Face of the Day: Simple Chic

Hello friends!
Thought I'd share today's makeup look with you! It was really easy and I kind of like the look of an "effortless" face with some bold lipstick. It's funny because the whole thing could look very natural with a softer lip color, but when you add a bright lip, the whole look seems a little more "fancy" than it really is. Also- yesterday I realized I had a whole drawer full of sample items... you know the little packets & tubes that might come with Sephora & Ulta orders? Lots of little forgotten things in that drawer. So I've been pulling some things out that I want to try and used a couple of those items in this look.

Face Products...
-YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation in Beige (light/medium coverage... has a nice finish but not drastically better than my drugstore foundations)
-Cover Girl + Olay Concealer Balm in Fair/Light
-YSL Touche Eclat #2 (used as a highlight- yes that's a paper clip holding it shut- there was a lot in the sample! :)
-Bare Minerals Summer Bisque
-MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
-IT Cosmetcs Vitality Glow Matte Bronzer
-MAC Blushcreme in Posey

Eye Products...
-The Balm Put a Lid On It eye primer
-Milani Powder Eyeshadow in Pearl (all over the lid & under the brow)
-Sigma Eyeshadow in Topaz (lightly in the crease)
-Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner (winged out on upper lashline)
-Mally Volumizing Mascara (upper lashes)
(I didn't put any makeup on the lower lashline)

Lip Product...
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Flamingo Pose

Are you getting in on the bright lipstick trend? What are your favorite shades to wear? 

Daily Nuggets...
  • It's a beautiful day outside!! I should've been writing this blog on the deck.
  • Beauty Broadcast Live tomorrow! 9am central time. Click the "Live" tab at the top of the page for details on how to watch! :)
  • My house smells very floral-- put in some new Wallflowers.
  • Our friends Kalee & Jonathan stayed with us last night- their wedding is coming up this weekend! Such an exciting time. Oh and I love seeing Cupcake & Mia Bean play!



  1. I really love your makeup! The eyeliner looks so nice :) Great post!

    X Valérie

  2. I love flamingo pose, it's my go to color for a bright summer lip look!

  3. Such a fresh & pretty look. I really like it!

  4. I'm slowly getting into the bright lip trend. The one I'm liking right now is one that you recommended! Fruit Punch from Milani! Love those Color Statement lip sticks.

  5. How do you feel about that liner? I thought the waterproof claim was reaching a bit. I returned it.

  6. Can you do a blog or tutorial on Too Faced lip stick. I know you've mentioned Nude Beach a lot, but was wondering about some of the other colors as well! Thanks!

  7. Girrrlll! I am all up IN the bright lips this year! I have worn, coral, red, violet, fuchia, hot pink, and orange! Heck if they made green I'd probly wear it, too! Love that bright pink on you! Work it, girl! Tyler is a lucky guy!

  8. I love the makeup for sure...but love the shirt the most! You look great in that color!! :)

  9. Emily the Milani lip colour looks amazing, it suits you so well :)
    xoxo Nika


  10. I am finally getting into bright colours. Any ideas on how to remove bright or pigmented colours with out getting it all over your face lol? Or your tips on liner reverse line or lip primers? I hear you can matify lip colours by lightly dabbing an hd powder on them.

  11. I'm obsessed with a bright lip and softer eye! I've been loving some of the brighter CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balms!

  12. I'm not that big of a fan of bright lip products. I have one of the Maybelline Vivids lipsticks but I rarely reach for it. I'm more of a neutral girl, plus I like glosses better.


  13. Hey, Emily! would you mind doing a review on the balm put a lid on it eye primer? I really want to try it out, but I'd like to have a little more info on it before I buy it. Thanks!


  14. Love the makeup. You always look flawless!


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  16. Beautiful look! This is similar to my everyday look but I still like a little more blush. As for the bright lip color I have been loving the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain lip colors. I got two more colors today. :)

  17. That's a great everyday look. Pretty similar to mine. I bought the Revlon Kissable Lip Stain Balms in just about every shade, but wear "Sweetheart" almost daily. It stains the lips and I change it up with a different gloss on top.

    I like the eyeshadow you are wearing here.

  18. very pretty! any opinions on Laura Geller's products on hautelook right now? :)

  19. oh and NYX Shiva has been my most reached for bright lip as of lately :)

  20. I'm wearing this to work today! I love the new YSL super bright lip colours, I want them all! Thank you Em!

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  23. I LOVE Pixiwoo's Bright Lip tutorial using a different colour lip pencil and lip stick! The pencil she uses is pink and the lip stick is more coral, but you could definitely play around with the combination. It's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhf8USlIBVk

  24. You look so lovely, picture perfect.

  25. Beautiful look Emily!
    I just got a new all matte palette and I would love to see you review it or do some eye looks using it. It's the Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral. Really pretty colors, especially for us older gals (I'm 52...yikes!).
    Your mom might like it too :)

  26. Just beautiful!
    As to the bright lipstick trend, I am not much into trends but have always been into bright fuschia lips! Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, fuschia is what my lips love!

  27. Hey there!!! LOVE this look; so pretty and natural with a pop of color! I own this Milani lipstick and adore it.

    What would you recommend for setting under eye concealer? I have lines and dark circles, and my concealer tends to settle into my lines. Thank you!!!




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