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 April 2018) 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.) I also like to use I.T. Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores at the very end of my makeup application (after I do eyes and everything else.) It smooths everything out and gives my skin an airbrushed finish.
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’ve recently switched to Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir, and I love it. It’s easy to apply, and it doesn’t rub off on my eyelids.
Eye Shadow Primer: Another new addition to my makeup regimen is this Dior Backstage Eye Prime Longwear Eye Primer.
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 because I like how it separates and lengthens my lashes. The key here is patience. If you rush, your lashes will get all glompy, but if you’re patient, your lashes will be AH-mazing.
I also need to plug Rodan + Fields Lash Boost. 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’s 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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