Simple, Every Day Makeup

Happy Thursday, friends! Today, I’m sharing a simple makeup look that is perfect for every day. And the best part….I only used 6 products, which are all linked at the end of the post. I’ll share with you what I used, and also how I achieved it. I think this look is great because anyone can do it…no matter how skilled or unskilled you are at makeup application. So here we go!

Products used:

  • Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation in shade 07 Sand
  • Makeup Forever Pro Bronze Fusion in shade 30M
  • Benefit Gimme Brow in shade 3
  • Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
  • Becca Highlight in shade Opal
  • Anastasia Lip Gloss in shade St. Tropez
how to achieve the look:

  • Apply foundation: apply foundation with a Beauty Blender or your favorite foundation brush all over your face, including underneath your eyes to conceal. This foundation is key for this look because it provides enough coverage underneath your eyes that you really don’t need to use concealer, especially when you’re in a hurry and want to get out the door. Also, this foundation goes a long way, so you really don’t need to use more than one pump.
  • Apply bronzer to your face and eyes: bronze up your face by sweeping it all over your cheek bones, including the apples of your cheeks, your forehead, jaw, and bridge of the nose. Using that same bronzer, sweep it all over your eye lids, blending up towards your brow bone. Also apply bronzer on your lower lash line, blending it until diffused. I love using bronzer as eye shadow when I’m in a hurry. It adds more color to your face and makes you look more awake. It’s also the easiest thing ever because you can just be messy with it and it still looks good.
  • Enhance your eyebrows: Give your brows a little bit of color by brushing through them with Benefit’s Gimme Brow. When you’re doing a quick look like this and you don’t have a lot of time to spend on your brows, this product is amazing. It quickly gives your brows some color, without having to spend 10 minutes precisely filling them in and shaping them. If you don’t do anything with your brows, then you can skip this step.
  • Highlight all key points of your face: add highlight to your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, brow bone, and inner corners of your eyes. I also added a bit of highlight to the top of my lips to make them look a bit more plump. This step will make your skin look glowy, healthy, and fresh.
  • Apply mascara to upper and lower lashes: apply two coats of your favorite mascara to your top and bottom lashes. I’ve recently fallen in love with the new Loreal Lash Paradise mascara. It makes your lashes look longer and fuller without being clumpy.
  • Apply lipstick or lip gloss: finish off your look by putting on your favorite lip color or gloss. I love the Anastasia glosses because they are super pigmented and last much longer than most glosses. I have really been into the color St. Tropez for the hotter months because it has a bit of a gold tint to it, but for the Fall months I would use either a cranberry or taupe shade. This look is also really great if you like bold lip colors. Because the face is so simple, you can pull of any lip color with this look.

I hope y’all enjoyed this simple makeup! It’s great for when you’re in a hurry but still want to look put together and fresh. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

xoxo Kristle

 

 

DIY: Daily Lip Scrub

Happy Friday Eve! Today, we’re leaving for our yearly lake trip. My best friend’s parents have a lake house in Livingston (outside of Houston), and we make a trip out there every summer. I think this is the 5th year we’ve gone. It’s definitely something I look forward to every year. I’ll be sure to post pics next week!

Today I’m sharing my DIY recipe for daily lip scrub! I think one of the things that people neglect the most is their lips – from sun protection to just overall daily care. This lip scrub will help to heal dry lips and make them super soft! This is a lip scrub that you can use daily, since the ingredients are natural and not harsh on the skin. You can even use this on your face if you want.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Tablespoon
  • Small bowl
  • Small jar
  • Raw honey
  • Coconut oil
  • Brown sugar

How to make it:

  • Add 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of coconut oil into a small bowl. Make sure the coconut oil is solidified enough to scoop. If it is liquified, put the coconut oil in the fridge until it has hardened up a bit and you are able to scoop it out.

  • Mix the coconut oil and the honey until it is completely combined.

  • Add in the brown sugar and mix until combined.

  • Add mixture to small jar and put in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to allow it to harden a bit.

When you’re ready to use, gently massage the scrub into lips for 1-2 minutes. This is key. Then rinse off with warm water or a damp wash cloth. 

That’s it! This recipe is super easy and it works soo well. I was thinking of keeping the scrub in the fridge at all times, but I found that this makes it too hard, so I’ve just been leaving it at my bedside. My house is pretty cold, so it stays at the perfect consistency.

Why this works:

Honey: loaded with antioxidants and healing properties, which helps with dry skin and aging.

Coconut Oil: anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, which helps to heal the skin. It’s also one of the best natural moisturizers out there.

Brown Sugar: a very gentle exfoliator because of the soft, small particles. It scrubs away dead skin cells, making your lips (and skin) super soft and healthy.

I hope you guys like this easy recipe! Let me know in the comments if you try it and how you like it!

xoxo Kristle

Weekend Fun

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Friday night, we went to see Anjelah Johnson’s comedy show. If y’all haven’t seen her stand-up, you have to watch! She has a few shows on Netflix right now. We got the VIP tickets so that we could sit front row and we were able to meet her after the show! It was such a great night. My top is from Maurice’s, but I got it a while back, so they probably don’t have it anymore. The bralette I’m wearing underneath is from Aerie. It’s soo comfy. I will link it at the end of the post, along with dress, hair, and makeup details from Saturday!

