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I'm Caitlin Israel, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup.
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10-minute makeup

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I was never one of those girls who dreaded doing my makeup every day. I like to think of that time as pampering time, and it’s a fun way for me to express creativity — especially considering that I can’t draw on paper (unless you count stick figures). Typically, I take about 30 minutes to apply my makeup, but when we spent four days hiking in southern Utah a couple weeks ago, I had to pare down my typical routine.

First, I applied Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream in lieu of foundation (ladies with fair skin, this stuff is magic), then used NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer to cover blemishes and my under-eye circles. I set it all with Coty Airspun powder. Of course, my go-to palette, Stila Not so Nude, served as both my eye makeup, blush and highlighter. Then I finished my look off with Lancome’s Le Crayon Kohl pencil (the best!) and Sephora’s Upside Down Mascara. Easy and only takes 10 minutes!

Classic yellow rain jacket

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