Last weekend, I found a glimpse of serenity and a good night's sleep in the middle of Midtown Manhattan inside a charming, luxe hotel called The Time New York. While the city continued to move in its fast-forward motion right outside my window, I slowed down the pace of time with a little room service, a good, long shower and a lone R&R before I hit the town with my friends. I've always thought a staycation was unnecessary but boy was I wrong! A simple change in scenery seriously speaks volumes to the body and the mind.
Sometimes, you just need to push the pause button on life to actually appreciate it. This was such a last minute, spontaneous decision, all I had in my make-up bag are my make-up holy grails. Luckily, it was enough and it was all I needed to achieve the perfect summer glow.
I am no make-up artist, but I've honed a few tips and tricks throughout the years from watching Youtube tutorials and working with amazing make-up artists. Growing up, I couldn't tell you the right steps to putting on make-up and I certainly couldn't tell you the difference between a foundation and a concealer. Make-up was not as important in my teenage years as it is to this generation of teens.
I've linked all the products I used below in the order of steps I've applied them.
I've been trying to start Youtube but until I do, I'll blog my make-up looks for now.
ON MY FACE
One Step Prime by Stila Cosmetics,
One Step Correct by Stila Cosmetics,
Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer Cover Stick in Honey 8 by Stila Cosmetics,
Transluscent Loose Setting Powder by Laura Mercier,
Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner by Stila Cosmetics,
The Expert Mascara in Bloodroses by Kevyn Aucoin,
Peach Palette for cheeks and highlight by Finding Ferdinand,
The Matte Lip Color Lipstick in Enduring by Kevyn Aucoin,
Glitterrati Lip Top Coat by Stila Cosmetics,
Coconut Rose Toner and Setting Spray by Kopari.
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