Happy Monday Friends!
Remember when I said I would show you my real life, makeup-free and all? Well here you go! I know I said last week that we would be talking about hair for the Monday Mix Up but my friend Candice asked me a couple of weeks ago for my makeup routine so I added it to our topic.
First things first I always start with a clean face and SPF 15 lotion and under eye cream. I have been using this Aveeno lotion for more years than I can remember. It gives you this subtle glow that I love. I got this under eye cream from Sephora and I like it because it also has light-reflecting pigments that brighten your under eyes (which I totally need).
Next, I apply my concealers and foundation. I found this primer & foundation from Ulta recently and I love it (especially the price)! I was using BB cream because I like how it combines primer, lotion and foundation but I always felt like it didn't provide enough coverage or it made my face too shiny. (Although this one is really good.) I apply the primer foundation first then if I want extra coverage I use MAC Studio Fix Fluid. Next I use MAC Select Cover-up under my eyes and on any red, splotchy areas. When I need to call in reinforcement for blemishes I use this amazing palette from Make Up For Ever. My face looks so much better already!
Next I set my foundation and concealer with MAC Studio Fix Powder. I've tried so many different powder foundations and nothing compares. It's my favorite. I recently purchased this Bare Minerals bronzer and I highly recommend it (I use the color "Skinny Dip", it's the lightest). It looks so natural and it's great for contouring. A little goes a long way! I apply my bronzer in a "3": along the hairline down to below the cheekbone then down to the jawline. I also apply some along the sides of my nose. Next I use either Nars Orgasm blush or MAC Pink Swoon. My favorite brushes for my face are these MAC 129's.
Time for the eyes! I know a lot of people do their eye makeup first but I'm not one of them. I just like my face done first so I can tie everything together with my eyes. I prime my lids with this primer from Urban Decay. I'm almost out and might try a new brand next. I like this one but sometimes it seems a little thick. I used to use MAC's and I loved it but became allergic (wahhhh!). My two favorite eye shadow palettes are the Naked palette and this trio from Smashbox in Focal Point. I can't wait to buy the Naked 3, just haven't gotten around to it yet. I hear it's amazing!
I finish off the eyes with my liner and mascara. My favorite eye liner is Revlon's Colorstay. I used to wear it for game day and it always stayed on. I also like this liquid liner from Stila for special occasions. I am fanatical about my brows. They really are the frame of your face and mine are thin so I like to fill them in and tame them with a brow pencil (similar here) and this Anatasia brow gel. I finish with 2-3 coats of mascara and this one from Loreal is my new favorite.
I finish with MAC's Fix + and lipstick. I love this matte balm from Revlon in Elusive for spring and I top it with NARS Dolce Vita. And that's it! I know it's kind of a long process but I think it's worth it. Let me know if you try any of the products and how you like them. Have a great week!
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