When I went to the park with my mom to shoot the photos for last weeks outfit post, I decided I’d kill two birds with one stone. I had done my makeup really well for the photos, and it’d be a shame not to showcase the work I’d done. 😉

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cute fall outfit 2017

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I am a self proclaimed lipstick junkie. I love lipstick and discovering the next “perfect” shade of red, pink, or nude to suit my skin tone. The container I store my lipsticks in is overflowing, and yet, I continue to buy more. I can’t help it, I just really like lipstick!

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Makeup is expensive. There is no way around this painful fact. Beauty is pain, and apparently beauty is also money. Foundation can cost you $50, mascara,  which you throw out in 3-4 months, is $25, and a setting powder can run you upwards of $60 in some cases. Hell, even with mostly drugstore products, my full face of makeup still cost me $215!

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Summer Makeup Look

Summer is upon us once again. The flip flops are out, days are spent by the pool, and ice cream becomes an acceptable food to eat for dinner. People also work on their tans and the makeup looks become simpler and focused around lots of highlight. With that in mind, I wanted to create a look that didn’t take long to do and yet was still beautiful and fit for the summer time.

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Nude Lipstick Affordable Makeup

I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do on a 90º plus summer day is cake my face with makeup. No one I know enjoys the feeling of thick makeup melting off their face as it approaches happy hour. Oil and sweat is not equivalent to dewy skin, so less is more when it comes to summer time makeup. With my less is more approach, I like the look of a comfortable, nude lipstick. Bright lipstick is also fun for summer, but for an everyday basis, a nude lip is pretty and close to maintenance free.

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