Natasha, as requested, here is my morning routine 🙂
First I cleanse my face with this boscia cleanser (feels really nice since it’s a warming cleanser, and I find it helps my makeup go on nicely) or the murad cleanser below if I have acne or redness (gentle but effective)
Next I use a Murad toner (same one from the nighttime routine), followed by the Origins ginzing eye cream. Since this one has caffeine in it, it isn’t meant to be used at night. Also, it works best for dark circles, and isn’t the greatest on the lids, but it helps enough to depoof, so I’m ok with that!
This product does exactly what it advertises and I’ve noticed a big difference in how quickly acne scars fade. Also the spf is great and I never need to put on another sunscreen (unless going somewhere hot or tropical). If my skin is especially dry, I use this First aid beauty cream:
Then I spray the First Aid beauty vitamin hydrating spray, which helps prevent my makeup from looking cakey. If it still looks cakey when I apply it, I put some of this spray on my brush and I dab it over the foundation. Makes a huge difference! It’s similar to the Mac Fix+.
Next is primer. I have used many different ones but Hourglass Veil is one of my favourites. Others include Kat Von D lock it (but it’s not as hydrating) and makeup forever moisturizing (good in the winter). On my eyes I use the Nars Eye primer, which I actually wrote a blog post about and is one of those products that i don’t get ready without.
Then on to the makeup!
So I picked my “lazy” makeup look to show you guys some of my frequently used products!
So I started with urban decay naked foundation in 2. I applied it with the Sephora airbrush foundation brush. I like this in the summer for a lighter look and the foundation with the brush work really well (no streaks, even finish, etc). I’m actually surprised that this is a yellow base, because normally my skin looks better with neutral foundations but anyways, it works!
Under my eyes and on any problem spots, I use Born This Way concealer in light. The foundation doesn’t have a colour match for me but the concealer works well with my foundation. I use the airbrush concealer brush in dabbing motions.
Then today I used two of my favourite eyeshadows, Mac Orb and Mystery, Kat Von D tattoo liner, Better than Sex mascara (WHICH I DONT RECOMMEND! I got a sample and am working through it. My top mascaras are Josie Maran argan oil, and Roller Lash). Here are the eyeshadows:
And then I use the Urban Decay original finishing spray. I just bought the oil control one so I’ll do a review on the two of them 🙂
In the first picture, I have lipstick on and in the other two, I just have the foundation over to take out the colour. I used Mac Cherish (one of my go to lipsticks)
And here we go!