#beautyselfie: Thuc

#beautyselfie is my homage to Into the Gloss’s Top Shelf and Get It Beauty’s Talking Mirror series.

This inaugural #beautyselfie post features my friend Thuc, whose beauty style is playful and bright. She doesn’t wear much makeup on a day-to-day basis, but she can pull off lipstick from hot fuchsia to hot orange to hot magenta purple to, well, hot anything!

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Read on as Thuc shares her beauty favorites . . .

Current Makeup Staples

03 Current staplesI just learned about highlighting and contouring. It makes such a big difference. I’m currently using the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette in Streak (bronzer+highlighter+blush) for that. As you can see, I’ve pretty much used up my Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Baked to the pan [ed. note: it’s discontinued]. I use that as eyeshadow sometimes. I’m also liking the Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil in NSA to clean up and define the edges of my brows . . . but it’s running out after only 3 weeks! Look at it!
04 Urban Decay Naked Flushed Streak 24-7 Concealer NSA Baked BronzerI’m also really liking the Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder–so good in humid NY and DC weather. My sister introduced me to elf Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal, which I love. I’m not that into eyeshadows any more, but I’ll use this as a quick shimmery wash on my eyes. For mascara, Benefit They’re Real! makes my lashes look really long and thick.

05 Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder elf Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal

Beauty Gamechanger

I started thickening my eyebrows. My eyebrows have been naturally thin ever since I shaved them off in high school. (Big mistake!) For years, I filled them in following their natural shape. But I’m into the thick-brow look now; it feels more modern and it really makes you look younger.

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Wearing Make Up For Ever Kohl Pencil in Black and Maybelline Color Sensationals lipstick in Fuchsia Flash

Skincare Fave

Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46. It has a great consistency and can be used as a primer. It’s not oily like other sunscreens. [Ed. note: This was my favorite too last summer. It has niacinamide to help lighten hyperpigmentation and, if you have normal-oily skin, it can replace moisturizer.]

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Wearing Benefit They’re Real! mascara and Wet n Wild MegaLast lipstick in 24 Carrot Gold (969)

Makeup Fave

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in Dark Brown. [Ed. note: Thuc has used Aqua Brow for as long as I’ve known her. And bareMinerals. The girl knows what she likes.]

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Thanks to Thuc and thanks for reading!  

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