Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Everyday Natural Makeup

Hello friends! Today's post is all about my everyday makeup look. Since there's many days I'm running between labs, I keep it neutral and simple and save the crazy trends for the weekend! So let's just jump right in because this could end up being a long post if I talk too much.

First I always start with my skin! Always always always. I've fallen in love with micellar water. I've tried a few different brands. Now I know Simple Micellar Water is pictured here, but my favorite I've determined is Garnier SkinActive. I use the Mary Kay Men's Eye Cream and Mary Kay TimeWise Moisturizer twice a day every day to keep my eyes bright and my skin smooth. 
Then it's makeup time! This is a picture of all the makeup I use. Below I listed everything from left to right. I linked the brushes I used at the very bottom of the post too.
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation - I wear 103 Natural Buff
Maybelline Master Conceal - I use 30 Light/Medium
Sephora Eyeshadow Palette - I love the Nude to Neutral palette
Milani Baked Blush - I wear Dolce Pink

Now for how I apply all of this stuff!
Like I said I start by cleaning my skin.
I follow the micellar water up with eye cream and moisturizer. Once that's done, I move on to primer, foundation, and concealer. All in that order! I use my fingers for the primer but a beauty blender for the foundation and concealer.
I prep my eyelids with eyelid primer before applying eyeshadow and eyeliner. Y'all. This stuff makes a real difference!! I've run 8 miles and my eyeshadow didn't budge. This stuff is no joke!
I apply eyeliner to my upper lid after eyeshadow and follow up with lots of mascara. I love the MK mascara because you don't need primer and you get long, thick lashes. It's the only mascara I'll use. I always do my brows because I'm convinced it makes my face look more put together even if I skimp on the rest of my makeup. Strong brows strong life amiright?
I always put eyeliner on the bottom lash line just to make my eyes pop a little more. I'll skip this step if I'm going for a more natural "no makeup" look, but most days I'll line my bottom lash line.
I usually do blush, dark contour, highlight. And blend blend blend!! The last thing any woman wants is to have the sharp dark line from contour. I know people have their expensive contour palettes that they love, but I can't get enough of my cheap-o e.l.f. palette. It's the best! And it lasts for soooo long! I bought this one last Christmas and I'm no where near finishing it.
Top it off with some lipstick and you're good to go! I've gotten this whole routine down to about 7-8 minutes, which is great for the days I wake up later than anticipated.

And one last photo because my cat jumped up halfway through these pictures just to see what was going on. Even when I wear a black shirt I can't help but snuggle her!


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