as GOLD as it gets

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everyday makeup routine

I’m excited to share my everyday makeup routine today. It’s pretty simple and not very involved, but I do use a few of products that I really love.
everyday makeup routine | as GOLD as it gets

moisturize prime foundation | as GOLD as it gets everyday makeup routine

First off I start by moisturizing (after washing my face..but I don’t think you need to see that!). Next I use Benefits Porefessional to smooth my face, minimize any pores and serve as a good base before my primer. I let that set up for a second before using Revlon Coverstay 24 hour foundation in 150 buff with a Real Techniques retractable kabuki brush.

powder bronze curl | as GOLD as it gets everyday makeup routine

I let my foundation set up for a minute and then I set it with Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder in 003 natural and Real Techniques powder brush. Next I use Tarte’s Park Avenue Princess (matte) to bronze as a contour. And then curl my eyelashes using a drugstore curler.

blush brows highlight | everyday makeup routine - as GOLD as it gets

I have been hesitant to use blush because I have pretty bad roscea. But good news – this Dream Bouncy blush from Maybelline in 05 fresh pink is so bright and pink (v. red) it really does brighten my face. Next I use Wet n Wild’s Megaclear brow and mascara gel to set my brows so they don’t go too wild throughout the day. Finally I hit a few places, with a tarte highlighter (I believe its champagne) from Tarte’s Park Avenue Princess palette.
line shadow coat color | as GOLD as it gets - everyday makeup routine
Next I do my eyes : Toofaced Natural Eye Pallette to shadow, Maybellines Master Piece liquid liner and a few coats of Maybelline Volume Express the Rocket. Today I’m wearing Revlon’s Stormy Pink lipstick.

These are my everyday products! A good mix of drugstore and high-end that really work together well. 

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Beauty Review: Revlon Lip Butters

I was a little skeptical of these because I always have commitment issues with lipstick color. I always have it in mind that I like lipstick, but I actually don’t think that I do. I like it on others, but I just can’t commit to it.

Revlon Lip Butters sound like they might be more of a lip balm, but I assure you they possess the vivid color of a good lipstick. Creamy and not chalky, and full vibrant color, these add moisture of a balm with the color of our (trendy) grandmothers lipsticks. I also love that these colors aren’t very matte, they definitely have a slight shine to them.

I have been testing a few of these out and have had a ton of compliments from them. Even someone at the airport said she loved the color.

These are the ones that I’ve been trying out so far! I hate selfies… but how else can I get a picture of them on the go? So excuse my 17 year old girl selflies…the colors are tutti fruit, wild watermelon and sorbet.

tutti fruitti

wild watermelon


Has anyone else tried these? What do you think?


Whats in my Bag?

I’ve been spending years perfecting my make-up bag. One of my favorite features of any magazine is the “whats in her bag” where celebrities share what is in their bag or make-up bag. Isn’t it fun to see what they find to be the best products?
In my hunt to find my perfect make-up bag, I valued that the products would work well with my skintone (obviously) but that I would also be able to afford them! Here are a few of my favorite and affordable finds!
1) I researched BB creams for about a month, reading several articles and other blogs to see what was best. I settled for one more in my price range than the other ones I had read about being “better” options. I’m really happy with it- with roscea I think it does a good job of hiding my natural redness.
2) Hands down my favorite foundation. Lightweight with good coverage and a perfect match to my fair skin.
3) Another recent find- the colors work well with my hazel eyes, with little wear throughout the day.
4) I actually use the black bottle of this with latex- who knew they could put latex in mascara….its awesome and makes you look like you have beautiful falsies on!
5) Burts- for the days I don’t whip out the red lipstick. Enough said.
6) This eyeliner is amazing. It goes on so smooth and evenly!
7) Perfect for a date night- it makes your cheek bones look like they’ve been kissed by summer.
8) This is the most affordable thing I have found for everyday. This bronzer is great- and at $3, it CANNOT be beat.
9) And of course to finish it all off- a dusting of this will make you look photo ready all day!
My Makeup Bag

Benefit face powder
$37 –

Rimmel waterproof mascara
$8.47 –

Rimmel eyeshadow
$11 –


Burt s Bees burt s bee
$9.16 –

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