I received a few questions about my makeup routine, so here are two routines I do often. The first being a full-face of makeup complete with foundation, eye liner, eye shadow, blush, and lip gloss. The second is my quick routine that only takes about five minutes. I love doing both routines, and it is just a matter of what I’m doing that day, how much time I’m willing to take, and what I feel like wearing that day as to which routine I decide on for the day.
I’ll start with my full face of makeup. This routine takes me about 15 minutes, and I am constantly multi-tasking in between layers to let things dry and set. For instance, I’ll apply my primer, and while that is absorbing into my skin, I’ll blow dry my hair. I don’t do everything on this list, every time. I usually only wear eye shadow once a week, and sometimes I forget to use the facial mist at the very end, but it at least gives you an idea of the products I use.
Concealer – Beautycounter’s Touchup Skin Concealer Pen (in Light) under my eyes and to cover any blemishes. It has good coverage and lasts all day.
Foundation – MAC’s Matchmaster Foundation. I like it but don’t love it.
Eyebrow pencil – I will use Beautycounter’s Color Define Brow Pencil (in Medium) for a light brown or Revlon’s Colorstay Eyeliner (in Brown) for a darker brown. (Yes, I use an eyeliner on my brows. Ha!)
Mascara – I’ve always used at least two mascaras at one time. I’m not sure how this ever happened, but I’ve been combining mascaras for years. These are the ones I currently use: Beautycounter’s Volumizing Mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, and Maybelline’s Full ‘N Soft Mascara. I mix and match depending upon what I’m feeling that day.
Eye shadow – I like a natural, shimmer look for my eyelids, so the browns in the Ocean & Pacific Palette from Beautycounter is perfect for that.
Eyeliner – I use NYX liquid eyeliner, which is a safer alternative. Beautycounter did debut a liquid eyeliner in their holiday gift sets, but I didn’t get a chance to grab one before they sold through them.
Blush/bronzer/highlighter – I am obsessed with the blush, bronzer, and highlighter in the Ocean & Pacific Palette. I use it every day and love the contrasting it provides for my cheeks and the overall look on my face.
Powder – The Beautycounter’s Mattifying Powder is great for setting my foundation. I also use the Mattifying Powder to blend my blush and bronzer together, so the color isn’t as stark.
Lip gloss – I am not much of a lipstick person, but I love Beautycouter’s lip glosses, especially the Peony color.
Facial mist – The final step is to set everything with Beautycounter’s No. 1 Brightening Facial Mist.
On those days where I’m not putting on a full face of makeup. This routine takes me about five minutes.
Concealer – Beautycounter’s Touchup Concealer Pen (in Light)
Face – For a nice lightweight, every day coverage, I use Beautycounter’s tinted moisturizer the Dew Skin (No.2).
Eyebrows – Beautycounter’s Color Define Brow Pencil (in Medium)
Lip Gloss – Beauycounter’s Lipgloss in Peony
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