Friday, December 1, 2017

My Daily Makeup Routine







I'm excited to share today's post...my daily makeup routine!   One of the questions that I get asked most is about my makeup and what I use each day.  I don't wear a TON of makeup and my routine is pretty straightforward and rather simple too!

As I made these collages, I actually forgot to put in the CC Cream that I use before applying my foundation and I just realized that I left it off.  Instead of redoing everything, I'm linking my CC Cream HERE!  A CC Cream is great for color correcting your skin prior to applying your foundation and for me, it helps reduce the redness in my skin and it also moisturizes my skin as well.  Essentially...applying my CC Cream is the first step.

I've shared my daily routine on Instastories so if you also follow along with me there, stay tuned as I will continue to share some makeup tips and tricks there as well!  Ultimately I'd love to be able to put together a full video for you all with my routine from beginning to end...hopefully I will accomplish this sooner than later as I know many of you would love to be able to have me visually walk you through my routine.  So stay tuned for that too!

In the meantime, I am going to walk you through my routine as best as possible...let's get started!

Prepping my face:  I prep my face with SkinMedica's Vitamin C+E complex & I also use Origins ginseng eye cream.  I then apply a thin layer of my favorite CC Cream.  I use my beauty blender to blend it into my skin before applying my foundation.

The foundation:  Next I take my flat top foundation brush and apply a thin layer of my favorite foundation, Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation.  Once my foundation is applied, I use my creaseless concealer and apply some of the concealer under my eye with my finger.  I then use my beauty blender to blend out the concealer.  After blending, I "bake" my concealer by tapping on a layer of the Laura Mercier translucent powder under my eye.  I let the powder sit for 5 minutes as I am finishing the rest of my makeup before dusting it off with my powder brush.

Natural flush, bronzer & highlighter:  My absolute favorite blush is this amazonian clay 12 hour blush...I have several shades of this blush but my favorite is "natural beauty"!  I apply blush in an upward motion on my cheekbones with my french boutique blush brush.  I then use the same blush to add a smidgen of contour slightly under my cheekbone with my Bronze Goddess bronzing powder.  I also apply a little bit of the bronzing power to my temples, hairline, and jawline.  Lastly, I will add a bit of highlighter on the top part of my cheekbone/temple, under the eye area, with my Hourglass Strobe Lighting powder in Euphoric.

Simple everyday eyes:  I've used this Chai Latte quad eyeshadow palette FOREVER and I only use the crease color within my crease...it is really all that I need for a simple everyday eye.  I use my dual eyeshadow brush to apply my shadow.  I've had my eyebrows microbladded, you can read my post about microbladding HERE, so I only need to touch up my eyebrows with all small amount of brow powder.  My favorite brow powder is the Anastasia brow powder duo.  I use my build a brow brush to apply the brow powder.  I line my the top of my lid with this Expert Liquid Liner.  If I do line the lower lash line, I do not use liquid liner but instead a dark brown or light black eye shadow to create a much more subtle line.  To finish my eyes, I typically apply 2-3 coats of mascara with two different mascaras...both in glam black and blackest black.  My first coat is with this Voluminous Feline Mascara and my second coat with this Volum' Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara.

Finishing touches: Often times I finish by lining and filling my lips in with this ColorStay Lip Liner in "mauve".  I line and then fill in my lips with this pencil for a more matte natural look.  I also love this gloss in Dancing Star topped with this gloss in Celeste.  When wearing a more bold lip, I love a great red lipstick and my favorite is Russian Red!

My routine takes no more than about 10 -15 mins!  Please let me know if you have any questions...I'm more than happy to answer them!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by...hope you have a wonderful Friday!

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