because cavemen had awful eyebrows..oh well.
but seriously, it’s so quick and easy you will pick it up like that! *snaps*
two products. TWO. that’s it!
you. are. welcome.
xoxo, emily