I don’t think you have to spend $100’s of dollars on makeup to look great. I’ve broken down my daily face makeup routine for a fool-proof, flawless look. I’ll admit that I have horrible skin; blotchy, bumpy and it’s either over oily or dry and dull (depending on what products I use). As much as I complain about how horrible it is to have oily skin, my mom tells me I’ll be thankful for it when I’m old and not-so wrinkly. Anyways, needless to say I have to be very selective about what products I put on my face. I’ve tried just about everything in the book and I've narrowed it down to the following products for a flawless face without making my skin act up and without spending a fortune on name brand beauty products.
I always, always, always wash my face before applying makeup. I use a bar of non-scented Dove soap everyday and every other day I use the DIY Microdermabrasion for polished skin. The recipe for this DIY Micro can be found HERE.
Step 1: I apply a dime-sized amount of the Revlon Photo Ready Color Correcting Primer all over my face, including my eyelids; I think it makes my eye shadow stay in place better.
Step 2: Starting with my forehead, I use a half-pump of the Studio Gear Flawless Foundation. Then I do a full pump on each side of my face. This stuff will set after you rub it in, so you have to work somewhat fast. I love this makeup because it provides good coverage without making you look cakey. It’s also water based so it will easily remove with soap and water AND it has SPF 10!
Step 3: Again starting with my forehead, I use the Eco Tools Kabuki Brush and lightly dust my entire face with the Pur Minerals Matte Pressed Powder. This step could be optional depending on your skin type, again I have super oily skin so if I don’t seal it with this powder ALL the oil comes out of my face! Most of Pur Minerals products contain an SPF, this 4-in-1 contains SPF 15 and Vitamin E. This can be for light or heavy coverage, on the weekends I usually skip step 2 and just brush a little of the Pur Minerals on and it’s a nice coverage.
Step 4: Next I use the Rimmel Natural Bronzer, this ALSO has SPF 8! I lightly dust this onto my cheeks, the sides of my face by my eyes and just above my eyebrows (all the places the sun would usually hit).
Step 5: I use a smaller foundation brush to apply the Physician Formula Organic Wear Shimmer for contouring under my eyes, down my nose, just on top of your upper lip line and my chin. This is great because it’s all natural and it’s not shimmer overload; it gives you just enough highlight to make you pop.
Step 6: I do a quick spray of the Evian Water Spray. I know it might sound silly but it sets my makeup so I don’t look like I just dipped my face in a bucket of powder. I’ve used the Mac Fix+ Setting Spray but for some reason it makes me skin feel sticky and itchy? Lol
And that’s it! Stay posted for a How to: Highlight and Contour tutorial! =]