Although I adore makeup I have found myself using so much less of it recently. Going out with a full face of makeup that includes contour, eye liner, dark lipstick, and everything in between has been traded for the no makeup, makeup look and that the time that was spent doing those extra things, is now spent on my skincare routine that I now find is SO important. I love the fact that my face gets to breathe more with all the less makeup. These are all my go to products that I use to create my everyday look.
First things first I start my morning by doing my full skincare that includes washing my face, putting toner on, and applying a moisturizer. Then I get into my makeup.
I have tried A LOT of liquid foundations that have not worked for me. Either they leave me looking greasy at the end of the day, or dry out my face too much, or just break me out. I started using the Kat Von D “Lock It” (LIGHT 44 COOL) about a year ago and now its the only thing I use. I love the mousse like consistency that feels light on my skin instead of heavy and too creamy like much other brands I’ve tried. The best part is that a little goes a very long way. Since I’m mainly covering up red spots of my face I can put on a very thin layer and my face looks flawless.
If its my time of the month I’ll usually get some breakout and when I do I’ll use this Urban Decay “Naked Skin” concealer (FAIR-NEUTRAL) on my trouble spots but this step is very rare.
Next I use the Kat Von D “Lock-It” powder foundation (LIGHT 44) to even it all out. I love how light this powder feels on my face and that even after a long day it never looks cake-y. If it’s a day that I know I’m going to be wearing my makeup for 15 hours straight I’ll add the Laura Mercier “Translucent powder” on top of that. I have been wearing this product for 4 plus years and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
My eyebrows are finally at that perfect place where I don’t need to fully fill them in so I’m not having to use anything but some tinted brow mascara to keep them all in place. I recently started using the NYX (BLACK) one and its worked really well!
I change mascara regularly and always like to try new brands but one of my favorites is “Better Than Sex” by too faced.
It’s highlighting time! My all time favorite it the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills. Forever Round is my honestly the only one I use. I feel like a summer goddess even in the middle of winter whenever I wear it.
My lip color definitely depends on what I’m doing that day but it’s always a nude. If I’m out on my 15 hour days I’ll usually just do vaseline so I don’t have to re-apply my lipstick but if not my go to lip color is Rosé “lip paint” by Tarte. I got this color in my ipsy bag as a sample size about a year and a half ago and I fell in love with it so I made all my friends give me theirs from their ipsy bag (LOL) but they all recently ran out so I bought the full size for Christmas. The thing I love about this matte lipstick is that it lasts for hours, even after eating spaghetti this miracle will stay on.
Finally I’ll spray (a lot) of the Urban Decay “All nighter” setting spray and that’s it! My no makeup, makeup look is complete.