Hi, there! My makeup routine has changed a bit from the last one that I posted, so I figure it’s time to post a new one! My skin is fairly normal, with the exception of having a pretty oily t-zone. Most days I tend to be gone for more than 12 hours, so long-wearing makeup is a must for me. If you’re looking to update your routine I hope this is helpful to you!
1. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel http://www.clinique.com/product/1687/5047/Skincare/Moisturizers/Dramatically-Different-Moisturizing-Gel/index.tmpl
I use this in the morning right after I cleanse my face–I disperse one pump onto my index finger and then dot it all over my face and rub it into my skin. This moisturizer is great for people who have oily t-zones or oily skin in general (there is a Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion for those who have normal to dry skin). When it’s time for me to replenish my supply I try to buy it at Macy’s during Clinique gift time so I can get some extra goodies!
2.CoverGirl Stay Fabulous Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/outlast-stay-fabulous-foundation
This makeup does last pretty well on my skin (even on my t-zone) for the long days that I have during the week. I don’t use a primer with this at all and it still lasts really well (my shade is in Golden Tan). I dab the foundation onto my face and then blend it out with a Real Techniques stippling brush (http://realtechniques.com/shop-collection/your-finish-perfected/stippling-brush) and it gives my face a really flawless look. What I like best about this foundation is that it covers up all of the freckles that pop up on my face in the spring and summer.
3. Maybelline Instant AgeRewind Dark Circles Concealer http://www.maybelline.com/Products/Face-Makeup/Concealer/Instant-Age-Rewind-Eraser-Dark-Circles-Concealer-Treatment.aspx
After I pop my foundation onto my face and blend it out, I apply this product to my under eye area (I usually go a shade lighter than my foundation to give a brighter look to my eye are). After I apply this product I use the same stippling brush that I used for my foundation and use that to blend this product out.
4. Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder
After my foundation and concealer have been applied and blended I use this powder with a big fluffy brush to set the foundation/concealer. This powder gives a tiny bit of coverage, so apply with a light hand to avoid having a cakey look to your face.
5. E.L.F. Essential Eyelid Primer
I think my favorite thing about this product is that it only costs $1.00! In the past I used UD Primer Potion, but when I ran out of it and needed to pick something up quickly, I got the E.L.F. primer at Target and was pleased to find out that it works just as well as the UD primer potion. At this point in time, this is the only eyelid primer that I use. For me, it’s essential that I prime my eyelids otherwise my shadow will crease and slip and slide all over my lids.
6. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
This is my go-to eyeshadow palette (especially for traveling) because it has everything I need in one place. One of the best things about this palette is that you can go for a very natural and casual look or you can go for a really smoked out eye without even opening another palette. For a typical day I pop WOS onto my lid, Naked 2 to my crease, Faint to my outer “v,” and Venus as my browbone highlight. Most of the time I’ll take a liner brush and drag Faint underneath my bottom lash-line as well. If I want to add a little pop of color I’ll go to my Urban Decay Ammo Palette and apply the shade Grifter to my lower lash-line.
7. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
I line my top lash-line with this pencil in the shade Perversion. It applies smoothly, doesn’t tug at all on my lid, and stays put all day.
8. Maybelline MegaPlush Mascara
After my eyeshadow and eyeliner have been applied I pop this gel mascara onto my lashes (in the shade Blackest Black).
9. MAC Cremesheen Lipstick http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/168/310/Lipstick/index.tmpl
Most days I finish off my look by applying the MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in the shade Creme Cup to my lips. This shade is a very wearable light pink and I highly recommend it!
So, there you have it–my daily makeup routine! If I’m not in a total rush I’ll also fill in my eyebrows a bit (but I don’t do it every day) and I do that by taking a brown brush and tapping the shade Faint from the UD Naked Basics Palette into my brows and then using the Maybelline clear mascara to gel them into place. I hope this was helfpul and I’d love it if you posted your daily makeup routine in a comment or you linked me to your post! Thanks for reading