50 Is Not Old | Makeup RoutineI did the unthinkable yesterday by appearing without makeup when I uploaded my skincare routine. So, while everybody is still in shock, I thought I might as well video my makeup routine. Most of you have been using makeup for years and years, so I doubt if I will be showing you something new. But, I have gotten requests to share what products I use, so here goes nothing. Lol!After I do my skincare routine, I then start my makeup. First, I apply CC Cream, instead of foundation. I use It Cosmetics CC Illumination w/spf 50 in the shade medium. This is a full-coverage, anti-aging hydrating serum. I use a Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki brush to apply the CC Cream (1 1/2 pumps) in a stippling motion. All my makeup brushes are by Sigma. Next comes the concealer. Always apply concealer after your foundation. I use Urban Decay’s Naked Skin complete coverage concealer in the shade light-warm. I use the large fluff Sigma E-50 brush for applying the concealer. I apply the concealer in the triangle area that extends from the outer edge of your eye, down to the mouth, and then back up to the inner eye. After you have stippled in the concealer, use a Beauty Blender to remover any excess product. Excess product will settle in fine lines, and make them more noticeable. To set my foundation and concealer, I use a transparent finishing powder by Mac Cosmetics called Prep & Prime. I apply this powder with a Sigma F10 powder brush.

Now comes the fun stuff. It is time to start sculpting your face. I have “chubby bunny” cheeks. So, I need to create the illusion of cheek bones. I start with Kat Von D’s Shade and Light palette. I use the NARS Kabuki Ita brush to apply the colors. I mix two of the dark shades together to get the color I want, but you do not have to. Start at the top of your ear, and place a line toward the corner of your mouth. Don’t worry that this is a dark line, you will blend it in till it looks more natural. I blend upward, and extend up my forehead into my hairline. I also use this same color to trace a line under my jawbone. This creates a shadow, making my turkey neck area disappear more. After that, take the same brush and use the light colors to fill in under the dark color line to the base of your chin. Apply plenty of this light color, and just let it sit there till you are completely finished with your entire face. This is called baking. Next is my blush. I use a Sigma F15 blush brush to apply my blush. I once again mix two colors together. I use Makeup Geek blushes and eyeshadows. If you have never heard of Makeup Geek, you are going to thank me later. Their products are super affordable, and very highly pigmented. When you apply the blush or eyeshadow, you can see it! Spell Bound and Rendezvous are the two shades I use in the spring and summer. Come fall, I will stop using Rendezvous, and instead use a more peachy shade. I apply the blush along the outer edge of the triangle we made under the eye. This ensures that area stays bright. Apply with a heavy hand and let it sit. We will blend it in at the end when we blend in the light color we left baking.

Time for the eyes. I usually do my eyeshadows first, but not always. I use several different shades, depending on my mood, but here is one of my favorite combinations. All these are Makeup Geek shadows. Apply all over the lid, from the base all the way to the brow, Peach Smoothie. I don’t use a eyeshadow primer, I use this instead. In just the outer edge of the eye, I apply Creme Brulee. Next comes Barcelona Beach also in the outer edge and extending into the crease and just a hair above the crease line. And the last shade I use is my favorite. I use this shadow everyday, no matter what eyeshadow color I use. It is called Shimma Shimma. Apply this color right under the eyebrow, from the arch outward. Also, apply this to the inside corner of your eye to brighten that area. I use the following Sigma brushes for my eyeshadows, E35, E25, and E45. After I have all the shades applies, then I blend them together to create a seamless color, you do not want any harsh lines.

Let’s talk eyeliner! My favorite eyeliner is one I had never heard of till I received it one of my monthly beauty boxes. I don’t know if it came from Ipsy or Birchbox, but it was one of them. It is Doucce smudge proof eyeliner in black. I am having trouble uploading my video (big surprise) but it is almost impossible to describe how to put on eyeliner without showing you. Cross your fingers, yet again. Then I apply Stila Huge mascara in extreme black, starting at the base of the lash, and wiggling upward. Make sure you coat the lashes really well, but please do not have spider eyes. No glopping on of product allowed!!! NOW, it is finally time to remove some of the excess contouring powder and blush. I use the Sigma F20 large powder brush and blend everything, till I am satisfied with the results

Finish up your face with lip stain. I first outline my lips, generously, with an Urban Decay 24/7 glide on lip pencil in the shade manic. Then fill in the lips with the lip stain. In the video, I used Revlon ColorStay in the shade All Night Fuchsia. To make my lip stain look crisp, I go outside the lip line with a Mac NC15/NW20 pencil. This pencil is a creamy color, and I use it also to line inside the bottom lash line of my eyes. After you line the outside of your lips, blend the color into your skin for no harsh line. Now, lets finish the face with Urban Decay’s All Nighter setting spray. This stuff is great! It really helps your makeup to stay put.

That’s it! My sister can’t believe I take all these steps, she says it takes her 5 minutes to put on her makeup. It takes me that long to decide which eyeshadow I want to use. Haha I do have a pared down version, for when I am running late. But it normally takes me about 30 minutes to put on my makeup and another 10 minutes to do my hair.

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18 Comments

    • Tania Reply

      I use Anastasia of Beverly Hills brow pencil in the shade Taupe. Then I set the brows with their clear brow gel. I am still working on the video, hopefully I will be able to add that later today.

  1. Did you video your makeup application? I don’t see a video attached. I’d love to know what you use on your brows too!

    • Tania Reply

      I did a video, but it is giving me fits in the uploading process. I am still trying, and will upload to the blog if it ever works. I forgot my brows😞 I had not planned on having to do a description of my makeup, since I did the video. I use Anastasia of Beverly Hills brow pencil in the shade Taupe. Then I set the brows with their clear brow gel.

  2. Thanks for this Tania, I’m afraid I just put my foundation on with my hands 😟 That probably explains why it doesn’t last very long, plus I’d never heard about letting your make up bake. I’m going to invest in some brushes.

  3. Joanne Scantlebury Reply

    Hey Tania thanks for today’s post. Really helpful.😊

  4. Thank you for sharing this. I’ve never been much of a makeup person,but the older I get the more I think I should to hide the flaws, lol! I hope you’re able to get the video to work as I’m more of a visual learner. Have a great day!

  5. I appreciated the post today. Hate to admit it but I’ve been lax with makeup for a long time and know it makes a difference. I’ve heard good things about IT Cosmetics so am going to look for the Illumination production you mentioned. SPF is important for the face and it’s time I add more.

    Love your posts. They always give me something to think about and how it impacts my life.

  6. I just started following your blog. I really enjoy it! I loved seeing you without makeup and watching your beauty routine. It really made you ” real” ! I had gotten to where I wasn’t even using makeup at all! Now I am inspired! I also enjoy your clothing and the options you put together! You look GREAT! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Tania, I just got to watch your video – I swear I could sit and listen to you talk all day! I can’t wait to get some of the skincare line….soon, very soon. Can’t wait to see the makeup video. I am a makeup addict, (and hair…and clothes…and lotions and potions) well you get the gist. We girls have fun! Thank you so much for ignoring vanity and letting us see – and you looked beautiful anyway!

  8. Nancy I. Carroll Reply

    It would be better if you show in a video the process than just telling us.

  9. Marcella Shelby Reply

    What do use to tan with and how do you use it? I do really enjoy your blog!

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