Happy Monday, babes – 
I hope you all had a great weekend!  Between the magazine shoot last week, my last post on Friendship, the Q + A on instastories, and the chicken coop reveal yesterday – we have felt the love and we are so grateful.  We’ve cultivated the best, most genuine community over the years and we couldn’t be more thankful for each and every one of you.  We love you!
Between beauty, skincare, and haircare, I’m trying to update my ‘routines’ and favorite products, post by post.  {My updated haircare routine is HERE.}  It’s been quite some time since I talked about ‘what’s in my make-up bag’ and shared my ride-or-die products with you, so I wanted to take you through my routine, step by step.  
As most of you know, I’m a minimalist at heart and do not consider myself to be a beauty blogger by any means.  There are so many amazing women out there who are much more talented and know way more than I do on the subject, however, I do believe there’s value in keeping it real + easy.  Although I don’t use a lot of products on a daily basis, I do receive a ton of beauty related packages on a monthly basis, so I have tried my share of products + brands.  That said, if you’re anything like me – you want the holy grail products that work and could care less about the other 20 that fill your make-up bag for no reason and cost an arm and a leg.  
I like to keep my beauty routine simple, natural, and easy to zip up and throw in my luggage when traveling.  Here are the products I use, in order, step by step, and #notsponsored.
(I don’t use a primer, but because I have dry skin, I put this on about 15 minutes prior to applying my make-up as a primer and it helps everything go on smoothly.)
(Even coverage, not too heavy, gives you a pretty, natural glow!)

Bare Minerals Original Powder (in Medium Beige)
(Best powder I have EVER used!  It only comes out in the larger size once a year around the holidays so I always snag 2-3 while I can AND it’s currently on SALE!)

(I mix the three, left L shape colors and use as my bronzer on my cheek bones, jaw line, and hair line.  Then, I use the top right color as my highlighter and it’s so pretty + perfect!)

Chanel Blush (in Golden Sun)
(I’ll never use another blush – I use this color year-round and it’s so pretty + natural!)

(Front left to right, top row to bottom, I layer 1, 4, and 6 to create the perfect, golden + natural eye.)

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (in Satin Black, top liner)
Rimmel London Eye Liner (in Blackest Black, bottom liner)
(the best mascara I’ve ever used!)

Benefit Brow Pencil (in Deep/Warm Black Brown)
(best brow pencil I’ve used – looks so natural and glides on easily without looking too sharp,)

(I use this after the pencil and brush my brows in an upward motion to create a natural, not so perfect look.  It adds a bit of extra color and keeps your brow hairs in place all day long.)

NARS Kabuki Brush
(I use this for my powder, bronzer, and highlighter.  I know that’s not technically correct, but that’s what works for me!)

NARS Blush Blush

NARS Eyeshadow Brush

MAC Lip Liner (in Stripdown)
MAC Lipstick (in Blankety)
(my favorite combination that I wear every single day.)

And that’s it!  13 Products total, but combined, they give you a perfectly put-together look that’s natural + glowy.  Of course, if I have a special occasion or need to look more ‘finished’, I’ll wear actual foundation or more eyeshadow, etc., but other than that – this is it!  I will say that my favorite products out of this entire list are the powder, bronzer/highlighter palette, blush, brow pencil + gel, and lipstick.  Simple, to the point, and doesn’t break the bank!
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Huong Vo

I'm the same way! My makeup is very minimal (skincare, however, that's a different story, ha!) and I can TOTALLY vouch for the Jet Lag Mask and the Bye Bye Undereye concealer. I need to try that Chanel blush! NARS definitely knows how to make a great makeup. I have more of their cheek palettes than eyeshadow so I'll have to look into this because #NeutralMakeUpForTheWin! x

She Sweats Diamonds


Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be purchasing some of the products. Is the bare minerals powder listed as foundation?


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