Thursday, June 20, 2013

Recently, there has been a drastic change between my daily makeup and the products I wear on the weekend. As many of you know, I work with kids that are involved in CPS. I travel to their placements and work with them directly on improving poor behaviors, teaching them coping skills, and helping them cultivate a talent, skill, or hobby in hopes that they may return to some semblance of normalcy. I spend most of the week driving. Dressed up clothes take a backseat, and my makeup is super simple Monday through Friday (unless I go out). I used to try and keep up with the makeup routine I was always comfortable with, but over the past few months, I've realized that less is more for work.

I use the Make Up For Ever HD because I find the formula very thin, almost like a tinted moisturizer. It covers some blotchy spots on my face, but it's very natural. I use MAC prep and prime highlighter under my eyes to brighten them up, some UD liner in Stash (which is an olive) on the lash line, and CG LashBlast mascara. I sweep a nude/peach matte shadow all over the lids and that's all the eye makeup I've been wearing. Some light pink cheeks, Revlon brow fantasy to cover some bare spots throughout my brows, and a dusting of powder and I'm out the door. Throughout the day, I apply a Revlon lip butter in Juicy Papaya or some old fashioned chapstick when my lips need the moisture.



My weekend makeup is definitely more fun! This is when I can play around and let my hair down so to speak. We usually have plans with friends, date nights, or we try to get out of town. We love our weekends!
I like to use my favorite foundation, Mat Velvet +, because it has amazing coverage and staying power. Once I apply it, I know it's there for the long haul. Hourglass primer also ensures a smooth, even coverage. I go to town with shadows (loving my MAC palette), although I keep them neutral because I enjoy playing up my lips with a bright color. I also find that I only reach for my bronzer and cheek highlighter during the weekend, but I'm not sure why. If you have any questions about specific products, please ask :)


Now on to my new "discoveries".

By far the best makeup remover wipes I've ever tried! That's a big statement right? How many times have I raved about Neutrogena, Ponds, etc.? Well I adored those, until I discovered these. Please try them! They are amazing. I love how saturated they are, even the very last sheet. They remove every last stitch of makeup.

I've wanted to try this body conditioner from Lush for quite some time now, but I finally went to the only Lush remotely close to me while I was on vacation last week. Now I've only used this twice, but it's SO GOOD! I used it to shave my legs and they have never felt so soft. I don't think I'll be using this in the shower daily, but definitely on the weekends when I want to feel extra special :) Did I mention it smells of roses? Gorgeous! 

Do you switch up your weekday Vs. weekend routine?
♥ Noelle

11 comments:

  1. My makeup is so stubborn to remove and I hate oil based removers. Def going to check out the aveno wipes!

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  2. it sounds like you have a very fulfilling job :)

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    1. It is, but also very difficult at times!

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  3. I agree with V, very fulfilling and I'm sure the change of pace is nice too. I love Lush and that argan lotion sounds amazing!

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  4. That LUSH conditioner sounds fab -- like it would make your skin sooo soft.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  5. I really hope you girls try the wipes and Argan body conditioner! They are both must haves!

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  6. Wow - your job sounds amazing - you're so inspiring Noelle!!!

    Loved reading your weekday versus weekend routine - seems like MUFE foundations really suit you!

    There's not much difference between my weekday & weekend routines...if I'm going somewhere special on the weekend, I'll probably spend some more time highlighting & contouring...and if it's REALLY special LOL - I'll wear eyeshadow (other days I just powder my lids and apply liner + mascara)

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    1. Thank you Ella :) It's a very noble job, but I am definitely feeling the gravity of it. It takes a toll!

      Yes, I love MUFE! I am always tempted to try other brands like YSL or NARS foundations but can't seem to make the switch! I think once it really heats up here, my daily vs weekend routines will be the same (as in hardly any makeup at all)

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  7. I've been wanting to try Lush products and the conditioner sounds awesome. I was just thinking this morning how much I love my Too Faced bronzer! It's so perfect and doesn't oxidize nor make me look muddy. I just <3 beauty products!

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    1. That bronzer is hands-down the best! Matte, easy to apply, smells like heaven, and super natural :)

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