gettin' glam


In general, I don't wear a lot of makeup in my everyday, non-working life. I find that since I wear it so often on shoots, it's nice to give my skin a break & let it breathe on my days off. However, if I'm going out, I will step it up and give myself a bit of that "no-makeup" makeup look. I love a defined brow, curled lashes (with or without mascara), and highlighter on my cheek & brow bones. Below are some of my favorite products- I will use a mix of some or all depending on my mood!


For the face, I love Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer as an overall base. I don't wear foundation, but I like the sheer, lightweight coverage that this provides. Plus there's SPF 20 which is a great added bonus. I use RMS Beauty "un" Cover-Up as a concealer to hide any blemishes or redness. It's coconut oil-based and doesn't clog your pores, so you can feel good about putting it on your skin. The Beauty Blender is a great sponge-like applicator that helps apply & blend your base for natural-looking skin. Make sure to wet it before use and always clean it after! I'm also a huge fan of RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, which I use as a highlighter on the cheek bones (applied with a stippling brush!), brow bones, and cupid's bow after I've applied the rest of my makeup. Lastly, I use a couple spritzes of Caudalie Beauty Elixir so that everything sets together nicely. This is also nice & refreshing whenever your skin needs a pick-me-up throughout the day.



Once the base is applied, I may add a bit of NARS Bronzing Powder to my cheekbones, along the sides of my nose, outer edges of my forehead, and along the jawline. I then use an angled blush brush to apply blush to the apples of my cheeks. NARS Blush in Orgasm is a long-time favorite that seems to flatter every skin tone. I then use a short, blunt brush to blend upwards and outwards.



For the eyes, I keep it pretty simple unless I have a fancy event to attend. I curl my lashes with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, then apply a couple coats of mascara. Right now I'm using Smashbox Hyperlash Mascara, but I like to switch it up. I will separate any lashes that get clumpy, and brush through my brows with the brow brush. I apply Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel to the brows to fill in any sparse areas, and then add definition with the Dior Eyebrow Pencil. I'm almost out of brow gel, and am anxious to try Glossier Boy Brow  (if it ever comes back in stock!) next.



I usually keep my lips free of color, but highly moisturized. Lately I'm loving Glossier Balm Dotcom, which you can use as a skin salve on cuticles as well. If I want an easy-to-apply color, Clinique Chubby Sticks are a lovely moisturizing mix of mango & shea butters, and I have them in several colors. Every once in a while, of course, I love a strong red lip. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Le Orange is a bright reddish-orange hue that adds a great pop of color to any look.


Check out some of my fave recent makeup looks: