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At home and on weekends, I’m always testing new makeup– especially eye shadows to make sure they last on my oily lids before the return period expires. Or I test different eye looks. And different moisturizers, primers, and illuminizers with my foundation and bb creams. That way, if there’s any disaster ( eye makeup melts or foundation turns orange), only hubby and the toddler sees it LOL

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TBH my look doesn’t change all that much because I work in a fairly casual office, and my go-to colors are typically neutrals anyway. Sometimes I will take the opportunity on the weekend to try out new colors, though, that I just wouldn’t feel as comfortable in at the office. And if I’m “going out” I always go heavier on the eye makeup and shimmer!

That’s not bad at being an adult, it’s knowing and doing what you like. It’s very adult. Be nice to yourself.

if i’m just chilling in my room on the weekend then i won’t wear anything (unless i’m trying it on) but in general my school looks and my weekend looks are the same. i have no problem wearing blue lipstick to class

I don’t wear makeup at all if I won’t be seeing people that day. If I’m heading out for a quick errand, I’ll brush on some SPF powder, lightly fill in my brows (not as meticulously as I would for a night out), and throw on one of my older lipsticks that I’m trying to use up. I’ll usually put on my SPF moisturizer in the morning if I have an inkling that I might be leaving the house during the day (I work from home, so there are a lot of days where this won’t happen).

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If I’m only going for a walk, my most basic look is tinted sun protection set with powder (and maybe a hint of contour under my cheekbones), tinted brow gel, blinc mascara (‘cuz it washes off so easily), and some kind of lip color. Even if it’s just “chore day” and I’m just walking around the block and doing laundry in the basement of the building in my boyfriend jeans, that’s what I’ll wear!

If I’m doing anything more than that, I’ll at least also put on a thin layer of NARS Eye Paint in Porto Venere from lashline to brows, tightline my lashes, and do the quick & subtle contour/blush/highlight/blend that I can do a in couple of minutes. This is polished enough to wear to work or school if I’m in a hurry, too. There’s not a huge amount of difference for me between work and non-work days.

If I have some time I’ll want to play and do a complete eye look, or maybe fuss with lip liner and a super-bold lip color. It’s just fun for me!

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I use weekends or special events to go all out. Brighter colors or dramatic smoky eyes, bolder lips, contouring/highlighting, maybe some extra glitter…

There are many steps I skip for the workplace due to the conservative nature of my job and my morning time constraints, so when I have a chance to really take my time and play with all of my products, I don’t waste it.

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I’m loving Chantecaille Just Skin tinted moisturizer! I can put it on with fingers and it looks and feels so nice. Usually that and some some concealer and a bit of blush,maybe highlight because I love highlight and a gloss or balm. But, if I’m going nowhere, I go scary bare face sometimes!

I tend to make it a skincare day, so I mask, put my more light-sensitive serums on if I’m snowed in (like today!) and just let my skin get some love. Sometimes for kicks I’ll put on one of my more work-inappropriate lipsticks.

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If I have no plans to leave my home that day, I either wear nothing or *almost* nothing: BB cream brows, tightline, mascara, a little blush and a lipgloss or balmy lip color. But sometimes, I’ll go the complete opposite direction and put together much more adventurous looks that perhaps I either; may not feel as comfortable wearing in public, or experimenting with some new shade configuration to see if it works. In other words, a trial run.

I will usually go bare-faced but if I go out of the flat, I might wear a bit of makeup, usually just foundation, blusher and lippie or lipbalm. Today though I went to the local retail park with my little girl, just a quick trip to Argos, TKMaxx and Sainsburys – all in all, just under an hour and a half (she whinged most of the time, wanting out of her buggy!). I wore foundation, pale pink and light brown eyeshadow from Stila’s A Whole Lotta Love, the peach shimmer blush and NARS Rikugien lip pencil. So, a light makeup look.

I’ll wear regular makeup on the weekend if I’m going out shopping or for coffee, but on a relaxed Sunday I’ll just do my normal skincare and maybe some extra moisturizer.

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I mask on weekend mornings and if I don’t have something social going on, I won’t put anything on for the rest of the day. If I do have something social going on, I’ll do a full face like I do during the week. I like to play with what I have (God forbid it’s new, though) so sometimes even if I’ve masked in the morning, I’ll still put a face and eyes on in the afternoon, only I won’t use eye primer or my regular foundation I use during the week, I’ll use a bb cream or mineral foundation as opposed to a heavier base.

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