I tend to not do much for daily makeup. Surprising right? Usually, I'm the kind of girl that gets up and gives myself 20 minutes to get out the door. Recently though, I've started putting on a little something something for work.
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My going out foundation routine is more complicated. I already featured that in my updated Foundation Routine Video here. This is a simplified routine that takes all of 3 minutes to do. It's perfect for just evening out your skin for class or work.
First off, I'll apply my moisturizer. I make a custom shea butter mix that has worked great for my dry skin this winter. It has also virtually cured the eczema issues I had on my neck. Without using this, I find that I get dry patches and flakes- not cute. I plan on making another batch soon, and I'll do a post on it.
After that, I'll sometimes apply my Jan Marini Age Intervention eye cream if my eyes are particularly dry that day. Sometimes I just stick with my shea butter cream.
Next, I'll apply my Tarte Tinted Moisturizer in Incognito. It has more coverage than an average tinted moisturizer and it also has SPF 15. I find that it completely evens out my skin tone and it seals in the moisture from my Shea Mixture. This may too much for some, but it's just right for my skin in the winter. Sometimes, I'll blot with a tissue if it's too thick.
Lastly, I'll set my makeup with Eve Pearl Dual Finish Pressed Powder in Tan. I use a flat buffer brush and blend the lighter side all over my face and the darker side on the edges for a more natural look. This powder is a great match for my skin tone. It's light-weight, sets my tinted moisturizer, and prevents it from greasing up.
If I feel like it, I'll follow up with my Josie Maran Argan Oil Blush stick. I love these chubby sticks. They apply so smoothly and their jumbo size makes it easy to do a quick circular application and your done. Then i'll either take my blush brush or fingers and blend it out on the apples of my cheeks.
To set the blush and make it last longer, I've been using NYX Grinding Blush in Menage a Trois or MAC Pearl Matte Face powder. The combination of the cream blush with powder on top makes for a long lasting finish. The peachy bronzey color is also very flattering and helps to warm up my winter complexion.
Oh and lastly, I can't forget to apply my aquaphor on my lips. Can't live without it!
And that's it! The process literally takes about 3 minutes - apply face moisturizers, setting powder, cream blush and powder blush. You don't have to be too precise because all of the products are very light and everyday friendly. I find that just a little tinted moisturizer and blush makes a world of difference from taking me from super exhausted looking to fresh and ready to take on the world.
What are your everyday face routines? Let me know in the comments below.
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Atlanta Makeup Artist