Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What's Your Shade?

beauty hacks bobbi brown limited edition lip trio from neiman marcus
beauty hacks bobbi brown limited edition lip trio from neiman marcus
I recently teamed up with ShopStyle and Neiman Marcus to talk (beauty) shop and it made me think of when I first started wearing makeup. Girls in middle school were starting to load on the mascara, some girls even wore foundation (gasp) but I was just barely getting into blush and wore the thinnest layer of mascara, it was a big deal for me. Then eyeliner entered the picture around high school and my parents started harping on my makeup routine.

My dad cared for his skin with all of the best products, so his first instinct was to take me to someone who could teach me how to do make makeup like a classy young lady and treat me to a special experience. So right before my freshman homecoming dance we went to a beauty store and a makeup artist taught me all of the tricks I still use today! And guess what those are? Keep is light, keep it simple, and keep it brown, NO black eyeliner.

I rarely wear black eyeliner or mascara and I opt for a linewidth that starts off thin and gets thicker towards the outer edge of my eyelid. Then I finalize my look with a lip color. In high school I was one of the few girls rocking a red lip (it's my mom's signature) and sometimes I even wore nearly black maroon lips. It was so fun! But nowadays I look for something that I can wear every day (even though a classic red is a MUST). The Bobbi Brown Lip Color Trio is the perfect set for everyday wear. The shades go perfectly with my quick and easy makeup routine and I love how they're fun yet neutral.

Which color is your favorite?!  Soft Rose, Pale Mauve, or Salmon? I think I like Pale Mauve.

Plus, what do you think of the Rose Gold toner I tried in my hair? I'm digging it but love the versatility of a gloss that washes out of my hair, it's fun to see the changing color. But I am already excited to get back to something more natural so it's low maintenance. 



beauty hacks bobbi brown limited edition lip trio from neiman marcus

The Pale Mauve was definitely my favorite color. It was the perfect shade to swipe on right before heading out the door with a messy bun. 

beauty hacks bobbi brown limited edition lip trio from neiman marcus

With my new locks, I definitely have been having fun playing with my outfits and lip colors. The Soft Rose from the Bobbi Brown Lip Trio was a great shade to femme up my look.


Last but not least, the Salmon shade was a super fun one for a minimal look. It added a bit of edge and was perfect for a no maintenance side pony. 

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