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Current Makeup Routine

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Current Makeup Routine

I’ve gotten a few emails and comments asking what makeup products I use, when to apply this, and which products I use for that. So I decided to do a whole post dedicated to my current makeup routine. Y'all know I love makeup. Sephora is my candy store and I have no shame in admitting it. I’m constantly watching YouTube videos and trying different products so that I’m ‘in the know’ on the latest trends and products. 

Let me first start by saying how important it is to take off your makeup every night and wash your face. I honestly can tell the difference in my skin the following morning if I don’t take my makeup off. I take my makeup off with this and then use this face cleanser, followed by this toner, and moisturizer every night before bed. (Read about those products here).

Ever since I started taking care of my face and using a skincare routine, my makeup has looked better because my skin is smoother and well moisturized, which has everything to do with the steps I do every night before bed. 

PS - My skin has been having some weird breakouts lately so I talked to my facial lady and a doctor, who put me on Retin-A last week. I will keep you updated in a few months on a status update. But let me know if you have any questions for me on Retin-A and I will be sure to answer them! 

Now for my current makeup routine...

1. Primer

After moisturizing my face in the morning, I always begin my makeup by using this face primer. I’ve talked about it on here before, and it’s really that great. However, this summer I’ve been using this primer to give me a “natural” summer glow. I 100% notice the difference when I do and don't use primer before foundation. Primer helps your makeup last all day and is a great base for your face makeup. 

2. Foundation

I’ve been using this foundation (in shade Y325) for several years now and really love it. I like a more medium to full coverage that you can build on, which this fits the bill for. I use this foundation brush to apply the foundation. I literally just pump 1 or 2 pumps on the back of my hand then get the makeup brush to buff into my skin in circular motions. 

3. Under eyes

I’m absolutely obsessed with this concealer (in the shade light warm) because it’s so weightless and gets rid of my dark circles. I use this beauty blender to blend everything into my skin and will literally dab to make sure everything is perfectly blended. 

After my concealer, I always set my under eyes using this powder using the beauty blender. I like that it brightens my under eye area and keeps my makeup lasting all day without creasing. 

4. Contour

This is my favorite contour kit. I’ve tried a bunch of different contours but always come back to this contour kit. I apply the contour to my cheekbones, hairline, down the bridge of my nose, and under my bottom lip using this brush. Then I’ll take this bronzer using this brush just to buff anything out and get rid of and harsh lines. I use this brush to contour the sides of my nose. 

5. Blush

Lately I’ve been switching up my blush game depending on my mood (aka if I want more of  a pink look or not). But right now, I’ve been grabbing for this shade (in fearless), but I really do switch back and forth with this color too. I use this brush to apply to my cheeks.

6. Highlight

I love highlighters but which one I grab depends on if I want a more subtle highlight or dramatic highlight for the day/night. I’ve been using this highlighter (in the shade champagne pop) this past week or so, but will also switch it up for this one (in the shade opal). I apply my highlight using this brush to the tops of my cheekbones, down my nose, cupids bow, and will take any extra product and add to my chin and forehead. (Read everything about finding a highlighter here.) 

7. Mascara

My mascara routine is pretty basic. I use this mascara because I love how volumes and big it makes my lashes look. 

8. Eyebrows

It’s truly amazing what a difference filling in your eyebrows does. I use this eyebrow pencil to fill in my brows (in the shade soft brown). I apply it with a very gentle grip  towards the end of the pencil and stroke to fill in any sparse or missing hairs, then will comb through using the spoolie on the opposite end, and repeat until they are perfect. If my brows are out of control, I will tame them after filling them in with this gel so they won't move anywhere. 

9. Finish

I always finish my makeup with a bath in this stuff. And I say “bath” because I literally drench my face in it. But it makes my makeup last all day, even in hot and humid weather.

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If you guys have any product recommendations, I would love to hear about them in the comments below. You know I’m always looking for new products!