 

Saturday, my hubby and I got up early and headed to The Pearl Brewery. It’s a really trendy area in San Antonio that’s filled with cool restaurants, bars, and shops. On the weekends, they have a Farmer’s Market where they sell tons of local food and handmade items. We had been wanting to go for a while, so we finally got up early enough to make it haha. Since we went early, it wasn’t as scorching….but it was still pretty deathly (I can’t wait for summer to be over).

 

Cured Restaurant

One of the best bakeries in town!

 

For brunch we went to Southerleigh, which is probably my favorite restaurant at The Pearl. The building was originally a brewhouse, and you can tell that a lot of the structural details are still intact. They still brew their own beer today, and their food and drinks are out of this world!

 

I opted for this super comfy Chambray dress that I got from Target for only $28. The dress is linked at the end of this post if you want to shop it. It’s probably my favorite dress right now. The straps are adjustable so you can make the top go up as high or low as you want. And I just wore my Aerie bralette underneath!

 

My hair was already straightened from the night before, so I just put it in pigtails to hold it back. I use argan oil on my damp hair before I blow dry it to keep it soft and shiny, and I just run the Chi straightener through it to get it super straight.

All of the makeup I’m wearing is linked below! You can scroll through and click on any picture to shop that specific item. The only thing I’m wearing that is not linked is the Kylie Cosmetics Burgundy Palette for my eyeshadow. The lip color I’m wearing is linked below in the color Plum. It looks a lot more purple on the website, but in person it’s more of a deep hot pink. I love it for summer!

I hope everyone has a great week!

xoxo Kristle

 

My Favorite Morphe Brushes

Hey guys! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I’m really excited to be writing this post because I am a die hard Morphe lover. Their products are great quality and they are super affordable. I think it’s an amazing brand and they just continue to get better. If I had to choose one thing I love the most, it’s their brushes.

I will list out my favorites for you in the order that I use them, and if you click on the name of the brush, it will take you directly to the Morphe site. When I purchase from Morphe, I always use Jaclyn Hill’s discount code (JACATTACK) at check out. She is my favorite Beauty YouTuber who does amazing makeup tutorials. This code will get you 10% off.

FACE:

**Listed in order of the picture above.

M439 (foundation): This is the best foundation brush I’ve ever used. When I’m being lazy and don’t want to use my Beauty Blender, I use this to buff out my foundation. It makes your skin look flawless with barely any work. This brush is also perfect for stick foundation. I prefer to use a brush for stick foundation rather than a Beauty Blender.

Pointed Contour (concealer): This specific brush is part of a 6 piece set and isn’t sold individually, but I will link a similar one here that I have heard is great. I use this type of brush for my concealer (again, when I’m too lazy to use the Beauty Blender). I love the shape of it because it fits perfectly underneath the eye and blends out concealer flawlessly.

E20 (to buff concealer): I use this brush to buff out and perfect my concealer before I set it. My concealer tends to settle in my laugh lines beneath my eyes, so this brush is great to buff that out because of it’s small size and tapered shape. Foundation also has a tendency to settle in the creases around my nose, so I use this brush to smooth that area out as well. Getting this brush might be a little “extra” for some people, but it’s a necessity for me.

E3 (to set concealer): Setting concealer is a MUST. For me, it doesn’t matter if I’m using the best concealer on the planet, it will still crease and settle into the lines under my eyes. This is true for most people. I use this brush to set my concealer with translucent powder. I really love the pointed shape and it’s sooo soft.

E41 (powder): This is one of my newer Morphe brushes and I’m obsessed! Since the foundations I usually wear are pretty dewy, I almost always set my cheek area with a light powder so that my bronzer blends smoothly on top. This brush would be perfect for those of you that set your whole face with powder or just want to throw on powder foundation very quickly. It’s so big and fluffy, so you can set your whole face in a few seconds.

M527 (bronzer): This brush is the best bronzing brush! It blends perfectly and provides a really natural finish. It’s really easy to use because it’s big and fluffy, but it also has a tapered shape, so it fits perfectly in the areas where your bronzer should go (on your cheekbones, and around the edges of your face.

E4 (blush): This is technically a contour brush, but I use this for blush because of how it fits on the apples of your cheeks. It also distributes the perfect wash of color because of how soft the bristles are.

M510 (highlight): The the most amazing highlighting brush! It has longer bristles and is slightly pointed, so it applies a precise highlight to the cheeks so easily.

 

EYES: 

**Listed in order of the picture above.

Mini Angled Buffer (eye primer): I use this brush to apply eye primer to my eyelids before I put on eye shadow. Eye primer is a must so that your shadow doesn’t crease and it lasts all day. I prefer to use a brush for this because if you use your fingers, the oils in your skin will mix with the primer, making it counterproductive. This brush is also sold in a 6 piece set, however I will link a similar one here.

