April 20, 2010

Everyday Makeup Look

Ok, so this is my contest entry for The Current Custom where you show your everyday makeup routine. Um, I don't really have an everyday routine because I tend to switch it up, so this is A everyday routine :) Actually, probably a little more involved then I would on a normal day, but I never know what I'm going to use on what day. I could use all of this. Anyway, here we go:
Eep. This might get deleted later... anyway, start with a clean, moisturized face. (Have I mentioned I decided to do this at the END of the day? Don't ask why.)
DiorSkin Nude Foundation, about 1.5 pumps.
Apply it with my fingers, then blend with my MAC 190 or a sponge.
Make Up For Ever HD Powder applied with a Sonia Kashuk powder brush to set the foundation.
Amazing Cosmetics concealer with a Sonia Kashuk nylon concealer brush. This stuff is SUPER concentrated. Don't know if you can tell because of the flash but you need an unbelievably tiny amount.
NARS Laguna bronzer with the Sonia Kashuk powder brush. Honestly don't really love this stuff, but I want to use it up. Nice product, just not great on me.
BeneFit Sugarbomb as blush (although I've heard of using is just as a powder... hmm...) applied with my MAC 129 blush.
The illuminator end of my Jemma Kidd concealer/hi-liter on my cheekbones.
BeneFit Brow Zing kit for my eyebrows (duh). Everything you need in one kit!
Urban Decay Primer Potion on my eyelids. Sometimes I just put a little concealer instead to save on time. I don't think the UDPP is entirely necessary unless you're doing a dramatic, or kinda of complicated eyeshadow look and you need to make sure all the colors are staying in place just right. For a light or well blended daytime look you don't need this as much.
BeneFit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Birthday Suit and BeneFit Velvet Eyeshadow in Fawn Over Me (L) and Where There's Smoke (R). Birthday Suit applied all over lid with my fingers, Fawn Over Me applied all over with the MAC 239 and Where There's Smoke applied in the crease and outer V with the MAC 217.
Curl lashes with Shu Uemura eyelash curler, apply Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash and Dior DiorShow Extase mascaras and L'Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense winged out on the upper lashline.
Apply MAC Blot Powder around eyes and nose

And that's it! Like I said, this is just an example of using pretty much all possible products. And the finished result:
I call it - "I had to go in the bathroom and take pictures really fast because my husband was trying to go to bed and my camera was dying".

Catchy name, huh?


Bren said...

Great job Katie! Your makeup looks really pretty and fresh!


Leah said...

Beautiful... love the finished look. You look so gorgeous. How I wish I can apply make-up as well as you do. xoxo

Beauty H2T said...

flawless, totally gorgeous love it, want that whole kit!



kirstyb said...

fabulous opst - love benefit cosmetics xxx

Farah said...

great make up skills!

D e g a i n e


Josie said...

So cute! As a former Dior Cosmetics intern, I am thrilled that you use DiorSkin -- that stuff is amazing.
xxoo Josie

Valerie said...

I love the Shu Uemura eyelash curler and the Smashbox pout lipgloss! Two of my favorites. Beautiful makeup, very fresh and finished without looking overdone. :)

emily☆ said...

Hello Amazing Cheekbones! You are a beautiful girl!

Devon said...

Gorgeous! x

Taj Acosta said...

Girl you are so funny! And I really love that you were brave and put a before pic! don't delete it! Gorgeous! xoxo

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Beautiful! I swear by that Urban Decay primer too :)

BarelyVogue said...

You look pretty before and after make up.Good tutorial


Danielle Barbe said...

haha love the name

and your makeup looks great.

Jessica Skeide said...

Wow your make up is georgeous:)

LA said...

OMG Katie!

I'm going to steal you, I need every morning in my house! PLEASE!


Vintage Obsession said...

Totally love the finished look ,Wish i knew how to apply make up . I will look like a half washed up clown if i do apply any

The Hott Mess said...

wow amazing blog! keep it up :]

inked said...

I love dior makeup! I was at sephora and it was a recommendation. I am sooo makeup dumb, it's helpful to see how other ppl use it! <3

Fashion Meets Food said...

Youre beautiful! Love the finished look!


CMA said...

oh i do love a good beauty post
great blog, keep it going!
thanks for sharing as always darling
and thank you so much for your comments, means the world!


verseastyle said...

WOW - beautiful job! Love the finished look. I am not so good - need more practice and am lost when it come to face makeup. Maybe I can start with some of these products!

The Petite Blogger said...

i really wanna buy the urbay decay primer!!!!!

btw loving the wedges in the previous post! plus the price tag is so cheap!!

xoxo jenna

Jess said...

This has some great ideas because I'm rubbish at pointing makeup on! You look so good!

Rachel said...

um i am extremely jealous of your makeup collection.
i dont think i have ever put so many products on at once, but maybe i should because you do look really great.
natural but gorgeous.
so now im making a list of all your products to go take to the makeup counter :)
happy wednesday!

Cristine said...

You have AMAZING cheek bones. Goodness! <3

Btw you have like more makeup in this photo shoot than I have had my whole life. :P

My skin is so sensitive I can't really wear any foundation. Even eyeshadow gives me eyelid rashes. :( BAH!

You make it look so beautiful! I wish I could have you do my makeup. Even if I got a rash LOL :)

Maybe I could hire you for my wedding hehe! <3

AttemptingStyle said...

so pretty. much nicer than my usual blush/eyeshadow/mascara/chapstick thing.

Kristin said...

You look beautiful! I need to try that creaseless shadow. Creases on my lids drive me bonkers.

Amanda Lalique said...

pretty! Love this look for day... and love that bronzer and lipstick.. I like High Tea from MAC...


Sarah M said...

Girl u dont even need makeup :D

hope u win the contest!
best of luck!