My Beauty Staples & Everyday Makeup Routine as of Nov 2010
Hi everyone! I'd like to share with you my staple products and my current daily beauty routine that's working well for me so far. It's very quick to do (takes me 10minutes every morning) and my skin seems happy with it, ie. it doesn't seem to break me out. I hope this is useful somehow! ♥
MAC Refined Golden bronzer on the hollows of my cheeks by sucking my cheeks in and using the MAC 138 large tapered face brush. This is the PERFECT brush to apply bronzer! It is so soft and it diffuses product nicely. You wont see any harsh lines if you use this brush. I have tried the MAC 109, 168 and 169 brushes for this purpose, but none of them comes close to the 138! Sigma makeup also has a dupe for this brush, the Tapered Face Brush - F25. I'm sure this will function well too. ♥
5. Blush. I don't have a 'staple' blush as such, as I tend to rotate my blushes. I apply this to the apples of my cheeks using a MAC 109 brush.
MAC Lingering brow pencil to trace the upper border of my brows, and then fill sparse bits. Be careful not too over-apply as brows can be too dark and overpowering! (unless that's the look you're going for)
8. Upper Lash Liner. I love using the MAC Greasepaint Sticks to line my upper lash line. I just apply them directly, kinda placing the sticks at an angle to make a thin to medium line, and then flicking on the outer corners. These are amazing products, as they dry quickly and last all day despite my greasy eyelids! I have several of them but my favourites are Slick Black (black) and Dirty (taupe with subtle sparkles).
What I do on my lips is pretty variable. If I have the time, I use a lip liner as it really defines your pout, and it is a must when you use dark or vibrant lipstick shades. I tend to skip liner when I use more muted/nude shades. However most of the time, I just tend to grab a lip balm and quickly apply it on my lips before I leave the house!
I hope this was useful somehow. Thanks for reading! ♥