DIY Eyebrow Tint

 

Ya’ll have been waiting all week and I’m finally sharing my at home eyebrow tinting routine. My mom actually told me about this trick last year and its probably been my favorite DIY beauty hack yet. I think she read about it in a magazine, but regardless, it’s pretty easy, fool proof and inexpensive. I just tinted my brows about a week ago so they’re still in pretty good shape, but next time I’m really due, I’ll share a before and after picture on instagram!

The secret to tinting is to use a Just For Men Mustache and Beard coloring kit. You can find it at any drug or grocery store. The kits come in several different colors so choose which one closely matches the root color of your hair. I use Light Brown. Before I begin I make sure my face is clean and I don’t have any makeup on my eyes.

To start, squeeze equal parts Color Base and Color Developer {about the size of a dime- it goes a long way} and mix together. Next, to prevent unwanted staining around your brows, outline them with Vaseline {I use a Q-Tip}. Once both brows are outlined use the brush tool that comes with the kit or an old brow brush to apply the color to your brows. I apply the color in both directions of my hair growth to make sure I’m getting an even tint. Let the color stand for five minutes on your brows then remove with a damp cotton ball. The longer you let the color stand on your brows, the darker they will be. If you’re nervous about leaving it on too long {like I was the first time} you can wipe them off after 2-3 minutes. If your brows aren’t as dark as you’d like, apply the color again and leave on for another few minutes. That’s it! 

It’s such an easy process, doesn’t take forever and lasts about 2-3 weeks depending on how often you’re washing your face. If for some reason the tint gets outside your brow line you can use lemon juice to remove the unwanted color. 

xo-

 

 

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Daily Makeup Routine

 

Let me just say, I’m NOT a beauty blogger. My knowledge of makeup is probably laughable, but my practice is pretty realistic and hopefully a relatable one. I don’t know all the techniques or brush names and I’m not putting fake eyelashes on every day, but this is what works for me and I hope maybe it’ll work for you too! I’ve never spent a lot of time putting on makeup and love a natural look that I wear around the house or our to meet girlfriends. My whole routine takes maybe 5-10 minutes and I love that about it! Over the years I’ve found a handful of products that work for me and they’re a mix of drugstore and department store brands. I’ll share them all with you throughout the post and how I use them but if you just want to shop my products, I’ve linked them all at the bottom!

Before I apply any makeup I always put on Oil Of Olay face lotion, I use the sensitive skin formula and it also has SPF 15 in it. I feel like this helps my makeup set and last throughout the day. Once the lotion has absorbed I add this Olehenriksen brightening eye cream to my under eye. I think it makes me look a little more awake and brightens things up {it also kind of smells like maple syrup at first but I can’t decide if thats a bad thing?}. My favorite concealer is the Airbrush Concealer from Clinique in medium and I always apply it under my eyes, around my nose and any other problem areas or breakouts I might have. I love it because it doesn’t clog my pores and I can hardly tell that Im wearing it.

I rub the concealer in with my finger {told you I wasn’t fancy} then I apply Physicians Formula Bronzer to my whole face. I’ve never been a fan of actual foundation so I guess this is my version. Its made up of a bunch of different colors that all blend in on your brush when you apply it and it also comes in different shades. I start with my cheeks then work around to my forehead and chin. I usually add a little Lancome Star Bronzer in Solaire to my cheeks for a little color but I also use this NARS blush in Orgasm thats a little more pink. 

Foy my eyes I use Revlon Illuminance Creme in Skin Lights. Each one comes with four different colors and there’s five different pallets to chose from. I apply it using an eyeshadow brush but honestly, I used my finger for years and you can’t tell the difference. Remember that bronzer I use… well I also use it in the crease of my eyes and under my brows. Since the bronzer is made up of different colors, I choose one of the darker tones for the crease and the lighter tone for under my brows also applying with a thinner eyeshadow brush. Next I use an eyelash curler and apply mascara to my lashes. I normally use Maybelline Full n’ Soft but also have this Bobby Brown Eye Opening Mascara that I use when going out or wanting to have really full and thick looking lashes- Niki from Andi’s List told me about it!

Finally, I add a tinted lip balm or chapstick to give some life to my lips and thats it! 

Ps. Im guilty of not washing my face every night {or ever really…} but I do use these Simple Face Wipes. They don’t have any harsh chemicals and take makeup off really well {even water proof mascara!} I use the cleansing ones {it also comes in an exfoliating, oil balancing, radiant, and micellar face wipe too} Also, my brush set is from Nordstrom. I couldn’t find a link, but they sell them in their makeup department. I also have these from Sephora that also work great. 

Hope y’all enjoyed this post, it’s defiantly a first for me, so I’d love any feedback you have or tips on skin care or products that you love! 

xo-

 

 

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favorites for lips

 

I was cleaning out my purse the other day and noticed I have a thing for pink lips! I’m not a makeup or color expert but pinks seem to work best for my skin tone {believe me I’ve tried so many!} and I’ve been using these same products for several years now so believe me when I say they work. Im also an every day kind of girl so lipsticks, lipliners things you have to shade… they don’t work for my lifestyle and sometimes crazy schedule. I wanted to share practical, department store and drug store brands that are easy to find and worth your money {even if they are only $5}. Enjoy!

First off, before I put anything on my lips I use this Stila lip plumper. It goes on smooth and makes them just a little fuller. Don’t ask me how they do it, but it works {or at least I feel like it does!} When I’m running errands or just at home I usually wear this tinted chapstick. I keeps my lips moisturized and lasts for a pretty long time. I also love the color and it brightens up my face even on my no make up days! I also love Neutrogena’s Color Stick. I wear Sweet Watermelon {which has a tiny shimmer} the most, but it comes in a ton of colors and in matte finishes too. Both Burt’s Bees and Neutrogena products are super easy to find and available at most drug stores. When I’m feeling a little fancy and headed to date night with my husband my go to lip products are NARS. Depending on what were doing, I’ll switch between their Lip Gloss and their Satin Lip Pencil. It’s the smoothest thing I’ve ever felt and the color goes on evenly and lasts a while before I need to reapply. If I want the Satin color {I use Lodhi} but not the finish, I’ll give my lips a once over with Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Pink Honey. The Almost Lipstick is another great everyday product since it’s not too bold and keeps your lips moisturized for a long while! The NARS’ Lip Gloss is use is Salamanca and is just a little more bright than their Lip Pencil. Red shades are just too harsh for me {even though I wish I could get away with them!!} so this color is a great alternative that still gives me the bold and bright look I want. 

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