my make-up for work consists of a "no makeup" look. my husband laughs that i put a lot of effort to look like i'm not wearing anything (boys!) and with a bit (okay a lot) of tweaking over the years, i've been able to get a basic day look quickly: 1) nars radiant creamy concealer in custard which is a perfect match for my NC25-30 skintone; 2) a light/medium coverage foundation: right now loving bobbi brown skin foundation spf 15; 3) cat eye or winged eyeliner; 4) lipstick/gloss - currently marc jacob's lovemarc lip gel in role play; 5) neutral eyeshadow - right now i reach most often for tom ford cocoa mirage which has mostly matte shadows. for days when i feel like a bit of shimmer, i use golden mink. i also have been enjoying urban decay naked 3 a lot.
let me know in the comments: what is your day make-up? (this is not a sponsored post - i've bought each of these)
dreaming to achieve this kind of natural makeup : girl crush Song Hye Kyo
before i discovered tom ford's defining eye pen, i used bobbi brown long-wear gel eyeliner in black ink. you can watch a gaggle of youtube videos on how to do a great cat eye that suits your eye shape. after years of practice, i can do a quick swipe with a brush or pen. i still make mistakes and find the best way to correct it is using either a q-tip or an angled brush dipped in eye makeup remover to correct the lines.
above picture: pinterest, could not find the source to save my life
i have been using TF's pen every day since i got it in november. i love the crisp line i can achieve with it. it's like no other pen or gel that i have used before.. and that's a lot of them. despite the initial sticker shock, it shows no sign of slowing down. i'm now okay with the price point. the reason is this: it lasts all day without bleeding, moving or running. i have dry eyes thanks to a dry office environment and staring at a computer and documents all day and have to use eye drops often. i have had some running with the bobbi brown gel because of it. by the end of the day, i had beginnings of raccoon eyes under my eyes. i think if you don't use drops, bobbi brown's gel would be perfect for a full day's wear. however by comparison, even with drops, the TF didn't budge.
tom ford eye defining pen can also be found at bergdorf and nordstrom. this kind of makeup look is perfect for work, and has become my go-to everyday look.