Saturday, February 28, 2015

Updated Makeup Routine!

Hey y'all :) I'm back with an updated makeup routine! My go-to look is very natural and dewy. I love neutral tones for my eyes and pink/mauve tones for my lips. I stay away from eyeliner and lip gloss for the most part for my everyday look just out of preference. Hope you enjoy!

For my face:

Before any foundation or concealer goes on my face, I like to prep my skin. After I wash my face, I apply LUMENE Sensitive Touch 5 Minute SOS Cream. This cream is amazing for moisturizing your skin and making you look fresh faced. I wait five minutes for the cream to set in and then apply Solbar Avo Sunscreen. I wait another five minutes before applying POND'S Luminous Finish BB+ Cream. This BB cream is so perfect for daytime because it is very light and doesn't wear off throughout the day. To conceal any blemishes, I use Vichy Ultra Corrective Creme Stick in the color "Nude." This concealer is a lifesaver and is by far my favorite concealer I've come across. To conceal under eye circles I use Elf Cover Everything Concealer in "Light." For blush I either use Sally Hansen cream blush in "Beaming" (Currently unavailable online) or Wet N Wild Pearlescent Pink Blush. Both of these blushes are very pigmented, so I don't use very much and they last forever! To finish off my face, I use COVERALL Wet N Wild Pressed Powder with my Eco Tools Brush. This brush is fluffy, soft, and is one of the best brushes I've ever used! I highly recommend Eco Tools brushes.

For my eyes:

For my eyes I use Physicians Formula Matte Quad Classic Nudes Eyeshadow. The dark shades in this palette also double as a bronzer. I use these shades to contour my cheekbones and nose. I alternate between this eye shadow and the Physicians Formula Nude Wear Palette. I love this palette because it has a shimmery undertone and can be used on top of your cheekbones, nose, and cupid's bow as a highlighter. For lashes I use three different mascaras. First, I use Loreal Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black. I like that this mascara's wand is like a comb and gives you a lot of control over how much mascara you're putting on. Next, I use Mabelline Rocket Volume Express. This mascara makes it look like you have a million lashes! Then, I use Mabelline Great Lash Mascara. This mascara is the best for getting rid of any clumps and it's also great for the bottom lashes because the wand is so thin.

For my lips:

 Now, for my favorite part-lips! I have a few go-to lip liners that I use throughout the week. My current favorites are Rose Crush, Tawny, and Rock N Rose from Jordana Cosmetics. My favorite everyday Nude lipstick is Nude Attitude by Revlon that I usually mix with Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick-111.





Hope you enjoyed and found some new products to try out!

Xo,

Christina

Simply Cali Chic 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mint Maxidress

It's been a minute but I'm back with a new post! I recently came across this beautiful mint maxi dress and knew it had to go on the blog. I felt like Princess Jasmine in this dress! It's flowy. comfortable, and elegant. I love the little belt it came with. It is thin and gives the dress shape. I paired the dress with some neutral taupe strappy heels to give the illusion that I'm a little bit taller, since maxi dresses tend to look better on taller girls. As for makeup, I kept it fresh faced with a little BB cream, mascara, blush, and my new favorite lip color by Rimmel!










Outfit details:

Dress: My Beloved…(TJ Maxx) Shop Similar Style Here!
Heels: Brand Unknown Shop Similar Style Here!

Makeup:

Lip Color: Rimmel Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss #102-Shop Here!

I hope you love this look and try it out for the Spring!

Until next time,

Simply Cali Chic

Christina