E21 (to set eye primer): Just as you would your concealer, you should always set your eye shadow primer with a translucent powder or bone colored shadow. Setting the primer will allow your shadows to blend more easily. If you don’t set your primer, the shadows could apply very patchy and not blend well. I love this brush for that because the shape fits perfectly on your eye lid so it’s super easy to use.

G14 (eye shadow – lid): This brush is great for packing shadow onto your lid. If I use a shimmery shadow, I will dampen the brush first and then apply the color. This will intensify the color of the shadow.

M441 (eye shadow – high crease): I use this brush to sweep the transition color all over the crease, including the high crease (the space from the crease up to where your brow bone begins). This brush is nice and fluffy, so it’s perfect for applying that first transition shade.

M433 (eye shadow – low crease): This brush is awesome for blending shadow into the crease and the low crease (right below the brow bone). It’s a smaller brush compared to the M441, so with this one, you’ll want to keep it in the low crease and not go very high.

R37 (eye shadow – deep crease): This brush is similar to the M441 in size, except this one is pointed. I love the point on this brush because it allows you to blend shadows into the deep crease of your eye.

M506 (eye shadow – deep crease or outer V): I loooove this brush. I use this for packing deeper shades onto the outer V of my eye or blending out the shadow in the deep crease. I have small eyes and not a ton of lid space, so this brush is essential for people with hooded/small eyes.

E18 (lower lash line): When I do my makeup, it’s a must for me to blend shadow on my lower lash line. It really makes your eyes pop and just gives your face life. It’s crazy how much of a difference it makes. It’s one of my favorite parts of putting on my makeup! This brush is perfect for it.

E36 (inner corner highlight): I use this brush to highlight the inner corner of my eyes, and I also use it when I add highlight to my brow bone (which is 90% of the time). This is a great precision brush!

I hope this post was helpful for those of you who need really good brushes but aren’t sure what to buy. If you have a question about any of them or about any other types of brushes I recommend, just leave me a comment! Again, if you want to purchase any of these brushes, you can use code JACATTACK to get 10% off!

Thanks for reading and I hope everyone has a great Monday!

xoxo Kristle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty Tip Tuesday: Bronzed, Glowy Skin

Happy Tuesday morning, friends! For today’s Beauty Tip Tuesday, I’m going to be sharing my top 6 tips on how to get that bronzed, glowy skin…..the “JLo Glow” as some people would call it haha. The products linked at the end of this post are my absolute favorite products to achieve this dewy look. It’s simple and great for summer, but I honestly create it all year long, even in the winter, because I love it so much.

Tip 1: Use a non-mattifying primer. The Too Faced Hangover Rx is my favorite hydrating primer, and it smells like coconuts! I have found that it keeps my skin super hydrated and it makes my makeup last all day. Avoid the thicker primers that mattify the skin.

Tip 2: Apply an illuminating face base to your skin right before you apply foundation. This will provide a subtle glow underneath your foundation that will peek through and create a natural radiance to your skin. My favorite is the MAC Strobe Cream (in shade Goldlite). I also wear this alone on my face when I’m not wearing makeup and it just makes my skin look youthful and healthy.

Tip 3: Use a dewy, liquid foundation. I looove the Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation because it has a very radiant finish and it looks like your skin, but better. You will want to avoid any foundation that has a matte finish, because that will prevent the glow that you’re looking for. Also, I wouldn’t recommend using powder or powder foundation, because that will also create a matte finish. Other dewy foundations that I love are Loreal Pro-Glow or Loreal True Match Lumi.

Tip 4: Mix enhancer drops or liquid highlighter in with your foundation. I usually use 1-2 drops of the Cover Fx Enhancer Drops (in shade Sunlight) because they provide the perfect glow! And with this product, you really only need to add one drop to your foundation. A little goes a long way. Sometimes I will also use this to highlight my cheekbones.

Tip 5: Use a cream bronzer, then set with pressed bronzer. Any kind of cream or liquid products are automatically going to provide more glow to your skin and make your makeup look more natural. I know some people are intimidated by cream products like bronzer and blush, but the Chanel bronzer linked below is soooo easy to use. I just use an angled synthetic blush brush, swirl it around in the product, and apply it to the areas where I would normally use bronzer (cheekbones, forehead, nose, jawline). This product really does a lot of the work for you because it blends like a dream. After I apply this, I set it with a pressed bronzer, like NARS Laguna, for some extra bronze color.

Tip 6: Highlight, highlight, and more highlight. For me, this is the key in making your skin glow. My favorite highlighters are from Becca, because they are really creamy and a little goes a LONG way. I go back and forth between my two favorite shades, Champagne Pop and Opal. Add highlighter to the highest points of your cheeks, down the center of your nose, and on your forehead above your brows. I also add highlight to my tear duct, brow bone, and on my eyelids as eye shadow. Adding it to these additional areas really makes all the difference for me.

I hope these tips helped! All of the products are linked below. Thanks for visiting!

xoxo Kristle