Hi loves! I’ve gotten a lot of questions on my everyday makeup routine. In specific, my base/foundation. I have normal/dry skin and I strongly believe that your makeup will only look as good as your skin. So prior to going out and buying a foundation that promises 10,000 things make sure you’re exfoliating and properly hydrating your skin to ensure you have the best application. Lets get started,
- Primer; Now this one is a biggie. Depending on whatever skin type you have, your needs and wants will vary. I have skin that is on the drier side, so my makeup longevity is never a huge concern for me. I use the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer it slightly helps with the appearance of pores but mainly it gives me a radiance, a glow from within look, that I’m really a fan of. I apply this with either my fingers when I’m in a rush or a beauty blender.
2. Foundation: I go back and forth between foundations depending on the look I’m going for. These are my top 3 foundations that I always gravitate towards however. Dior Forever Foundation , Hourglass Foundation Stick, The Healthy Foundation . All of these I apply with my Wet n Wild Flat Top Brush, with its 3 dollar price tag it performs just as good as some of the higher end brushes I own. It always gives me a flawless application. If I’m trying to sheer out a foundation or if I’m just feeling a light coverage day then I apply them with a beauty blender. I know people rave about other makeup sponges but to be frank nothing compares to the original.
3. Eyebrows: Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade there is no comparison, at least not for me. Its my tried and true and I like the control I get with a pomade in comparison to a powder or a pencil. I have recently been trying out the Dior Brow Styler and it is a good option for those of you who prefer pencil over pomade. I’m really a huge fan of the feathered eyebrow look as of late. So a full fluffy brow is the look I’m going for. Make sure you use light strokes to create the look of hair and not applying too much pressure, unless a block brow is the look you’re aiming for, in that case more power to ya! I set my brow with my Anastasia brow gel and kind of brush my brow hair upwards as I set them.
4. Concealer: Again, since I’ve purchased this concealer, I’ve rarely put it down. The Tarte Shape Tape is my tried and true. A little goes a loooong way, and it gives me the full coverage I need. Especially since I haven’t slept a full 8 hours since I was 21. The Nars Pot concealer has been another one of my favorites since it came out and I usually gravitate towards it when I’m going sans foundation and just want to conceal. Concealer is something I have to apply with a beauty blender otherwise I don’t get the smoothest application.
5. Powder: I don’t “bake” on a day to day basis and since I have drier skin I usually shy away from powders unless I want to look like a creasy mess. This Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder however is the exception to that rule. THIS POWDER IS EVERYTHING IF YOU HAVE DRY SKIN. Seriously, stop reading here and go buy it! I CANNOT RAVE ABOUT IT ENOUGH! It literally gives you the most flawless and pore-less finish. It is magic. The color selection does suck however, but its sheer enough to work for multiple skin tones. After I’m done setting my foundation with the powder I take a Mac Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle and a large powder brush and lightly brush it over my face. I put it on my cheeks and on my nose and on my chin. I’m super fair, think Adams Family, and this gives me a bit of a glow as well as some bronze color without being too obvious.
6. Bronzer and Blush: I usually take a Morphe E59 and apply my Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer concentrating on the hollows of my cheek. I don’t contour so I just use my bronzer to warm up my skin and bring back dimension to my face. Then I take my blush Too Faced Blush in Baby love and apply it lightly on the apples of my cheeks and slightly up towards my temples, this way flatters my face shape the most. I also love the Milani Blush in Luminoso.
7. Set: UD Setting Spray Milani Setting Spray Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist I always set my makeup at this stage in my makeup application to give it a chance to “dew up” by the time I’m finished. I usually take a letter or a magazine and fan my face until its dry. Again, setting spray is something very personal to the user. If your skin is oily, these might not be the best suggestions and you’ll have to find products that are catered to your specific skin concern. My sister has oily skin and she loves the Kat Von D setting spray.
8. Eyes: On a day-to-day, I don’t use mascara, thanks mom and dad for naturally long eyelashes. I’ll curl my lashes and be out the door. For days that I use mascara however, this is my favorite. Mascara is really one of those things that you definitely don’t have to splurge on. I’ve tried them all from high end to drugstore and quite honestly most of the time the high end ones can’t hold a candle to my Loreal Telescopic.
9. Lips; Again, I usually don’t wear lipstick on a day to day. I’ll throw on my favorite lip tint however when I do want more color the Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip Colour is my go to. The color Cecile and Adrianne are amazing, If you find yourself by a Chanel Counter please go check them out. They’re amazing. They’re hydrating and opaque enough for day and night. I swear by them, plus the packaging is fab.
10. Highlight; Highlight is usually a step I can skip but if I decide to highlight I’ll highlight the tip of my nose and on the highest part of my cheeks. Again, with a beauty blender and I’ll usually dampen it with the Tatcha Skin Mist. My favorites are; Becca Skin Perfector Jouer Powder Highlight Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
At this point, I usually set once again and thats it. Hope you enjoyed! If you have any questions about any of the products I mentioned. Or the shades I use. Feel free to ask me down below!