Two products I use on “light” makeup days

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I prefer a full coverage foundation on days that I’m shooting anything for the blog, but on off days I’ll either roll with a naked face or simply do a little concealer, brow pencil and mascara.

I wanted to find something that would work in the in-between that provided me with a bit of coverage for my face, without being a heavy, full coverage foundation. I was browsing Nordstrom and came across Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-place Powder Makeup. I’ve used Double Wear Stay-in-place Liquid Makeup and also the light version, and both are great. The former does NOT budge and provides very full coverage while the latter is a bit more natural looking.

The Double Wear Stay-in-place Powder Makeup was just what I needed. I apply it with a fluffy brush, like this, and it gives me coverage, evens out my complexion, but doesn’t feel heavy.

I also added Clinique’s Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% onto my purchase that day. I had played around with it at another store one day, and loved that you can simply add it into your existing moisturizer. Vitamin C is a great product to use for anti-aging benefits as well as to add a beautiful glow to your skin. I’ve been using a few different Vitamin C products over the past few months and love how they make my skin look. On days I’m skipping foundation, I make sure to apply my Vitamin C serum for a healthy glow!

While I was shopping for these new products, a few different brands were offering great “gift with purchase” options. I happily qualified for the Estee Lauder gift with purchase and have to say I LOVE the products I got in the bag. I use the primer, eyeshadow palette, and lip gloss for my makeup look for a party I was hosting recently and loved the result!

Unfortunately the Estee Lauder gift with purchase that is pictured above is already sold out, but be sure to check out which other brands are offering gifts with purchase right now at Not only is it a great way to be introduced to new products, but they can also be broken down into excellent stocking stuffers as the holidays are around the corner!

And lastly, now through November 11th you can receive a gift with any scent purchase over $85.00! I’m a huge fan of the Fresh Cream scent from Philosophy and picked up this gift set (for myself!) while I was in store recently. If you are looking for something a bit stronger, perfume-wise, I really love Michael Kors Eau de Parfum. It’s warm, not overly floral, and very easy to wear!

This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. 


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Becky E says · 11.09.17

I saw the Clinique serum has to be used within 7 days-I was so bummed! I really want to try a vitamin C product after your glowing reviews of them!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 11.09.17

I love Clinique’s products! I’ve used their skincare range for as far as I can remember, but have never tried their makeup. I should!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Marah Leinbaugh says · 11.09.17

Very Pretty Kate! You wear it well!

Allie says · 11.09.17

Thanks for the recommendations! I️ really love Glossier products for no makeup days, the makeup is really light and just evens everything out. The blushes and highlighter are awesome too for a barely there look xxAllie

LM says · 11.09.17

please tell us where you got the top in today’s post and the dress in the wine with friends post…i’m looking for something cute for family pictures and love these pieces! Thanks!

Heather says · 11.10.17

I remember she said the dress was from Target on instastories, and I saw it there in person. I was wondering about the top too 🙂

Kim says · 11.09.17

Your makeup looks so natural and pretty! Thanks for the recommendations!

Kim .. suede pencil skirt & giveaway!

Kate F. says · 11.09.17

This isn’t really related to the makeup, but I love your top! Where is it from?

Lindsay says · 11.09.17

I love Clinique! Their products tend to work really well on my skin. This makes me want to try some of the other products you mentioned – you look gorgeous!
xo, Lindsay

Meera says · 11.10.17

I love Clinique! I recently found out they aren’t cruelty free though 🙁 You look lovely btw, great post!

LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

Breanne says · 11.10.17

Hi! What do you think of the Clinique compared to the Ole Henriksen Vitamin C Serum?

Sara says · 11.10.17

Your lashes look awesome! What mascara are you using here? The Lights Camera Lashes?

Holly says · 11.10.17

I love powders so will definitely be checking this one out, they are so great for when you just need a little pick me up & I love discovering new ones so thanks so much for sharing!

Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

Karen says · 11.12.17

What color is the lip gloss? Love it!!