Make up Monday. Lancome Dual finish and Chanel lip gloss.

Hi there friends! Happy Monday! I hope you have had plenty of coffee, because I have not.  Today I am working on a few things. First, I have been nominated by the beautiful Caitlin of Beauty & Colour for a Liebster Award. How awesome is that! I am thrilled!

Today the blog has a bit going on, I have decided to post a makeup look and then post a fashion post. I want to talk about some of my fave beauty products for a makeup look. These things are my serious go to’s. Some are newer discoveries and some are things I have used for YEARS. I mean years.



OK, so I want to talk about, days where you just don’t feel like using foundation. You just want something simple. Or maybe you are a powder kind of girl. I usually am.

I used a simple concealer for under the eyes, and powder. I first always, and I mean ALWAYS try to do my eye shadow first. ALWAYS! Let me say that again. EYE SHADOW FIRST. Actually that is me reminding myself of that, I forget and then BAM drop down.There is nothing more annoying than doing concealer and makeup and then drop down shadow on the face. And yes you could wipe it off with a powder brush, but we all know that doesn’t always work. And for me it rarely does.

I started out using an eyeshadow primer on my lids. I like this new one that I got from ipsy. Be a Bombshell cosmetics in Submissive. Then I used white eyeshadow with some sparkle from my Avon palette,similar here. I also used the bronze color in the crease and corner. I then tackled the concealer. I like Sonia Kashuk’s concealer in the little pot. It is heavy but great for coverups with just powder. If too heavy mix with eye cream.

I then apply the powder all over my face with a sponge.I love Dual Finish powder by Lancome. This powder is AMAZING and I have used it for years. This is a staple for me. As much as I love my Chanel foundation, which I do, I love how versatile the Dual Finish is. I do this part before contouring. Yes, I started to contour more. When you take pictures it looks nice. But, being as pale as I am, I do not like using the liquid stuff.I prefer using  the bronzer and blush combos. Like e.l.f. Countouring set. It is cheap$3 and GREAT! For me being as pale as Elsa from Disney’s Frozen,  this method works out best, As foundation being paler than me is um, damn near impossible. So, if you are a vampire or like me, bronzer and blush is what you may want to use.



I dusted powder on my face after I contoured. And then finished up my eyes. I applied liquid eye liner, like Chanel ‘ecriture De’ Chanel in brown, similar here. And for the long lashes I used a primer and then Tarte’s Lights,Camera, FLASHES. This mascara $23 at Macy’s is a new favorite of mine.

Then I just finish up with lip gloss. I love using Chanel’s lipgloss. This is shade 124 Mystic. It isn’t sticky at all(pet peeve).



  • Molly January 27, 2015 at 4:43 AM

    I’m sure you’re tired of me telling you how lovely all your outfits look (love the Monday Midi btw), so today I’m going to thank you for such a concise and informative makeup review. You really do have a gift and I’m sure it’s easier when you’re writing about something you love. 🙂

    • Stephanie January 27, 2015 at 7:18 AM

      Never!!! 🙂 Thank you!! I actually could take time to write yesterday and really focus on things. I love writing about fashion and makeup. And I really do love that powder. It is a life saver. I love sharing things that I really enjoy and love doing or using.


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