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?