beauty + fashion

spring grwm! makeup, hair + outfit w/ elina

I’m so excited for spring!! I love the spring and summer months the most for so many reasons!! Today’s post is a collab with Elina, who’s another blogger I’ve been friends with for a while. She will be doing a fall grwm, since she lives in Australia! Definitely go check out her blog because it’s amazing and so is she 😉

Starting off with makeup, I did this beautiful look featuring pink tones and glowy skin!

After cleansing, toning and moisturizing my face, I use the Mario Badescu Rose Water spray to prime my face for makeup!! This is soo calming and works pretty well as a primer.

This is my #1 tip ever for glowy skin!! Mix your foundation with a bit of liquid highlighter. It makes your skin so glowy and natural, I love to do this! I blend it all in with a damp makeup sponge. I used the NYX Total Control Drops foundation and Benefit High Beam highlighter.

Then for concealer, I use the Maybelline Fit Me concealer on any blemishes/”issues”. I’ve heard that this concealer can be a dupe for the Nars Creamy Concealer so I’d say this is a pretty good drugstore concealer 🙂

Moving on to setting my face, I’m using the Maybelline Master Fix Translucent Powder. I love using a translucent powder because it doesn’t make you look cakey like other powders can. I use an ELF powder brush to dust this everywhere!

I don’t know if I’m the only person who does this, but I always do bronzer and highlighter after powder to keep it glowy! I love this Milani Baked Bronzer in “Glow”. This bronzer is sooo amazing!! It smells really good, looks not too dark but also not orange and doesn’t break me out. Many other bronzers I’ve tried broke me out…

Then I go in with the Clinique Blush in “Sunset Glow”. I blend this into my bronzer too keep it natural. Using blush really helps the pink tones in this look which is perfect for spring!!

I think I’m obsessed with highlighter?? Using the Benefit Watts Up highlighter, I use my sponge to blend this into my cheekbones and the tip of my nose.

Moving into eyeshadow, I started with using the Maybelline Blushed Nudes palette! I used a matte pink shade all over my lid. I use to use this palette all the time but I haven’t used it in a bit since I got the morphe one, but I forgot how good it is!!

Then I blend a darker purple-pink shimmer into my crease. I need to get more palettes for how much I love eyeshadow ahah.

Since I’m keeping this look simple, I use this shimmery pink on the center of my lid. I’d say this was a pretty easy eyeshadow look, hopefully you can try it out!!

Then I’m going to use the NYX Micro Brow Pencil to fill in my brows. I make small strokes and do a light outline.

Finally to finish the look, I’m starting off with the Maybelline Lash-Sensational mascara on my top and bottom lashes. Then since I love mascara combos, I’m using the Clinique Chubby Lash mascara on my top lashes! I love to use two mascaras, one for lengthening and one for thickening.

For hair I’m just going to straighten my hair!! I’d say this is a really good straightener, it’s from John Freida and it really keeps my hair straight all day.

Since I have somewhat thick hair I put up the top half in a bun. I straighten the bottom half and then take out the bun and straighten the rest! When I’m feeling really lazy, I just leave it in the bun and only straighten the bottom lol.

And here is my outfit!! I’d say this is a perfect outfit for spring and I love off the shoulder tops. My shirt is from Target, jeans are from Hollister and I don’t remember where my sandals are, sorry!! I’m always wearing hoop earrings from Target.

I love simple outfits like this!! Thanks to the lighting for making me look so pale, I’m definitely needing some summer right about now ahaha.

I hope you enjoyed and don’t forget to check out Elina!!

<3 carly

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