October 27

How I Do My Makeup For Special Occasions

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[outfit_section]Beauty Products:

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in “Beige”Shimmer Brick in “Bronze”, Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powders, Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colors Lipstick in “Hibiscus”, Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara (outfit details over here!)[/outfit_section]


When it comes to makeup, I know what I like. There are a handful of brands that I trust and love and always go to for both refills of my favorite staples (like my mascara) and also with trying new products. At the forefront of that makeup list lies Bobbi Brown. You guys know that I love my Bobbi Brown makeup. I’ve talked about their products since the beginning of my blog, and to this day, they’re still my number one. I love how natural their makeup looks, I love the coverage it gives me and I love their colors. From start to finish, almost every step of my makeup routine incorporates something from Bobbi Brown, and with the holiday season coming up, I have four products that are key to creating a natural, glowy look.




I first start with the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in “Beige”. I’ve been using this a lot lately because it really gives my skin that velvety soft look without feeling like I have any makeup on. I used to wear powder foundation a lot, but I’ve found myself changing up my routine recently with this one instead. I love how natural it looks. I apply the stick directly to my skin in the areas I want coverage, like my forehead, nose and chin, and then blend the foundation in with my fingers. I’ll also apply a small amount with my fingers under my eyes and on my eyelids.





I’ve always used Bobbi Brown’s bronzers and glow products, specifically the Shimmer Brick in “Bronze”, and recently started using the Highlighting Powders, too. These add such a beautiful glow to wherever you apply them. I like to add just a small amount to my cheekbones, forehead and inner eye. Here I’m using the ‘Golden Bronze’ shade from their limited edition Highlighting Trio. During the day I like to use the ‘Pink Gold’ shade along with my blush.




Lipstick is, without a doubt, my favorite way to switch up my makeup routine. If I’m feeling sort of “blah” in the morning and need a pick-me-up, I’ll add some lipstick and instantly feel more colorful. Fall and holiday colors are always my favorite, with their rich hues and deeper undertones. With burgundy being my go-to color right now, this Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Lipstick in “Hibiscus” is such a pretty complementary shade. It’s much darker than the colors I typically wear day to day, so I feel more elevated and dressed up when I do wear it.




Last weekend Thomas and I headed over to the Dewberry Hotel in Charleston to get dressed up and have a cocktail before we headed out on a date night at the Dock Street Theatre. After weeks of traveling for work and with both family and friends, it felt nice to come home and have a night with just the two of us. The Dewberry makes for the perfect location to start out the evening with their gorgeous lounge and bar area- doesn’t it feel straight out of Mad Men? It’s always a favorite spot of ours.






Playing off the colors from my makeup, I added this satin-like oversized suite in a deep, red wine color. I’m definitely planning on wearing this color into the holiday season. And of course, I have my small clutch filled with the most important things- my lipstick and foundation for any touch-ups throughout the night. Thankfully Thomas always has pockets to carry my massive phone (7+ problems).





Thank you to Bobbi Brown for sponsoring this post.

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