look of the day
I know Summer has just begun for many but here in Hawaii, it’s been hot and these hurricanes and tropical storms keep sweeping in near us. Because of this, I’m truly looking forward to Fall and Winter and I find that I have been really craving that cool Hawaii Winter weather a lot lately. Inspired by Fall shades, I decided I was going to use a Berry Smoky Eye today and since I haven’t been using much makeup lately, I was really excited to play with color. Today – I share with you my FOTD.
Since I don’t use foundation or concealer (I know – I say it over and over again), I went ahead and used the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer (review here) applying this product all over my face to create a canvas for my other products to last all day. I then started with my brows. Today I pulled out my Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows Kit (review here) and did these babies up a little darker and bolder than I normally wear them to accommodate for my eye makeup.
For my eyes I wanted to pull out some of my ColourPop shadows that I’ve been neglecting lately. I started with a base – I’m using my Milani Eye Shadow primer. Then I used ColourPop’s Selfie as my transition shade blending into my crease and fading up towards my brow. To create a sultry bold burgundy look, I added a blend of In A Pickle and Cheeky on the inner corner of my eye lid blending towards the middle of my lid. Then taking Drift and blending it from the middle of my lid to the outer corner. To smoke out the look, I took Hustle and added it to the outer corner of my eye then mixed Hustle and Drift together to apply on the lower lash line. To create the pop of color and highlight on the inner corner, I used ColourPop’s XO. To give my browbone a subtle highlight and to diffuse the harsh lines I took Laetus from the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette and swept that under my bone and blending with ColourPop’s Selfie for a flawless transition.
For eye liner I am using the Milani Kohl Kajal liner in black to line my upper and lower rim and smudge along the lower lash line. For my winged liner I am using the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper.
For face products, I used Coastal Scents Forever Blush in Delicate and swept that over ColourPop’s Highlighter in Most Necessary to achieve a slightly bronze glow. For my highlight I am using Lunch Money as a base topped with Becca’s Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector (Jaclyn Hill collaboration). I applied highlight to the top of my cheekbones, along my cupids bow and above the arch of my brows.
For lips I am using Jordana’s EZ Liner in Rock N Rose topped with ColourPop’s Lumiere Lippy Stix. My mascara for today is a combination of Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara and Benefit Roller Lash (top and bottom lashes) and then finished off with a set of Ardell Demi Whispies which are my go-to. To complete the look – I used YSL’s Touche Eclat Blur Perfector to set my makeup (more so my blush/highlighter) in place all day.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve shared a Face of the Day – but I’m looking forward to Fall and sharing more fun with all of you.
“Forever & Always!”
Oh Fall… where are you? Maui is super hot and humid and man I would love some cool chilled air my way, but it just hasn’t been so lately. It was so warm today that a tank and shorts was on my outfit list… less is better, right? (did I just say that? lol) So here is my Plus Sized Outfit of the Day…
You know in Hawaii we rock out flip flops like they are about to be discontinued, lol. So here is my super quick outfit for going out and tackling Costco with my three sons. Overall I have to say it was a fun day… we picked up my lil sis and spent a few hours with her while we tackled some errands… overall, I consider it a WIN.
- Top – Love is Forever Graphic Tank from Old Navy
- Bottoms – Denim Bermudas/Cut offs from Torrid
- Flip flops – Guess
- Watch – Invicta
- Sunglasses – Maui Jim
- Necklace – And I always get a lot of questions about my Teddy Bear Necklace. Sadly I don’t know where it is from, my husband bought me this pendant before we had children, over 10 years ago. I have heard that some jewelers carry it – but I have not seen it at local stores.
For my makeup today… I really was aiming to bring Fall into my life, even if it meant I had to do my makeup like Fall was in full swing. lol I also have had my Tamanna palette now for a couple of weeks and each opportunity I have I try to play with new shade combinations and had a few in mind I wanted to pair today. Since I only really wear makeup once a week, I was sure gonna make sure to get some makeup lovin’ in.
Brows – Cailyn Gelux Brow and NYX Control Freak Eye Brow Gel
Eye Primer – Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer
- Bengal blended above crease as transition shade
- Chocolate worked into the crease as crease/defining shade
- Sangria blended into the inner corner and outer corner of the eye lid – leaving the center of the eye lid bare
- China Rose blended on to the center of the lid
- Fresh applied as my brow bone shade and blended with Bengal
- Blush applied on the inner corner of my eyes
Eye liner – Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Tenacious Brown applied to lower waterline. Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eye Liner in Black Point applied to Tightline. Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner in Trooper used to create my winged liner.
Mascara – Jordana Best Lash Volumizing Mascara layered with Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara
Lips – Jordana EZ Liner Lip liner in Cabaret topped with J.Cat’s Wonder Lip Paint in Queen of Hearts and layered with L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Daring.
No face makeup today… did I mention it was hot? Yup, that means no blush, bronzer… na da… too hot. lol
I’ve been working on a review for the Tamanna palette, and hope to have it up soon since I see that it is still available. It drives me nuts when things are limited edition and I have to run out and get them because I just have to have it, but that also means that by the time I have had it long enough for me to actually state my thoughts on the product… I don’t get around to it. Ooh – and on another note… have you seen my hair? I know these pictures don’t show it well, but I went dark again… I’m actually really diggin’ it.
This plus sized girl was all about comfort and cool today. I have been loving the Old Navy Tees and Tanks that they have been releasing lately and I’m all about a graphic tee if it means I can be comfortable. I love those types of shirts for underneath my slouchy sweaters especially… now if Fall can just make its way here so I can start using them. lol Wishing you all a wonderful Aloha Friday and a kick ass weekend.
Summer time has got me running around spending quality time with my family so I haven’t had the opportunity to post any Plus Sized Fashion and Style looks for quite a while. I am hoping I can kick it in high gear and get it together because I know that I’ve been slacking in that department.
I can’t believe my eldest son goes back to school in less than a month and the twins start preschool on the same day. This summer is flying by – I swear I need to get into a time machine and go back in time so I can live in the past for a little while. lol But nonetheless, my family and I are enjoying the time we have. The outfit I’m wearing in this week’s Fashion post is simple and I’m bummed to say that I forgot my good camera and only had my cell phone to take pictures – sorry about that. I hope you enjoy the outfit and the video is just 30 seconds or so long – so you can check that out too. Have a wonderful week!
Striped High Low Maxi Dress: Forever 21 Plus
Denim Vest: Old Navy
Flip flops – flats: Guess
Makeup of the Day:
L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara and Milani Brilliant Shine lip gloss in Bare Naked