Hi! I am not sure if you had time to check out my Instagram everyday makeup quick tutorial. If not, go check it out! For those of you already makeup pros, I am not re-inventing the wheel here. However, for makeup newbies, heres some tips and tricks and info on the products I use. I would like to say that I am in no way compensated by any of the companies listed below. These are just a few of my favorite things and how I use them. =)
I 9/10 times start with applying my eye makeup. The only exception if it’s a Monday and I am just going to do eyeliner and mascara. Then, I will start by applying my foundation. When I begin putting on my eye makeup, I start by filling my eyebrows with Wunderbrow in Brunette. I start with an eye primer called Bare Canvas Paint by M.A.C. I did not use this for a long time, but it makes a huge difference! I apply it all over my lid. I never touch up my shadow when using this product. After applying primer, I apply my base eyeshadow, which as of lately, has been a peachy color by M.A.C. I am sorry I do not have the name for this color because it wore off the bottom of the container … ugh.. bummer… but it is a peachy nude. After applying this color, I add a crease color. I like to use anything from a lighter to darker brown, depending on where I am going and what I am doing for the day or night. Finally, I add a highlight color under my brows. I have been using e.l.f. Moonlight Pearls. I blend everything thoroughly. I typically curl my lashes, apply Maybelline’s Great Lash in waterproof very black mascara to my top lashes, Revlon’s Colorstay 202Blackbrown eyeliner to top then bottom lid, and finally apply mascara to my bottom lashes. Look at that… 1/3 of your face is already done!
After I am done with my eye makeup, I move onto the face. As I previously mentioned in a past blog post, I always use Double Wear foundation by Estee Lauder. Its just the best! I use the color 1N2 Ecru as I am very fair skinned. I apply foundation with my hands most of the time… I know… gasp…. my hands! lol I will sometimes use a foundation brush… when I am feeling fancy… or a beauty blender. I like to put foundation under my eyes, even though I use concealer, as well as on my neck so I use less under eye concealer and that way I don’t look like two different colors. I also use Estee Lauder concealer in 1N extra light. As far as application goes, there are days I apply just a little to get the job done or I use more when I want more of a highlight look. I typically set my concealer with Estee Lauder Double Wear powder. I am currently using 1c1 cool bone, until I run out, but I will be honest and say that it is not that right color. 🙁 oh well… live and learn. I then add bronzer to my cheeks, which is Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess in 02 Medium. I always feather it down with the brush so it doesn’t look like bam! Holy bronzer! Finally, I use a LITTLE blush. I have been using Peachykeen by M.A.C. 2/3 of your face is done.. do the happy dance!
Finally, I put on lipliner. Yes that’s right I LOVE using lipliner. It keeps your lipstick and lipgloss in place! I use Chanel 05 color. Because the lip liner is getting down to the wire, I cannot list the name, so sorry, but just know that its number 05. Isn’t that one of their perfumes? After applying lipliner, I apply Chanel lipstick 424 Edith. I cannot stress the beauty of this color. I love, love love it! It is perfect for everyday or evening. It is a great neutral pink. Lastly, I top off my lipstick with a little gloss by M.A.C. ranging from a light to dark pink. My three favorite Lipglasses are: Girl About Town (medium pink), Pink Nouveau (light pink), and Candy Yum-Yum (bright pink).
There you have it… a little info on my favorite products and how I use them. I hope you liked this post. As always, feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or concerns. <3