A few months back, I talked openly about my skincare struggles, routine, makeup and more. Today I wanted to just talk about makeup and all my favorite products as of lately. I'm not one to really love makeup, take a ton of time to put it on or anything like that, but I do like how my face looks once it's all on there. I think for me, it's more of a hassle to do, but I always do it and rarely leave the house without it on. Who else is like that?
My makeup routine takes me about 10 minutes in the morning. After washing my face (I use this scrub three times a week) I then apply the basics:
Smashbox primer, Dermalogica moisturizer, Covergirl concealer, and Jane Iredale powder (I use "suntan" in the spring/summer.)
Next I do my under eye "fake up" by Benefit (sometimes I do this under the powder…just depends! Either way I'm obsessed with it, because it covers under eye circles like no other), and then dab on a tiny touch of Bare Minerals well-rested under eye illuminator. I finish with blush.
For the eyes, I am extremely simple. I never wear eye shadow (unless it's a special occasion!) Here's my routine:
Almay eggplant colored eyeliner for the bottom (this brings out blue/green eyes, like mine.)
Mac black eyeliner for the top lid
1 coat of Clinique mascara
1 coat of Bare Minerals mascara
Lips are my favorite to play with! I love color on my lips, but always start with vaseline or a minty balm to hydrate. Here's my lip favorites (from left to right):
Smith's Rosebud Salve (the BEST thing ever)
Estee Lauder gloss in Pink Kiss
Bare Minerals Moxie in Heartbreaker
Benefit Hydrating Lip Color in Talk Flirty
Mac Lipstick in Sunny Seoul
That's it! Face, cheeks, eyes, lips…all in under 10 minutes. What's your routine and what are some of your fave products?! I'm always looking for an eyeliner that PROMISES not to smear onto my lid. This Mac one I use is okay, but still gets in my crease. Does anyone else have that problem? Talk to me :)