Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 – Linen 13
It Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush
Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid – Light Peach
Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid – Green
bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer – Fair
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil & Brush – Neutral Brown
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color – Rose Gold, Moonlight, & Amethyst
bareMinerals Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner – Lasting Brown
L’Oréal® Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise – Black
Laura Geller Beauty ‘Beach Matte’ Baked Hydrating Bronzer – Sunrise Fair
Bare Minerals Full Flawless Face Brush
Charlotte Tilbury ‘Lip Cheat’ Re-Size & Re-Shape Lip Liner – Pillow Talk
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Backtalk
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Excited to share this long-awaited video with you girls! I get asked for my everyday makeup routine all the time so I wanted a place to send you where I talked through the products used and my step-by-step process! This is not to be confused with a quick 5-minute makeup routine to get you out the door (that’s another video coming soon), but I typically wear this type of makeup for blog shoot days, meetings, events, nights, etc.
- I always start any makeup routine with clean and hydrated skin. If you haven’t seen my video featuring all of my daytime and nighttime skincare products and my full routine, make sure to check that out HERE!
- Before applying any foundation, I always make sure to prime and prep my skin. This Smashbox Photo Finish Primer works great with both liquid and powder foundations and really helps to even out your skin before applying a layer of product. I love the silky finish on this primer — it helps to fill in any fine lines and keeps the foundation from setting into your skin (and creasing). Plus, it makes it last all day long!
- I’ve been using La Mer’s foundation for the last year (you can see how much I’ve used from this bottle) in the video! Although pricey, the littlest amount goes the longest way, and it’s by far the most natural looking foundation I’ve ever tried. While I love makeup, I hate the “cakey” look of some makeups — this product is the farthest thing from that! I use the Heavenly Skin Brush from IT Cosmetics and apply a thin layer of foundation all over (including my eye lids and neck).
- Before applying any concealer (if needed), I make sure to color correct the areas I need help with. Color correcting isn’t essential, but it’s like putting your concealer on steroids and amps up what the concealer can do. I use Urban Decay Color Correcting Fluid in two colors (and it comes in a few more colors to correct other problems) — Green helps to combat redness and Peach helps to mask darkness and lift the color in those areas. I tend to use Green around my nose during winter (my nose gets so red from the cold), and on any current acne that’s still red or inflamed. The Peach color works great for post-acne marks, age spots, sun spots, and any dark circles — I use both under my eye and bring through up onto the bridge of my nose when my dark circles are at their worst.
- After color correcting, I can apply a very thin layer of concealer under my eyes and over any marks I covered up. It then brightens those areas we just worked on with the color corrector. I know it might seem like a very un-needed step, but I promise, this color correcting routine is a game-changer!
- You then HAVE TO SET YOUR CONCEALER. I feel like a lot of women miss this step. Without setting your concealer, it will likely crease throughout the day and make you look older! I love this Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder and apply a thin layer with my finger. It basically LOCKS your concealer in place for the day, while also brightening up the eye area to help you look more awake!
- I like very natural looking brows, so using a thin brow pencil helps me achieve that look — this Urban Decay Brow Pencil gives me very natural looking hair strokes and the attached spooly lets me blend the lines for fuller, fluffy brows (as opposed to bold brows).
- Since I’m basically the worst when it comes to eye shadow and blending, these Laura Mericer Caviar Sticks were made for me. I used to avoid wearing eyeshadow until I discovered these a few years ago during a Laura Mericer collaboration I did for our wedding and have been using them ever since! The creamy consistency makes them easy to apply and you have a window of a minute or two after you apply the color to your lid before it actually sets (which makes it easy to either blend in other colors or layer for a more dramatic look). Since I was going for a more natural look here, I used the Rose Gold color and applied all over my lid (from lash line to under my brows), applied the Moonlight shade to my eyelid and under my eyes on my lash line, and the purple-ly Amethyst shade to the outer corners of my lid for a pop of color. I then blend the colors together with my finger by gently patting my lids and DONE. It’s the easiest eye routine I’ve ever been able to create (without creating any mess or having any color fall on my cheeks).
- I then apply a thin layer of bare Minerals Eye Liner in a dark brown shade to my top lash line only. If I end up making the line too thick, I will sometimes go back over it with the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight (which is the color applied to my lid).
- For under $10, L’Oreal’s Lash Paradise is my overall favorite mascara for volume and length! Like I mentioned in the video, I focus on volume with my lashes more than length. I’m not a fan of thin, spider-y looking lashes, and since my eyes are on the smaller side, I love how adding volume makes them look. I usually apply 2-3 coats of this mascara to my top lashes, wiggling the wand from my lash line out.
- For a little overall color, I then apply Laura Geller’s Baked Bronzer all over using this face brush.
- To make my lips appear fuller, I love using this nude Lip Liner from Charlotte Tilbury. My trick is to over line my lips just slightly. Think of coloring with colored pencils and drawing on the line instead of inside. Since the shade is nude, it gives the appearance of bigger lips (but won’t look obvious or have a 90’s contrast).
- I always gravitate towards matte lipsticks and love this one from Urban Decay — this is a gorgeous pinky/nude shade that can be used year round.
- I then always make sure to set my makeup… always. There’s nothing worse than makeup sinking into your skin or moving around so I always make sure to spray my entire face with setting spray. I love this one by Urban Decay.
I’ve now created a VIDEO tab in my menu above so you can access all of my videos and other beauty tutorials easier than ever before! I seriously LOVE creating these videos — leave me a comment and let me know what you would like to see next! I might even branch out from beauty videos and create some videos on other subjects — someone recently asked for me to walk through my designer bag collection for my Splurge VS. Steal post, so that’s always an idea! Would love to hear your feedback!
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