Confession: I don’t always wear makeup on the weekends. Though I love a polished look, I am certainly comfortable going out without a stitch of makeup on my face. So often on the weekends, you can find me running errands about town in nothing but lip balm (and SPF
, day cream
and eye treatment
– skincare is ALWAYS a must). But this past weekend I felt like wearing makeup because I like to live life on the edge. I grabbed a few of my favorite items for an easy, but finished look.
I mixed the two shades Suspect and Pistol from the Naked 2 palette
together on the lids to create a subtle smoky effect. A few coats of Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
gives me ‘wow’ lashes, and even though it was the weekend, I feel dramatic lashes are suitable for any occasion. I dusted the Bobbi Brown Brightening Powder
along my cheeks and hairline, and then the NARS Outlaw blush
on the apples of my cheeks. I was not a fan of this blush when I first saw it in the pan, but a friend convinced me to buy it and I’m so glad I did. It is one of the best blushes for giving a subtle rosy flush. Finally, Marc Jacob’s lip color in Roleplay
was quite the sleeper hit when purchased. I figured I would like it and use it occasionally but did not expect it to emerge as one of my favorite lip colors of all time. I’m not sure weekend makeup will always be a regular thing for me, but it’s nice to do every now and then.