everyday makeup with beth level

{my old makeup}

I am not a makeup person. 
But I wish I was a makeup person!
I've been doing the same basic things since high school. Just changing a few things here and there.
After meeting Beth during wedding planning {and loving how she did my makeup for the wedding}. I decided I wanted to meet up with her for some tips to refresh my everyday look. I like makeup but I feel like I don't know nearly enough and I don't love to experiment because I instantly feel overwhelmed. So I figured having some guidance would help! 
Also, I just think Beth is so cool and I love chatting with her, win win!

I asked my friend Justine to come over to photograph, thanks Justine!
Thanks to both these talented women for always making me look good and being so fun to be around!

Some tips and products as suggested by Beth:

Beth suggested I start using Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair lotion/eye cream. She reminded me that it's never too early to start preventing signs of aging and this is a great drugstore option. The retinol might be irritating at first but she assured me that my skin would adjust eventually. She also reminded me to wear a lotion with sunscreen as the retinol will make skin more sensitive to sun. One of her drugstore favorites is CeraVe moisturizer for day use.

Foundation/BB Cream:
Beth suggested NYX BB Cream as a great drugstore option. Tarte BB Cream is one of her favorite high-end brands, Sephora and Ulta will give samples! 

In these photos, Beth used Make Up Forever HD Foundation in 110. 

Drugstore: NYX HD Concealer or the high-end option: NARS Radiant Creamy concealer in Vanilla

Drugstore: NYX or ELF or the high-end option: Too Faced Milk Chocolate or Tarte Park Avenue Princess, which can also be used as eye shadow!

Nyx in Pinched and Dusty Rose

MAC Soft n' Gentle used in these photos. Drugstore option: Hard Candy {at Wal-Mart} in 
Tiki {for $9!} can be used as eye shadow as well 

Eye Shadow Primer:
NYX flesh tone or white

Eye Shadows:
Suggested is Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette or the Lorac Pro Pallette. For single shadows, MAC's Woodwinked {the shadow I wore for the wedding!}, Arena {a peachy-nude}, Saddle {brown} and Soft Brown could all be worn alone or combined.

Eye Liner:
Beth used a navy liner! I would not have thought to try that but I really like it! Maybelline has a navy liner that she promised was easy to use and would be a good alternative to my trusty black eye liner. Wet 'n Wild and Essence both have good gel liners.

Drugstore: Maybelline Falsies or high end: Too Faced Better Than Sex or Benefit They're Real

NYX lip liners, glosses and lipsticks. Flower {Drew Barrymore's new line at Wal-Mart} have awesome matte lipsticks and Wet 'n Wild have great options. Bonus, they're all cheap enough to get a bunch and experiment. Beth used MAC Morange here. 

Beth suggested ordering Style Master brushes on Ebay, great quality for the price. Ulta carries the Real Techniques brushes and they often have sales!

So. That was a lot of info {and photos}! I noticed that Beth loves NYX {sold at Ulta} and that's great to know because I am terrible at branching out but now I'm excited to go shopping and actually experiment with a lot of these products. I'll be sure to share what I buy after I get a chance to go shopping. 
Do you have any favorite products? Feel free to share in the comments!

Thank you again to Beth and Justine!

ps. this is not a sponsored post. 
I highly recommend Beth as a makeup artist from personal experience.


  1. oh i adore her work! if i was getting married here in pdx she'd be my top pick! thanks for sharing photos!
    ladies in navy

  2. Lovely photos and a great tutorial! My daily makeup routine could use a tune up as well. Next up, please do a bang tutorial. Mine never look as perfect as yours!


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