Hope you’re all enjoying the lovely weekend! I wanted to share my everyday makeup routine that I wear to work and when I just want to put on a fast, natural look. This is geared towards oily skin, especially for my fellow people in the southern U.S. I’m currently dying in North Carolina, where its been ranging from 90 degrees to 100 degrees.
Anyway, here’s my before and after pic. My main skin concerns are dark spots and dark circles. I do have a couple pimples around my chin area, but the foundation covers them up very well.
First, I started off with my Neutrogena Liquid Lotion Sunscreen with 30 SPF. I let that sit for about five minutes, then went in with my Benefit Porefessional primer. I like using my index finger to press it into my large pores around my nose/check area. I find that this method fills my pores in with the product and helps my makeup look smooth. And I haven’t broken out in that area with “filling” in my pores with it.
Next, I apply foundation with my Real Techniques sponge. I’ve been using the Estee Lauder Double-Wear Stay in Place Makeup in the shades Wheat and Spiced Sand. I’m using both because all this sun has made me darker, and Wheat is my normal color, but it’s too light right now. Spiced Sand is too dark, so I mixed them for the best of both worlds. I’ll do a separate review on the actual foundation, but I like it so far. Though, I would say it’s not as full-coverage as I like, it’s semi-matte, with a slight luminous finish that I like.
Next, I go in with the Tarte Creaseless Concealer in 33N Medium. I like the coverage, but you really have to work fast when blending this in. I use the small real techniques sponge to do this, and it also creases up on me, so it’s not my favorite. But, it was expensive, so I’ll finish it up before I try another one. It doesn’t crease as bad as other concealers I’ve tried, but my number one is the inexpensive, Maybelline Age Rewind, so I would recommend that concealer instead.
After that, I go ahead and set everything, starting with my under eye concealer first. For work, I prefer my eyes to match my skin tone. They’re already slightly brighter with my concealer on, but I don’t want those extra bright under eyes that you can get with translucent, white, or banana powder. Lately, I’ve been using the NYX: Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder in the shade Medium. It’s a loose powder in a medium/tan shade, and I love it! It’s crazy what a difference a “skin toned” setting powder can do. It blends perfectly, mattifies my skin, and adds to my natural color.
I just go ahead and finished up with Clinique High-Impact Mascara in Black and Essence Long-Lasting lipstick in 06.
And that’s all for this look! I like to keep it super simple for everyday. Let me know what you guys think!