Today’s post is all about my every day makeup routine! I try to keep it as natural as possible and incorporate as many drugstore products as I can.
Primer, Foundation, and Concealer
I always start by completing my skincare routine which you can read about here. After I’m done moisturizing I apply my Maybelline Baby Skin primer followed by my Bobbi Brown foundation stick. To apply the foundation I “draw” lines on my face with the stick. I typically do 3 lines on my cheeks, one across my chin, one across my cupids bow, one down my nose, and 2 big ones on my forehead. Then, I use the flat top brush from my Sonia Kashuk brush set and blend it out. After, I use my NYX HD Concealer and apply it in triangles under my eyes and use a damp beauty blender to blend.
Next, I take my Benefit Gimme Brow and brush it onto my eyebrows. Its basically like mascara for your eyebrows! I love it because it makes them a bit fuller without looking over done. It’s also super easy and takes less focus than filling your brows in with a liner or gel.
Blush, Bronzer, and Highlighter
I then go in with my Physicians formula bronzer or my Wet N Wild bronzer and apply it to the hallows underneath my cheek bones, my jaw line, the sides of the bridge of my nose and a bit on my forehead (imagine brushing a number 3 on your face). Then, I go in with my MAC bronzer/blush and apply it to the apples of my cheeks. Lastly, I use either my Becca highlight in ‘Champagne Pop’ or my MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in ‘Soft and Gentle’ to highlight right above my blush (on the cheekbone). Then, I place a little on the tip of my nose and my cupids bow.
To complete my daily makeup routine, I use the L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara in waterproof black. Before I apply the mascara I use my hairdryer to heat up my Tarte eyelash curler for 5 seconds. It makes my lashes fuller and makes the curl last throughout the day. I have the most stubborn eyelashes (I think it’s an Asian thing) so finding a mascara that I love is really rare. However, I can confidently say that the L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara is solid gold.
I usually like to keep my look super natural and avoid putting on lip product. I typically like to swipe on a coat of chapstick and call it good, BUT when I am feeling a bit more fancy I always find myself reaching for nude lip colors. I love the matte lip creams from NYX in the shades ‘Cannes’ and “Abu Dhabi” as well as the MAC lipstick in ‘Velvet Teddy.”
Dealing with Oily Skin
To combat my oily skin I heavily rely on my daily face cleansing routine because the products I use are specifically formulated to fight off the oily-ness. Yet, I still manage to get oily every day, especially towards the end. I like to use my ELF blotting wipes and then powder with my ELF complexion perfection. These two products make it super easy to avoid oily and cakey looking makeup.
I hope everyone is having a great end of summer and feels inspired to try out some new makeup products! xo. L