We all have our own makeup tricks and staples that we pull out for that special occasion or date night, but for every day I’m a big fan of the five minute face (okay… maybe 10 minutes). As I’ve gotten older I have found that it is more important to me to spend money on my skincare and watch what I am putting in my body rather than spending a lot on my makeup. Now that I have found skincare products that work wonders on my skin (see my First Aid Beauty post here) I find that I am more comfortable wearing less makeup. Having a good base means you just need a few products to enhance your natural look!
I have a few tried and true products that I wear every.single.day and layer in different steps depending on what look I am going for. I start with my e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer in Radiant Glow #83404 to give my skin a natural sheen under my foundation. I put this on over my First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 cream and it layers perfectly. Next I follow with my Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation. For me, the easiest way I have found to apply my foundation is with my Beauty Blender. This foundation has great coverage but still looks natural and feels light on my skin. I have never liked heavy, super thick foundation so this one from Covergirl is my go-to. I will top off my face with either bronzer or blush depending on what I am wearing.
My eyes are my favorite thing to highlight and what I get the most compliments on. I have been wearing winged eye liner for as long as I can remember (I have Lauren Conrad to thank for that!) Because of this I have tried many different eyeliners and in my opinion you can’t beat Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. This is by far the best long-lasting liner and easiest to apply. It helps to apply a good primer to your lid before you apply the liner. I use this one from Urban Decay. And if I am going to wear eye shadow, I apply that before my liner to make everything pop! I finish my eyes off with multiple coats of mascara. I LOVE this one from Maybelline.
I love a good lip color. I think it transforms your whole look. You can go neutral with winged liner and add a pop of color on your lip and it’s instantly retro. This Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Electric Orange has been my favorite color this spring (seen here). When I don’t feel quite so bold, I reach for my Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Nude Thrill. This is the perfect nude shade and I love the matte finish because it looks so natural, versus a gloss.
Do you have some favorites that I need to try? I always love to test out new products! Happy Wednesday!