Sunday, January 1, 2012
my makeup routine (with curls)
Products used: Curlers (Conair from Target), Hairspray (bigsexyhair), Comb (it's just a comb. you gotta have one.)
Products used: Foundation (Loreal True Match in Natural Buff n3), Bronzer (Nars in Laguna), Blending Brush (from Target, seriously, I love this brush), Blush Brush (Sonia Kashuk from Target)
Step 3: For my eyes I used my brand new eye shadow palette. If it looks familiar, I had it on my wishlist post and got it for Christmas, thanks Colleen! This palette is perfect for me because it has so many neutral shades AND has instructions for 3 different eye shadow combinations inside including A Softly Contoured Eye (the one I used), A Wash of Neutral, and the Smokey Eye. As stated above, I used a medium shadow on my eyelid, a darker shadow in the crease of my eye (more focused towards the outside) as well as a little under my eye along my lash line, and a light shadow to highlight the brow bone and a little on the inside corner, near the tear duct. It might sound a little confusing but the palette has pictures and numbers and is super easy to use. I highly recommend it. I used some of the lighter shades because I didn't want it to be too dramatic.
Products used: Eye Shadow Palette (Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral 02 from Target) Shadow Brush (Sonia Kashuk)
Step 4: This is pretty self explanatory. I always get eyeliner and mascara in Brownish-black because I find it less harsh than pure black products which look really unnatural to me. I line the top inside of my lid and 3/4 of the top lash line. I feel like it makes my eyes look bigger. Also, the liner spreads to my lower lid just by closing my eye and it's just the right amount, otherwise I put on way too much and look like a 14 year old regular at Hot Topic. Then I curl my lashes and put on 2 coats of mascara. I have tried tons of mascaras and usually try a new brand every few months or so but they all do about the same thing, it's hard for me to tell the difference. However, you can see my mascara has a brush from a different brand. I just liked that brush better.
Products used: Eyeliner (Maybelline pencil in brownish-black), Eyelash Curler (Sephora), Mascara (Maybelline Volume Express in brownish-black)
Step 5: These are just the finishing touches. I apply a little highlighter to the apples of my cheeks and along my cheekbones. I then brush out my brows and fill them in a little using some eye shadow. (Always use shadow a little lighter than your brows otherwise it will look too harsh.)
Products used: Highlighter (Philosophy in Grace), Blush Brush (Sonia Kashuk), Brow Brush (Sonia Kashuk), Eye Shadow to fill brows, Eye Shadow Brush
Products used: Bows (Forever 21), Hair Spray (bigsexyhair)
I'd love to hear what some of your routines are! I don't use concealer or primer. Are there some things you never use or always use? Tell me, I'm nosy!