We live an era where contour and highlight have become the center of the makeup industry. For me personally I’ve always gone for a light glam look. I’m not one to contour because I’ve always found it to be a bit intimidating. I’ve dabbled into bronzing my face but I never was super satisfied with the look. After wearing makeup for several years now and through lots of trial and error, I’ve finally found the best makeup routine for myself.
Step 1: Prep The Skin
Before applying my makeup I began by moisturizing my face with the Ole Henriksen Oil Control Hydrator. I have really oily skin and this line has helped minimize my oil levels so much. Next, I prime my skin with the Nivea Post Shave Balm. I discovered this product after NikkieTutorials shared it on her youtube channel years ago. This has been the best primer for me in making my makeup last all day. I use a foundation brush to apply the primer & my hands to apply moisturizer.
Step 2: Face Makeup
Immediately after applying primer I apply my foundation all over my face & neck with a beauty sponge, I love the Maybelline Matte + Poreless foundation. Next, I use the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose and I conceal any dark spots or blemishes. To set my face where I used the concealer, I use a powder brush to apply the Neutrogena SkinClearing Powder. After I’ve done this, I use a fan brush to apply the Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlight on the top of my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose.
Step 3: Eyes
After I’ve finished my face makeup I begin on my eyes. I love to use three different palettes to achieve my eye look. I got the Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette for Christmas two years ago and it’s definitely my most used as I’ve hit pan on several shades. I recently got a new ABH Modern Renaissance Palette to replace the one I had gotten 3 years ago. I added the ColourPop Princess Collection Palette to my collection last year and wrote a review here.
For my lashes I use the L’oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. I began using this mascara after hearing amazing reviews for so long and you guys… It’s the best!!
I hope you all enjoyed a peek into my makeup routine and even find it useful if you’re like me and love simple makeup looks.
How was your guys’ weekend? If you follow me on Instagram you may know that on Wednesday last week I sprained my ankle at the gym and then to top it off I woke up with a bad ear infection the next day. So I was at home resting and getting better but now I’m back to work today and school tomorrow. I hope you all have a wonderful week 🙂