Hello friends! In the last beauty-related post I wrote, I hinted that I bought some new makeup.
So for this post, I wanted to do a few things. For one, I wanted to show you my fun new lipstick that I snagged from Marshalls recently. For two, I wanted to talk about my new foundation and mascara that I've started using (which is big news considering I've been using the same brand of foundation and mascara for years now). And for three, I wanted to show you guys my everyday eyeshadow look that I do when I'm in a rush to get ready. So in a way, this is my everyday-makeup-tutorial-with-some-twists.
Let's dive right in!
So first off, with my every day routine, I prime my face. But not with a primer. My go-to is the e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer. This moisturizer has been with me for a couple of years now, and I just think it's the perfect moisturizer for someone like me who has fairly "normal" skin (not too oily and not too dry, but also not necessarily "combination"). It doesn't irritate my skin and it settles in really nicely. I think it's perfect to use as a primer because it stays with me until I use my setting powder. So basically, I know that all of my makeup is staying in place, with room for error. So I still have time to fix my mistakes before I fully commit to setting it.
Next, I use my Inspiring L.A. Girl Brow Kit in medium to fill in the natural shape of my brows. I usually use the lighter brown shade to fill my brow in completely, then use the darker shade just from the arc town through the tail. It's a personal preference of mine to not make my brows look like they're just drawn on, so filling them in just enough to where they look fuller is what I tend to do. It just looks cleaner, to me.
Next, I apply my new **SOUND SOME HORNS** foundation, which is the Loreal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow foundation in 201, to a smaller brush to carve out and to clean up any excess powder residue that lingers around my eye brows. I then use my new **SOUND SOME MORE HORNS** beauty sponge from e.l.f. so apply the foundation to the rest of my face. I feel like my makeup settles in the skin more with a sponge. I also won't get shunned for not using one, anymore (yes, I have been using my hands this whole time). This foundation was recommended by one of my coworkers and I'm happy to say that it lasts longer than my Maybelline Fit Me! foundations (dewy and matte) that I've tried. It's also something that is light coverage, since I still want people to see my freckles and such. As for the Maybelline foundations, I'm sure they'd work better with another setting powder or something, but they just weren't as long lasting as I wanted. I do still use the matte kind, however, if I want some extra brightening action under my eyes (since the matte one was almost a pinch too light for my skin tone). So it still works out, friends.
So for my every day, I'm-in-a-rush eye makeup look, I opt for a couple of shades as bases. These shades are from the Morphe 25 B Bronzed Mocha palette. So for my lid, I use the cream color (photographed below, the one that my brush is covering). And for my crease and under my brow bone, I use the light pink shade (which is also photographed in the same shot below; it's one pan away from the cream that I applied to my lid). I use the pink on that portion of my eye because I feel like it's just a touch darker than the cream from my lid, so it gives a smidge more depth in the long run.
Next, with the same palette, my go-to crease shade is this brownish/greyish color that my brush is sitting in (in the photograph below). I then create a gradation into that darker grey (one to the right of the brown/grey shade) towards my outer crease to create even more depth. I use that same darker grey and apply it to my outer lid as well. Next, I add the same grey/brown shade to the lower lash line to pull the entire eye look together and to make my blue eyes pop.
Next, I dive in with my NYX Epic Ink Liner and create my signature cat eyes. I love this liner because it's long lasting and it's easy to apply neatly.
Next, I do some messy contouring with my e.l.f. bronzer palette, and I add some illuminating drops from e.l.f. as a high light base. I then use Beam from the Jaclyn Hill palette over the illuminating drops because I feel like having a powder highlight over a dewy highlight lasts longer. So I highlight in my inner eye corners, my brow bone, above my brows, on my cheek bones, on my nose, above my cupid's bow, and on my chin. Usually, for an every day look, I skip out on blush. But if I'm not in a rush I make sure to use it because, well, blush is wonderful.
Next, my new mascara! **SOUND EVEN MORE HORNS** My friend from work, who recommended the foundation, also recommended a new mascara since I complained to her about my Too Face Better Than Sex mascara. I liked the look my old mascara, but after only a couple hours or where it tended to flake off or smudge under my eyes. Even the waterproof one wasn't perfect, since it was too chunky and clumpy. But this Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise was way cheaper, looks just as great as the regular Better Than Sex mascara, and it lasts all day. Seriously. Rarely do I find any flakiness.
Then I apply some lipstick. Normally, for my everyday look, I wear something neutral, like a burt's bees color. But this time, I wanted to just have fun. I found some **SOUND HORNS FOR THE LAST TIME TODAY** Kat Von D lipstick at Marshalls and I've always wanted blue. Just in general. I think people like Jenna Marbles look amazing in blue lipstick, so I've been wanting to give it a try for a while now. So this is the shade "Poe" and it's everything. I of course don't have any lip liner, so application isn't perfect. But this feels so smooth and it's so fun to wear!
Lastly, I apply my e.l.f. Perfect HD Setting Powder and I'm golden!
Thank you guys so much for stopping by! How often do you change up your go-to products? Let me know down below!