Everyday Makeup Routine
For my everyday makeup, I like to put a big focus on the skin by creating a flawless base for the rest of my makeup. With a good base to work on, I am able to keep some of the other steps simple, which saves me a lot of time getting ready in the morning. I keep the eyes simple with some basic shadows and a quick liner with black shadow, finished off with a few coats of mascara. I usually like to throw on a mauve or nude lipstick, which makes me look polished without being overdone. If you'd like to find out what products I use for my everyday look, keep on reading!
I usually start out with my eye makeup first, that way I can clean up any fallout I might have from the shadows I am using. Because I use a black eye shadow to line my upper lid, I'll usually have a bit of fallout from that, which I can easily clean up with a makeup wipe before finishing the rest of my face.
Primer - MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
Base Shadow - NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Vixen
Crease Shadow - NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Happy Hour
Shadow Liner - MAC Eye Shadow in Carbon (Applied to upper lid only)
Mascara - L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Brows - Anastasia of Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown
This is my favorite step to my makeup routine. Having flawless skin can really transform an entire look, and makes a huge difference in the overall appearance of the makeup. I love to take my time to focus on the step, making sure to achieve an airbrushed look when I'm finished.
Primer - Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion and Benefit POREfessional used on areas of the face with large pores only
Color Corrector - LA Girl Pro Conceal in Orange Corrector (used lightly on my under eye circles)
Foundation - NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Gobi
Concealer - MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC 20
Setting Powder - Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent (I use it heavily under my eyes, and lightly around the rest of my face and allow it to sit on the skin for a few minutes before dusting it off)
Foundation Powder - MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NC 20 (I use this on the areas of my face that need a little extra coverage)
Contour - Anastasia of Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Fawn and Java (I contour in the hollows of my cheeks, down the sides of my nose, around my hairline on my forehead and along my jaw line)
Blush -MAC Satin Blush in Peony Petal (I concentrate on the apples of my cheeks, and blend it up, into my contour line)
Highlighter - MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle (I highlight the tops of my cheekbones and the tip of my nose)
Setting Spray - MAC Fix +
What I love about lipstick is that it can take a simple makeup look, and really make it look polished and put together. I usually wear lipstick on a daily basis, but keep the colors simple when it's an everyday look, such as a nude, soft pink, or mauve.
Liner - NYX Lip Pencil in Mauve
Lipstick - MAC Lipstick in Myth
Lip Gloss - NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee (I dabbed this right in the center of my lips for a fuller look)
What products do you love to use for your everyday look? Share with me in the comments below!