I just want to say that I hate taking selfies, but for the sake of this post and you guys and gals I did just that. Now that I’ve said my peace about that, let’s actually move on to the makeup I’ve been wearing the last few weeks.
Step 1: As part of my skincare routine, I spray the Pixi Glow Mist all-over my face. I like that it adds a bit of glow, as the name suggests, to my makeup look. Great for these upcoming dry & cold winter days I’m about to face.
Step 2: I then apply Artistry Ideal Radiance Illuminating CC Cream in Light. This has been the perfect alternative to foundation because it’s lightweight and takes seconds to apply. I also can build it up if need be.
Step 3: The brows. I’m really not fussy with my brows. I don’t go in and fill them out with a pencil. In fact, I don’t really need to because I have pretty full brows to begin with (I thank my father for this). All I need to do is add the Essence Make Me Brow Gel in 02 Browny Brows and I’m done.
Step 4: Now here’s the fun, and easy, part. The eyeshadow. I love playing around with fun colors for my lids, but when it comes to everyday I go with the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze. It gives me the perfect wash of color and if I want to I can build it up. I usually don’t though. I apply this both to the lids and to the lash line and I’m done.
Step 5: Concealer. The inner corners of my eye are pretty dark and this darkness kind of blends down the side of my nose. This is where my handy dandy NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer in Vanilla comes in. I just apply a small layer to those spots, just enough so it still looks natural.
Step 6: Setting my under eyes. I use Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Translucent Powder to set my under eyes. I like this setting powder because it’s lightweight and it stays put all day.
Step 7: The waterline. I don’t always do this step, but in the last few weeks I felt like my eyes looked kind of dark and heavy. I decided it was time to lighten them up a bit by applying ColourPop Crème Gel Liner in Honeydude to my waterline. It’s such a natural shade that it doesn’t look like I blatantly lined my waterline.
Step 7: Mascara. I am still using my beloved L’Oreal Lash Paradise Blackest Black. I just really love that it defines & elongates my lashes.
Steps 8 & 9: Bronzing and Blush: I have been using Benefit Hoola Lite & Dandelion from the Cheek Parade palette to get that somewhat natural everyday look. Hoola Lite is great for warming up my pale, winter skin and Dandelion is great for giving me that natural flush that I get anyway when I’m out in the cold, wintry Minnesota days.
Step 10: Highlighter. I have been using the bhcosmeticsxCarli Bybel Palette 1 to highlight my cheek bones & inner corners of my eyes. I use the lightest shade and find that it gives me such a subtle glow. That is if I don’t go too heavy with it.
Step 11: Setting Spray. I use the Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray. I find that when I use this, my makeup doesn’t budge all day.
The great thing about this look is that it uses minimal brushes/tools to achieve. Here is what I’ve been using:
Revlon Eyelash Curler: Well, I think you guys can figure out what I use this for.
Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush: I use this brush to set my under eyes.
e.l.f. 202 Pencil Brush from the Beautifully Precise collection: This is the brush I use to apply shadow to my lash line.
*Mikasa F200 Stipple Brush: Bronzing
e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush: Blush
ecotools Blending Brush from the Double-Ended set: Applying highlighter to inner corners.
I know that there are ton of steps to this look and that it looks like it would take me, or you, forever to accomplish those steps. I can assure you that it does not. It probably takes me about 10 or 15 minutes to finish. Maybe less. I don’t know because I’ve never timed myself, lolz. If you recreate this look, I would love to see it. Just send them to Twitter (JessLynn207) or Instagram (jesslynn208). I would also just love to hear what your favorite eveyday makeup bits and bob are. Leave a comment down below.
Thanks for reading!
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