Simple Everyday Makeup: Every Occasion

I realize that the looks I post aren't always the most accessible looks on the planet. And not that I'm going to ever serve up something utterly basic, I do think it's always nice to have a reality check on what's achievable and what's not.

Today's post we'll be chatting about everyday makeup that's achievable for anyone. Little did you know, these are the fundamentals of how I do my makeup every day. I switch up the colors, saturation and sometimes brushes. But these are the building blocks for clean, simple makeup.

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Let's start with the crease of the eyes. I naturally have a deep set crease, meaning that my eyes literally sit further back in my skull, creating a shelf, called a crease. When you have a deeper set crease, like I do, depending on the look, the deeper the crease color the more set back the eyes will look. For this look, the crease color I'm using is Fawn eyeshadow by Anastasia Beverly Hills. Fawn is a soft peachy brown shade, and every time I use it I fall in love all over again. For my skin tone, it's a great shade to accentuate the contour of the eyes. I've also taken a pencil brush and smudged along the lower lash line to create depth and add a little smokiness.

For the lid, I opted for a soft shimmer shade. I used Sateen eyeshadow by Anastasia Beverly Hills which is a soft champagne color. Using a lighter shade on the lid brings by eyes forward, nicely balancing out the crease.

On the brow bone, this is also another one of my most favorite shades to use (right up there with Fawn eyeshadow) Blanc Type eyeshadow by MAC Cosmetics. THIS IS THE PERFECT bone shade, it has amazing pigment and is truly matte. TIP: Matte shades can be much harder to formulate and can often look choppy or inconsistent when applied. NOT THIS ONE. Seriously, look no further if you're in the market. You NEED this.

Liner. This is also an oldie but a goodie. I can't not have a Smolder Eye Kohl (by MAC Cosmetics) in my makeup stash. I don't know of any other black pencil the glides onto the lid and saturates the waterlines like this pencil. If you do, HMU with your suggestions. The only call out I have with this pencil is that it can sometimes appear blue. I don't think it's straight carbon black, but is it weird that I'm OK with that? Lol. Since it's a kohl liner and tends to move around any way, so I always set it with a shadow, whether that be black, deep blue, purple or maroon.

For the inner corner highlight, I wanted something fun - but still wearable and achievable. I grabbed my Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit and applied the purple-pink shade called Spectra. I loved the way it complemented the warmth of the Soft Brown and made the look super unique. 

Lastly, can we talk about these LASHES!? Wow. I am so into these. This is the Mini Boudoir lash by House of Lashes. So fluffy, full and whispy. #majorhearteyes I love that they came out with the mini lashes - this is so appropriate for a casual day date with my man, and I am into allll of that.  

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Learn how to get this look below. ‡ πŸ’•

xx Gray 

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