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How To Do Colorblocked Makeup That Doesn't Look Cray

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    At 33-years-old, a wife and a mother of a beautiful little girl, my love and appreciation for beauty is more experimental than ever. I've always loved makeup. It's my favorite way to begin the day and creates an alternate universe for me to explore. So, I'd like to tell you about my most recent discovery.

    It all started with the Chanel's Limelight mascara. My husband, Gunnar, gave this to me for my birthday as inspiration for my future beauty looks. I had just given birth to our daughter and was in between sizes and going through a complete transformation. I was trying to find my beauty identity all over again.

    I love an orange or red lip and feel most confident when I’m wearing one, but Gunnar encouraged me to try something new, like a bright color for my lashes with a gloss or light-pink lip. At first, I wasn’t sure and then slowly began to experiment. It wasn’t until recently when I was getting ready for work one morning, feeling uninspired with my wardrobe and like nothing fit quite right, I looked in the mirror and thought, "What if I combined color on my eyes, as if I was wearing it on my body?"

    As a working mom, I don’t have a lot of time for myself. One of my best friends asked me shortly after my daughter was born, if I take time for myself each day. I laughed and said, "Does pumping count?" She replied, "No, you need to make time!" So, I started pumping while I do my makeup in the mornings. This way, I’m able to spend as much time with my daughter as possible before going to work and still set aside 15 to 20 minutes for myself while I prepare for the day. I have found that creating this space makes me a better wife and mother.

    Click through for my how-to on this bold, colorblocked makeup look.



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