My sister Kim is amazing; she owns a boutique that just opened in Ludlow, Ky called Leeta Ruth (check out the FB page!), she runs a very successful team of Stella and Dot stylists on top of her own clientele, she is a mom of two adorable small kids, she is a wife, a cook and enjoys Yoga. Kim has always been busy but since she's taken on these roles in life she has gotten busier. However, now as a brick and mortar business she needs to have a more polished look to go with her impeccable style. Here are some suggestions I have for Kim on how to quickly achieve a maintainable look....
1. Skincare - Cleansing - Alba makes wipes called "Good and Clean" that are natural based but one side has an exfoliator and they are great for taking off makeup quick before Yoga or after a long day you can keep them next to your bed. I am also obsessed with this Facial Oil by Badger (below) they have regular but I prefer the Demascus Rose because it is made for more delicate skin. I have found this really balances the skin while moisturizing and protecting. I use under eye as well as all over face in the evening.
2. Foundation - Since I know that Kim has good skin integrity but she also is active and she is 37 she needs a little coverage, a primer and something oil free so I am going to suggest one of my favorites the Tarte BB 12 Hour Poreless Prime. I know Kim doesn't have a ton of time so to have a product that can do multiple things at once instead of applying a primer, a sunscreen, a foundation and a filler all at once this covers it. For concealer (after foundation is put on) I am going to suggest my FAVORITE the Maybelline Age Rewind. It will help give her an under eye treatment at the same time highlighting the under the eye area where it may be a little puffy or dark from lack of sleep lol Powder - I am going to suggest the Palladio powder...I like the light coverage that gives the skin a finished look it also is made with a rice formula which is healthier for the skin as well as a natural brand which is great!
Eyes: MY FAVORITE are the smaller pallets from Two Faced because you can do so many looks with one little thing. I have the Cat Eyes one because I do a more smokey eye more often. The one I think Kim will get a lot of use out of is that still in the natural realm. You can use the Nude as an all over eye color for everyday use, a pop of gold shadow for a dressy occasion or the deeper color to emphasize the outer corner for some drama. Eyeliner - For Kim, I would skip it! I would use a dense brush and use a tiny bit of the dark matte brown shadow to apply under eye or on lashline to create more depth. I don't think an eyeliner is needed. I am linking my favorite dense shadow brush below as well as an AWESOME blending brush for the eye shadows. Mascara - I really like this Essence mascara because it is waterproof and cruelty-free plus it is inexpensive .
4. Cheeks - You can't go wrong with NARS Orgasm because its a highlighter and Blush in one! It's gold undertones look awesome with any skin tone. I would apply it with a fluffier brush for Kim because her skin tone is lighter. Can get a Sephora
5. Lips - I don't wear lip color a ton but when I do, I like a matte lip that is cheap and easy to apply that lasts long but not forever. Other than that, I like a matte gloss without sparkle for a more everyday look.