June 8, 2020
what I’m wearing today: makeup and clothes

I love this dress! It’s by & Other Stories and is so well made and comfortable. I’m also all about lavender lately, so the color is what really drew me in. If you’re wondering about

I love this dress! It’s by & Other Stories and is so well made and comfortable. I’m also all about lavender lately, so the color is what really drew me in. If you’re wondering about the fit, I’m wearing a size 4, so I’d say it’s TTS. I’m 5’7, so that might help those of you wondering about the length of the dress in terms of where it hits on me. 

Here are some other dresses by the brand that I’m loving.

I’m also wearing these earrings by Nicola Bathie. They are truly exquisite. Possibly my favorite earrings I’ve ever owned. I’m a big big fan of Nicola’s jewelry if you can’t tell.

 

My bracelets are from various places. The one with links is vintage. The chunkiest of the three bangles is by Christina Jervey Jewelry and is something Brandon had custom made for me. The other two are about the same size: one is from Shine on Harbour Island, made by a beautiful woman of color named Stephanie, and the other is The Decade Bangle by Yearly Co.

As for shoes, they are the Lucky Brand Baylint Mules, but they are old sadly and only available in select styles. I’ve looked everywhere and can only find them on amazon, which is where I bought mine. However, all of these below are very similar!

 

MAKEUP

Below is my makeup and forgive me but I am by no means a makeup artist or beauty photographer, haha! So this is slightly awkward but I wanted you to be able to see the finish of the products. You can still see freckles and imperfections I have through the makeup, but I’d say everything is just enhanced, let’s say. And I think that’s what makeup should be for—not to mask or perfect, but to improve! The only place I do “heavier” makeup, and I put that in quotes because it’s really not heavy, but it has more emphasis than any other bit of the makeup look, is my winged liner flick. I find it helps open up my eyes, define, and make them look bigger. I have loved a wing liner since I was a freshman in college and really started wearing makeup consistently each day!

 

Here are the products I used:

Primer: REN Perfect Canvas Clean Primer (cannot recommend this enough as it gives that glassy skin look!)

Foundation: Westman Atelier Vital Foundation Stick in shade III (a splurge but worth it and a little goes a long way)

Foundation Brush: Artis Oval 8, I also use Oval 7, but have been loving the bigger brush on the 8.

Concealer: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer in shade Fair. I also LOVE the Kosas Concealer: I have shade 4, but it’s a tiny bit dark for under my eyes and then I ordered 3.5 and it’s literally no lighter. I need to order shade 3. It’s amazing. Does not crease and looks so smooth under the eyes. Especially when applied with a Beautyblender Pro.

Setting Powder: ILIA Soft Focus Finishing Powder: To set all of the cream products. My all time favorite translucent powder!

Bronzer: Kosas The Sun Show Baked Bronzer: Gives a true sunkissed look, but doesn’t ever come off as sparkly. I use shade Medium.

Bronzer Brush: Beautycounter Fan Powder Brush

Brows: EcoBrow Defining Pencil in “Sharon.” It’s amazing

Brow Gel: Beautycounter Brow Gel is my go-to.

Eyeshadow: Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in “Pillow Talk”

Cream Blush: Nude Stick in Sweet Peach Peony

Powder Blush: Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush: Shade First Love.

Eyeliner: I’m trying to find the name of mine. It’s an organic one. But I also love the Charlotte Tilbury “Feline Flick” Eyeliner in shade Super Brown.

Mascara: Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara is what I used today, but I love Honest Beauty Mascara when I want more “oomph!”

Highlight: RMS Luminizer: Shade Living Luminizer. Gives you the most natural, glowy look!

Lips: OGEE Lip Crayon in Petunia but then I went over it later with Beautycounter Lipstick in 9 to 5 for a more defined, my lips but better, look!

 

Everything is linked below (well, everything linkable through RS at least!), along with a few other products I mentioned: