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Reconstructed :: Alexa Chung’s Signature Makeup Look

Alexa Chung Makeup Look Reconstructed

I came across this video on Byrdie.com of Alexa Chung doing her own makeup. Pretty cool. Alexa has that 70’s makeup vibe down pat.

How about we reconstruct her look with all natural products? Here is what I’d use:

1 :: Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation

2 :: RMS Beauty “Un”-Cover-Up Concealer

3 :: 100% Pure Dual-Ended Creamstick Cholcolate/Champagne

4 :: Benecos Natural Liquid Eyeliner in Black

5 :: Dr. Hauschka Mascara in Black

6 :: RMS Lip2Cheek in Smile

7 :: Ilia Beauty Organic Lipstick in Humble Me

Product Love :: The New RMS Beauty Mascara

New RMS Mascara review

Last week I mentioned a brand new mascara from one of my favorite beauty brands. RMS Beauty came out with their own mascaras this month, and I got my hot hands on one to try out. Thanks, Kathleen from Purple PR!

RMS has long been one of my natural brands. Simple, pure products that operate like the glam-est of glam makeup and skin care + founder Rose-Marie Swift is just so gosh darn cool. Read my interview with Rose-Marie on Feelgood Style. Then check out my top-pick must-haves from RMS on my Brands I Love page.

RMS Beauty Mascara is what I call a wet mascara. As in it is more wet than dry. In my opinion, wet mascaras are where it’s at. I just don’t see how anyone can stand a dry mascara with all of that thick clumpiness. Nope, I’ll take a smooth, light, glide-able mascara any day.

I love the look of one simple coat to add a bit of spark to eyes, but you can definitely layer it for a more is more look. And still, no clumping.

Into the gloss featured a different take on mascara application last week with this three-layer look. The idea is rather than having to choose between volume, length and intensity mascaras, you add a layer of each type for the perfect lash. If I had to choose 3 natural mascaras for this task they would be:

RMS Beauty Defining Mascara for definition
Lavera Long Lash Mascara in black for length
Dr. Hauschka Mascara in black for volume and intensity

So, are you going to give it a try?

A French Fix for Dark Circles

Dark Circle Fix

Hey, how was your spring break? Or are you on it now?

Well, I must say mine was a much needed dose of sun, humidity, warmth, and relaxation. My fave stuff. I’m still dreaming of palm trees and sand from the Midwest.

But anyway, back to reality.

You know how your beauty issues change? Season to season, time of life, when you are under stress… All of these and more can goof up how you look and feel.

One issue I’ve been dealing with this past year or so is dark under eye circles. While I’ve used under eye concealer for years, I haven’t had a problem with truly dark circles until recently. Whether it is age (skin does thin as we become older), my diet, stress….who knows. What I do know is, those puppies are very hard to cover up.

Then I read this article.

Aside from her love/hate with exercise (which I, and most of you, can very much relate to) I am in love with her theory on dark under eye circles. French women can even chic up raccoon eyes? I mean, c’mon!

For now I am choosing to go with it, and haven’t broken out my beloved concealer since returning from paradise. Albeit, I am sporting a pretty sweet glow, so once that wears off I may not be so confident about flaunting my big ol’ circles in public. We shall see.

Do you have dark circles? Are you cool with them? Or do you work hard to cover them?

*Image by Cross Duck at Flickr.com

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