I love makeup. I love learning new tips and techniques. And I love learning about all the new products that pop up. That being said, I tend to stay pretty loyal to what I like, especially for my daily routine. On the weekends, I’m a little more adventurous.
The first step is primer. I never gave much thought to primer. I would use it but more because I read that I should be using it. The older I get though, the more I realize I need it. It truly does help to minimize pores and helps your foundation go on so much better. My favorite is Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. It’s really light and has an almost powder-like texture.
Foundation is next. This is the part of my routine where I’m all over the place even though it’s probably the most important step. I have used them all and just haven’t found one that I can’t live without. Right now, I’m using NARS Sheer Glow. I like it just not sure I love it. Why is this so hard??
I don’t always use concealer but when I do it’s Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. There are so many great reviews for this so I had to try it. Before I finish my face makeup, I’ll dust a bit of the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder under my eyes to set the concealer.
My current bronzer and highlighter is Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. Me and the rest of the world, right? For a pop of color I like MAC’s Mineralize Blush. It’s easy to apply and not too heavy on my cheeks.
Normally on my brows I use an Anastasia pencil. But recently the MAC Brow Sculpt was recommended to me. I really like that I don’t have to sharpen it and the spoolie is attached and perfect. I’ll order this one again, for sure.
I always start my eye makeup with Urban Decay’s Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It really helps to keep your shadow from creasing, especially during a long day. Speaking of shadow, I love the LORAC PRO Matte Palette. It definitely is my go to during the week. The pigment and colors are perfect. Try it! Under my brow, I use Linen. Bare is all over the lid. And I love the Latte color – so pretty!
If I’m going out, I’ll take the time lining my eyes with a gel eyeliner. But during the day, I really like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. It’s super creamy and the colors are so pretty. I keep things simple when it comes to mascara. I have used L’Oreal for years. I love, love, love their mascaras. I’ll go back and forth between the Voluminous Original and Voluminous Million Lashes. Gorgeous!
Lastly, are the lips. I keep it pretty neutral with nude pink colors during the week. I love BareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick with BareMinerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss on top. The combination makes me feel put together without being too much at school pickup.