Everyday Neutral Makeup


I hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend, I know I did. Today I wanted to talk about my everyday neutral makeup look. Although I love getting dolled up, putting a full face of makeup just isn’t practical for me everyday. I work as a preschool teacher and honestly I just want to look presentable, but not like I rolled out of bed. So here is what I do:

1. After I have washed my face, I apply Josie Maran Aragan Oil, (sometimes I use the light version, depending on the dryness of my skin). I put abut four or five drops into the palm of my hand. Then I rub my hands together and just press my hands into my face. I do not rub it in, just sort of pat on.

2. After about 10 minutes, I apply Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance. I just rub it all over my face using a dime sized amount. I love this stuff! Some days I just put this on and no foundation. It really brightens up the face!

3. After a couple minutes of the primer setting in, I apply bareMineals Stroke of Light. I put this under my eyes. I don’t dab it under my eye, I just brush it from under my eye to my cheeks. I make a triangle from under my eye, that goes from the outer corner of my eye, down towards my nose and the to my inner corner of my eye. I hope that makes sense!

4. Next I apply my foundation. I have been using bareMinerals Liquid Foundation in Bare Natural 07 for about year and I absolutely love it! I also bought this brush to apply it and have been really happy with it. For this everyday look, I want minimal coverage so I use a drop for each side of my face. I start on my cheek and start buffing and blending moving towards my chin and over my forehead. I don’t put much on my nose.

5. After several minutes of allowing the foundation to set into my skin, I apply Josie Maran Coconut Water Gelée in Pink Escape. I simply use my finger to swipe it on my cheeks and ether blend with my fingers or a brush. I love how it looks, I think it adds a very natural looking flush to the cheeks. I highly recommend this!

6. I use Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow gel to help keep my eyebrows tame and to hold their shape. I also usually just curl my lashes and keep them mascara free during the week.

7. Lastly I love to have some kind of lip balm on my lips because I hate having dry lips. I love to use Rosebud Perfume Co. in the Strawberry flavor. It is one of the few lip balms that don’t irritate my sensitive lips and keeps them super soft! I always have one or two with me.

I hope this helps explain a fast, but put together makeup look! Feel free to ask questions! I want to start doing tutorials, would that be of interest to anyone?

Have a wonderful monday!

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  1. Ananda

    April 6, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    LOVE LOVE Josie Maran makeup.

    1. Cassie Cottura

      April 7, 2015 at 4:10 am

      Isn’t it great?! I have been so happy with it! Thank for reading!

  2. Hayley Larue

    April 6, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I have been hearing SO much about Laura Mercier lately! I love trying new products, so I will definitely have to try that brand! 🙂

    1. Cassie Cottura

      April 7, 2015 at 4:11 am

      I have been really happy with the primer. I plan on trying the tinted moisturizer for the summer when I want just a little something on my face. Thanks for reading love!

  3. jenessasheffield

    April 7, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Oh I have been so interested in trying the new liquid foundation from bare minerals, I currently use estee lauder, have you ever used Estee, if so how would you compare the two? Thanks girl hope you had a lovely Easter.

    1. Cassie Cottura

      April 7, 2015 at 4:17 am

      I have not used Estee’s liquid foundation, but I have heard great things. I almost bought that, but the girl at Sephora knew I used the powder version of bareMinerals and suggested I try something with a lighter coverage first, since I was used to that. I have been curious and will probably end up trying Estee soon. BareMinerals really brightens the face. I showed my best friend half my face that had it and left the other half bare and she noticed the difference. You should definitely give it a try!!! Thanks for reading love!!

      1. jenessasheffield

        April 7, 2015 at 8:35 am

        Thanks for the review Cassie you are the cutest! If you try Estée try the the light version it isn’t as heavy I love both equally tho!

  4. Karen

    April 7, 2015 at 2:30 am

    I would love some tutorials!!

    1. Cassie Cottura

      April 7, 2015 at 4:18 am

      Thanks girl! At least I have one person interested!! Definitely have been writing down and planning. Do you have any specifics you would like? Thanks for always reading love!!

      1. Karen

        April 7, 2015 at 4:22 am

        How about some of your favorite hairstyles (like that braid?! ) or one about your smokey eye?

        1. Cassie Cottura

          April 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

          Yep I have that written down! Thank you for the feedback!!!!

  5. Tailored and true

    April 7, 2015 at 2:42 am

    I love that laura mercier primer! It works so well!

    1. Cassie Cottura

      April 7, 2015 at 4:18 am

      Yes it does! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. peeledwellness

    April 8, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    My mom got me hooked on the new bare minerals foundation- its so smooth! Thanks for sharing at the link up yesterday!
    Xoxo K

    1. Cassie Cottura

      April 8, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      It’s great isn’t it!? And I love your link ups!

  7. erica

    April 10, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Loving all these suggestions~

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