Thursday, May 12, 2011

FOTD: a "no-makeup" makeup look

Some days I just want to get my butt out the door and don't really feel like going through the whole process of putting on what I like to jokingly call "my second face." And sometimes on really hot days, it just feels pointless to go to all that work just to see your face slowly melting off as the day progresses (yuck!). So this is my "no-makeup" face for days when I'm lazy, in a hurry, or sweltering. 

FACE: Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm, Diorskin Nude Healthy Glow Summer Powder in Aurora (in future posts I'm just calling this Dior Aurora, 'cause the full name is a MOUTHFUL!), YSL Metallic Colorama face highlighter

EYES: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin, Sephora Jumbo Liner Pencil in Beige (inner corners), MAC Lingering brow pencil, L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara, Clinique Bottom Lash mascara

LIPS: Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Jasmine

I really love how the Dior Aurora bronzer makes my skin looks sun-kissed in a really natural way.  It doesn't go orange on me AT ALL. It's definitely going to be a staple for me, I can tell already!

The Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm gives natural light coverage with SPF 25. I can't tell you yet if I prefer to Origins Vitazing, but I definitely like it. The SPF content does make it look kind of shimmery when you apply it, but I didn't feel like it washed me out. I took these pictures right after I did my makeup, but I will tell you my face was pretty shiny after a while - I kept grabbing for powder to touch up! I have combination skin, but if yours is oily I might steer clear! My skin is also sensitive, but this didn't irritate it.

I'm also REALLY loving the Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Jasmine.  I just kind of grabbed it on a whim in the Sephora checkout line, but I'm so impressed with it! It tastes really yummy and goes on so smoothly with just the right amount of tint. It's also really compact in size - perfect to throw in my handbag. I'm definitely going to swatch the other shades on my next Sephora trip.

Hope you're all having a fab week. Talk to you soon!

As always, thanks for reading!

<3 Jess


  1. Your stunning without make-up, such amazing clear skin, and beautiful eyes! Your so lucky just to walk out of the house without make-up, I dont think I can face it as I have 3 red birth marks on my face :o( sucks! xx

  2. Thanks Lulu! I have to point out - this is NOT my face without makeup! I do go out w/o makeup sometimes when I just need to run to the store or something, but believe me, it is NOT pretty! I have a lot of redness in my skin and acne scars as well (I had really bad acne as a teen - I went to a dermatologist who put me on a pill that cleared up my skin, but I still have lots of scars) and NO eyelashes!

  3. Your skin looks glowing! I can;t wait to go to Sephora to try the new Dr. Jart BB Cream.

    I'm loving your blog, btw! I'm a new follower :)

    Hope you can check my blog out too when you get a chance :)


  4. your no makeup look is GORGEOUS! I love doing no makeup makeup looks, always fun xo

  5. I love "no makeup" looks, especially this time of year when I tend to spend much less time on my makeup and wear significantly less product on my face.
    This look is sooo soooo pretty!