FOTD: Simple & Defined

I tried to film my updated contour routine today but didn't like the way it turned out. I'm still moving things around the apartment and the way I've moved my set up, the lighting wasn't great (it also doesn't help that it's been a bit gloomy so the natural light isn't the best). I think I'm going to have to invest in proper soft box lighting but fear not, I will get to the video soon!

So instead of a video, here's a Face Of The Day!

Foundation: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H - 230 BUFF / Revlon Photoready - 002 VanillaI've rediscovered my love for Lancome Teint Idol Ultra now that I am switching up my routine for the colder months. Unfortunately I purchased this shade when I had seen a bit more summer sun so I added a pump of a lighter foundation to even it out. This is my current favorite foundation concoction - medium coverage, good staying power, matte yet still luminescent.
Concealer: Givenchy Mister Light - #4 (under eyes) / Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation - Nude 25 (where needed)
Contour / Highlight / Blush: MAC Pro Sculpting Cream - Copper Beech / Benefit Watt's Up! / Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - Tipsy
Powder: Guerlain Meteorites Compact - 02 Teint Beige 
This is something new I'm trying. If you have the $$ to spend, try out this super lux powder! Finely milled with the slightest light reflecting pigments that add a natural glow to your skin! Note, it does have a fragrance to it, but I find it really lovely - not over powering!
Brows: Anastasia Brow Wiz - Caramel / Anastasia Brow Powder Duo - Strawburn / Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel - Brunette
Since my hair is now lighter, I've had to switch up the colors in my brow routine but the technique is still the same (click here to find out how I fill my brows). Can you tell I love my Anastasia brow products?
Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadow - Barely Beige / L'Oreal Studio Secrets Eyeshadow Quad - 823 Bronzes (only #3 & #4) / Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner / Benefit They're Real Mascara
Lips: NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss - Beige

Lately I've been drinking a lot more hot chocolate. Here's one in my owl mug :)

What are you wearing today?


  1. I'm super jealous you have the Maybelline Barely Beige Color Tattoo. I looked everywhere for it. I did get the color tattoo in Rich Mahogany. Which I'm completely in love with. I've been wearing it all this week.
    Love your owl mug! I recently moved (recently as in 8 months ago) to South Dakota and all my awesome coffee mugs broke in shipping. I almost cried.

  2. holla :) i'm a new follower.
    just sayin i loveeee love love your hair!! :"> i think i need to go purchase some Nyx mega shine lipgloss in beige now that i've seen it looking so good on you.

    1. Welcome to the family!
      Definitely check out the lipgloss, I have 3 right now! One at my vanity and one in each of my two most used handbags :)

  3. Aw so cute :) Love the owl mug