You may hear all of the sayings often, why do you wear makeup you're beautiful with out it. I hate wearing makeup. I do not know how to wear makeup...and so forth. I do enjoy putting makeup on, but I do not have all morning to paint my face. Also, when I wear makeup, I like for it to look more natural. I do not mind it looking like I am wearing it...I just do not want to look over done. There is defintly a time and a place for bold wild makeup...but everyday...I just like for my face to look fresh. I also, like to use makeup and apply makeup in such a way that it lasts longer than an hour. What is the point of putting it on if your face is just going to eat it right off an hour later (my biggest problem)
I am going to show you all how I do my makeup. I am not a makeup artist. I do not have the best skills. This is just what works on my face, and I think it will work for most of you all too. Some products are high end while others are drug store. I have no preference!
When I look for makeup, I like for it to last. For foundation and powder it can not..let me repeat CAN NOT go into my fine lines and pores. Also, I do not use a foundation with an spf because of flashback. I am not going to reapply my makeup at night just in case I take a flash picture. For lipstick..this has been tought for me. No matter what I use, eventually my lips have this reaction and they peel. I am now trying Mac lipstick...for the price, lets hope it works!
Here is my list of make up products that I use and why:
Primer: elf wish I could tell you more but it is pretty dirty on the outside! But it is in a yellow container. It is clear.
Foundation: ATM I am using two, but I do not think I will repurchase one of them. I am using it because it was so expensive, but for the price, I prefer the second foundation.
Makeup Forever Mat Velvet. I like it, but I do not like it more than Revlon Colorstay Whipped. So, for the price, I will continue using Revlon. It is heavy, especially at first. But that is OK. Blend it in ( I use a brush) and in an hour, it soaks into the skin and looks really nice. But you will need to find the right amount because it is heavy.
Concealer: I put on after foundation. Smashbox High Definition. A little goes a long way. So, yes, this one does cost more, but it seriously lasts forever!
Powder: Airspun loose face powder. I buy this at Walmart. I believe in the aisle with the nails, spray stuff for your legs. It is not expensive and I seriously love it. I bake my face and it never sinks into my wrinkles. And I think this is the secret for why my makeup stays on so long and gives me a flawless finish!
Cheeks: Iwas using Merle Norman and Too Faced Bronzer. I was sent something to try, and I am hooked. It is more high end, but it lasts all day. So I do feel like it is worth every penny. I will be a repeat customer. It is by B-Glowing and it is their Becca Chrissy palette. The colors are beautiful and it lasts!
Contour: Covergirl TruBlend The best I have used by far!
Hilighter: Elf Illumination Palette It does not sink into my wrinkles around my eyes and If I am in a hurry, I will use it as eye shadow
Eyeshadow: I have noticed that when I use drugstore eye shadow, it does not stay. So, I have been going back and forth between Ulta eye shadows and Merle Norman. Neither are that expensive, just not as cheap as drugstore.
Eyeliner: Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof liner. I do not know where to get this. My sister in law gave it to me, so I am going to assume Ulta! lol The color is brown. I feel at my age, black is too harsh and makes my eyes look older.
Eye brows: I use a cheap eye pencil. Brown. Then I top it off with wunderbrow. My brows do not look like instagram brows or the Kardashians, But I feel like that look filled it. My eyebrows are not even, so I do have to adjust for that.
Mascara: It is called Sri Bella. I belonged to this club and had a lot of points saved up, so I used it on mascara. I am not that picky now that I wear false lashes. But when I didn't, I loved Better than Sex mascara. I also prefer brown mascara...same reason as with the eye liner
Lips: Right now I am using Mac liner and Mac lipstick. I will say that I love them. The lipstick is matte and wow, I love the look. Sometimes I will add gloss. I use either Sri Bella gloss or ulta gloss.
So that is it. I hope this helps and you can watch my video of me putting all of this on my face!! Yah...I actually love putting it on!!