Hey guys! I thought I’d post a small daytime makeup tutorial today because fans have asked me if theres a happy medium on makeup. You want to look presentable for work or whatever your day brings, but you want to take care of your skin, let it breathe and not have to be committed to an intense makeup regimen every day. It seems some people get caught up in either wearing no makeup or plastering on waxy hollywood makeup. It’s a viscous circle full of orange stained hand towels, breakouts and makeup remover. I was the same way, until I developed this awesome 10 minute makeup trick. Let’s save the gallons of face wash and keep it simple.
I always start with “zit cover up.” Dab on a dot wherever you have a blemish and pat to blend with CLEAN hands. I use Neutrogena Skin Clearing Blemish Concealer in “Buff.”
Next, I cover under eye circles and combat puffiness with Garnier’s Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller. It’s slightly tinted. I don’t believe it comes in color options unfortunately, but I do believe it is extremely versatile.
After we’ve gotten the imperfections on lock down, I do the “trickiest” part… and it’s actually not that tricky. First, I’ll just say this- all I see on Pinterest and Instagram are girls faces covered in what looks like war paint. Dark brown stripes and white lines that are used for “contouring.” I personally can’t fathom pushing dark brown thick liquid down into my pores… To me it makes more sense to keep a barrier between my makeup and my skin…so after I lather on my SPF vitamin C day lotion, I only use powder on my face. And yes, I contour with powder too. Just seems like it would sit on top of your face rather than sink in. I may be crazy, but my skin has gotten 100x better from doing this.
QUICK TIP* Make sure your brushes are clean! And spray your powders with alcohol to sanitize. Let them dry before you dive in!
I use two pressed powder foundations by Mineral Fusion: one that matches my skin tone in olive 3, and one slightly lighter in olive 2. I use the lighter one near my eyes, cheek bones, upper lip, and in between my eyebrows. Basically where your face would be lighter… You don’t want a dark upper lip! Then I use the foundation that matches my skin tone everywhere else. Forehead, jaw bone, nose etc.
I contour and highlight with Mineral Fusion’s bronzer duo in “Luster.”
I use MAC’s blush in “Fleur” for the apples of my cheeks.
Mineral Fusion has an amazing three color TINY compact eye shadow in “Fragile.” That I use for my brow bone, crease and lid…and the best part is I use the dark brown to fill in my brows too!
For eye liner I use L’Oreal’s Infallible liner in brown, and use Maybelline’s Define-A-Brow twist up pencil to draw in my brows.
I finish with Cover Girl’s Lash Blast mascara in Very Black.
For lips, a clear gloss with some shimmer, paired with a nude liner work perfectly.