On a day-to-day basis, I don’t wear all that much makeup – if any at all, but I thought I’d share with you the things that I’ve been putting on my face the most lately. Let’s get into it!
I like to start with my eyes since I’m terrible at applying eye liner and it takes me frackin’ forever! I’m obsessed with navy blue at the moment, but I didn’t want to commit to a more expensive one until I knew it would work with my skin tone and eye color – hence the uber cheap Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus Eye Pencil in 220 Midnight Blue. This one is a twist up style with a little smudgy nib at the other end. I really like the twist up style eye liners, but this one just doesn’t have the lasting power more expensive ones do. It does go on super easy, but about halfway through the day it transfers to my upper eye lid for that really sexy double line look *NOT*.
Because I am strange and like to use the things I spend money on – I know *gasp* right – I refuse to buy a new liner until the one I have is gone. Therefore, I need something to make this one stick a bit better. Enter the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden (this is just a sample sachet that I got with a Sephora order). I use my Bare Escentuals Precision Concealer brush to put this just along my lash line where I apply the eye liner. I’ve found that it does help it stay where I put it better, but I do still end up with the double line by the end of the day:( I guess it’s a good thing the eye liner is so soft – I will use it up faster!
Next, I go in with my Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curlers and give my lashes a good curl. Then I follow up with the M.A.C. Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara. This is my favorite mascara at the moment. It is a bit of a wetter formula, so application can be a bit tricky, but the result is super black super dramatic lashes – which I love!
To finish up the eyes, I dab a bit of the Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter into the inner corners and use my finger to blend a tiny bit.
Lastly, I slick on a healthy coat of the Almay Color + Care Liquid
Lip Balm in 700 Cantaloupe Cream. Et Voila! There you have my go to face
of the moment.
Do you have items that are your basic essentials? What can you not give up in your routine? Clearly, I forego the face base for a stronger eye. BTW, what is the best navy eye liner?!