Winter Makeup Routine

Lately I have been drawn to a much more simple look when I do my makeup. I was inspired when I saw Miranda Kerr wearing just a bright lip and smokey bronze eyes. Although the simple looks probably works best when the rest of your “outfit” is stealing the show, I thought I’d give this a try for my everyday office look.

Here is how I achieved this look: 

1. I have been skipping the heavy foundation and instead I put on Aveeno Positively Radiant tinted moisturizer everyday for a more natural but even skin tone.Plus it helps to stop my skin from drying out in this winter weather.

2. Next I put on a very light blush. I like Dandelion Benefit blush.

3. One time I had my makeup done at an Aveda salon. They used bronze eye shadow on me and I have been meaning to try that look on my own for years. I love Mac eyeshadow in bronze with Maybelline mascara in blackest black. I forgot to picture it but I always use Too Faced primer before I put on any shadow.

4. For noticeable lips I wear Maybelline lip gloss in gleaming grenadine.

5. If I am going out and I want to add more to the look, I wear Mac eyeliner in graphblack on both my top and lower lids.

Top photo: Sweet Something Design Bottom photo: Photo Credit: Don Arnold/Getty Images

Also Miranda Kerr’s tips for keeping a husband. Do you agree?

Red-toned eyeshadow, bright red lips

Today I recieved a lot of compliments on my red lips. I paired my lips with another trend, red toned eye shadow. I chose a copper-red, which is much more subtle. I used L’Oreal Paris’s Wear Infinite Eye Shadow Singles in Copper Penny. It went on easily, lasted all day, and it was only about $4. What I liked about this combo is that the eyeshadow was subtle enough to be paired with bright red lips. And the red-copper eyeshadow actually made my eyes pop more.
(Lip photo cropped, Garance Dore)