SIMPLE BEAUTY ROUTINE IN FIVE STEPS

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.

Tee /Jeans / Foundation / Concealer  / Highlighter / Blush / Mascara 

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

Pre Makeup: If you don’t know (or haven’t read) how much I am a fan of Tata Harper, I cannot recommend the skincare products enough.

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

I have been using this blush since high school.  My mom introduced me to NARS Dolce Vita and I haven’t looked back. It’s been a tried and true product that will forever be in my makeup drawer.

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

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