As you can see, I seem to have an overflowing collection, but I tend to stick to six essentials that I use every day.
Personally, I try to keep my look on the more natural side.
I start with face primer first before I put anything else on. This is to ensure that my makeup stays on longer. It also puts a barrier between my face and my makeup, which protects against breakouts.
After that, I put on my tinted moisturizer. I used to use BB Creams
but happened to get NARS Tinted Moisturizer for free through a work
event and I have been using it ever since.
Tinted moisturizers exist to give you hydration and minimal coverage. BB Creams, on the other hand, provide you with those functions in addition to SPF, skin correctors, firming aspects, etc.
I'm thinking about switching back to BB Creams once my tinted moisturizer runs out since it has so many added features.
Does anyone have any recommendations of a good one? I've been thinking about going with Smashbox.
After that I'll throw on some blush, though not a lot because I DO NOT want to look like a clown!
Then on to my eyes! First I'll put on a separate primer for my eyes to keep my makeup on all day and to prevent smudging.
Then comes the eyeliner. Always brown, and just on the top lid!
After that, of course, comes mascara. I've perfected the whole routine to where it only takes about 5 minutes, which is completely necessary, because most mornings, I'm in a bit of a rush.
Below are the items that I use every day:
6. Urban Decay
So what are the items YOU use in your daily routine?