July 30, 2015

My Makeup Must-Haves

   I envy those who are always trying new things with their makeup look - I wish I was that brave! 
 I am pretty simple in my routine, and it is very rare that I will step outside of the box.  It took me a long time, filled with many trials and errors, to find what works for me...so here is is:
In the summer I use 'Diorskin Nude' BB Creme as my foundation - it provides the perfect lightweight coverage.  I don't really use powder in the summer unless my forehead is shiny,  The rest of the year I am a Mac gal.  Their foundation and powder is AMAZING!  
For concealer I will always be married to Cle de Peau. When I was on "Medium" their makeup artist told me about this product and it is literally EVERYTHING.  My eyes are my "problem area" and this is about as good as it gets in terms of covering blemishes and dark circles (FYI, I apply my concealer before powder).  
Next comes Terracotta Light bronzer by Guerlain (I wear 02 Blondes).  My friend in college introduced me to this product and it really is the best  as it gives you a glow without looking too heavy.  I then apply Bobbi Brown's "Shimmer Brick" in Rose.  If you love an illuminator then this is for you.  It has the perfect touch of sparkle and if you put a little of their soothing balm under it, you will get the perfect dewy look (this balm is the bomb - I use it all over!).  
For eyes I use Mac's "Naked Lunch" all over and then blend "Wedge" over it (you can also use Wedge in place of a liner if you are going for a more minimal look).  If I do wear actual liner, it is Mac in "Black Brilliance".  It goes on smoothly which is something I need since I am TERRIBLE at making straight lines.  Next comes good ole Maybeline Great Lash mascara in "Very Black".  I have been using this for ages while every now and then jumping ship for something more expensive which is never as good as this trusty drugstore must-have.  
Lastly, the lips.  'Rouge in Love' by Lancome is my absolute favorite!  They make the most fabulously bold colors, and provide the perfect balance of matte and moisture.  My signature color that many of you ask about is "Pink Bonbon" (how fun is that name?!). Lipstick like this usually needs liner to make sure it doesn't bleed over.  As I mentioned before, I am not very good with lining anything, but Sephora's Universal lip liner solves all of my problems as it goes on clear. When I was introduced to this it what a total game changer
Well, there ya have it!  Thanks to all of you who reached out requesting this post.  I hope I was able to answer your questions!
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