Hello all my lovely friends, today we are sharing an easy go to make-up routine. I am a bit of a girly girl and I wear make up daily. If you’re just starting out or new to the make up world it can be a little overwhelming. Where can I cheat out, what colours work best, what brands to pick?
Ok, let’s dive in!!!
Now you all know I tend to wake up looking like a haggard ass whore with last nights mascara smeared across my pillow. Don’t be me. Do bettter. In an ideal world I use the pink Clinique foaming make up remover and their moisturizer. I’m not into a big routine, if I’m having a phase of problem skin I use the Clinique toner as well. I’m in no way religious about my routine, just try to keep it clean.
Blush and eyeshadow: smashbox Blush & Highlight Palette~Pacific coast pink. I tend to stear clear of cheap make. Instead I like to find products that last and even better if I can multi purpose a product. I feel like these shades of pink look pretty fabulous on just about every skin colour. I use it as blush and as eyeshadow, light pink all over, a little darker at the outside corner and sweep up into the crease. Take your finger or a cotton pad and run it just under your eyebrow from the inside to the outside to make sure you have a soft blended line, you never want to have a harsh line for simple day make up. If you would like to save a little more just buy a single colour. It will last you the entire year. A solid make-up investment.
Foundation: Arbonne CC Cream is a nice light coverage. About a quarter of a pea is all you need. I buy approximately one tube per year, and that’s using it every day! I like Arbonne products a lot, I haven’t branched into their make up yet but I like I like their business model and their morals. I’d love to try out some of their other products.
Mascara: Step one, curl! I have terrible flat short lashes. Sweet little Lily is blessed with beautiful long lashes, I’m completely jealous. For me I have to curl them. It’s easy to do, don’t be scared. If I had to pick only one make up product this is it. Curling your lashes can completely change your face. If you have a wonderful long curled lashes skip this. Next, mascara! I received this BUXOM mascara at Christmas and I love love it. If you want another brand my runner up is L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in blackest black. (Grey tube~gold cap).
Lips: MAC creamsheen lip glass in floating lotus. Looks fabulous on anyone. If you want to amp it up a little, any lip colour pencil underneath or over top, or both, and you can change the look of your lips a thousand different colours while not having to buy 1000 different lip products. I’m a touch sensitive with lip products and as an extra I love this particular product because it taste good and it’s not sticky! Blick.
TopCoat: MAC Studio Fix. I how love how portable this is and slips in any purse no matter how small. We all have our “little issues” and since my neck injury started to get poor my face tends to turn really bright red at a moments notice. My face gets really hot and blotches. I stopped in at the Mac store for advice, always a fabulous experience, if you need advice that’s really the place to go. We talked about my issue and they recommended this product. It doesn’t clog my pores and it really does tame down the redness, I recommend it. I bought it last year and I’m nowhere near through it, Excellent lifespan.
Exceptions: I don’t believe that you “need” foundation. Foundation and concealer are on an as needed basis. If you are 12 and new to make up please skip this step, keep your money! Your youthful skin is gorgeous, don’t rock the boat and put things on it, you are just asking for pimply skin. If you do have “problem” skin keeping it clean is most important. Get a non-colored peroxide product, Solugel is great. When needed I mix it together with moisturizer and apply under my foundation, a little extra dap on a spot is fine too. No matter what I always stick with a light quality foundation, don’t clog the pores it’s going to make it worse.
So there are my favourite make up products. A super simple make up routine that takes less than 2 minutes. This is intended for daily wear but very easily you could rock this into the night. Go heavier on the eyes, eyeliner and a lip pencil and Bam you are ready to go! No more frumpy mom, easy on the go, preteen/teenage friendly, pretty in pink!
Do we need help with the application? Lily has graciously volunteered to be our model if we need. Lol
* my fingers are numby today, this was written with the assistance of Siri and Siri was being a pain in the arse. Please ignore my poor punctuation and grammar.
with love ~ K