Like any typical girl, I love going to Ulta or Sephora. It is so hard for me to not get excited when walking through the doors. I find myself going in for one specific thing.. and heading out with five more items. I have always loved makeup and trying new things but when it comes to my face, some brands just don't work. I have tried different things over the years and have figured out what works perfectly for me. I thought I would share my every day makeup routine!
I have sensitive skin, so I tend to only wash my face at night. I started using Philosophys Purity face cleanser two years ago and I don't know why I wasn't using it sooner. I love how fresh it leaves my skin feeling, not to mention I love the livejasmin scent. After that I use Simple Protecting Light SPF moisturizer. I love that it doesn't leave my skin feeling heavy, sticky, or oily. It's nice that I can use it before putting on my makeup if I have some dry areas (especially in winter months!)
In the morning I tend to just splash water on my face to refresh it after a long nights sleep. I put on moisturizer if I feel the need and then I start my process. I started using Bare Minerals makeup when I was in highschool, and I have stuck by it ever since. I use Bare Minerals Original SPF Foundation in fairly streamates light. I love the way it goes on and covers my dark circles and any redness I may have. It feels light and my skin is able to breathe throughout the day. I use my little brush that came with my original set back in the day to apply to my under eye and nose area for extra coverage. My poor little maximum coverage brush has obviously seen better days but it has worked wonders through the years! I then use my full coverage kabuki brush to apply foundation on my whole face. To finish the jasminlive base, I use a translucent powder to seal it in. I have used variations of brands over the years and currently I am using Revlon photo ready powder. It is very light and smooths out any place I have missed. I use a fluffy, large brush to apply the powder.
Once I am done with my base, I get a little creative. Most days I stick with the same thing I have done since Freshmen year of college (whoops! I like a classic look!) I like to use a liquid eyeliner in the darkest black I can find to create the perfect cat eye. I love a good felt tipped liner in a pen form. As for doing this technique, I have perfected it over the years with lots of practice. I have used several different brands over the years so it varies which I use every so often. I am currently using Maybelline Stiletto Ultimate Precision eyeliner. I love that it goes on smooth and has a great tip. As for mascara, I try new ones each time. I am currently using a new product called Younique 3D Fiber lashes. I am now hooked! I love the way it makes my lashes look massive without doing anything! You place a layer of any mascara you want then place a layer of the moodstruck transplanting gel. Once that is on you place a layer of moodstruck natural fibers and a final layer of transplanting gel to set it.
Once my eyes are set, I finish with blush. Again, I tend to use different things over the seasons. Sometimes I like to use a creme blush or I will use a powder. The same goes for the shade, I go from using a coral to pink - whatever I feel like at that time. I am currently using Younique Blusher in stunning. I love the way it feels but the application leaves something to be desired. To finish off my every day look, I have so much fun deciding which lipstick to choose. I have quite the collection (more on that in a different post) and I love a bright smile. My two go-to shades the past few months are very different from each other. Dior Addict is a crazy gorgeous pink. I love the way this looks because it enhances your natural lip color. MAC pink pearl pop is great for going out to lunch or dinner in. It is such a cheerful, happy color - you cant help but beam when you have it on. Phew! This may seem like a long makeup routine but I assure you it is not! It is only a little longer if I decide to play with my all time favorite palates - the Naked series by Urban Decay! I will do a post on those looks later. Normally I can sit and do my makeup in 5 minutes and be out the door!