Yesterday I showed you my morning routine of my skincare. Today I am going to be doing the next step of my morning routine. I am applying my makeup and will be telling you about the application and the products. I used to watch YouTube videos of makeup applications but they were all very young ladies in their 20’s or 30’s. These ladies were beautiful but my skin was not like theirs. I took some of their suggestions and added my own that made sense for my skin at my age. I have uploaded the makeup video on YouTube but I will list the products and link to where you can go to purchase them. I will list all of my makeup brushes at the end of the post.
I always apply a good moisturizer, eye cream, and sometimes sunscreen. My moisturizer has an SPF 30 and my foundation also has an SPF in it. If I am going to be in the sun for an extended period of time then I will apply additional sunscreen.
After my moisturizer dries then I add my foundation. I don’t normally use a real “foundation” and instead, I use a CC Cream Illumination with an SPF 50 by IT Cosmetics. I use the color, light.
I move on to the concealer. I thought when I was younger that you applied concealer before foundation. However, I had since learned that you apply the concealer after the foundation. I use NAKED Skin Weightless in light.
To make sure everything is blended really good I use a blending sponge.
I then set my foundation with a powder. This lets you be available to start the contour phase of your makeup without the colors “grabbing” and showing up too dark. I have used different powders in the past but I am now using Minerals Peptides in Medium by R+F. I like this product because it has peptides which are good for my face and I can wear this alone, with no foundation, for days when I want a more natural look.
Next is the contouring phase. I have a round face and my cheekbones do not show up. I can at least create the illusion of cheekbones by applying a contour powder. I use the Kat Von D Shade and Light palette.
Next would be blush. I use a blend of two different blushes that I bought from Makeup Geek. I use the colors rendezvous and spellbound. I light the brighter color in spring and summer and paler pink and peach in the fall.
I used the Tartlette Palette by Tart for my eyeshadows. I start with a base color and cover the entire eyelid. I think the base color is called Super Mom, it is a light cream color. I don’t use an eye primer and instead, use the eyeshadow as my primer. I then start building the shades, the eyelid is then covered in a light pink color called Care Giver. Next, Best Friend, a burgundy color is applied lightly at the outside corner. This helps to widen your eyes and make them appear larger. I go under the brow with a really light color to raise my eyes and also down the inside of the eye. You want the light color at the tear duct and the darker colors on the outside edge.
It is now time for the eyebrows. I use Brow Wiz by Anastasia of Beverley Hills in Blonde. You use small short strokes to shade in your eyebrow. I then set the brows by using Brow Gel in clear to set the brows. I use Doucce eyeliner in black. It is a smudge-proof eyeliner that glides on smoothly. The finishing touch to the eyes is the mascara. I use HUGE by Stila. It is long lasting and is not clumpy. It is not waterproof though.
Tomorrow will be hair tutorial day so be sure to check back in for that.
Sigma F80, for foundation
E50, for concealer
F10 Powder Brush
F15 Duo Fiber Blush Brush
E35 tapered brush
E25 tapered brush
E20 blending brush
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