For you women out there who are like me and don’t know much/anything about makeup, but are still interested in wearing a bit of makeup, I got you! I’m not a beauty guru, but I still like to attempt with my makeup. Mostly to even out my skin tone, brighten my eyes, or give myself some color.
There have been many times where I’m trying to apply makeup, and I totally mess it up. I can’t do eyeliner (especially liquid), and it took me a bit to learn how to do my brows and eyeshadow properly. Like all those beautiful makeup gurus who slay away with their brushes and powders, I cannot. I’ve learned just to stick with the basics!
During most days I don’t wear foundation or BB cream, unless I’m going out to dinner or my skin is breaking out! Even when it’s breaking out, I try not to apply anything because I want it to heal ASAP!! Lately, my skin has been off, and I think it’s because of all my sugary alcoholic drinking. (Unfortunately, I LOVE my casual spicy margs and wines) oops.. as I’m drinking a rosé now… 😬
he foundation I use is something super light and blends in with my skin. I HATE cakey and thick makeup. I feel like my skin is suffocating. I use Makeup Forever HD foundation, or BareMinerals BB cream (for my day look). For concealer, I will either use Makeup Forever Full Coverage (referred by Kourtney K.) because sometimes my under eyes get super dark! Another option I will use is Two-Faced concealer, which is a lighter texture and not as thick as the other. Which concealer I use depends on my circles and breakouts.
I then use Hoola bronzer by Benefit to give myself extra color, because who doesn’t love the extra color and those cheekbones to pop! My highlighter is the Rose one by Smashbox, it gives you a subtle pink glow. I used to use Becca, but that would ALWAYS shatter, so I stopped. For mascara, I love Better than Sex or the Sephora Volume brand.
For brows, I came across this really cool brow kit that helps you stencil them in (thanks mom). I’m not the best at adequately filling them in freehand (although I’m getting better) so the stencil is very helpful! It works way better than freehand and is pretty quick. It’s called Beautiful Brows by Duo. After that I’ll then fluff them out with Benefit’s Gimmie Brow. I used to use the NYX wax, but I’m loving this other brand way more at the moment! The eyeshadow I’ve been using is Revolution(a random brand I came across at Ulta). I just loved the colors! Or I’ll use Smashbox’s Cover Shot Eyeshadow.
I was using a lot of reds when I had my bleach hair because it looked amaze, but with my brown hair I use neutrals or pastels. I’m slowly learning what colors work best with my hair color now. (Aka I found out green looks great on me. )
All of this is my night out look, sometimes day depending on what I’m doing. If I’m doing a minimum day makeup look, I basically do most except foundation or I “dress up or down” my eyes. Of course top it off with my DR. LIPP nipple balm. ❤
It’s usually pretty quick, I get everything done in like 10 minutes or less!
In this Photo I used my Hoola bronzer and Rose highlighter as eyeshadow!