Sunday, May 2, 2010

My Everyday Makeup Routine

I will do a video of this soon...and then I will post it on this page. My camera is currently sitting on the counter and I'm currently in need of a I also have a list of 3 or 4 videos to do. On the plus side, I have all day tomorrow to film :)

On to the makeup routine as of May, 2010 (I love to try new products so it will change soon, I'm sure.)

After I wash my face and put on Nivea Kiss of Moisture Hydrating Lip Care, I use a toner. For the past 3 months I've been using Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner. It's not too strong but still gets makeup residue off. I haven't noticed shrinking pores but it works well as a toner anyway.

Then I'll choose between using my Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion SPF 60+ or Clean & Clear Morning Glow Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 15 Moisturizer depending on how long I plan on being outside that day. The Clean & Clear moisturizer has an illuminating effect that I really like.

For primer, I've been using L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base and I'm in love. This primer diminishes the look of pores and I'm assuming it would do the same for fine lines. It makes your face matte and is a perfect base. It really is magic. You only need a tiny bit (which is good because the jar is freakin' tiny) and you can evenly spread it over your face. If I have any out of the ordinary redness I'll also use L'Oreal Studio Secrets Anti-Redness Primer, I got these two when Ulta had a BOGOHO on L'Oreal products. I don't need the anti-redness primer everyday but I'd definitely recommend it for anyone who has excessive redness.

Now that the boring stuff is overwith, I'll start with the makeup.

In my "Go-To Products Video", I mention Revlon PhotoReady Foundation as my favorite. I believe that that foundation is good for people with normal to dry skin, or if you have oily skin, I think it would suit better for the colder, drier months. It was my all time favorite HG foundation but since the weather has gotten warmer and my skin has been more oily, I've switched up my routine. Lately I've gone back to another foundation, Cover Girl Trublend Whipped Foundation. This one is a perfect match to my skintone (I find the Revlon to be a little yellow for me) and it is about as full coverage as coverage can get. It makes me look almost airbrushed and dries to a velvety finish. I love this foundation, especially during the summer because it doesn't add any unwanted sheen. Love!

Then I'll do concealer. A lot of people put concealer on before foundation but I've never thought to do it that way before so I'm not gonna start now! For concealing blemishes or scars, I use Maybelline Cover Stick because it's thick and creamy and covers pretty well. You do need to set it with powder to make it last all day though. Then for under my eyes I'll use Clinique Advanced Concealer. I love this because it dries to a powder so that it sets itself. It also covers dark circles pretty well.

Next, I set everything with a powder. I alternate between 3 powders for this based on what look I'm trying to achieve for the day. If I need more coverage and/or I used PhotoReady Foundation I will use NYX Twin Cake powder. It provides a little color and goes on very smooth. If I am preparing for looong day at work/school or I'm going to be outside and risk sweating or my makeup running anywhere I'll use E.L.F. Studio High Definition Powder. This powder is really messy but it works wonders. It will help keep your oil to a minimum throughout the day and it's translucent. I like to apply it with a puff and blend it in with a kabuki. Some people say its comparable to the MUFE HD Powder, and even a little better. Plus its only $6. Can't beat that. If I'm going out at night or I want to add a little illumenence to my face, I'll use the Revlon PhotoReady Translucent Finisher. I like how it adds a little dimension to my face and it applies evenly and easily.

After setting powders I apply my bronzer, blush and highlight. For bronzer I always use New York Color Bronzer in Sunny. I like this bronzer because a.) its a nice warm brownish tan color that looks natural as a contour. b.) its matte and c.) it's like $2.99. I put that on the bottom of my cheek bones and through my temples to my forehead. Then for blush I've been obsessed with NYX Blush in Natural. It really does look natural. ha. Then for a highlight I use MAC MSF in Perfect Topping. just on the very tops of my cheek bones, temples, top of my nose, cupid's bow and chin.

Then I spray my whole face with MAC Fix + and let it dry...and put my nose ring back in :)

For my everyday neutral eyes, I have it down to a science. First I prime my eyes with Urban Decay Primer Potion. Then I put Ulta's Truffle Eyeshadow all over my lid, followed by MAC Satin Taupe in the crease. I blend it all out and put MAC Shroom in the inner corner and under my brow. Top it off with either MAC Fluidline in Dipdown or Ulta Automatic Eyeliner in Deep Brown, on the upper and lower lash line, depending on how much time I have. I finish with Rimmel Max Volume Flash Mascara. Very simple yet flattering.

After that I basically grab a lipgloss and run out the door hoping to make it to work before 9:04. :)

What do your everyday makeup routines consist of?

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