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The Sun is Not My Friend

For as long as I can remember, my skin has always been a topic of conversation. Some have been positive and some have been … not so positive. In one of my earliest memories of grade school, I can remember a classmate asking me, “Why is your skin so white?” Up until that point, I hadn’t even questioned that myself. Why WAS my skin so pale? I just shrugged my shoulders, and we carried on with our playtime.

A couple years later I can recall being at a swimming party for one of my good friends. Everyone was in their bathing suit getting ready to hop into the pool when one girl looked at me and shouted, “You look like a ghost! A real ghost!” Another one of my friends joined in on the conversation asking me, “Yeah, why don’t you tan? Don’t you EVER get a tan?” I can’t remember what my answer was, but I do remember that being the first time I was ever embarrassed of my complexion. Continue Reading

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Natural Glam Bridal Makeup

Bridal is one of my very favorite types of makeup to do. I love making a bride appear like the best version of herself with a little bit of glow and glam! Here is a look I created in collaboration with Third Culture on my friend Rachel. I am sooo happy with how it turned out, and I think she is STUNNING. I created this look using 100% all natural products, and it is so satisfying to see Continue Reading

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Mineral Makeup 101 // Why & How to Use It

Today I am sharing with you my very best tips and tricks on how to apply mineral powder foundation! This is perfect for those of you who have tried mineral foundation in the past but were unable to get your desired coverage and also for those who are a little timid to enter the mineral makeup world!

Here is a totally unedited photo after I completed my mineral makeup routine. Continue Reading

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Day to Night Makeup Look (Easy and All-Natural!)

Hey, guys! Another one of my makeup tutorials with Third Culture is up on their site, and I’m so excited to share it with you! If you saw my last makeup tutorial, you will remember that I did an easy everyday makeup look. This evening look simply builds off of that. I do some touchups, add a little drama to the eye, and finish it off with a GORGEOUS lip color! I’d love for you to check it out here: http://www.tcface.com/day-to-night-mineral-makeup-look

Don’t forget that you can purchase a box filled with all the products I used simply by clicking on them to the right-hand side of the video. Choose your color preferences, and you’re all set! Third Culture ships to all of Europe and the U.S. If you missed my last tutorial, you can see it here: http://www.tcface.com/madisons-naturally-pretty-look

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! 🙂

-Madison-

 

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Friday Favorites // No 2.

HAPPY FRIDAY! Today I am sharing with you four of my very favorite beauty/ skincare products that I have been reaching for nonstop. I am very much a girl of routine, and I don’t switch it up THAT often. (Yes, I am always trying out new products and doing different looks, but rarely do I ever love it so much that I use it every single day. 🙂 )  However, I’ve added 3 new products into my morning and night routines recently!  Continue Reading

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Friday Favorites // No. 1

Happy Friday, everyone! Today is my first Friday Favorites post where I will be sharing a handful of things I have really been enjoying over the past week. I am still recovering from a pretty bad cold, so you will see how my favorites correspond to that! Enjoy xx

1. Bobbi Brown Retouching Wand

This is a new product from my favorite makeup brand – Bobbi Brown. I LOVE THIS. Since I have been feeling under the weather, this is honestly the only makeup I have been wearing. It is exactly what it claims to be – a magical retouching wand for your face. You can use it as a foundation, concealer, or touch-up stick. I have been using it after moisturizing to “spot treat”. I applied it lightly under my eyes to brighten and around my nose to combat redness. The formula blends into your skin seamlessly, and I don’t even need to set it with powder. I am in the shade Porcelain. It looks just like my skin but better. Thank you, Bobbi! Continue Reading