One thing I absolutely love is mixing up my makeup routine and products. I am always testing new items and asking my friends what they're using, so I thought I would share my current routine with my look from Valentine's Day. On a day to day basis, I don't go all out, but this is my full-glam routine! I have linked all products in their order below for easy shopping and applying!
Great makeup always starts with a great canvas, so here is what I have been using:
Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser
Herbivore Botanicals Hydrate Facial Toner
Boscia Sake Balm Moisturizer (I tested 10 and chose this as my favorite; read the blog post here)
*full disclosure, I also use Epiduo for acne/wrinkles and a variety of masks that is ever-evolving!
Primer: Benefit POREfessional Face Primer
Foundation: Urban Decay Naked Skin (shade 4.0)
Concealer: Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Undereye Concealer (shade 250 light bisque)
Original Beauty Blender
Contouring: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (Light - Medium)
Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer (Chocolate)
Blush: theBalm Instain Blush (Houndstooth)
Cargo Water Resistant Blush (Bali) in the summer
Powder: Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo (Soft Brown)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil (Medium Brown)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette (Virgin for highlighting, Half Baked for lid, Smog for blending, Dark Horse for the crease and Hustle for the lower lash line)
Eyeliner: Lancome DRAMA Liqui-Pencil Longwear Liner (Noir Intense top, Embrase bottom)
Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Lips: NYX Slim Lip Pencil (Mauve)
Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm (Honey Nectar)
Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss (Pout)
I recently invested in this amazing Luxe Acrylic Modular System from The Container Store to store all my makeup so I can actually see and use it all. It is completely customizable and you can mix and match drawer sizes to fit everything neatly!
That's it! It sounds and looks much more involved than it is, I promise. I am also currently testing a dozen mascaras that I will review next... stay tuned.