My "Everyday" Makeup
Hey there! Today I thought I'd share my basic makeup routine for the days that I feel like wearing a full face of makeup. It is beginning to warm up in Toronto therefore on hot days I skip the foundation and powder then continue with concealer, brows, eyes, and lips. I wont go into too much detail about the products but if you would like me to review something specifically, please let me know. Hope you enjoy!
L'Oreal Studio Secrets Primer
L'Oreal True Match in shade Cappuccino (N8)
Elf Powder Brush
After I moisturize I apply the primer on my nose, chin, and a small area of my cheeks. This primer has a cream consistency therefore should be good for normal to dry skin. Unfortunately my skin is combination to oily in the summer so I am on the hunt for a good gel based primer.
Afterwards I pour a nickel size of foundation on the back of my hand and evenly dot it all over my face with my finger. Then I blend it out with my favourite foundation brush. The Elf powder brush is very inexpensive and blends very well due to its flat top and density. The L'Oreal true match is lightweight and has a runny consistency therefore great for blending and building up to a light or medium coverage.
NYX HD Photogenic concealer
Real Techniques pointed foundation brush
Covergirl Queen lasting pressed Matte Powder in golden medium
Elf Complexion Brush
When concealing I focus on covering up dark spots rather than blemishes. I apply the NYX concealer underneath my eyes, eyelids, and chin. To blend it out, I pat in the concealer with the Real techniques brush. This concealer is lightweight and illuminating but does not last a full 8 hours with my skin type.
To set my foundation and concealer I powder my T-zone and concealed spots with the matte powder and fluffy Elf complexion Brush.
No.7 spooly and brow liner
Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set
Elf small angled brush
Maybelline Clear Great Lash
I get my eyebrows threaded once a month because I do not get many stray hairs. But my brows do grow long and curve downwards therefore a brow gel or wax is necessary. First off I brush my brows upwards with a spooly, mix the 2 shadows for the perfect colour with the Elf angled brush, then outline my brows. I sweep the outline I created upwards into the rest of my brows to distribute the colour. I then brush my brows upward again with the clear mascara. Although it is mascara it holds my brows in place without leaving them hard.
Essence Liquid Eyeliner
L'Oreal Double Extend Mascara
When It comes to eyes I am very simple. I start off with a medium sized winged liner, then apply the lengthening primer and volumizing mascara to my lashes. If I want my lashes to really pop I will add a second coat. I only apply mascara and liner to my top lashes and lash line for a wide awake look. I also gently bend the tips of my lashes backward to achieve a desired curl.
No.7 Lip Liner in Melon(25)
Burt's Bees lip balm in Original
Revlon Super Lustrious in Mink
Mac Shy Girl
(Dark Pinky Nude)
Rimmel Lip Liner in Enchantment
Revlon Super Lustrious in Velvet Teddy
(Bright Pinky Nude)
Rimmel in Asia (with above Rimmel lip liner)
Ok so I love Lipstick! I have 3 combinations for my everyday routine. The first is a nude with a frosty finish, then a dark pinky nude, and last a bright pinky nude. I first go in with Burt's bees lip balm which provides a thin layer of moisture making a great base for lipstick and liner. Then depending on my mood and outfit I will choose a nude or pink lip. I have separated the combinations when listing the products above.
(left to right)
(Frosty Nude) No.7 Lip Liner in Melon// Revlon Super Lustrious in Mink// Mac Shy Girl
(Dark Pinky Nude) Revlon Super Lustrious in Velvet Teddy// Rimmel Lip Liner in Enchantment
(Bright Pinky Nude)//Rimmel in Asia
Here's the final look! I went for the bright pinky nude here with a blush from WetnWild. I did not post the blush as I hit pan and it is almost finished so if you have any blush recommendations please let me know. Oh and sorry that my hair is covering my liner but I am always wearing it in my youtube videos if you'd like to see!