Writing this post was really what made me want to do a beauty week. I looove talking about beauty products… especially makeup! Yesterday I shared my skin and hair routines… today we move on to makeup. I’ve been a makeup junkie forever. It’s gluttonous, really… an addiction that I cannot (nor do I want to) kick. I probably have over 50 different lipsticks and glosses, but of course – I need them all. It’s bad… real bad. I go in and out of different phases. For a while, I was all about playing up my eyes. Lately, I’ve been doing just a little bit of liner, a lot of mascara, and a fun lip. There are just too many great shades out there right now not to play around!
So, here is my everyday routine.. my favorite go-to’s that I use every day.
When it comes to tinted moisturizers, NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is exceptionally good. (I was hooked on Jouer’s Luminous Moisturizing Tint until I tried this, and still love it, but the NARS is my new favorite.)
To conceal, I use Maybelline’s roller ball for everyday minor dark circles + redness… and MiracleSkin concealer when I need serious help. (I should note that my skin has been a lot better since I started using the Somme products.)
I got this Neutrogena eyeliner in some random gift bag. I have a million eyeliners but this one is (oddly enough,) my absolute favorite and I keep buying it. It’s super pigmented and goes on smoothly. For eyes, I also love MAC Greasepaint Sticks… (sold out but available on Amazon,) and my all time favorite mascara… Benefit, They’re Real. Stila Kitten is another one of those products I’ve used for over 10 years. This one is light and shimmery, lasts all day, and gives you that extra bit of polish without being over the top.
I’ve been using Benefit Hoola for about eight years, since it first came out! Seriously LOVE. I test other bronzers but always come back to this one. For blush, I use Benefit Bella Bamba. It’s seriously good. Both of these products look like they’d be scary dark, but are actually quite perfectly pigmented. Also, it should be said that both products last forever. I’ve been using my Bella Bamba for a good year and haven’t made a dent… and I typically buy a new Hoola every year and a half. Seriously… and I use them every day!
Something new to my routine is translucent loose powder. I love this one from Sunday Riley. It leaves me looking much more finished, and helps the bronzer, blush, and concealer last a bit longer. I love this one because it never looks caked on – it just finishes things off. I take the tiniest amount and apply with a big fluffy brush… after all the other stuff.
Lips needed their own mini-section…. and we’ll address those now, right after the break! (more…)