The other day I used Instagrams latest feature polls to ask my followers if they wanted to see a step by step of my makeup routine and just about 80% of them voted yes! I’m still contemplating doing a live video showing exactly how I do my makeup because writing it out tells you WHAT I do but it doesn’t show you HOW I do it. But, it’s kind of nerve wracking to do live videos. If you are wanting to see a live video definitely let me know either in the comments below, on my Facebook page, or on my Instagram page which will all be linked at the bottom of this blog post. Lets get started 🙂
I would like to note that I am not a make up artist this may not be the best or most proper routine out there!
Before I begin my makeup regime I make sure to moisturize my face. I don’t have an exact reason why I do this…I just do LOL really helpful I know.
After moisturizing my skin I make sure to use a primer, specifically I use Maybellines Master Prime in 300 it has a green tint that helps with redness! At first I was interested in colour correcting the redness from pimples on my face but I thought this would kill two birds with one stone. I prefer to use a primer because I find it creates a barrier between your face and the products you’re about to pile on your face. I’ve had less breakouts since using a primer so for me this primer really works!
You’ll notice I use a lot of drug store makeup because 1) I’m a broke student and 2) I find they work just fine! After my primer I straight up lather my face with Maybellines Fit Me liquid foundation. Following up with the Fit Me collections primer on top of any blemishes and under my eyes. I prefer to use concealer over top of my liquid foundation because I feel that the liquid should cover most or any redness and can save me a lot of concealer. I also feel applying liquid foundation after concealer just pushes the concealer around.
After using the liquid foundation and concealer I go over my face with Maybellines Fit Me pressed powder foundation using a fluffy brush and a patting motion rather than a swishing motion. I prefer to pat pressed powder on to my face again, to not move the concealer around. The purpose of using pressed powder after the liquid foundation and concealer is to matte the face rather than leave it looking oily.
Post foundation I make the decision if I want to contour my face or not. Lately I’ve been working on getting better at contouring so almost any look I’ve done in the past 6 months has included contouring. To begin I use my Sephora Collection brozer to create my initial contour making sure to blend the product to create less of a harsh line.
After this I proceed with the contouring process and I begin to apply blush to the apples of my cheeks. However, I do not high light after applying blush. I actually leave highlighting until the end of my makeup routine because I find when I apply eye makeup after my highlight I end up rubbing off a lot of the glow.
Moving on, after my face is (mostly) finished I move on to my eyebrows. I’m actually looking to change up my eyebrow routine, I’m really considering purchasing a brow pomade, however, right now I just use eye shadow that matches my eye brow colour, and then I use Rimmel London’s ‘Brow This Way’ eyebrow gel to make sure they stick in place.
If I decide to do eye shadow now is when I would do it! But if I don’t do any eye shadow I still make sure to place a highlighting colour in the inner corner of my eye and under my brow bone.
Post eye shadow (or no eye shadow) I apply liquid eyeliner to form a winged eye liner look, as mentioned on Instagram I alwaaaayssss do a winged eyeliner look. It’s just something I find flattering and I’ve basically perfected it over the years. I don’t have a specific brand that I use for this, just whatever black liquid eyeliner is cheapest at the drug store usually.
I also always make sure to line the top water line with a black eye liner, I use Marc Jacobs black high liner to do this. This ensures there is no awkward line of skin in between the eye lid and the eye ball itself. And finally, I top it all off with mascara! Again, I don’t have a specific brand I use I just pick out the cheapest thing at the drug store.
To finish off my make up routine, I apply my highlighter and lock in my face with my setting spray from Urban Decay.
……aaaand thats it folks! I know it might be a lot to take in! BUT if you think I could add, or change anything in that routine PLEASE feel free to drop some opinions in the comments, and if you’re dying to see a live video of me actually applying the makeup let me know as well!
Till next time,