I have had a few people ask what my beauty routine is. Well honestly, I don’t know if I have an actual routine. My makeup is different every day. I do always use foundation (usually liquid), some lip gloss, blush and usually mascara. Not all that exciting. I thought I would give you guys a glimpse into my makeup bag to actually show you the products I use every day and the few products I only use when headed out for the night.
The actual bag itself is a Lululemon shower caddy. It is easy to clean, it holds everything nicely and is a pretty purple colour. All highly important details.
The foundation. My skin has the attitude of a teenage boy so often foundation is important. If my skin needs help I use Clarins Everlasting Foundation in 109. For the days that my skin just needs a little evening out I use a tinted moisturizer. Right now I am working my way through a bottle of Benefits “You Rebel”.
Blush is super important to me. It makes me look awake and glowy. Nars makes my favourite blush. The formula is really nice and the colour is highly pigmented. From left to right is “Orgasm”, “Gaiety” and “Deep Throat”. All very pretty colours.
If I am not using Urban Decay’s Naked palette for eyeshadow I default back to two of their pots. Both “Roach” and “Midnight Cowboy Rides Again” are staple colours.
These four products never leave my makeup bag. From top to bottom we have Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, Duo Adhesive eyelash glue, YSL Sheer Candy in Papaya and YSL Touche Eclat in #3. The primer potion keeps my eyeshadow on for what seems like forever. The eyelash glue is the best I have ever used and the YSL products are both indulgent purchases that I no longer want to live without. There is something so decadent about putting on lipgloss out of a fancy tube. I love it.
From left to right, Nars eyeshadow in “Night Star”, Erase Paste in Medium, LaVanilla Forever Fragrance Oil and Smith’s Rosebud salve. Erase Paste has saved me from many a dark circle. As soon as school is in session my eyes need all the help they can get. Smith’s Rosebud Salve will always be my favourite. I carry it in my car, in my purse and in my makeup bag. On a plus side it is one of the least expensive products I own.
My tweezerman tweezers are the best! I love how little they are and how sharp they always seem. I also have Anastasia brow gel and MAC Viva Glam Lady Gaga lipstick. The pretty pink lipstick looks good on any face I seem to do.
Oh bronzer. How I love thee. This particular bronzer is by Guerlain and is the Terracotta Golden Glimmer powder. This is one of the only bronzer I find that doesn’t make my skin look dirty. For whatever reason I always seem to have problems with bronzers. Any volunteers for bronzer lessons?
All of these products stay in my makeup bag. I have a whole trunk of other products that I use occasionally. When I started my Ten Pan Project back in November I cut way back on how much make up I purchased although in the last month or two I have certainly allowed myself the odd trip to Sephora. I just love seeing what companies have brought out. It is hard to resist a summer collection!