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Hello friends! Welcome to another day in the pandemic, where I do my makeup, then half of it gets hidden under a mask. (PSA: wear a damn mask)
For me, makeup is incredibly therapeutic. It's actually so fun to do makeup, even if I'm staying in isolation anyway. It's like a little hobby.
On a typical work day, I'll normally add some brow product, moisturizer, and mascara just to look lively. But these photos were taken on a Sunday, where I was going to go out to the grocery. That meant I had an unlimited amount of time to do whatever the hell I wanted with my makeup. So join me today for this impromptu navy and gold eye look! Enjoy!
Whenever I do my makeup, I like to use moisturizer as a primer. It works the same, in my experience. It makes any foundation easier to blend, and it honestly of seals everything in well. I've been using Pond's for about a year now because my skin is pretty sensitive to a lot of other moisturizers I've used. This one is gentle, and a little goes a long way. A container of this stuff lasts me for a hot minute. Highly recommend.
I like to start my makeup routine by dabbing some Loreal Infallible Pro-Glow foundation on any redness or breakouts on my skin that could potentially distract from the overall look. I like this foundation because it's pretty light-weight on my skin and you can still see my freckles (however, if anyone knows of a dewy foundation like this one that's vegan/cruelty-free instead, I'd love to try it; I'm trying to avoid buying from brands that test on animals).
Next, I apply the masterful Glossier Boy Brow pomade on my eyebrows. If you want a quick makeup routine in the mornings, I highly recommend pomades like this one that you can easily brush into your eyebrows. It's such a quick boost, and it's really easy to use.
So this is where I didn't know what to do. I knew wanted to use this Lancome "French Skies" palette that my mom gave to me, because she wasn't using it. But I didn't know what route I wanted to go in, in general. So I went ahead and began by actually contouring using a tan shade from another brand. I reached for the "Shooting Star" shade in the ColourPop Dream Street palette. Adding a contour to my crease and my lower lash line helps me get the ball rolling.
After that, I used that bright white from the Lancôme palette and dabbed in on my lids. Maybe I wanted to do a frosty winter look? Maybe I wanted to use that white as a base for a brighter color? I didn't have any idea. But I patted it on using a fluffy brush while I brainstormed the rest. As a side note, I haven't used this shade in the palette until this photo shoot, so I wasn't sure how buildable this shade would be or if it would ruin my future endeavors. But alas, I continued.
Not knowing where to go from there, I dipped back into my ColourPop palette into the deep teal shade called "Water Bearer". It was hard to put a this matte shadow over the Lancôme formula, so this really only went into my crease. This, mixed with the tan, made almost a rich navy shade.
Once finished, I tried to tap more of that teal shade onto my lid. It was actually a struggle, so I dipped into the shimmery teal shade from ColourPop called "Mermaid Boy" and tried to mix the two blue shades on the outskirts of my eyelids. It just kept coming out dark. So I wanted to shake things up by adding the gold from the Lancôme palette on the rest of my lid.
For finishing touches, I added some NYX Epic Ink liner, some ColourPop highlighter and blush, and some NYX bronzer to my face.
As a surprise touch, I applied a drop of E.l.f.'s 24K Gold Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow to the inner corners of my eyes to brighten everything up. And lastly, I applied some mascara and setting spray. And voila! The look is complete.
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