tank- Mink Pink // high-low skirt- Forever 21 // purse- Melie Bianco // - Unisa
Now that I am officially done all of my courses, and have almost graduated from university, I have so much free time! My graduation ceremony is on May 23, and shortly afterwards I'm catching a flight to Europe for a month long vacation with my family to Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Germany, and Russia. Until then, I have been keeping my days occupied with the gym, strolls around the park, paddle boarding, tanning, and catching up on some recreational reading. Although it's nice to finally catch a break after working so hard in school, having so much free time is strange to me. I'm so used to keeping myself busy with a million different projects that now I don't even know what to do with myself!
Luckily for me, this week the weather in Vancouver has been superb. We are having an early summer and the weather right now is absolutely perfect. To me, this outfit captures the essence of late spring - the floral top, combined with the flowing fabric of the high-low skirt, make a wonderful combination to welcome the warm weather. The bright orange clutch is my new favourite -- it adds some flair and colour without being overpowering.
I hope you're having a great end to your week! Happy friday!
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette $32
Mascara: L'Oreal Telescopic Original $12.95
Foundation: Revlon Colorstay Whipped (I use 'Natural Beige') $20
Blush: NYX 'Peach' $5
Bronzer: MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze (I use this for contouring) $24
Lip gloss: The Body Shop "Deerlicious Petal Lip" $7.50
Today I thought I would share with you what's in my daily make-up kit. I like my daily make-up to be as fresh and natural as possible when I'm running errands or going to class. I save the elaborate things like smokey eyes and false eyelashes for going out and special occasions. All of these products are high quality and most of them are also budget friendly.
Eyeshadow: The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette is an amazing palette. With this palette, you can create a variety of different looks, ranging from minimal, office-appropriate make-up to more elaborate looks. I use this palette on a daily basis to create a soft, beige eye. I also use the brown eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows and give them more definition. You can purchase this palette from Sephora.
Mascara: As for mascara, one of my current favourites is the original L'Oreal Telescopic mascara. I've tried many mascaras throughout the years, ranging from high end to drug store, and the quality of the L'Oreal Telescopic mascara is comparable to high end mascara. It doesn't make your eyelashes very thick and volumized. Instead it beautifully elongates eyelashes and separates them. If you dislike the clumpy mascara look, this mascara is the absolute best for achieving perfectly long, separated lashes.
Foundation: The Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation is by far one of the best foundations I've come across. It's a wonderful whipped consistency that blends into your skin to create a beautiful smooth finish. The coverage is medium-heavy, so it covers redness and little imperfections well. I don't need to use concealer when I use this foundation.
Blush and Bronzer: I recommend NYX for blush. NYX is an affordable brand that you can find in most drugstores. I find that the quality of NYX blush is comparable to MAC. As a plus, their blush is only $5! For bronzing and contouring, my absolute favourite product is MAC's Bronzing Powder in "Matte Bronze." It has no sparkles or shimmer and looks very natural. It's a bit on the pricey side, but the product is high quality and lasts for a very long time.
Lipgloss: My favourite lipglosses at the moment all come from The Body Shop. The 'Deerlicious Petal Lip' lipgloss gives a beautiful high-shine finish and tastes like mint. It has a faint pink tint and keeps lips soft and moisturized.
What are some of your favourite daily make-up products?
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