Skin tint and concealer / I got both of these in the medium shade and it’s a perfect match. The skin tint is really nice and light, more like a filter and less like a mask. It doesn’t hide your skin, but rather makes it look like its best version. And the concealer is truly amazing—creamy, buildable and natural-looking. (In the photos I have it under my eyes and on a couple of blemishes.)
Boy brow / This is truly the best brow product I’ve tried (I wear it in brown). It can be used alone, or in combination with a pencil/powder if you really have sparse brows. But let me tell you, it really does make your brows look thicker and fuller than they are thanks to the color and the pomade texture. Seeing these photos where I’m literally wearing only Boy Brow on my brows (no pencil or powders underneath!), has me re-thinking the whole microblading idea, even though I think it is so, so fascinating.
Lipstick / I got the color like, and I was so surprised by how much I loved it! I am not a lipstick person, but this had a really nice matte stain finish that I loved. It’s buildable, too, so it can be as light or as dark as I want it to be. I definitely will be interested in adding other colors to my collection!
Balm dotcom / The consistency reminds me of Aquaphor, and I loved how thick it was because it doesn’t wear off easily. It’s a little thick when it comes out of the tube, so I rubbed it between my fingers to soften it and then applied it to my lips and cheekbones. The smell is delightful, and I can see myself ordering more of these to stash in my purse and car so I’m never without.
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This outfit just makes me feel so much cooler than I really am. I don’t know if it’s the big fedora, or the retro-modern feel of the high rise flares. Whatever it is, I think I need to wear this more often because I just felt so legit in it!
Anyway, let’s talk about the look. One trend I’m loving for spring is black and white check print—I have the button down shown here, and a shirtdress and am also eyeing a scarf for an easy accessory to pair with jeans and a solid tee. I just can’t get enough! Though colored check print can feel really sweet and preppy, the black and white contrast keeps it fresh, modern and edgy. And since it’s neutral, it’s easy to mix and match with the rest of your wardrobe.
As far as the styling goes, I’ve long been a fan of the “half tuck,” where you tuck in the front of your button-down but leave the back out for a more casual look that also is waist-defining. But now that I’m wearing high rise jeans all the time, I find that knotting my shirt proves to be much more flattering. Do you ever wear your shirt that way?
J.Crew shirt, Madewell hat (similar), Natalie Borton necklace, Madewell jeans, Sole Society booties (similar)
Sometimes the most basic of outfits can be elevated to something magical with one simple accessory. While I don’t wear them nearly as much as I used to, scarves are the easiest way to change up a look and take something from simple to chic—and they also are pretty perfect for transitioning from winter to spring. Just skip the coat and use a scarf instead 😉 The one I’m wearing is an oldie from Madewell, but I’ve included links to some similar ones below if you feel like this type of accessory is missing from your wardrobe at home.
As far as the flares go, I’m obsessed with these ones I’m wearing from Madewell, but they only have teeny-tiny sizes left so unless you’re a petite little thing you’re out of luck on the dark wash. BUT, I think lighter denim colors are pretty perfect for spring, so if you like the style I’m wearing and don’t mind a different wash, check these out.