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My Daily Makeup Routine

January 14, 2015

By no means do I consider myself a makeup guru. In fact, I’m the first to admit that with the exception of an occasional red lip, my make up routine has been the same for a number of years. I’ve swapped out products for better ones I’ve discovered, but I’ve always been a fan of the same look: glowy skin and strong, well-groomed brows. While I may not get points for being wildly original, the fact that I can easily do this in under five minutes is pretty handy.
Step 1: I start on a cleansed and moisturized face.

Step 2: I apply concealer under my eyes in the shape of an inverted triangle.
Step 3: Using my ring finger I blend out the concealer.

Step 4: I apply foundation by starting on my cheeks–where I apply the most coverage–and blending in small circular motions. The rest of my face does not need as much coverage, so I use the residual product left on the brush and apply it to my forehead, nose, upper lip and chin.

My brows are my favorite feature, so I always take the time to make them look their best. They’re pretty thick so people are usually surprised to learn that I fill them in.

Step 5: I brush my brows up and to the side, which allows me to see the spots to fill in.
Step 6: Using short delicate stokes (to mimic hair), I fill in the more sparse areas with my brow pencil.
Step 7: Using the pencil, I lightly outline my brows so their shape is well defined.

Step 8: I dab a small amount of highlighter on my brow bone and in the center of my forehead (between my brows).
Step 9: I apply eyeliner. Everyone seems to have her own preference; I’m a fan of a very thin line with a modest cat-eye flick.

Step 10: I apply a light coat of mascara to my top lashes.
Step 11: I  brush translucent powder across my cheeks and nose (the area with the most foundation and the area that gets the shiniest).

Step 12: I swipe a salve across my lips to keep them moisturized.
Step 13: Lastly I apply luminous powder to my cheekbones.
Voila! I’m done!

Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Concealer in Tan
Clinique Stay-Matte Foundation in Golden
Anastasia Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
YSL Touche Éclat in 5.5 Luminous Praline
L’Oreal Blackbuster eyeliner
Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara
Makeup Forever HD Microfinish Powder
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze
Rosebud Salve

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