i have three levels of makeup wearing: "is that girl alive?", "oh! yeah, i think she might be", and "yeah, she's definitely alive and well". meaning: no makeup, minimal makeup, and full face makeup. okay, the no makeup days aren't that bad (tell me they're not that bad!), but you get the picture. dramatic effect is my specialty today. 

most days are minimal makeup days. i like to add just a little something to wake me up and add some life, but don't need a full makeup look to just work from home. i've found that just a few products can go a loooong way in helping me feel put together. 

i've been using this CC cream for about a month now and still love it. it provides just the right amount of coverage without feeling or looking heavy. i like the illumination for a little extra glow, too!

i love this concealer for under eyes and covering up blemishes. it goes on so smooth and lasts all day.

if there's one thing i don't like going without, it's blush. it makes a huge difference to me, so i always swipe a little on my cheekbones. 

filling in my brows, even on no makeup days, can go a long way. i love the look of fuller, natural-looking brows especially on days with just a couple other products.

just a hint of color (and moisture!) to my lips is the final touch to round out the look. 

i've gotten this routine down to a science, so it takes very little time. i always feel more awake and refreshed once i have this done. sometimes i'll add a coat of mascara to my lashes to open up my eyes a bit, too. 

have you tried any of theses products before? (you've certainly heard me talk about them if you've spent any time around here!)