LOTW: The Makeup That's Making Me Smile After Surgery

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Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been MIA on the LOTW scene for the last couple of weeks (HUGE thanks to Trista for rocking it in my absence).

A couple of weeks ago I was involved in a car accident on my way to church that left me out of commission for a bit. Thankfully, I made it out with just some bumps, bruises, and a broken ankle, but recovery has been rough at times. 

As silly as it may seem, I didn’t really start to feel like myself again until I got my hands on some makeup. 

champagne shadow

Here’s the very simple look that helped me to look and, eventually, feel a little better.

I didn't have the patience or energy to go through my normal foundation/concealer routine. So I opted for a makeshift tinted moisturizer (a mix of foundation and moisturizer) and used my clean hands to blend it all over my face. For my eyes, I used a clean finger to apply a soft wash of Champagne eye shadow and followed up with a couple coats of mascara.

The week following my surgery, I felt like my skin looked really dull, so I relied on luminizer to fake a glow. 

I also kept my blush warm, using a mix of MAC Blush in Gingerly and MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul. With this kind of look I typically like to wear a neutral lip as well because it’s low maintenance and keeps the overall vibe more natural.

On the lips: Maybelline Creamy Matte in Touch of spice plus Color Whisper in Mocha Muse. #wheelchairselfie

On the lips: Maybelline Creamy Matte in Touch of spice plus Color Whisper in Mocha Muse. #wheelchairselfie

I had so much fun looking through all the lovely pictures of you guys last week. Here are some of my favorites.

  • Do you guys find makeup as therapeutic as I do? 
  • How do you freshen up when you aren't feeling your best?

Let me know in the comments and show me your LOTW! You can also hit me up with your #xoLOTW on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook; don’t forget to tag @xoVain.