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October 20, 2017

Daily Makeup Routine

Amanda Puleo

I'm here today to share my favorites from my daily makeup routine! So I have tried a lot of different products over the past couple years. I used to have really sensitive skin when I was younger but as I got older, I have developed a combination skin type (mix of oily and dry). I will go into my skincare routine in a different post :)

So I have a few versions of my daily makeup routine. They usually fall somewhere in-between: 1. I woke up too late so quick and minimal; or 2. I actually have time and don't have to skip steps. When I do have to skip steps, I will pass on the bronzer and the highlighter.

To start, I apply either the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, or the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer. If it's a morning I need more coverage for those pesky dark circles, I will use the IT, but if it's a normal day I will use the NARS. The IT concealer is heavier and has a creamy texture to it and it will get cakey if your skin isn't moisturized before you apply. The NARS is much lighter but still lasts all day. I apply and blend my concealer with my finger.

After my concealer, I apply my foundation. I use the It Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination Foundation in the Medium Tan shade (I'll switch to the medium when my tan wears off, sad!) I apply my foundation with a thick brush and blend. My favorite part of this product is that it has SPF 50 (whhoaaa) so I always feel protected throughout the day. SPF is so important!! This product also provides coverage all day.

After that, if I have time, I will apply my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter in Champagne Pop and either the Becca Mineral Blush in Songbird or the Becca Sunlit Bronzer in Bronzed Bondi. So these are on the more expensive side. I splurged on them because I love the product so much. They last all day and the brand has a wide range of shades and colors. The shade Songbird in the blush is so unique and it's a good neutral shade so you can wear it with most of your daily ensembles ;)

Eyebrows are up next! I have tried the Brow Wiz pencil and the Dipbrow Pomade from Anastasia Beverly Hills and I personally prefer the Dipbrow. For me, it lasts all day and gives me the desired fill for my brows over the pencil. I use the shade medium brown.

For the eyes, I use the Clinique High Impact Mascara. I was blessed with naturally long lashes (thanks Dad). I'm not a fan of the big chunky brushes, they tend to just get mascara all over my lids and its just messy. This brand has the perfect size brush it's fast drying which is a must for me and it lasts all day without smudging. Win win! Then for eyeliner, I got a sample of the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon from Sephora and ohhh myy, it is amazing. I use the color Blacquer in the satin finish. This liner glides on so easily and it stays in place and lasts all day.

For an everyday eyeshadow palette, my go to is the LORAC Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette. For daytime, my two most used shades are unbelievable and the unattainable. Then for a nighttime look, I will add on the unbridled and the untamed shades for a more dramatic effect.

I set my makeup with the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder. It has a matte finish and it doesn't leave a white powder residue. I'll finish my look off with my everyday nude lip color in the shade Mehr from Mac.

And that's that! What are some of your favorite products??