Happy Friday to you!! Today, I am talking a little about my daily Make Up routine, since some of you have requested this post 🙂
Let’s talk about pre-make up first. I wish I could say that I use a really fancy face cleanser to wash my face but unfortunately I don’t. I wash my face in the shower….eeek 🙂 I know, I am working on finding a great system. I’ve been curious about the Chanel cleansing products. It’s on my list to check out.
Right after I get out of the shower and I’ve dried my face, I use one drop of pure Argan Oil underneath my eyes. I am not kidding this stuff works wonders. It has been the best results I’ve ever actually witnessed work for reducing wrinkles under the eyes. It’s not very expensive either. I go up to the health store by my house and they carry it. Any pure argan oil will do the trick. Doesn’t have to be this exact brand. After I use the argan oil under my eyes, I use the Oil of Olay Regenerist cream as my main moisturizer. I’ve used this for YEARS. I’ve tried other expensive moisturizers and I always come back to this one. It’s the best drug store moisturizer around. Note: Some friends I know can get away with using argan oil all over their face as their moisturizer. I tried it and it just didn’t work for me. Too oily for my whole face. I prefer it just under my eyes and my decollate 🙂
Up next, I apply Mac Studio Fix Concealer to various areas on my face. Under my eyes, around my nose and mouth…and any other unfavorable spots 🙂 I just use my fingers for this, but you can definitely use the beauty blender. Next, I apply my Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation with my beauty blender. You have got to pick up a beauty blender. Best $20 I’ve ever spent. Seriously applies my foundation so smooth. Love it. I mix up my foundation a couple times a year, but I am really loving this one. It’s light but still has nice coverage.
To apply my foundation I use the Beauty Blender. It is like no other. Smooths your foundation perfectly. A must!
I don’t use this highlighter everyday mostly because it’s kind of expensive and I save it for “going out” days or nights, but it worth mentioning. I find this at Sephora and I get #1, “Mister Meringue” the lightest one they have to use as a highlighter and concealer. It really is beautiful. Check it out, kind of fun to have as an option in your make up kit 🙂
Up next I use Mac’s Pink Swoon blush on the apples of my cheeks. Sounds kind of weird, but I found this website that talks about exactly where you should put your blush. Scroll down a few pics and you’ll see they have it circled 🙂 I use a brush similar to this for my blush. Then it’s contouring time with my bronzer. I LOVE Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer. I’ve used it for a couple of years now. The best part is that it smells like chocolate! I won’t use anything else and I’ll be devastated if they stop selling it, lol! I am not a brush snob. I use some simple Sephora brand and Mac brushes for my brush and bronzer.
Moving on to the eyes. I use Mac black pencil liner in Feline. It’s a pencil, but goes on smooth. It’s not waterproof, but I don’t really like wearing waterproof. It stays on just fine throughout the day……unless you live in crazy humidity, then go with something more waterproof 🙂 I love this liner and have used it for quite a few years.
If there’s one product I really cannot live without it is without a doubt this Mac Eyebrow Pencil in Lingering. It works for light or dark brows and fills your brows in just enough without looking clown-like. A must find.
I’ve used this Archie’s Girls eyeshadow palette from Mac for a couple years now. I love it. I mostly use the 3rd from the left called caramel sundae. You can’t purchase it from Mac anymore but I found it on Amazon. It really is an awesome little palette.
I also LOVE my Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara. It works the best for my lashes and it’s under $20 at the department store make-up counters. Before I apply my mascara, I always curl my lashes. Is that a thing from the past? I thought everyone still curled their lashes, but maybe I’m wrong, lol!
I don’t do much lip these days, but I do put a few dabs of Clinique’s Pudgy Peony. It’s a great moisturizing lip balm with great color.
Super lame selfie trying to show my fresh make up. I typically don’t spend more than 10 minutes putting my face on. No mama’s got time for that 🙂
That’s it for me! I’d love to hear your favorite beauty/make-up products! I’m always up for trying new things 🙂
Happy Friday, see you Monday with a new recipe!!
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