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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this just in: nyx haul!

so i’ve noticed that when i get bored i find myself at ulta. how dangerous is that?! thank goodness stillwater doesn’t have a sephora…that could do some serious damage.
i swear ulta has a target-like effect. you know, where you find yourself wandering around aimlessly looking at everything you don’t need when you only went in to grab some dry shampoo. guilty as charged.
in this little haul, i have a couple of repurchases that are tried and true (and probably on my holy grail list), a couple recommended products and a couple random things that were bought via the target effect.

i realized when i was putting this haul together that almost everything was NYX, so i thought that i could make this post even more specific and just tell you about some new NYX products i bought.

powder brush (02) – i was in the market for a new setting powder brush, and i’m usually not too picky. as long as it seems well made and it’s super soft, it’s fine with me. well let me tell ya, this is the softest brush EVER. i just wanna sit there and run i across my cheek all day, but that would be weird so i’ll try to refrain.

duo chromatic illuminating powder – this product was a total impulse purchase. my sister snapchatted me about these a few weeks ago, and i’m pretty sure i went to ulta the same day and bought one. this one has a pink duo chrome, which i love because it’s a little bit more natural. meanwhile, my 15 year old sister is a badass, wears the purple one and KILLS IT.

matte bronzer (deep tan) – pretty much just waiting for my lorac tantilizer bronzer to either run out completely or shatter in thousands of unusable little pieces so i can open this. i love a good matte bronzer, so i have high hopes for this bad boy.

micro brow pencil (taupe) – a forever repurchase. it’s made the holy grail product list and i it will never be replaced.
dear nyx, please don’t discontinue this product. xoxo, em

lip liner pencil (mauve) – another repurchase. my current one is down to a lil nub so i thought it was time to replace it. this is a great natural “your lips but better ” color. i used to wear this almost everyday and i’m not sure why i stopped. i’m definitely happy i “rediscovered ” this color!!

other items shown:
HD finishing powder
narcissistic illuminator

do you have any nyx products that you’d recommend? let me know!



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!