Happy Monday my darlings. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Personally I worked in the garden on saturday in air thick enough to chew. It was almost a relief when the rain came pouring out of the sky ending my gardening time. Of course working in the garden kind of zonked me out a bit. I sort of collapsed and ended up binge watching almost an entire season of Why Women Kill. I am almost through with Season 1. Season 2 was just posted. It is really hard not to go ahead and finish out season 1 and roll straight into season two. I am really enjoying the show.
Binge watching wasn’t exactly what I had planned for the weekend, but quite frankly a good collapse was probably what I needed. Rain and humidity sort of prevented anything from really happening outside the house so whatever outdoor chores didn’t get done Saturday morning just have to wait. It was kind of nice having that be out of my hands if I am honest. While I wouldn’t have minded getting the rest of my chores list knocked out, sometimes a break is necessary and I happily took one.
So this morning I was quite refreshed and ready to face the week. It was a rather nice feeling actually. I made it to the gym and ran through my work out. With the rain it is doubtful I will get a walk in today. Actually with the rain it is doubtful there will be any walking this week. It has been raining off and on for two days and so the park is no doubt flooded. More rain is expected throughout the week so I think I might just be popping into the gym for a little more walking time on the treadmill on my non gym days. if my schedule permits. We’ll have to see. But I’m hoping that will work.
As for today’s Look:
Foundation: Ciate London Extraordinary Foundation
Blush/Bronzer/powder/highlight: Pur 4-in-1 Face palette
Eyeshadow: Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Palette
Mascara: The Feathers from Pretty Vulgar
Clarins is one of those brands that people don’t talk about nearly enough. I have tried several products from moisturizers to makeup from them and they have always been top notch. I love this primer. It really helps with blurring out pores and smoothing the face in preparation for foundation. It is pink in tone, which happens to suit my skin tone and it does feel very silicone-y which I kind of like. It is a really good primer and the red glass jar just makes it feel a little special when I reach for it.
The Ciate London Extraordinary Foundation is the perfect shade for my current skin tone. It blends in well and feels weightless. I will need a little powder blot mid afternoon in the t-zone, but the shine is actually quite minimal. I could probably get away with not blotting, but I also know i will blot.
To be honest the Pur Face Palette and the Feathers Mascara were out on my dressing table because I forgot to put them away so I went ahead and used them today. I happen to really like both so it wasn’t a hardship. In fact i think I will be reaching for this palette a lot during the summer as it really does work well for me.
The Huda Beauty Gold remastered is a really nice eyeshadow palette. While there are clearly a lot of rosy tones, I happen to be a big fan of the rosy tones. There is a bit of fall out from these shadows though, so either do your eyeshadow before your face makeup when using this or be prepared to sweep away the residue. Although you can build these colors up to look quite intense, I went with a lighter look today. I took the red shade Maneater for my crease. Then I topped the outer corner with the brown of Coco and added a little trust fund bronze to the inner corner. It isn’t super crazy but it suited me.
Finally my lip was the colourpop matte in Tulle. I really like this shade actually andshifted it to a visible position so I will use it more. Today I tried the trick of not going all the way to the corners of my lips with the dark shade. Not going all the way to your lips corners is supposed to prevent you from looking like you are frowning with the darker colors. I think I like how it turned out, but I think it is something I am going to have to play around with. I may be spending some times with red lips as I work on this and go for a more neutral eyeshadow look. Bit for now, I think this worked pretty well.
Over the weekend I had a nice rest and Monday seems to be sliding along well. Over all it looks like a fabulous start to what I am sure will be an excellent week. I hope your monday is chugging along in a fantastic way as well.