Face of the Day: Trying Out New Things!

So despite not having any plans yesterday, I was too excited to test out the new beauty bits I got for Christmas and decided to put a full face of makeup on. 

I started by applying the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation with the Zoeva Silk Finish brush from the Rose Golden Luxury Set. I always thought none of the shades of the foundation matched me, but the shade Mont Blanc is perfect! It applied beautifully with the brush and gave such flawless coverage while still looking natural that I know it's going to become a new favorite. To finish off my base, I used my usual Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer and Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser Concealer. To fill in my brows I used the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown. On my eyes I used the swoon-worthy Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita. I was so thrilled to open this on Christmas morning, and it looks even more beautiful on the eyes than it does in the palette. The shades are so soft and buttery that they're almost a cream formula. The glitter shade is also stunning. I applied the reddish shade in the outer corner and crease using the Zoeva Soft Definer brush, and I found it made a good alternative to my MAC 217 brush. Instead of a liner I used the dark brown shade from the palette. For mascara, I went with my old standby of the L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Miss Manga Mascara. Moving on to cheeks, I used my new Nars Virtual Domination Cheek Palette. I went for a light dusting of the Laguna bronzer in a rough "3" shape on the sides of my face and the Deep Throat blush (sorry family) on the apples of my cheeks. On my lips I used the MAC Lip Pencil in Soar (major shoutout to my mom for finding this - I tried 4 times and it was always sold out!) all over my lips. This will definitely become a go-to lip color as it's pretty similar to my natural lip color. I'm so grateful for all these pretty gifts, and I'm beyond happy that they perform as beautifully as they look!

Did you get any new beauty items for Christmas?


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