Hi! I know it’s been forever since I last posted but I was fighting a nasty sinus infection and bronchitis. Yuck!
But now I’m back! And I promise to go back to posting more regularly!
Today, I want to discuss my everyday make up routine. Okay… I don’t wear makeup everyday. I work way too early for that and I like to let my skin breathe. So this is my every day I wear makeup that isn’t a special occasion routine! First up is primer! I always use a moisturizer first then a primer. My most important tip here is to let both dry completely on your face before you apply the next step! I used to always be in such a rush and it made my foundation always apply weird. So make sure they dry! I have been using Wet N Wild’s Face Primer Base De Teint for the past few months! I think it’s really good for keeping my make up on. It doesn’t really help with evening out pores or anything like that, but is a great base primer to keep your make up glued on! You can get it HERE.
Next is foundation, I really like my skin to look like skin. I never want my foundation to be really caked on. And I’ve struggled with finding the perfect one! I have been using No 7’s Lift and Luminate foundation for the past few months and have had no major issues with it. It is not super long lasting on me as I do have some oily spots, but other than that, I really love it! You can get it HERE. They also have a beautifully matte foundation that I plan to try when I’m out of this one! You can get that one HERE. They are on the pricier side for drugstore foundation but I truly think they are worth it! They are hypo-allergenic as well as having SPF.
Next is concealer! I also use a No 7 product for this. I don’t have super dark circles or anything so I like something with less coverage, but that really brightens under my eyes! I use their Radiant Glow Concealer. It’s more like a lotion in my opinion and goes on so well! You can get it HERE.
After that, I apply a powder to keep it all in place! I am currently using Airspun. I think it does a great job as far as keeping my skin more matte and making my products last longer. The only problem I have with it is I feel like it gets everywhere! But that could also just be me. You can get it HERE.
My next step is typically brows! This is where my product is constantly changing. I just started filling my brows in about a year ago. I naturally have very thick and dark brows so I just never really saw a need to until someone did it for me! I’m currently using L’Oréal’s Brow Stylist Definer. I love how thin it is and how easily is goes on! And it comes with a spooly which I think all brow products should!
After brows, I do a combination of face products and eyes. I’m not big into eyeshadow. I honestly just never think I get it blended right. And I like a more natural look. So I use my bronzer and highlighter! It’s super easy. I just use my bronzer in my crease and along my bottom lash line. Then I put my highlighter all over the lid. Super easy!
My current bronzer of choice is Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer! It seriously goes on like butter and smells amazing! You can get it HERE. I have multiple highlighters I love but my current favorite is by Flower Beauty. It just goes on really naturally and makes my cheek bones pop! You can get it HERE.
My last face product is blush! I love Wet N Wilds products because of their price point and this blush is also great quality! You can get it HERE.
After that I wrap up my eyes with eyeliner and mascara! I have been using Avon’s Glimmersticks for years! It just glides on so easily! I typically only use it underneath my top lashes. Occasionally I’ll put it on my top lid as well if I’m wanting a more dramatic look!
My all time favorite mascara is Benefit’s roller lash! It just opens my eyes up and make my lashes so long! My trick is to have the wand with the u shape against your lashes for the first layer. After that, I flip it so it looks like a rainbow and do my second layer that way! I think it makes it go on really naturally! Then I put a light layer on my bottom lashes. You can get it HERE.
Lip color is always varying! I love Buxom’s lip products a lot! My two favorites that I wear all the time are the Buxom Wildly Whipped Soft Matte Lip Color in Instigator (get it HERE.) and the Buxom Full On Lip Polish in Dolly (get it HERE.) Occasionally, I’ll put the lip gloss over the lip color, but usually I just wear them on their own!
Lastly, I spray a setting spray all over my face and work it in with a beauty blender! My current setting spray is Nyx Matte Finish. You can get it HERE.
And that’s it! Hope you are having a great Saturday and these make up tips helped! The final results are below!
PS the candle in the background of the photos is my all time favorite! You can get it HERE.