HELLO! HAPPY TUESDAY!
Today I wanted to share with you, my current routine! I love a variety of beauty items, luxury and drugstore. Listed below are the items that I used to achieve this look! Links will take you directly to the products!
I sincerely believe in the importance of skincare. If you take care of your skin, ANY make up will look good, no matter if it’s drugstore or luxury.
Anything with glycolic acid is a must for me! It helps shed dead skin faster so new cells can regenerate growth. Stay tuned for a separate post regarding my love for AHA’s and BHA’s. I use this product morning and night. It has just enough glycolic acid for my skin. It does not irritate and I have seen good results from it.
I have recently started using this product, so I cannot say that I would repurchase it, just yet. I love the scent, I love the ingredients, but I have only been using it for about five days. I will update you on how I like this product!
When I feel like I need a pick me up, I use these eye gels. They help tone the under eye area, reduce puffiness, and reduce fine lines + wrinkles. Believe me, working in this industry, I have tried MANY eye masks. Besides how well they work, the quality of the product is the reason I keep coming back for more. They are thick gels, they stay in place. They are super soothing. I cannot recommend a better alternative to these.
This eye cream from Fresh is what I’ve been using at the moment. When I look for an eye cream, I want it to help with dark circles, anti aging (preventative, so nothing crazy, just anti oxidants), and hydrate the under eye area so my concealer can go on smoothly. So far, I am content with the results it brings to the table.
1 – GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK (IN SHADE 5)
2 – MAKE UP FOR EVER HD (IN 117)
I’ve been mixing these foundations. Two pumps of the Luminous Silk to one pump of the MUFE. I started mixing these shades because I didn’t have a color that matched me at the time. I realized how much I loved the finish of mixing the two, and have been hooked ever since! There are no rules when it comes to make up!
3 – TARTE CONCEALER (IN LIGHT SAND)
I didn’t jump on the bandwagon when the new Tarte concealers came out. To be honest, I assumed they would be like their other concealers…thick and not what I was looking for. After watching many beauty you tubers; like Casey Holmes, rave about it, I decided to give it a shot. OMG, I am so happy that I did. This product is like NO other. Great coverage, wears well, HYDRATES, just overall amazing. A+! Tarte just came out with many new shades! If you haven’t tried this, please do!
4 – MAC FIX +
I spray this product at the end of my “powders” to make my skin look smooth and help the products last throughout the day.
I’ve been using this bronzer to contour my cheekbones. It is an ashy shade so it gives a more natural contour to the hallows of cheeks. The “Glow” highlight gives off such a pretty lit from within dewy look. I have become obsessed! I use this in the inner crease of my eyes as well.
6 – BUTTER BRONZER
After lightly contouring my cheeks, I go in with the Butter Bronzer for an all over glow. I focus on the outer areas of my face as well as my neck, just to give it warmth and have everything blend together. I cannot stop using this bronzer! The quality is there, it smells amazing, the color pay off is hard to find for such a low price!
What a throwback! I recently rediscovered this item! I remember when I first started my make up collection, years ago. This was the first blush that I was hooked on! It gives a subtle healthy warmness to the cheeks while still looking natural.
8 – RCMA POWDER
I discovered this item at the Chicago Make Up Show this past november. I have been using it literally every single day since I had gotten it. I simply apply it using a brush under my eyes (after concealer) and let it bake. I lightly brush away the loose powder. I know that when I use this product, my concealer/foundation WILL stay in place all day long.
I am committed to this liner. I have tried them all. Although I continue to try new ones that are out in the market, I keep coming back to this one. The brush applicator tip is very nice and it wears all day long.
2 – EYELASH CURLER
Eyelash curlers are VERY important to me. My lashes have zero curl to them so I am always hunting for a new innovative lash curler. I’ve been using this one from Kevyn Aucoin lately. I love how easily it curls my lashes!
3 – LASH FOOD PRIMER
Lash primer is a must these days! I have medium length lashes, and I use this primer to condition them. It gives my lashes more length when I use it with mascara.
I recently started using this mascara. For some reason I never ventured into MAC’s mascaras until now. I have to say that I really like this product. I have it in the smaller size and I am going to buy the large one the next time I go to the mall. It gives me length and definition WITHOUT clump. I absolutely HATE clump!
1 – DIPBROW (IN TAUPE)
2 – BROW WIZ (IN TAUPE)
My brows have been pretty basic lately. I just use the Dip Brow to give more definition and follow with the Brow Wiz to fill in areas.
1 – MILANI LIPLINER (IN NUDE)
2 – MILANI LIPSTICK (IN NUDE CREME)
This combo is amazing! The lipliner is literally $3.99 and the lipstick is $4.99! Milani Lip products wear incredibly well. They feel like a luxury cosmetic item! I’ve been quite the fan of these lately! I cannot stop wearing this lip combo!
Have you had a chance to try any of the items that I used today?
What are your thoughts?