Fresh Faced: Uplift the Eyes

With a new year comes a new fresher desire to edge up and spice up your look. Some ladies have lashes for days that they like to play up, or an angled bone structure they enjoy contouring. For me, I thought I'd play up my overall face. I'm nowhere close to being a professional on beauty and makeup, but here are some newfound techniques I thought I would share to the world. I am well versed in the get ready in 15-minutes type of routine and these steps are completely possible to create in that time slot.

What's key for me is to always wash my face if not twice than at least once a day, keep it moisturized and glowing. Having just stepped off the plane from tanning in Hawaii, the tan will eventually fade. So in order to rejuvenate that natural glow, I play off with concealer, bronzer, blush and my brows.

Concealing below my eyes goes a long way. This step can literally transform your entire face from looking drab and tired to positively awake! Top that off with an all-over bronzer to blend. Personally, I enjoy a nice bronzed glow and in some ways, helps by adding to that awakened effect. Blush, if used correctly can add another dynamic layer by giving you that dewey look. Bam!

Photo by Fernando Milani

As for brows, lining in my brows is a very new thing. It transforms the shape of my face while continuing to uplift my eyes. Finding the right shade is a whole other challenge. This is just my two cents on how I get to look presentable for the day.

Guilty selfie!

Products I use:


NARS Immaculate Complexion Concealer, custard

Inglot AMC Cream Concealer, 66


Bare Escentuals All Over Face Color, warmth

Inglot AMC Bronzing Powder, 73


NARS Blush, angelica

Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush, sunset 03

Eyebrow pencil

Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil, hazel

Dior Powder Brow Pencil, sand


Emilee Goo is an aspiring creator and adventurer living in Seattle, WA. She's currently a senior at the University of Washington double-majoring in communications and interdisciplinary visual arts. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but is Seattle-grown and Hawaiian at heart. She has had past experience working with Nectar Communications, State Farm Insurance, TEDxUofW, UW PRSSA and BSSP. She is a fashion enthusiast thriving on travel, food, culture, art and photography. She loves to blog ever since she discovered blogging with a friend during her high school years, and is now introduced to a whole new world filled with creative people. She loves sharing her interests over at her own blog, Life of Goobers.

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