Lust v. Must: Lea Michele’s Teen Vogue Cover

If you read my about page you know that my favorite actress is Lea Michele. I saw Spring Awakening four times thanks to TKTS and have been a fan of Lea Michele ever since. I think that she is so talented. She sings, she dances, she acts – it seems as though there is nothing she doesn’t do. I also think that she is very good role model. She has had to deal with a lot of personal grief in a very public way and I think that she has handled it with so much strength and in a way that can be a source of inspiration to other people. I really loved her cover shoot for Teen Vogue and decided to find out how we could get her look for less. I can’t wait to buy a copy, especially because she was interviewed by Jonathan Groff, her real life best friend who she starred with in Spring Awakening!

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Free People Seashore Battenburg Dress ($109) // Free People Zen Garden Dress ($64) // Forever 21 Floral Embroidered Mesh Dress ($29.80) // Forever 21 Crocheted Fit & Flare Dress ($27.80) // Forever 21 Floral Embroidered Dress ($32.80) // French Connection Lisella Lace Shift Dress ($80.56) // Sweet Romeo Open Stitch Mesh Sweater ($54.00) // Forever 21 Backstage Flower Crown ($4.80)

Makeup:

Almay Intense i-Color Eyeliner in brown ($4.99), Almay Wakeup Blush and Highlighter ($6.28) // Almay One Coat Thickening Mascara Black/Brown 403 ($5.99) // Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve in a Tube ($6.00) // Essie Sandy Beach ($8.50) // Covergirl Eyeshadow 4 Kit 265 Sheerly Nudes ($4.89)

Kiss and Make Up (The Contents of My Makeup Bag)

1. Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Sand: I have been using this product for years.  I love it.  This product has SPF 15.

2. Chanel  Inmitable Mascara: I really like this mascara but it is expensive.  I think that Mabelline Falsies Volume Express works just as well!

3. Mabelline Falsies Volume Express: Great for going out.  I think that I am going to stick with this one after I run out of Chanel.

4. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage: I never leave home without it!

5. Almay Bright Eyes Eyeliner in brown: I use this during the work week because it is less intense than black eyeliner.  It also has white eyeliner which is great for making you look more awake.

6. Laura Mercier Dune Bronze: Great bronzer!

7. Laura Mercier Rose Petal Blush: This is great for a natural look.

8. YvesSaintLaurent (YSL) Touche Eclat: This product is great for attempting to erase undereye circles.

9. Kate Somerville SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen: Sun protection is very important!

10. Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Ebene: Great eyeliner!  It is long lasting and helps to create a perfect cat eye even for a novice!