Dec 4, 2015

WHAT'S IN MY MAKEUP BAG

I feel like it takes a while to figure out products that your REALLY love. I feel like I'm finally there, I mean duh I'm always trying new products but right now this routine just makes me happy. Here's a step by step guide of my daily makeup products and routine!
FACE: I rotate between two foundations. The Too Faced when I need full coverage and the Bare Minerals when I want a glowy barely there coverage. Both are total magic. I apply both with a damp beauty blender, which giiiiirrrrrl, I could talk about for days. It's changed my dang life! It's so fast to apply my foundation and there are never any streaks like with brushes! After I apply foundation I apply my concealer under my eyes and on areas I want to highlight again with the beauty blender and then I set my under eye area with the HD Pressed Powder by Makeup Forever. I use the setting spray as the very very last step so don't use it just yet but yes it is also so good, and if spritzing doesn't make you feel fancy schmancy then nothing will!
EYES: After I apply my foundation and concealer I like to let it set for a bit so I do my eye makeup next. This Pro Pallette II has been on repeat for the past couple of months. It is one of my holy grail eye shadow pallettes. I typically start with either my Urban Decay or Mac primer and then apply buff all over the lid and define my crease with whatever suits my fancy that day. Seriously I use every color in this palette, you just can't go wrong. After that I get my wing liner on. The Stila liquid eyeliner is the best in the biz, and so easy that you'll feel like you're using a sharpie.

EYEBROWS: I keep my brows really simple, I've rotated through multiple products and right now I'm loving this. It fills the brows but doesn't make them look heavy. Definitely a keeper, and super affordable.
CONTOUR: You guys, if you contour and haven't tried this palette then go pick it up RIGHT.NOW. It is my all time favorite contour kit. It comes with absolutely everything you need! I typically define and create shadow by mixing the light and deep contour shades with my RT Contour brush and then blend it all together with the medium shade and the multi task brush. If I'm really going for it then I will use the banana powder and the setting brush under my eyes and then use the shimmer highlight on my cheekbones. Who says we can't strobe....right?!

BLUSH: For blush I keep it super simple, when I want a bit of a shimmer I use my Nars duo in orgasm. But man you guys, this Stila blush has kind of stolen the show lately. It has a bit of brown and feels so wintery and classy to me. I can't get enough of it right now! You can just use your finger or a stipling brush to apply these. I always start application on the apples of my cheeks and work outwards.
LIPS: I'm really simple when it comes to lips too, either a no fuss lipstick color or some plain 'ole lip balm. This lip balm from Lush is perfect for the winter when my lips get dry and peely. And the honey scent is soooo good. When I don't want chapstick this Chihuahua liquid lipstick won't budge and is the perfect barely there pink.

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