My Current Makeup Routine
I get asked this question so much, I decided to write a post about it and link it under the Beauty tab on my Menu Bar. You can find it there if you ever want a refresher, and I’ll do my best to keep it up to date.
Currently (as of September 2017) this is my makeup routine. I am pretty much all or nothing when it comes to makeup, so yes, I wear all of this *almost* every day.
Foundation: Most days, I use jane iredale PurePressed Base in Warm Sienna for winter and Latte for summer. I set it with her Hydration Spray. When I want full coverage, I wear MAC Studio Sculpt in Nw25. I use the Sigma F80Flat Kabuki Brush to apply both.
Powder: I use the MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Powder in Medium to set my foundation and concealer. (I only use this when I use the MAC Studio Sculpt foundation.) Sometimes I also use I.T. Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores at the very end of my makeup application (after I do eyes and everything else.)
Eye Shadow: I love and adore the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette. It has so much pigment, and it goes on so smoothly and rarely creases. I don’t always apply the same way or use the same colors so it’s hard to give specifics. I keep meaning to do an eye shadow tutorial at some point…
Eye Liner: I use Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink and I apply it with a Laura Mercier Smudge Brush that I’ve had for going on 10 years. I also line my waterline with Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl EyeLiner in Black Coffee, which is really more of a dark brown.
Eyebrow Pencil: I cannot live without my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil in Dark Brown. I buy these two at a time because they run out without warning and I can’t be without it.
Mascara: I love and swear by Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Volume Mascara in Black. I’ve been wearing Lancôme mascara since high school, and I always regret trying something new. The key is to apply three very light coats, and let it dry in between each one. Sometimes I use Benefit’s They’re Real Lengthening Mascara as my final coat. The key here is patience. If you rush, your lashes will get all glompy.
I also need to plug Rodan + Fields Lash Boost. The stuff is AMAZING. My eyelashes are insane since I started using this product. Disclaimer: I am a R+F consultant.
Finally, LIPS… I use a lip liner, lipstick, and lipgloss to get the appearance of fuller lips.
Lip Liner: I love MAC Lip Pencil in Spice for a neutral everyday look. I line my lips and fill them in lightly with this liner to help my lipstick last longer.
Lipstick: My favorite for everyday is Nars Lipstick in Rosecliff. It’s a little dark and dull without gloss on top, though. When I want more pink, I layer some Mac Lipstick in Pink Nouveau, but I have to mix with Rosecliff or it is neon.
Lipgloss: I love MAC Lipglass in Cultured. I put this on top of almost every lip color I apply.
And that’s it, I think! Let me know if I forgot anything.
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