I love makeup. However, at one point my makeup caused a horrible allergic reaction. After that, I realized I needed to take better care of my skin. Now, I use better and safer makeup on my skin. Sometimes it’s a little pricey, but it’s worth it to know that my face isn’t about to blow up. Also, it helps that I don’t usually wear a ton of makeup (and sometimes I don’t wear it at all) so most of my makeup lasts forever, like years, probably way after it’s supposed to expire.
So anyway, let’s get started!
Before I get into my makeup routine, I wash and moisturize my face. Then, I usually start with foundation. Honestly, I’m between foundations at the time. I’ve been using samples from Sephora, but before I was using samples, I used Beauty Counter’s Tinted Moisturizer. I like it, but I don’t love it which is why I’ve been testing out samples. My favorite sample I used was Kevyn Aucoin’s Etherealist Foundation, and I’m contemplating buying it to use on my wedding day.
After my foundation, I put on my concealer. I love my NARS concealer, but lately I’ve been testing out Smashbox’s Photo Op Under Eye Brightener. The Eye Brightener is also wedding makeup (people I’m doing my own makeup. I’m so nervous because I want it to turn out and I want it to last) so I’m trying to get used to it before the big day.
Next, I go for my contour. Sometimes, I use cream contour. I’ve been using this Anastasia Kit for awhile now, and it’s good, people. I typically use my fingers to apply it and then blend it in using my beauty blender.
When I don’t use my cream contour, I just use my bronzer and highlighter. The first stuff I used was a gift. I’m not sure what it was or where it came from, but it recently ran out and I bought the BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Pallete. I love it because it has a variety of colors and a blush.
If I don’t use the palette for highlight, I use my ColourPop Highlight (it’s a great price and fabulous). Usually for work, I don’t wear any eye shadow. I simply throw on some mascara and eyeliner. From my pile of samples, I found that I loved how easily Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner goes on. I also fell in love with Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara. It’s a little expensive compared to what I usually spend on mascara, but I bought a full size version when it was on super sale.
Anyway, that’s my daily makeup when I wear it. What’s your go to? Any suggestions? Let me know!