I was recently asked this question by a couple of good friends who were looking for some new products to try. So I thought I’d whip up a little post showing you all what I use for makeup (and some tools!) on a somewhat daily basis. I typically skip the eyeshadow/blush bit when I’m working because my nursing job isn’t too glamorous. The routine below is my weekend day time look.
- Bare Minerals Foundation in Medium Beige
- Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
- Tarte Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
- Nars Blush in Orgasm
- Bare Minerals Eyeshadow in Vanilla Sugar, Queen Phyllis, and Soft Focus Explore
- Benefit Pore-fessional Primer
- Benefit They’re Real Mascara
- Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Light Golden
- Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion
- Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil (clearly I need a new one..this can be found at any drugstore)
- Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black
- Eyebrow comb
- Revlon Eyelash Curler
Now for the routine: I first start with a clean face. My skin routine is pretty serious, and I fully believe in spending good money on your face products. I’ll post on my favorite skincare products soon! I then apply #6 Benefit Pore-fessional Primer all over my face (a pea sized amount is perfect!). Next I apply my #1 Bare Minerals Foundation using the brush that came in my Bare Minerals kit years ago. Once I have good, even coverage, I apply #8 Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer under my eyes. This concealer is truly like it’s name, amazing! To set it in place and brighten up my eyes a bit, I apply #2 Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder right on top of where I applied the concealer.
I then use #9 Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion (just a little dab) on my eyelids, which helps the eyeshadow stay in place. Next I use #5 Bare Minerals Eye Shadow in Vanilla Sugar all over my lids up to my brown bone. I lightly apply Soft Focus Explore lightly to the outer corners and up to my crease for some definition (all while blending, blending, blending!) and then Queen Phyllis right underneath my brows for some highlight. Next I apply #11 Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black lightly to the tops and bottom lids and use a q-tip to smudge (I don’t like harsh lines). I then take #2 Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder and apply it right under my bottom lids to prevent my eyeliner from smudging, like I showed you in this post! Then I curl my lashes using #13 Revlon Eyelash Curler, and apply two coats of #7 Benefit They’re Real Mascara. I also reapply #11 to my waterlines. To finish off my eyes, I touch up any sparse areas of my brows with #10 Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil and tame them a bit using #12.
Lips are a whole other ballgame with me….I’m a big lipgloss fanatic, and I’m constantly changing what I use!
If you’re purchasing makeup products online, Sephora and Nordstrom are my two favorite places to buy from….Sephora always has great deals on shipping, and Nordstrom is free shipping ALL of the time (and they’re FAST!)!
Do any of these make up products work for you? Or maybe you have something better? Leave me a comment and let me know…I’m always looking to try new stuff!