First I want to start by saying, I am by no means an expert when it comes to makeup. Honestly, most days I am makeup-free, but when I do put on my face, there are five products I cannot live without.
I never realized how essential a good skincare regimen is to perfecting makeup, until I found my makeup was going on differently once I started my daily routine. To create that ever-desired dewy look, your skin must be healthy and hydrated.
5 steps to an effortless makeup look
STEP 1: FOUNDATION
After I cleanse and moisturize, I use 2 pumps of Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation with SPF 15 with this brush. Honestly, if you asked me 6 months ago, I would tell you I hated foundation. I felt like a cake face and opted for a powder. After chatting with a friend about her dewy skin, she recommended trying this foundation instead of power. I have dry skin and this sheer coverage is perfect for covering discoloration and soaks into your skin without leaving a film on top.
STEP 2: CONCEALER
This is one of two products I would bring with me to a deserted island. It’s magic. For someone who struggles with dark under eye circles, this product instantly brightens and opens my eyes. I use a mini beauty blender with a little water. This smooths the makeup and creates a dewey finish.
STEP 3: BLUSH
STEP 4: HIGHLIGHTER
This highlighter is a new-ish product in my daily routine. A few months ago I went into Blue Mercury to pick up some new skincare products and the gal offered to do my makeup. I hesitantly said yes, because I normally hate when others do my makeup. I walked out with three products and feeling like a million bucks. Her advice, use a highlighter. Ever since, I have been wearing this product on my cheek bones, tip of the nose and top of my lip.
STEP 5: MASCARA
The search for the perfect mascara continues. I’ve tried drug store brands and designer brands and I am currently I am loving this one. What is your favorite mascara?
xox- a dash of details