I don’t mean to brag but i’ve gotten not one, but TWO requests to do a post about what makeup products I use.
I put this post off for so long because I don’t use many fancy products (if you’re confused as to why, please read my latest post “life is hitting me hard” where I outline my negative fund situation). But I figured there is no shame in some drugstore bronzer so here is what I have been wearing as my summer makeup!
Face is the most important and fun part for me. I start with clean skin, and moisturizer with SPF 30. (I have to be hot when I’m older, so I need to protect my skin NOW).
I put concealer under my eyes, around my nose, and on any blemishes. And then blend that ish in! Currently I’m using the Maybelline New York Super STAY 24h concealer. It’s my second time buying it because it truly does stay all day.
After concealer I’ve been using the Bare Minerals Original powder foundation all over my face. I pour a small amount into the lid, and with a kabuki brush and small circular motions I blend it in. This might be my favorite makeup product ever. It’s really light weight, but has great coverage. If you’re feeling especially ugly you can do more than one coat and it has amazing coverage! It is ever so slightly iridescent, which looks amazing and doesn’t leave your face looking flat.
This product is also great bang for your buck! I purchased in over 6 months ago, and use it everyday, and it’s still going strong!!!!
I’ve just recently gotten into contouring only because it’s so damn trendy and I have a fat circular face. I use an angled brush with a matt bronzer and apply it lightly bellow my cheek bones, and around my jaw line. I apply it in layers, and start with just a small amount and then build it up from there. Nothing is worse that an obvi contour line.
I use a big fluffy brush and the NYX Tango with Bronzing Powder, sparkly dual bronzer and apply this lightly to my forehead, cheeks bones, and jaw line. I use a fluffy brush and a very light hand which helps to blend out the contour even more.
I used to never wear blush, but ever since I started, I have been looking a 10x more alive, so 10/10 would recommend getting on the blush bandwagon. I use a darker pink blush and apply it to my cheeks then blend it down, and back towards my hairline which gives it a more natural look that doesn’t look too harsh, or concentrated on only my cheeks.
This blush has really cute packaging, and I love the color, but I find that it doesn’t usually last on my face very long.
Highlighting your face is sooooo trendy right now, so I splurged and got the raved about MAC Soft and Gentle mineralized skin finish! I was hoping it would have more color payoff, but I use an angled brush or sometimes just my fingers, and apply it on my cheekbones, and make a “C” and connect it to my eyebrow. (Hopefully this makes sense – use your imagination)
I don’t highlight my nose, because my skin is already so oily, I don’t need any extra glistening in that area.
I’ve been using this “QUO” brand eyebrow kit for literally 4 years. I have pretty full brows to begin with so I just go in with an angled eye shadow brush and fill in any sparse areas. I start with the tail of the brow and then apply less product as I work my way in towards my nose, to give them a more natural look.
I don’t wear eyeliner everyday, only when I’m going the extra mile to be cute AF. I apply liquid eyeliner; I’m currently using L’oreal Paris’s Super Liner, to draw a medium thick line across my upper lash line. I make the outer corners thicker, but I do not draw a wing.
Lashes are my shit. I’m obsessed with having super long and full lashes and the best mascara to do this is L’Oreal Telescopic, or L’Oreal false lash Super Star (or a combination of the two). After curling my lashes I apply 3-20 coats of this to my upper lashes, and usually just one coat to my bottom lashes.
Lip liner has really changed my life. I went from a 4/10 to a hard 7 with lip liner alone. I have small lips so I tend to draw my line slightly outside of where my lips naturally end. I use the lip liner to fill in my lips and sometimes I’ll only do this and just skip lipstick all together.
I generally love dark lipstick, but for summer I try to keep it a bit lighter with just lip liner and a gloss. Currently I’ve been loving the NYX Butter Gloss, in the color Angel Food Cake. It has pretty good color pay off, and lasts a long time!!
And that is all! Here is the final result:
UNTIL NEXT TIME J