I’m not trying to toot my own horn here, but I’ve had several people over the years ask me how I do my makeup. Some of the products change, but the process has stayed the same. If you’re wondering how I do the damn thing when I wear a full face of makeup (very rare these days), keep reading.
Step 1: Eye primer. I have combination skin and my giant Glo-Worm eyelids are on the oily side, so without this eye primer, my eyeshadow fades off almost completely within a few hours.
Step 2: If I haven’t previously applied my moisturizer, I do it now. But it usually goes on post hyaluronic acid, which I apply after I shower, since it needs to go on moist skin.
Step 3: Even though my moisturizer contains SPF, I don’t use enough of it (half a teaspoon of sunscreen is the recommended amount) to get the full benefit. So if I’m going to be outside for an extended period of time, I add sunscreen to my routine.
Step 4: By now, my eye primer has completely absorbed so I can start my eye makeup. My base/lid shadow goes on first.
Step 5: Since my moisturizer and sunscreen (if needed) have now absorbed, I can do some pore minimizing. I apply a pore minimizer it to any area where there are visible pores, and well as to the fine lines on my forehead and around my mouth. Sometimes those fine lines are barely visible, but if I’m tired, dehydrated or my skin is dry, they’re out full force.
Step 6: Back to the eyeshadow. I finish that up and add eyeliner. Most of the time, I use eyeshadow as an eyeliner, but occasionally I use a gel liner at the upper lashline and/or a pencil liner in the waterline.
Step 7: It’s foundation time! I use a liquid foundation, applied with my hands and blended with a buffing brush.
Step 8: I fill in my brows next, using a matte brown powder eyeshadow. I do brows after foundation so that they are not disturbed while I’m blending the foundation on my forehead, as sometimes the brush will lightly hit my brows as I blend.
Step 9: I erase any shadow fallout from under my eyes with micellar water.
Step 10: While the residue from the micellar water is drying off, I apply my cream brush. The shades I choose vary, but I typically go with a pink or light peach.
Step 11: I apply a thin layer of moisturizer under my eyes to prep. I blend that in with a fluffy eyeshadow brush, then I apply some concealer. If I need to conceal anything on the rest of my face, I do so now.
Step 12: I apply a volumizing mascara to my top lashes.
Step 13: I set my foundation with pressed powder, pushing it into the skin with a buffing brush.
Step 14: I apply a beauty tubes mascara to my bottom lashes, because the tubes don’t smudge.
Step 15: I apply a thin layer of powder under my eyes to set my concealer.
Step 16: I apply a matte bronzer to add some warmth and lightly sculpt my face.
Step 17: I apply an inky black, lengthening mascara to my top lashes.
Step 18: I apply either more cream blush or some powder blush.
Step 19: If I’m going to wear lipstick (I often don’t), I apply it now.
It sounds like 19 steps would take forever, but this whole process only take me 15 – 20 minutes, and that’s usually with multiple email and text distractions. If you have the products and the tools but don’t know when to apply what, hopefully this post has helped.
Have a beautiful day 🙂