I am not one of those girls that can wake up and look flawless. My skintone is uneven, I have terribly dark circles under my eyes, and well….it just isn’t pretty!
For the most part, my daily makeup remains the same. Sometimes I give myself a little more coverage, depending on how terrible I look/feel when I wake up. I may wear a little more concealer, or less eye makeup than the day before. In general though, you can find me wearing pretty much the same makeup every day.
Over the last few months I have gotten a few requests as to what makeup I use, how I apply, etc. Since I am not tech savvy, and I just don’t have the time (translation:patience) to film a video and edit, you get my daily makeup routine in pictures!
This is what I look like sans makeup, when I get up in the morning (if I remembered to wash my face the night before). Dark circles, uneven color, the whole shebang.
Lately, I have been applying the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel after I shower, along with Neutrogena Rapid Dark Circle Repair. As you can see, I need some repair! It has some light reflecting minerals (a little bit of shimmer) to it and just evens out the dark circles a little bit.
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue (I use Natural) has been a recent add to my beauty routine. I have been using Bare Minerals products for about 10 years now, so I am always eager and willing to try out anything new they have. This is a tinted moisturizer, similar to BB and CC creams.
I put this on before any of my other makeup. Some days, if I don’t really have any plans, I just wear this and nothing else, but it does act as a great base to your other makeup. It gives a sheer to medium coverage and has an SPF of 30, which I also love. So far, I love it- I feel like it evens out my tone! You can use their Smoothing Face Brush to apply it, or you can use your fingers, like I do.
This is after the Complexion Rescue. I feel like with some blush and some light lipgloss I would feel totally comfortable heading out like this!
Next, using Sonia Kashuk Brush No 110 (similar) and Bare Minerals Correcting Concealer in Light 2, I apply to my under eyes in an inverted triangle. I end up using my ring fingers to blend. I dab to blend- not rub.
I don’t use the concealer every single day, either. As I’ve gotten older, my skin has gotten more sensitive under my eyes. I noticed if I use the concealer pretty frequently it starts to irritate. On days where I don’t need as much coverage, I use Bare Minerals Well Rested. I am telling you guys, I SWEAR by this eye brightening powder. I started using it after I had Ella- I remember my boss at the time asking me how I looked so rested with a newborn. Well Rested! To apply that I use their Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush.
Next, I move on to my eyes. I used to do my eyes last, but I do them before my foundation. It is easier to clean up any eye shadow remnants. I use Bare Minerals Queen Phyllis on my brow bone with an old shadow brush. Although I have a good bit of eye shadows, I use Urban Decay’s Naked palette on a daily basis. I use the brush provided with the palette to apply Smog all over my lid. I use Darkhorse for eye liner and Bark to fill in my brows. For both of those are use a brush similar to this.
I have been using Cover Girl Lash Blast since Ella was born. I swear by it! I have tried many others over the years but I always go back to Cover Girl! Something about it just works so well for me! I apply my mascara after my eye shadow and eyeliner. I typically do several coats.
After completing my eyes, I apply my foundation. Bare Minerals foundation has been in my makeup bag for about ten years. I have always used the same Medium Beige shade and have been super happy with it. I am able to use it year round, and the coverage is perfect for me. I use the Precision Face Brush to apply. I just purchased it a couple of months ago and love it. I had been using the same brush for years, so it was definitely time for a new one! I make sure to apply all over my face, into my hair line and blend down into my neck.
Next I do my contouring and highlighting. I use Bare Minerals Concealer in Honey Bisque. I realize it is a concealer, but it applies so well as a contouring powder. I use elf’s blending brush to apply.
I apply the Honey Bisque to accentuate my cheekbones, on either side of the bridge of my nose, and right along my hair line.
I don’t blend after I apply-I save that until the very end. It looks a bit dramatic and over the top, but I swear it blends well!
Next, I use Bare Minerals Full Tapered Blush and Eye brush (gifted, similar) to apply blush to the apples of my cheeks. I use Bare Minerals blush in Laughter. Just like the contour powder, I don’t blend yet.
Lastly, I use Bare Minerals Illuminating Mineral Veil to highlight my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, and my forehead. It has the perfect amount of shimmer to highlight. Once again, I don’t blend yet!
Finally, I use Sonia Kashuk’s No 4 brush. The flat top is perfect for buffing and blending!!
The completed look! Subtle highlight and contour, but perfect for everyday!! I know it seems like a lot, but it really doesn’t take long at all. And like I said before, I don’t do all of this every.single.day. Most days, yes, but not every day.
While you can achieve this look with any makeup that you have, I definitely recommend Bare Minerals. While it isn’t the least expensive, it is totally worth it. Any questions at all, just ask! I’d be happy to help!
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