Tuesday, January 6, 2015

(Updated) Daily Makeup Routine...


Sorry y'all… this post was so long I had to break it into two parts! So this actually isn't my daily makeup routine because I do not wear this much makeup every day. I do, however, wear most of this for blog photos or when I want to look nice for a date night or party (when I'm not taking blog photos I usually wear foundation, highlighter and a little mascara). Over the past year or so I've had the chance to experiment a lot with my makeup and have found some really great products. I've also become a little obsessed with watching beauty YouTube videos… they are so addicting! Anyways, enjoy!

I have been using this foundation for about a month now and it is seriously amazing! I have tried a lot of different brands from Chanel to Bobbi Brown and I honestly think this Covergirl foundation is the best I've ever used. It's really creamy and moisturizing and gives an "airbrushed" effect to your skin that I love. 

I'm sure y'all have heard of the beauty blender before, but this sponge really works. I use it to apply the Covergirl foundation (wet it first and then squeeze out the excess water before applying) and it makes my makeup looks so much smoother and well-blended! 

I apply this powder after the liquid foundation to get rid of any shine and "mattefy" my skin. This brush is kind of expensive but COMPLETELY worth it - it feels like heaven on your skin and it completely blends all of your makeup for a flawless complexion.

I use this foundation stick as a concealer… I usually have a big break out at least once a month and this is really great to cover up pimples with!

My friend Emily taught me this trick (and the next one!). This BB Cream makes an AMAZING under-eye highlighter. I apply this in a triangular shape underneath my eyes, along the bridge of my nose and my cupid's bow and blend it all in with my fingers for the perfect highlight. This product was seriously a game-changer in my makeup routine!

After using the BB Cream, I apply this powder onto the highlighted areas with this brush from Target. The powder sets your highlighter and gives your skin a beautiful glow… I'm obsessed with this stuff.

I don't always wear blush, but when I do I reach for this one that I've been wearing for years. The nude pink color provides the perfect flush of color that is subtle but really gorgeous at the same time. I always recommend this to friends because this particular color looks good on every skin tone.

This is a really great highlighter when you want a gorgeous "glow"… it's the absolute perfect shade for lighter skin tones and it's so natural and beautiful on. I apply this on my cheekbones and keep in mind that a little goes a long way!

I was a little skeptical of this product at first but now I am a believer. It's so, so great if you have dry skin in the winter (like me). You can put it on your face before you apply makeup to hydrate your face and help your makeup go on smoothly…  plus it feels really refreshing. Another cool use for this product is to apply it over the highlighter on your cheeks to give the highlighter a "dewy" look. It really works and it's so pretty!

When I want a more dramatic makeup look I always reach for this liquid eyeliner. It goes on really smoothly (eyeliner has always been hard for me to put on, but this one is pretty easy to maneuver!). I apply this only on my upper eyelids, and I never take it all the way to the inner corners (does that make sense?!). I really wish I could master the winged eyeliner but I am still working on it!

I have been using this mascara for a really long time and I SWEAR by it. The primer is the best primer I've ever used and it actually makes a huge difference in your eyelashes when you go to apply the mascara. This is just one of those things you have to try to believe! This mascara also comes in a red tube but that one doesn't work very well… the kind I like (linked above) is really hard to find in stores now so I order it online in bulk - haha! 

I usually don't bother with eyeshadow but when I wear it I usually reach for this color. It's a really subtle coppery color that gives off a "goddess" glow. It looks great with a tan in the summer or to brighten up paler skin in the winter!

This is the final step in my makeup routine (woohoo!). This spray is amazing for setting your makeup… I actually notice a difference when I use this stuff versus when I don't. My makeup lasts much longer and I don't need to apply during the day. It is an absolute must-have for me!

Fourteen: Clarisonic Mia
So this is actually what I use at night when I'm ready to take OFF my makeup. The Clarisonic Mia is truly phenomenal at taking off makeup and cleaning your skin. I only use it every other night (sometimes every two nights) since I have pretty sensitive skin. I've noted a big difference in pore size since I started using it… not only are my pores smaller but my skin just feels a hundred times softer! The great thing about this product is that it cleans so deeply that whatever moisturizers or serums you apply afterward really soak into your face, so you get their full benefits.

And that's a wrap! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. Just so you know, this post is not sponsored in any way. I truly use and love each of these products! Also, if there's a makeup product you can't live without, I'd love to know… I am always looking for new makeup products to try so I'd love to hear your favorites :)

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46 comments:

  1. Loved your picks for everyday makeup. I love the Bobbi Brown blushes as well and can't get enough of theBalm highlighting powders. I used to use the L'oreal double extend mascara back in high school and completely forgot about it until I read your post this morning. You're right it really does have the best primer, I'm gonna have to go out and get it!

    xoxo Nicole

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  2. Love your routine. I love Benefit and Mac as well.
    XO
    Miri
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  3. girl i work for L'Oreal and I haven't seen that mascara in years!! buying in bulk is definitely the best option! I'm going to have to look into that Mineralize item!

    xoxo, Preeti
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  4. I was working on a make-up overhaul post too and have recently discovered that Urban Decay long-lasting spray! I was so surprised that it actually does work!

