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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 / Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation / Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit / Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner in Caviar (blacky-brown) / Stila Convertible Color in Peony / Maybelline Full & Soft Black Waterproof Mascara / Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick (cheek highlighter/blush) / Sue Devitt Triple Touch Light Reflecting Bronzer / Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black / NARS Velvet Matte & Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils / NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick / CoverGirl Lash Blast Waterproof Black Mascara / Bobbi Brown Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette
Hello Gorgeous! Little known fact I don’t normally advertise to the world: I am a makeup junkie. As in, I love products and I’ve tried them all and I use a lot of um. My full makeup routine -pictured above- has been crafted through many years of dedicated art-student-status experimentation and product playing. I have used some of these products for years and years (hello Stila convertible color) and some I have recently fallen in love with (Stila liquid eyeliner for perfect winged cat-eyes). I will make a couple of comments on some outstanding players and some of my favorite makeup tricks. First off, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is really the best. I’ve tried about 4 or so different ones, and I have officially landed on this one. I generally like for my skin to look ‘dewy’ and ‘illuminated’ and the 1, 2, 3 punch of the LM Tinted Moisturizer, Stila Convertible cheek Color and then a light layer (a dusting, or this can turn into more of a foundation powder) of Stila Illuminating Powder fits the bill. Second, I searched high and low for many many years for the perfect bronzer and I love love this Sue Devitt one. I am very fair and I never want to look orange, yet I feel like I need a little sweep of something to give me some color. The SD has a little shimmer, a little color and is perfect for sweeping over the cheekbones and t-zone with a large, open bronzer brush. I hate to say it but this particular one is discontinued but she has a new very similar one I have linked to. Third, I believe in good layering. That’s why I use 2 different eyeliners and 2 different mascaras. Trust me people, you need a base and some flair. I use Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner all around my eye to give a base and to really blend into my lashes and then I use liquid eyeliner (not always everyday) on my upper lid to create the defined wing. As for the mascara, I use Maybelline Full & Soft as a base that plumps, I let it dry fully and then I layer on 2 coats of Lash Blast which gives extra length and more thickness (I love me some lashes). I swear I’m not crazy, this system works. You must have some makeup habits that you swear by, yes?
So here you are, all of my makeup loves. I hope you find this fun and useful! Soon I’ll do a ‘cherry on top’ post of what I like to layer on and swap out when I really want to get done up for a special occasion. Glam On! xx