My Long-Lasting Makeup Routine
Hi everyone! In today’s post I’m going to share my long-lasting makeup routine with you!
Let me start this out by saying I am in no way a makeup artist or anything like that. I just have a routine that I use and I figured I’d share it with you guys. I know I enjoy seeing other people’s makeup routines, so I wanted to write a post about mine!
The first thing I want to say is make sure you have a clean and moisturized face! You can see what I use on my face in my post here.
Next, I use a primer. I used to never think I needed to use primer, but once I started using it, I never wanted to stop. My current favorite one is Benefit’s Porefessional. This one is just easy to use and blurs all lines on my face. I just apply it with my hands!
After using primer, I go right in with my foundation. My current favorite is the Makeup Forever Face & Body Foundation I use a damp beauty blender which helps the makeup go on SO easy and blend nicely. I love this foundation because its really lightweight and you can still see some of my natural skin. I get some freckles from the sun and they show through the foundation which I like. I have it in shade #3!
Next I go in with the YSL Touche Eclat Concealer under my eyes. This stuff is great for brightening underneath your eyes. I have some dark circles in the inner corners of my eyes, so this stuff is perfect for concealing that. I blend this in with my damp beauty blender as well. I like to set my concealer with my Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. I have been using this stuff forever, it works like magic!
After I finish with foundation and concealer, I like to use this it Cosmetics Bronzer. It’s a matte bronzer which I love. I usually apply this all over my face to add a bit of color to my skin!
I’m no expert on contouring, so I kind of stay away from it. But on some days when I feel like I need it, I use Nars Casino Bronzer. I got this palette from the NSale, but unfortunately it is no longer available. However, you can get Nars Casino Bronzer from other places! I also use this palette for blush. These are also limited edition. Another one of my favorite blushes is Tarte’s Captivating Blush.
This summer I have been slightly obsessed with highlighters. My go-to highlighter of the moment is definitely theBalm Cosmetics’ Mary-Lou Manizer. This stuff is beautiful and adds such a nice highlight! The next highlighter I want to try is Champagne Pop by Becca x Jaclyn Hill. Have any of you tried it yet??
The last face product I use is Urban Decay’s Chill Makeup Setting Spray (not pictured). I feel like this step is crucial for me, especially in the summer. This spray will set your makeup in place all day! It’s hydrating and cooling at the same time. I love this stuff.
I tend to keep my eye look pretty simple on most days. I really only use mascara and sometimes I’ll use a bit of my Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter on my lids. One thing that I usually do is layer my mascaras.
Sephora’s Eyelash Curler // Urban Decay’s Perversion // Benefit’s Roller Lash
I start out by curling my eyelashes–this step is really important for me. I use Sephora’s Eyelash Curler and it does the trick for me! The first mascara that I start out with is Urban Decay’s Perversion . This mascara is great for layering because it has a pretty wet formula. I usually apply two or three layers of this mascara. After that, I like to go in with Benefit’s Roller Lash. I like to use this mascara second because it’ll get rid of any clumps! I love the combination of these two mascaras.
Lastly, let’s talk about brows!! My eyebrows get lighter in the sun, which tends to look kinda funny on my face. I like to fill them in with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder . For me, I feel like this brow powder is the most natural looking. It’s so easy to apply and it takes no time at all! I love it. I use it in the color “Dark Brown.”
I hope you enjoyed seeing what I use for my long-lasting makeup routine!
Thanks for reading!