Simple & Clean Makeup of the Day

Happy Thursday everyone! And also happy Fourth of July weekend to you all Americans! I will be spending this Independence Day at Wisconsin Dells, which is like America's biggest water park industry, with a couple of good friends and family. With that being said, there's gonna be a lot less makeup being put on so, here's a really simple and less dramatic makeup look for when you don't necessarily want to apply a huge amount of makeup while you're on vacation. 

On trips anyway, I don't normally pack a ton of makeup; just the essentials like foundation, powder, some lip gloss... I only really use makeup on trips if I am going out to eat or when I know I can touch up later. Since it is summer, I tend to lose the liquid foundations and all the shiny stuff that I don't really need to use this time of year. 
I got this Benefit Goodies A Go Go eye kit a while ago for like a Christmas gift and I just found it stashed in my closet. I have no idea why I put it there because it's just so amazing! Sure, it's not the ideal size for travel but, it comes with all the essentials you need for a really simple eye look.
It comes with four, neutral, matte shades (from left to right): Call My Buff, Thanks A Latte, Gilt-y Pleasure, and Kiss Me I'm Tipsy. It also comes with a mini Stay Don't Stray eye shadow primer and a mini They're Real mascara. So really, all you need is your face stuff, this kit, and some lip gloss and you're good to go! Btw, I love the primer and the mascara so dearly. I bought the full sizes of each and I can't stop using them both. The primer makes the shadow stay in place ALL DAY. The mascara makes my lashes really voluminous, too. 
Before I tackle my whole face situation, I always try to use primer. I never used it in the past, I didn't really know what it was, until I just started seeing a difference in my makeup after I tried it for the first time! The Laura Geller Spackle Under Makeup Primer is great when you need your face to not "move around" throughout the day of vacationing and what not. I also prefer to use primers that have SPF in them, especially during the summer but, this one does a great job at mattifying your face for a long time. 
Like I said before, I'm not all about that liquid foundation life at all in the summer. On vacation, I need something that will fix my shine and keep me matte and pore-less for a few hours and that's that! I'll dab on a little Stila Stay All Day Concealer under my eyes to really brighten them up (you know because you might be jet lagged or just really tired all the time like me) and pat on some Laura Geller Balance N Brighten Powder to mattify my shiny face! 

If you aren't going to be somewhere really warm and muggy, then this Pop Beauty Kajal Pen in Sotty Black is great for nights out when you want to add drama to your eye look. This is just an option but, I love smudging it out with the sponge tip side of the pencil. I was recently given this by a friend and have never heard of the brand before. I might have to check them out more because this is a really nice and easily blendable eyeliner.

Then, I finish off my look with Maybelline's Fit Me blush in Light Rose on the cheeks and a little bit of Laura Geller Color Luster Lip Gloss in Cookie Dough on my lips! The perfect touches of color for any simple, makeup look.

I hope you guys have a nice weekend for whatever you're celebrating! I will be off on vacation for the next couple of days but, will have posts up for sure next week. Do you guys wear a ton of makeup during the summer or take a couple things out of the routine? Let me know!

Xoxo, Nat


  1. I love the Laura geller powder, i think it has great blurring properties! I really want to try the spackle primer, i keep hearing good things xx

    LPage Beauty

    1. Oh my gosh I know! Btw, I absolutely adore your blog! It gives me so much inspiration. Thanks for your comment, it really means a lot XXX

  2. That Benefit kit looks really cute!

    xo, Liz

    1. Haha I love how it looks like a little cottage or something! It had a little decorative roof when I got it but, I have no idea where it went. It's so cute to even just have it on display in my room (plus the makeup is really good, too)! X

  3. Great post! Simple makeup is my favourite type of makeup
    Kathy x

    1. Thank you so much! It's what I gravitate more every time I do my makeup. It's just so easy and pretty at the same time. X

  4. These are great little essentials, that benefit eye kit is beyond gorgeous xxx



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