Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Current Favourite Everyday Makeup Routine (Foundation + Eyes)

Hey Guys!
I figured I would share with you a look I have been wearing practically everyday for a few weeks now. I really love how my skin and eye makeup have been turning out and I do believe it's a combination of the products I am using, plus a few application tricks. 

As for my face, I have been trying to use up all my lighter shade foundations as I'm preparing to get my self-tan on for the spring/summer months. I actually finished my bottle of MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC25 last week, and I'm a bit sad to see it go. At first I didn't like it because it was too thick and always looked a bit on the cakey side. However, I started wetting my flat top kabuki brush with a little bit of MAC Fix+ before I applied product to my face and I found it sheered out and buffed the foundation in extremely well. Along with not using face powder and setting my foundation with Urban Decay All Night Setting Spray, this has been one of my favourite combinations as of lately. I almost forgot, I have been using Laura Mercier Radiance Primer prior to the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation and I found my foundation looks phenomenal even at the end of the day.

I have also been achieving a slightly bronzed, pink glow with two face products. Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess and MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in "Superb". As of this moment, these are my favourite bronzer and blush, respectively.

As for my eyeshadow, I wanted to switch up my typical mattes and go with a shimmery nude on the lid. I've been doing this combo using MAC Bare Study Paint Pot for probably a month now. I'm loving MAC Paint Pots so much that I've been wanting to pick up Soft Ochre and Groundwork, but haven't gotten around to it quite yet.

Laura Mercier Radiance Primer
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC25
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25 (undereyes)
Hard Candy Glamoflage Concealer in "Medium" (if I have blemishes)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in "Park Avenue Princess"
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in "Superb"

Make Up For Ever Waterproof Brow Corrector #3

MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
Urban Decay Naked Palette 1/2
- Naked (crease)
- Buck (outer V)
- Bootycall (highlight inner tear duct)
- Blackout (set liner)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liner Pencil in "Perversion"
Cover Girl Lash Perfection Mascara

Korres Lip Butter in "Jasmine"

I've been wearing this makeup look both day and night. At night, I add some false lashes (either a half set, or full strip) and I'm good to go. Here is how the same makeup turned out, using a half set of false lashes for a dinner and movie night with my hubby. I think I was also sporting a nude lip for the occasion. I believe it was MAC Creme D'Nude.

Black Dress - Zara / Leopard Print Booties - Sam Edelman


  1. Beautiful!

  2. Can you do a video with this look doll?!! xx

    1. Really busy at them moment, but would love to film a video. This is really similar to my "Everyday Makeup Routine" just with different products. My next vid I promised is a Brow Tutorial so that should be up shortly. Just need to find time to edit the footage *sigh*

  3. So gorgeous!!! I have been using Nubile p/p a lot and it's my go-to base for everyday as well as my UD Naked 2 palette.

    1. I wish I would have picked up

  4. Gorgeous! Wow its amazing how I was wondering how u did ur makeup in ur haircut post and here it is and I didn't even have to ask:) (assuming its the same look) btw u look like ur in great shape in the last photo any tips and advice on ur current diet or fitness routine maybe another blog post on tht wuld be awesome. I know u did one a few monthS back but if maybe ur doing smthin different wE r dying to know :)

    1. Wow, thanks! I will definitely do a weighloss/diet update :)

  5. so beautiful thank for ur picture

  6. Beautiful! I need to try that Korres Lip Butter now! :)

    1. It's one of my fave lip products! I always keep it in my purse


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