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Updating Makeup Basics with NARS

NARS makeup

I recently updated my basic t-shirt wardrobe with these editorial favorites by Everlane and am in love with their soft, relaxed feel. Sometimes you need a change of staples to really refresh your look.

In the makeup department, I switched it up and am currently using and adoring these new NARS products. They’re major game changers in terms of creating natural looks that last all day.

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What’s in my Makeup Bag?

The Daily Cookie makeup bag

Day to day, my everyday makeup routine doesn’t change that much. After years of trial and error I know what works for my eye shape, so variety for me comes in the form of lippies and cheek products. I love mixing different blushes and highlighters for the prettiest effects for instance.

The products shown are just a snapshot of what I’m wearing and loving now, but pared down without the bit of “variety” that I mentioned above.

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Hard Candy Lite Bright Concealer Works for the Fairest of Them All

Hard Candy Lite Bright

There’s so much conflicting information about concealers and which shade to buy. Some say to go one shade lighter and others swear that you need to match your skintone exactly.

To set the record straight, for covering blemishes, your concealer should match your skintone. For highlighting or illuminating dark circles, half to one shade lighter is your best bet.

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Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System is Dressed Up for Spring 2014

Temptu Flawless Complexion Kit

I have a special event coming up this weekend that I’ve been looking forward to for weeks. I haven’t had the opportunity to get dressed up and fancy in a while, so I’m looking forward to pulling out the heels and little black dress.

As for my makeup, I’ll be making good use of the Temptu Flawless Complexion Kit in Poppy Red ($170 US). The brightly colored system is part of their Kaleidoscope Color Collection, which comes in four other vibrant colors for Spring 2014.

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Look Picture-Perfect for Everyday with Sunday Riley

Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer

Anyone else feel anxious at the prospect of photos? My sister is a photographer and always reminds me of tips to make myself look more flattering on camera, but even so I always feel a little awkward.

Though the anxiety never goes away, ensuring that my makeup looks good helps me feel a little better. When I know that I’ll be taking photos, nothing helps face makeup look its best than a layer of foundation primer.

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