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  5. Amazing beauty products! I'm craving for a beauty blender! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  6. The makeup remover sounds really good! I have to try it out:)

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  7. I always enjoy reading what makeup other bloggers are using.

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  8. You look so stunning in that photo! I love these types of posts - seeing how others apply their makeup on a daily basis, especially when they always look as flawless as you do.

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  9. I'm really excited to try the beauty blender! Also, I'm looking for a great night eye cream. Do you have a recommendation? Thanks!

    Brooke du jour
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  10. Yay!! Thank You for doing this post; I love reading them. I like learning about products that others use, so that I can try them. I have been looking for a foundation and now I can try the one you mentioned.
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  11. How adorable is that clarisonic mira!! Love these picks- I use quite a few of them!

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  12. You use great products! I have really thin skin around my eyes and MAC Prolongwear concealer works amazingly well to cover up that area. I use a damp beauty blender to blend it out, or the Sigma F86 Tapered Kabuki which removes any excess product! If you don't want to buy Mac Emphasize (Pro Product) you can by Hourglass diffused light which works great to set the highlight.

    Nina
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  13. Your lashes always look so long...now I know the secret! :)

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  14. Yesss love my beauty blender! It's awesome! Now I know the secret to your lashes!! :)

    xo, Katy
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  15. Love the BB cream tip! I try to keep my makeup minimal as often as I can because I don't want to break out but once you get started wearing foundation everyday, it's so hard to stop!

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  16. Thank you for the awesome makeup tips! I always love to hear about how people get ready!

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  17. Thanks for sharing this! I may need to try getting a clarisonic, as I really hate my pores right now.

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  18. Love this post! I've been wondering how the Urban Decay set spray works. And I absolutely need to get a Clarisonic.

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  19. Can't wait to try the setting spray! I've been looking for one, going to test our your recommendation - thanks!


    x. Sabrina // Simply Sabrina

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  20. I'm always obsessed with other bloggers' makeup posts because I think it's so interesting to read about new products and to see what everyone wears & how they apply it! I've been debating getting a Clarisonic for awhile now, but I'm really thinking it will be worth it once I finally commit to getting it haha. And I Really want to try that Smashbox BB Cream as a highlighter (never would have thought to do that)!

    Jacy
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  21. Beautiful hat! And what a gorgeous hairstyle!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  22. I love your mix of high-end items as well as affordable, high-street items. It's always refreshing to see a post that showcases items with a wide range of prices.

    Best.
    Araba

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  23. I'm obsessed with makeup and should really write a beauty blog instead of a wedding blog! I am also on the hunt for new products. Can't wait to pick a few of these up. Thanks for the awesome tips!

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  24. Good to know about the double extend mascara!!! I bought the one in the red tube and wasn't crazy about it.

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  25. I also recently traded in my expensive foundation for Cover Girl (ready set gorgeous in 105!) I find it works better than my favorite Bobbi Brown (which I used exclusively for about 5 years!)

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  26. Ooooh, thanks for sharing this! Your face is always flawless!

    Heidi D.
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  27. This was so informative and helpful!! =)

    xoxo,
    Madison
    madbrinkman.blogspot.com

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  28. Thank you for taking the time to share all of this with us!! Your skin always looks flawless :)

    xoxo, Abby
    www.classy-sassy-prep.blogspot.com

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  29. Yes! The Urban Decay Setting Spray is a must! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I love Bobbi Brown's foundation and the Clarisonic is a girl best friend!

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  31. I want a Clarisonic, but am nervous to make the splurge! Any tips on which model and cleanser to get? Thanks!

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  32. So glad you introduced me to the double extend mascara Caitlin! I swear by it now :) I've been thinking about investing in a Clarisonic too so your review was super helpful :)

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  33. I will have to try that BB Cream Eye Highlighter stuff. I have been on the hunt for a good one. Thanks!

    Sam
    Savvy City Chic

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  34. I so want to try the Smashbox BB Cream and the MAC Mineralized Charged Water! I have super dry skin in the winter too and hate putting on heavy lotion. I use Bobbi Brown corrector for under my eyes in the summer but with the dryer weather I have been looking for a creamier one!

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  35. Beautiful tips, thanks for sharing!
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  36. 1. I LOVE the Clarsonic. I have noticed a huge difference since using mine for the past year. You should do a video on how you highlight your face, blend, and the mattifyer. It sounds like you would have so much makeup on, but your pictures are gorgeous, so a video would be awesome.

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  37. The Mac Mineralized Charged Water sounds like a great product for me as I am always on the look out for effective hydration before make-up application! Thanks for all your recommendations!

    Prudence
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  38. Half Baked by Urban Decay is my all time favorite eye shadow!

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  39. I use the Bobbi Brown blush and love it! I use liquid liner too, mine is Stila, and it glides on so easily with the pen applicator!

    xoxo,

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  40. You always look fabulous in your posts, thanks for sharing! I'm excited to try the foundation you recommended!
    This Side of Paradise

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  41. The trick with MAC Mineralize water is amazing! Can't wait to try it :)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  42. soo preaty

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  43. woww. lovely post thnx for sharing <3
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