Back to basics after a long weekend. The long weekend for Thanksgiving was nice and much needed. It’s the longest break I’ve had since August. Mondays are always hard, but the Monday after a break is the worst. It’s like you’re starting all over. So this past Monday, my OOTD was definitely a back to basics kind of day. I wore black and white, but mixed it up a bit by wearing a geometric print top.
The top is loose and wide at the shoulders. I think if you wore it more casually, you could wear it off one shoulder, but obviously I didn’t do that since I was going to work. It is a slightly gauzy type of material so I wore a grey sleeveless top underneath. There is also ruching with a tie on one side. I love the print on this shirt. The top also came in black with white lines, but when I got this a few months ago they didn’t have the black in my size so I went with the white. I think the white is better though because I can wear it with black or grey pants (for work) whereas with the black top, it might be too dark to wear with black pants.
This week in my Monday-Friday makeup basket…
Face: Smashbox Photo Ready More than Primer Blemish Control, Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation & Wet n Wild Coverall Foundation, Benefit Erase Paste, Smashbox High Definition Concealer, BareMinerals Well Rested, Neutrogena Mineral Powder, BareMinerals Mineral Veil, Essence Silky Touch Blush (Adorable), Milani Baked Bronzer, L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer (highlight), BareMinerals Luminizer, MAC Fix +
Eyes: Lorac Behind the Scenes Primer, ELF Baked Eyeshadow (Pixie), Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette, Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara, Wet n Wild Brow Kit
Lips: IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Stain (Je Ne Sais Quoi)
The lipstick looks like a super pale pink and when you see it in person it almost looks like a solid gel and see-through like. However, as soon as it warms up to your skin or lips it turns a flush color and becomes a your lips but better shade. It is super moisturizing and makes my lips feel smooth all day! I’ve had this for quite some time now and when the day comes that I actually run out of this I will definitely be repurchasing. Actually, I like having back ups and would probably repurchase in advance!
And that was my black & white/back to basics look! Now just 3 more weeks until winter break!