I'm going to start this post by saying that makeup is not my specialty, and I definitely like a more natural look. However, I have finally found products and a makeup routine that I really like! And I always find it interesting when people share their makeup products and routines, so I thought I'd share mine with you today!
For the Face
-Moisturizer: Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme
-Primer: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Primer
-Blush: Bobbi Brown Blush (pale pink)
Whether I am putting on no makeup or a full face of makeup, I put my moisturizer on morning and night. I used to only wear Bobbi Brown, but once I tried the Nivea one linked above, I never looked back. It is way less expensive and just as good in my opinion. I have recently added a Primer into my routine. Neutrogena sent one to me, and I put it all over my face after my moisturizer has soaked into my skin. It's supposed to help makeup apply more smoothly and last longer.
Next, I put on either BeautyCounter Dew Skin, Neutrogena liquid foundation, or Garnier BB cream with a damp knockoff beautyblender (that little orange sponge pictured above). Beautycounter Dew Skin is my favorite and what I use most often. It is very natural looking and also has SPF 20 in it. Next, I put on my bronzer and blush. I don't have any concealer, but Tarte Shape Tape is on my birthday wishlist!
I always apply my eye makeup after I finish my face makeup. I have a long-wear eye base by Bobbi Brown, but I typically skip this step and just use my foundation. Then I use the Naked 2 eye shadow palette. I have been using this palette for over 3 years now and love the colors!
After eyeshadow, I use NYX eyeliner. Then, I curl my eyelashes and put on mascara. I rotate between Neutrogena, Covergirl, and Too Faced. I use the lash and brow comb to separate my eyelashes because I despise clumpy mascara. Last, I'll fill in my brows with NYX Brow Contour before I apply Anastasia brow gel.
If you follow me on Instagram, you have heard me go on and on and on about NYX butter gloss. I now have it in 5 colors- Tiramisu, Angel Food Cake, Creme Brûlée, Vanilla Cream Pie, and Strawberry Cheesecake. The price is so reasonable, the colors are so pretty, and it actually feels good!
Also, I just recently purchased Mario Badescu facial spray. I heard a blogger say that if you're going to spend your time putting on makeup, you might as well do what you can to make it last. So I bought this stuff to use as a setting spray, and it smells SO good! It's not for your lips, but I wanted to put it in the last category since I spray it after I have finished putting my makeup on.
The Final Product
Like I said, I'm not a beauty expert, but I have found that I feel better when I have some makeup on. I'm going to be 29 in a few weeks. Better late than never to learn about makeup, right?!
Do you have any makeup products you love?! I love trying new things! And I'm so thankful you stopped by! Have a great day!