Makeup Play: Pick-me-uppers

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Cheering up

with makeup
While my last post was sponsored, my feelings sadly weren’t *cue in a dramatic melody*. I found it so coincidental (?) that I was tasked to do a “happy post” during a not-so-happy period in my life, hah! Maybe it was the universe’s way of pushing me to stop wallowing in my misery (thank you, universe!). So here I am! I initially wanted to do a first impressions post on “new things” I’ve recently received but ended up grabbing some of my favorites and go-tos instead. Because you know — nothing makes you feel better than getting in touch with what’s familiar, what’s already there. WOW. Okay, enough drama! Let’s talk makeup.
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Ingredients
The Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation is my go-to liquid foundation for when I want to look even all over without looking like I have foundation on. The shade I have it in, OC-2, is an exact match for my skintone (I initially thought it was darker). Just two pumps slathered all over my face and blended with my fingers. The Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette is one of my favorite palettes of all time – the purples in this set are just beautiful against my skintone. The ZA Cosmetics concealer isn’t a heavy duty concealer, but it covers up and brightens nicely without caking which is why it remains a favorite in my books.
NARS Gina is my most used blush among my NARS blushes – it’s a true tangerine that doesn’t turn pink on my cheeks unlike other peachy blushes. NARS Albatross, a highlighter, isn’t really one of my go-tos but I decided to whip it out for this look just to really bring out the ‘glow’ (I NEED IT). Lastly, my ultimate favorite plum lipstick, NARS Vivien, serves as the icing on top.
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I probably should have worn a smile, as well. But oh well – this would have to do. I’m off to a beautiful island this weekend so no updates ’til I get back!
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13 Comments

    • September 17, 2015 / 2:42 pm

      It is! I’m so happy I picked it up 🙂 Excited to see their palette for this Holiday season!!

  1. September 11, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    Vivien’s such a gorgeous shade! Looks good on you, Shari. 🙂 x

  2. September 12, 2015 / 12:45 am

    Hope your weekend washes away whatever’s making you down. Makeup plays are the best! 😀

    • September 17, 2015 / 2:43 pm

      Thanks, Juvy!! I left all my negative juju underwater when I jumped off a cliff! LOL 🙂

    • September 17, 2015 / 2:44 pm

      Jenn!! I’ve missed ya! Gina is definitely one of my most used blushes 🙂 Thank you babe!

    • September 17, 2015 / 2:45 pm

      It’s great for easing in into darker shades! 🙂 I’ve abused this shade a lot! Even wearing it in daytime when I usually just opt for nudes/pink/nude pinks!

  3. September 14, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    That last shot reminds me so much of Selene. Hope you feel better. I totally get how some special pieces just pick up the mood. I guess that’s how I decide what lipstick is my favorite.

    • September 17, 2015 / 2:46 pm

      AWWW THANKS MARIELLE! Really?! Yay! So many people can’t see ME in her LOL! I’m glad to hear that I resemble her in the last pic!! And yes, shallow as it sounds – makeup does make me feel better sometimes 🙂

  4. September 17, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    Thanks, Cindy!!! I definitely feel much better now coming from the weekend! Hope you have a good week!

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