Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Best of: Makeup

Last week, I listed out my favorite skincare products, so it seems fitting to move right into the makeup this week.  I don't spend a ton of time doing my makeup...5-10 minutes, tops.  Here's my routine:

1. After my morning skincare routine, I use TheBalm concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes.

2.  I use Laura Mercier's Mineral Powder all over my face {this should really be at the end...its the last thing I do}

3. Maybelline's Eye Studio Color Tattoo--game changer.  I use this all over my lid, up to my brow bone.  It acts as a primer, and eye shadow.  Goes on smooth, and won't crease.  LOVE.

4. I use Stila eyeshadow in my crease--its a purplish brown, discontinued color.  I once read purple brings out the green eyes, so that's what I use.

5.  I line both the top and bottom lashes lightly with Make Up Forever's Aqua Eyes in Grey

6.  I've mentioned this in a 5 on Friday post before, but the Benefit Brow Zings has seriously helped to define my sparse brows.  It also keeps them under control.  I hate unruly brows.

7.  I finish off my eyes of Clinique's Lash Doubling Mascara.  I've tried TONS of mascara's, and this isn't sticky or stiff, comes off easily with little rubbing, and stays put all day long.

8 & 9.  I'll use either {sometimes both} Nars Blush in Orgasm or Snow Bunny Bronzer by Too Faced.  Both last forever--I've had them for well over a year {or more?}

Sounds like a lot, but I've got it down to a science.  On days when I'm in a hurry, it'll be #1, 2, 3, 5 on top only, and 7.  That's like a 2 minute routine...

Don't be afraid to try something new or expensive.  I get almost all of my makeup right from Sephora--they have an AMAZING return policy, even if you used it & didn't like it or had a reaction, etc.

What are your favorite brands?  Any tips to speed up the process?


  1. I've recently discovered that Maybelline creamy eyeshadow and I love it, too!! Thanks for sharing these fun finds. :)

  2. Thanks for the tip on the mascara! I have tried many and just haven't found "the one", so I will be trying this one!!

  3. I love most of the products you mentioned, so may have to go pick up the others I haven't tried!

  4. I have heard great things about Too Faced bronzer...might have to give it a try but I am pretty smitten with my Hoola by benefit!! Xx.

  5. I've finally ran out of my Clinique powder, and I've been dying to use this same Laura Mecier stuff! I'm not a foundation girl, so powder is always the winner for me.

    Benefit's Brow Zing is a makeup must-have for me as well. It helps me look like I actually HAVE eyebrows ;)

  6. I love all the Benefit products. That combined with Philosophy are my go to makeup staples :)


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