14, 03, 2017
Of all the years I’ve been blogging I’m not quite sure if I’ve ever shown what I actually carry in my day-to-day makeup bag. Of course I raved about specific products all the time, but what I actually carry in my makeup bag are most certainly the products I rely on the most for everyday use. If you’ve been around with me for awhile you’ll definitely notice that I’ve been using a lot of the same products and brands for many years now. It’s not that I haven’t switched things up (I’ve been trying out a few vitamin C serums lately), but I do find that I come crawling back to my favorites that had never let me down.
|1. Base||2. Sculpting|
|3. Eyes||4. Lips|
This can be viewed in all kinds of ways but the main ones are either, a.) it’s a lot to of makeup to those who live with a minimal routine, b.) it’s the right amount for a full face, or c.) looks incomplete to those who like to have additional palettes on hand with their everyday routine. To be honest, I don’t wear all of these products every single day. I simply like to mix and match all depending on what look I want (natural or a little more va va voom) or how I’m feeling that day. I’ll try my best to break down each category:
1/2. Base & Sculpting
My skin is nowhere from being perfect, but I never personally liked the full coverage look on myself. I like to apply and create the most glowing and natural look as much as I possibly can. With foundation, I like to work from the middle of my face and out with a damp beauty blender, and for concealer I only use it on my under eye areas and on stubborn acne scars.
After many failed attempts of trying to find the right stick contour, I decided to just go with a much darker shade in foundation. Not only does this work as well as the ones that are marketed as being contour but they’re also way more affordable. However, these days I’ve been wanting a softer look so a powdered matte bronzer is all I’ve been needing for bringing some shadows to my face. I’m still a bit new when it comes to highlight; I try not to go overboard since my oily skin naturally highlights itself throughout the day. To finish off the look, blush is a must. When it comes to blush I’ve been kind of a snob and have only been sticking with my well loved Milani baked ones.
I feel like I’m on repeat when I say how much I love anything to do with eyebrows—but I do! I’ve had a set eyebrow routine prior to some of these wonderful newcomers, but I’ve never been more than happy with the way I currently do my eyebrows since it not only looks natural but also saves so much time when getting ready. Who wouldn’t be open to cutting down their makeup routine? These days I rarely wear a full eye makeup look, but when I do I love my neutral browns, golds, and cremes to help lift my hooded eyes. I’ve also recently discovered eyelash primer and it has really upped my eyelash game.
This is and always will be an unpredictable part of my makeup routine. In the last while, I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with lipstick and other lip products. My lip colours are always interchangeable, but I’ll never swap out my beloved Soar lip liner. I love it so much that I even use it to line my lips before applying colours that aren’t even close to my lipstick colour that day. Aside from having a good lip balm on hand, I like to have a tinted balm around to switch things up on the days when my lips need a bit of a break from overload on lipstick.