My Makeup 

What I’m listening to: You Don’t Own Me by Grace

I’m back, phone in one hand, bagel in the other. (I’m kidding, bagels are the evil stepsister of the doughnut.) Anyways, I figured I’d answer some questions I know you guys have asked in one long post. So, what makeup do I wear? It would take more time than an Ed Sheeran breakup for me to photograph it all, so I’m just using photos from each respective website (links underneath!) Here we go

Eyes

  The original Naked Palette by Urban Decay. The best eyeshadow palette ever. I don’t know a makeup artist who doesn’t swear by it. 

 Lollipops Paris Black Eyeliner. I got this in a Glossybox and have been using the brand since. A great smudge-able liner.  MAC’s Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash mascara. My favorite thing about this mascara is that the double use brush lets you pick how much of a dramatic lash you want. It’s also doesn’t shed much, which is always a plus. 

Make Up For Ever Ink Liner. A dependable liquid eyeliner that goes on as easy as liquid liner can. 

Face 

 Urban Decay’s 24/7 Concealer Pencil. I don’t wear foundation, so this concealer pencil is perfect for making small touch ups. (Like hiding the fact I was formatting a book chapter until 2am last night)

So Susan’s Universal Blush. Gone are my days of wondering which exact shade of pink blush I should buy (am I raspberry pink or scarlet fever red?). It’s a super flattering color, and it has a really natural look.

MAC’s Prep+ Prime Fix +. It’s not a setting spray, but actually a finishing spray (according to the website). It goes on light and gives your skin a nice dewy look, even over your makeup. This stuff is my jam. 

Lips

Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Liquid Lipstick. Possibly one of the all time coolest makeup innovations, liquid lipstick goes on like a gloss, then dries matte. As long as you’re fairly careful, you won’t have to fix it for hours. 

Maybelline’s Baby Lips. My favorite drug store steal. Unlike other lip balms, it won’t dry your lips out. Plus it comes in a thousand colors/flavors.

 Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick. I know, the name’s a bit of a mouthful, but it’s worth it. My YSL lipstick was one of two lipsticks I took to Korea and I don’t regret it at all. 

MAC’s lipstick. The other lipstick I took to Korea. 

Brushes

Artis Brushes. My new beauty obsession. Literally the softest (and most effective) brushes ever. 

MAC eye brushes. I’ve had them for a couple years and they still look great. Unfortunately, this exact  set was discontinued, but similar set can be found here

That’s pretty much all of it! (And no I’m not getting paid or sponsored for doing this.) 

Party on, 

KJ

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Lipstick + Plaid

What I’m listening to: Limetown, Episode 3: Napoleon 

Well, it’s for reals the “Holiday Season” now. Which means pie, gingerbread, and those weird ribbon candies no one who doesn’t remember when California wasn’t a state likes (September 9, 1850 btw). So what’s a better coat for the season than the ever-flattering swing coat? Especially this one in such a cheery plaid! (Did that sound appropriately fashion blogger-y? I feel like yes.) The other thing I’m loving is this nude Yves Saint Laurent lipstick (this one is #22). It works great, especially in the cold, because it hydrates and protects your lips. Kind of like a grown up version of my favorite lip balm of all time Baby Lips. Alas, I must now wrap this post up, somewhere in the world someone is unwittingly purchasing ribbon candy and I must warn them before it’s too late. 

     
      
 

Peace, 

KJ 

Jacket: ChicWish 

Jeans: Blank NYC

Ankle boots: Nine West

That 70’s Vibe

What I’m Listening to: Fire and Rain by James Taylor

It’s official. The 1970’s are back. Well, not the terrible parts (looking to you weird orange margarine). Just the fashion. Hellooooo jeans with flare! (I’m sorry. Not really, but still.) 

    
    
  

 Stay Groovy

KJ
Jeans: American Eagle

Turtleneck: Victoria’s Secret

Earrings: Kate Spade

Gloss: Urban Decay

Purse: Kate Spade

Shoes: Born