Get The Look: Hepburn Edition

Hello Beauties!

In the last post, we reflected on going back in time to a more peaceful place. For both Marin and I it has been a very hectic week. Now it’s time to organize and unwind.

How about we go back in time with a vintage-glamour inspired casual look?

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This look is perfect for some quick day trips or an outing, and not so heavy you want to take it off as soon as you get home. Not only does it look fairly natural, it has a subtle sleekness. Inspired by Audrey Hepburn and the pure elegance of the decades past, this look is achievable for all.

To begin, I applied Marin’s go-to BB cream with my (CLEAN) fingers. A BB or CC cream is the best product to use when doing something so simple. Not only is it light and hydrating, it gives just the right amount of coverage. Airbrushed skin is not a casual look!

Next I applied some concealer with a beauty sponge to her current problem areas. Common problems being redness and our most beloved stubborn pimples. When applying do not do so heavily. We don’t want a flat, uniform face, but it’s good to even it out overall.

After finishing the base I moved to the eyes. Using a cream-colored, slightly shimmering shadow, I applied it all over the lid and below the brows. Next take a cool, easily blend-able brown and work it into two thirds of the crease and bring it below the eye. Only to right before the inner corner. Now take a shimmering pink and apply it to the center of the lids. Complete the shadow base with a highlight in the inner corner. To line, I used a light black liquid liner. You do not have to use liquid! It smells fear! I applied a very, very thin line with a small flick that complimented her eye and brought in more of the vintage feel. Do whatever you are most comfortable with. Now finish off with your best lengthening mascara.

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Apply highlighter to your cheek bones, forehead, chin, brow bone and nose. We’re mainly strobing here. Use a blush not on the apples of your cheek, but the sides and work up towards the temple. This is how blush was applied a lot of the time in the 50’s.

Brows. Long, boxy, and sleek. Aubrey Hepburn it. I suggest using a very thin brow pencil do achieve this look.

To finish off, wear a light, rose-y tinted lip balm. Natural and hydrating!

I hope you all have fun with this look. Go curl up with some hot chocolate and relax.

Pies, Photos, and Polish Polka,

Avery

Everyday Makeup Look |Summer Edition

Hello Beauties!

I’m loving this summer makeup look; it’s super simple and perfect for those hot summer days! I have a video below of the whole process that you can watch, but until then here is a list of products I used! Enjoy!

Nivea Lip Balm: This is a must have for every person! I apply it every morning and night for healthy lips!

Rimmel BB Cream: I love to use this cream during the summer when I don’t need a whole lot of coverage, but I still want a little something-something to brighten up my face.

Almay Clear Complexion Foundation: I generally use this as a concealer for any problem areas I’m having that day, but I make sure not to over do it since it has a slightly heavier coverage.

Rimmel Natural Bronzer (Waterproof): I never used bronzer before, but this summer I’m loving it! I also like that it’s waterproof, so there’s no need to worry about your glow fading throughout the day.

Maybelline FITME powder in 130: I’m all for a controlled natural look, so I’m a huge fan of this super light-weight setting powder. I just apply this in my T-zone to take away some of the shine.

Almay Shade Softies in Creme Brûlée: I just swiped this on my lids for something soft and simple.

Clinique Eyeshadow in Blushed: Contrary to the name, this blue eyeshadow is perfect to use as an eyeliner to brighten my face and add a little bit of color to this natural look!

E.L.F Lip Balm & Tint: It applies super easily and doesn’t fade! I added a little bit of lipgloss over it for an extra shine.

Pixi Moisturizing Setting Spray: It’s little bit more on the pricey side for a setting spray but this stuff is AMAZING! It really keeps your makeup in place all day.

Keep reading for more on beauty, fashion, and random parts of my life every single week!

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X