Yay for my first beauty related post! I’m honestly just posting this so you all can get a feel for what products I like. I would post pictures of myself but my nice camera is having some glitches right now.
1.) First I start off with applying the Mary Kay Oil Mattifier all in my T-Zone (around my nose). This is where my face gets the most oily throughout the day so I need a product to help me out and this one seems to be doing the trick!
2.) Then I go ahead and put on my foundation. I’ve been using the Clinique Beyond Perfecting foundation and I use the applicator to put it on my face and go back with a BH Cosmetics 30 Brush to blend it in. I cannot tell you how much I just love this foundation. It gives me just the right amount of coverage and Clinique products hardly ever fail me.
3.) I’ve been currently using the treStique mini concealer crayon for my undereyes for the time being (I use the color bisque). It came in my birchbox while I was at school and I reached for it when my Clinique concealer ran out. It’s been doing the job, but I am on the hunt for other under eye concealers (please comment if you have one that you love). If I have any acne spots I usually cover them up with the Benefit Erase Paste.
4.) I normally set everything (a light dusting) with the Origins Brighter By Nature face powder with a big fluffy brush. I’m not even sure that they still sell this stuff because I remember buying it at a cosmetics outlet by me. I wasn’t a big fan of this when I first bought it and thought it just made my face feel heavy. But again, once I ran out of my Clinique face powder, I decided to give it a go. Not the best face powder in the world, but it does the job (please comment if you have a face powder you are loving!).
5.) Then I apply the fun stuff! Bronzer and blush! For bronzer, I always use my Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Golden Light, and I just hit pan on it a while back so I’m getting sad! This has been the best bronzer I have ever used by far! I don’t usually “contour” per say, but I do just have a light dusting of it all on my cheek bones. As for blush, I do like to change it up a bit. But I’ve really been liking the bhCosmetics floral blush duo in Rose. I haven’t used the bright pink shade but I have been using that sort of dusty rose shade.
6.) If I wear shadow, I do like to switch it up, but if I’m in a rush to run errands or go to class, I typically stick to All That Glitters by MAC. It’s a simple champagne color that’s perfect for everyday wear.
7.) I’ve been really into liquid liner lately and am becoming more confident using it. Most times I don’t add a wing, but I might add it if I’m feeling a little bit edgy. I’m currently using the bhCosmetics liquid liner.
8.) As for mascaras, I don’t usually buy “high end” types. I feel like there are so many amazing drugstore mascaras and they go bad so quickly. I’m using the Rimmel Scandaleyes Xtreme and I love the two different brushes for lengthening and volume.
9.) Lastly, I apply lip gloss. I use the Lorac Lip Lustre Gloss in Ruby. It’s perfect because it adds just the right amount of pop of color after I blot some of it off.
That’s all folks! I hope you guys at least got a feel for the kinds of products I reach for! I’ll have tutorials and product reviews up soon!