My Everyday Face Routine
On a daily basis I keep my eyes very simple. The colors always change, but what stays the same is that I always apply MAC Brule all over my lids as a base and smudge color across my top and bottom lashline, followed with lots of mascara.
Products Used (in order used)
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer in Medium
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Tawny (applied with Real Techniques Stippling Brush)
MAC Eyebrows Retractable Pencil in Spiked
Guerlain Meteorites Powder (applied with a Sigma F30 Large Powder Brush)
Becca Flamenco Bronzing Powder (applied with Coastal Scents Destiny Kabuki on a Stick Brush)
MAC Honey Rose Magically Cool Liquid Powder (applied with Kirkland Stippling Brush)
Nars Dolce Vita Blush (applied with Kirkland Stippling Brush)
MAC Brule, Club and Nehru Eyeshadows
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base
Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara
MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick
NYX Nude Peach Mega Shine Lipgloss
I’ll be doing individual posts on application technique (how to apply concealer, blush, bronzer, etc) because I’d like to explain in detail, rather than briefly in a quick tutorial.
Moving onto foundation. I always give the bottle a good shake to make sure the product is mixed, and I apply a dime-sized dot of foundation on each of my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. Then, with a stippling brush and a light-hand, blend each area of my face in small circular motions. I sometimes spend up to a minute blending to ensure that there are no harsh edges.
For my brows, I’m using my favorite eyebrow pencil called ‘MAC Eye Brows’. I lightly follow the shape of my natural brow, coloring the sparse areas with small, quick strokes. To blend the product together and to soften any harsh lines, I go over my brows with a spoolie (clean mascara wand).
Now, I apply MAC Brule all over my lids using a tapered blending brush. It’s a light, sheer beige that doesn’t provide much color, but it helps even out the tone of my lids and it absorbs any natural oils from my eyelids/foundation, creating a blank, even canvas for my colored eyeshadow.
With a small pencil/crease brush, I smudge MAC Club along my top and bottom lashline. I usually only apply the color half-way across my lashline for a more natural look.
To deepen the color a little bit, I’ve added MAC Nehru with an angled brush to the same area where I applied Club.
The last step is applying MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj Lipstick to my lips (very lightly) and apply NYX Nude Peach Lipgloss over top.
The look is complete!
*I’m still working on the lighting situation for FOTD’s, I haven’t done any since I’ve had my new camera because the camera really washes me out. I’m actually pretty tan right now, and in these photos, I look much lighter.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!