I like routines. I am known for them. I rarely like to mix things up. I even mark my ink pens with a sticker so I know which one I have been using so I can use all of the ink up and then start on a new pen. People call it OCD…I call it efficient.
Lately, I have been watching a lot of YouTube videos about how to apply makeup and “hauls”. One thing I could not get off my mind is how these beauty gurus can own SO MUCH make up. On a side note, I also mark when my items are going to expire. I barely make a dent into these products by the time they expire, so I hate the thought of owning so much and not using them to their potential.
Make up: L’Oreal Studio secrets primer, Revlon Age defying foundation, Almay exact eyes eyeshadow available at drug stores. Benefit Boi-ing industrial concealer, Buxom gel eyeliner and Diorshow Iconic mascara from Sephora. Cream blush, bronzer, and eyelid primer from Eyes Lips Face.
1) With a clean face that is patted dry, I apply a primer with my fingertips
2) Using a beauty blender, I apply my foundation (gives an amazing even coverage)
3) While I have my beauty blender out, I apply my cream blush. The BB is the only way that I have found that works well with the cream blush. I do have a stipple brush, but i have not tried it out yet. The blush is matte and the BB gives a clean, natural look.
4) With a concealer brush, I pat on a little bit of concealer. Benefit was not joking with the term, “industrial concealer”. To blend it all out I roll the BB on its side over the concealer spot.
5) I apply the eyelid primer from my lash line to my brow bone, and with my eye closed, along the line where my lid closes and a little bit under the eye. Using my wide eye shadow brush, I pat on the eyelid color of the Almay pack. With the contour brush, I apply the crease color and make a small “V” and drag the color shortly under my outer corner. With the angled blending brush, I blend it all together with the brow bone color to soften it all up.
6) With my eyeliner brush, I tap into the gel eyeliner and line the top lash line. Then I start halfway on my bottom lid and go out, and continue the line up past my eye. Then connect it to my top line and fill in to make a “cat eye”.
7) Warming up my eyelash curler with about 5 seconds of blowing a hair dryer on it, I curl my lashes and follow with Diorshow Iconic mascara.
8) To finish off, I use my powder brush to dust on bronzer on my temples and hollows of my cheeks.
Wish I could show off my work, but you know how I am about pic clips before graduation.