I consider myself pretty laid back when it comes to doing my makeup every day, or if i’m even in the mood of doing my makeup. There are a few steps i will occasionally skip, and there are some steps which I completely don’t include into my makeup routines. I don’t apply foundation because it doesn’t make my skin look any better, and I don’t apply powder since my skin is very dry.
To Prep: On a normal makeup day I always start by prepping my skin with my favorite moisturizer. Right now I’m loving the Kiehl’s ultra facial moisturizer, and let it get absorbed into the skin for a few minutes. Once that’s absorbed, i’ll apply a lip balm like maybelline baby lips to moisturize my lips a bit.
The Look: I like a very minimalistic, almost enhancing, makeup look. My favorite product to apply is highlighter and blush, so I start with the benefit watt’s up highlight on my cheek bones and the apples of my cheeks. Over top of that i’ll apply whatever blush my eyes are drawn to at the time. Right now i’m using the Tarte Amazonian blush in True Love around my cheekbones. I love a pretty flush of pink or coral! Next, I like to apply either a liquid lipstick or a lip balm. My favorite liquid lipstick is Lolita II from Kat Von D. It’s a beautiful warm apricot kind of color. At this point my look is usually complete, unless I’m applying a cat eye with the Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper. It’s the most amazing liner… easy and pigmented.
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