It is no secret that I love make up, ever since I was old enough to know what it was I was fascinated about the whole process! Doing my make up is sort of a guilty pleasure of mine, since I was eighteen I have been addicted to researching the best make up products and watching countless hours of make up videos on Youtube. I even debated making a Youtube channel back in 2009 and am sort of kicking myself for not believing in myself.
When I get ready for the day I love to think about what products I am going to use and what I am going to test out from my collection. I like to keep my look simple with just a cat eyeliner and a bit of a dewy face. This is my most recent pick of items that I have been testing and either loving or making a mental note to never buy again.
I do not like wearing a full face of foundation, especially when going into work. I find that just using a bit of concealer to cover my spots is good enough for me! I love the Make Up Forever Ultra HD concealer in R22 for my under eyes since it has a pinky tone to cancel out the darkness under my eyes. I like using the two Maybelline concealers (Fit Me in #20 & Master Conceal in #20) for my spots on my face and areas I would like a bit of coverage on!
I have been loving the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent for setting my under eye area and around my nose.For the rest of my face I lightly add the Maybelline Mineral Power Powder in Light #3.
Once my face is set I then contour and highlight using my NYX High Definition Blush in Taupe for a contour and Lorac Perfectly Lit in Spotlight for my highlighter on the tops of my cheeks and down my nose. Lastly I like to add a bit of bronzer down my neck since it is always lighter than the rest of my body. I am currently using my Milani Bronzer XL Duo in 04 DOLCI.
I am pretty plain when it comes to my daily eye make up. Since I applied concealer to my eyes and around the eye area I blended it in to my eyelids as well (anyone else have very thin eye skin?). To set that concealer on my eyelids I like to put a sheer powder over top which I have found that I love the highlighting side of the Milani Bronzer XL powder duo to do the trick. This powder is pretty sheer and you cannot really tell that it's supposed to be a highlight but it is perfect for setting my lids.
I am still using my favourite eyeliner MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and I apply that with a thin liner brush. Lastly, I curl my lashes and add mascara. I have recently been using the Essence Lash Princess mascara but I do not love it as much as the Essence Get Big Lashes. I have already purchased a backup of my Get Big Lashes mascara and will be using that from now on!
I am pretty quick when it comes to my brows! On a daily basis I like to just use the Maybelline Brow Drama Brow Mascara in Blonde but when I am going all out I will use my Anastasia Dipbrow in Taupe. The Dipbrow is heaven sent but I find I don't need that much structure to my brows when I am going to work.
After applying all of this I set it with my Urban Decay Allnighter Setting Spray which I have become very addicted to!
This make up routine usually takes me around 10 minutes depending on if I am taking my sweet time or getting down to business. I hope you enjoyed this post and found some new products that caught your eye. Let me know what your routine is, I would love to see what you are currently using!