I know I have 2.1 million (lol) make-up posts but after yesterday's post I got more questions about my make-up... AND - every time I snapchat a photo of my make-up bag/make-up it gets SO many screenshots. To make life easier, I am doing a round-up of what is currently in my make-up bag.
As you all know, I swear by my Clarisonic (nightly use) & recently started using THIS which I also love. I use it 2x per week and it keeps my skin even & super soft. (First time use w/both of those tools will be a bit scary and purge your skin... just a warning.)
In the morning, I start by rinsing my face off. Then, I use a moisturizer. I just started using this one about 3 mos. ago & I am almost out because I LOVE it. I use it daily & nightly. Next, I use one of the 2 primers above. Both are great - I honestly don't like one better than the other.. but I do like having a travel size of the Smashbox. When I was in Jamaica and it was hot - and I wanted my makeup to last from day-night I use both - the MAC first then the Smashbox. It really makes my skin look smooth & keeps it on for longer.
Okay, if you don't have a Beauty Blender - GET ONE. I can't do my makeup without it. PS. It may take some getting use to but after you get the hang of it, you'll love it.
I go through phases with foundation - it just depends on where I am and the temperature outside! Lately, I've been swearing by this combo: I put full pump of Double Wear on my hand and use my F80 to blend it in. (I say PUMP because I put THIS Mac pump on my Double Wear bottle because I do not like having to pour it- it wastes product.) Next, I use this spray foundation - I spray some on my F80 & then blend it in. Yes, this is two foundations - but you just need a little of both. This will provide 10-hour wear (or it does for my crazy oily skin.) Use BB to blend any tricky spots.
I use this Bobby Brown under-eye concealer - and I am really loving it. It's pretty new to my routine, but so far I have no complaints. I set it w/ 'Banana' from my Contour Kit.
I set my foundation with Estee Lauder's Double Wear Powder. (Hello, shine-free face!) (Using this brush.)
You guys know I am all about some contour. Anything to slim up my full face!
I use the ITA brush & the Anastasia Contour Kit for my cheek bones. The ITA Brush is a must-have, just like the BB. Worth the splurge.
I use Bobby Brown blushes - they are my go-to lately. My mom called a few weeks back asking what blush to get at the mall and I said "anything Bobby Brown" and when she got home she sent me a selfie and said "you were right - its the best." (I use this to apply blush.)
I recently switched bronzers because I've been getting spray tans since I have been going to sunny places :). Anyway, I am currently using THIS one in "Natural". I LOVE this MAC brush for getting the edges of the face w/bronzer (and I like this cheaper one, too!).
Okay, I feel like brows are finally becoming one of the steps for make-up routines. Filling in your brows is really important - especially if they are light. I have very full eyebrows (its kind of sad how often I wax them) and they are very, very black, yet I still fill them in in certain spots to create more of an arch. My tried & true eyebrow brush is the Mac one above & I love this Anastasia powder (I also own the pomade & Brow wiz.. but I like the control I have best w/the powder.). NYX just released this brow gel ($7) a couple of months back and holy-moly... I love it! I don't use it daily but boy, when you put it on - it STAYS there. I always do a small dot on my hand and then dip the brush in it.. so sometimes I have a permanent brown dot on my hand for 48 hours, lol. A little goes a long way so if you are going to try it - keep that in mind. (PS. always keep a spoolie on hand - it helps fade out extra product.)
Yesterday I kept getting e-mails about eye make up so I'll go into more detail about this..
First, I use the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as a primer. (It's matte & makes your eye make stay... and it will last you a couple of years.) Then I use THIS brush to apply 'CAMEL' in the crease. I do this EVERY SINGLE DAY. Then I use another color to the lid... some days I use SHROOM other days I use THIS glitter (it isn't crazy - that's what I had on in yesterday's post.) I apply the glitter w/ THIS brush.
I use the WHITE SIDE ONLY of the L'oreal Mascara - if I want my lashes to be crazy long - I apply 2 coats. Then I use a Dior mascara or Better Than Sex mascara. (Many of you already know that I use a eyelash serum to keep my eyelashes long - I like this one.) I use an Eyelash serum 3-4x a week to keep them growing long. Also, if you do not use an eyelash serum - maybe invest in THIS primer as it is SO good. My mom swears by it. I used it use it before I used a serum to keep them growing long.