Makeup posts are one of my favorite posts to read, so I thought why not continue to spread the love and share daily my makeup routine. Today’s post focuses on daytime makeup, but we have reserved another post for CK’s makeup routine and nighttime makeup faves.
Every day I start off by using Philosophy’s Purity face wash to give combination oily/dry skin a fresh start. All of the products in this post have worked well with my skin, and have been in the mix for a few months now.
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base: I love using this face base after I’ve washed my face. The cream has a pretty thick consistency, but it absorbs beautifully into the skin. The smell is lovely, and my face never feels greasy from it.
Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Foundation: Love the coverage of this foundation. It is a tad bid thick at the beginning of application, but I use a kabuki brush to buff the product into my skin. The foundation lasts all day and I don’t find myself getting very oily in my t-zone.
Mac Strobe Liquid: I absolutely love mixing this in with my foundation. The strobe liquid gives your skin a bit of sheen and creates a dewy look. You could use this to highlight certain areas of your face, but I love using this all over my face.
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish: I use the Soft and Gentle shade to highlight and find the powder provides the perfect luminous look. If I’m going out on the town, I make sure to pack on a bit more and my face always ends up glowing in photos.
Nars Bronzer: The Laguna Nars bronzer is my absolute fave for everyday use. I love that it has a tiny bit of shimmer, but is matte enough for me to use for some contouring. Unfortunately, my face was not blessed with a chiseled structure, so I pop some this bronzer into the hallows of my face to create cheekbones.
Nars Blush: After CK introduced me to the Orgasm Nars blush, it became my daily go to blush. It’s the perfect amount of pink for your cheeks on a daily basis. Everyone always raves about this blush, and I’ve found that the hype around this color is well deserved.
Mac Painterly Paint Pot: The Painterly paint pot does a great job of prepping your lids for eyeshadow application. I find that using the paint pot prior to application gives the eyeshadow something to stick to and evens out the skin tone of my eyelids. You can use it alone and pop some eyeliner over it to create a very natural look.
Urban Decay Naked Eye Palette: Love, love, love this eye shadow palette. There are so many colors you can mix and match to create the perfect a minimal or smoky day eye look. I’ve been using this palette for well over a year now, and the only time I stray from it is when I’m looking for a brighter purple or green night-time look.
Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Mascara: You really get your bang for your buck with this mascara. When applying, I like to put at least 3 coats of this mascara on to create the look of fuller lashes.
Maybelline Baby Lips: Baby Lips moisturizing balm is great in any and every color. The tint is subtle and the product goes on smoothly and keeps your lips moisturized for hours and hours. I always apply a layer of this after my make-up is said and done, and depending on where I’m going I will sometimes pop some gloss over to create a more polished look.
Hope you enjoyed my faves! Stay tuned for a later post on CK’s favorites. Xoxo-Bettina