I love seeing what other products my friends can’t live without in their beauty boxes and I get a lot of questions about the makeup I wear on a regular basis so I thought an updated makeup routine post would be just the thing to pass along my favorites to any of you gals who want to try something new! I’ll break it down into categories and I have a few options in each that I toggle through based on mood/outfit so some categories have a few favorites to choose from. As as an added note, I try to use only products that are natural and non-toxic whenever I can but I have a few things on the list that are more conventional items that still have relatively low toxicity scores on EWG (still looking for a good replacement for those items). Just assume it’s natural and non-toxic unless I say otherwise…
Foundation: This is my favorite concealer for under the eyes and redness that can appear on my chin. It covers really well but doesn’t make my skin dry which can happen easily (I used 14 Sand). Once I apply that, I use a large brush and this loose foundation (in Natural) which gives me a nice airbrushed look. I used to use a pretty toxic loose powder and then I found this one that’s even recommended by the EWG so it’s super natural. Then I use one of 3 bronzers and this brush: either this loose powder one for more of a precise contoured look (in Caribbean, I tap it into an old empty NARS compact so I can get it onto my brush), this pressed one for a good matte everyday bronzed look (in Honalulu), or this pressed option that has a little more dimension and some shimmer added as well (in Moonglow). I also use this highlighter bronzer stick on my cheekbones, chin, and down the bridge of my nose if I want a bit more of that dewy feel.
Mascara: So my ultimate favorite mascara is this one! I don’t have a ton of lashes but this definitely helps me get them as longer and thicker than any other natural mascara I’ve tried. This one is a close second but I love that it smells amazing (like vanilla and coffee) so there’s kind of an added joy from the scent on that one!
Eyeliner: This is the category where I haven’t found an awesome all-natural alternative yet, but I’ve been using this liner and this liquid liner forever and I just don’t want to switch unless something beats how good these are.
Brow Tools: I found this pencil about 6 months ago and I love it to draw in my brows (I use the lighter shade). I still like the highlighter side of this duo pencil best for everyday use under the eyebrow on the brow bone since there’s no shimmer or shine in it, but if I want something a little fancier this is a more shimmery highlight pencil and it has a good white side to accent the inside corners and lower lid of your eyes to look more awake. When I want a really defined brow, I also use a discontinued Ulta brow shadow duo and an angled brush to really get the shape precise and then I brush it out so it softens the brows and they don’t look too severe. Guess I need to get a new one of those if they aren’t making it anymore! I don’t think that one is all that natural though, so it’s probably for the best!
Eyeshadow: I don’t always wear eyeshadow everyday, but when I do it’s either this multi kit with the light taupe across the lid and the darker brown in the crease or this shimmery rich color (in Dawn) that has a little more shine. I tend to keep the shadow more simple and do a pop on my lip if I want to add some color.
Lips: Ok, this one is definitely the most asked question so I’ll list the ones I was probably wearing if you liked my lip color in a photo. This is my fave light pink shade and I like this (in Pink Kashmir) for a brighter pop of color. I probably use this most for an everyday color (in Tulip Tide) although sometimes I layer colors to get a new color as well!
Annnnnd there you have a finished face above! I don’t like to take a ton of time if I can help it so I like processes that are quick and easy! Hope you found something new to add to your everyday routine!