After I moisturize my face, I apply about a pea-sized amount of the Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel (that’s a long name!) to my T-zone. This product absorbs into the skin quickly so I don’t have to wait before applying the rest of my makeup.
To cover my dark circles / dark spots, I apply Becca Cosmetics Aqua Luminnous Perfecting Concealer under my eyes and the perimeter of my mouth. I then blend the concealer in with my ring fingers.
For the last 5+ years I have been using the bareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15. If I am looking for fuller coverage with this product, I go in with a more dense brush like the e.l.f. Ultimate Blending Brush, but for my everyday makeup application I use a more fluffy brush like the EcoTools Full Powder Brush. If I am having a rough skin day and want to cover more blemishes/redness the more dense brush helps to focus the product in those areas yet still allows me to blend the powder foundation over my entire face with ease.
To add some definition/color back to my face I dip into the deep shade of the the Wet n Wild MegaGlow Contouring palette with my a fluffy angled brush like this one and apply it to my temples, sides of my nose, and cheeks. I actually go in with the same brush and apply the lightest shade under my eyes. The shade is a little too light for me, so going in with the light shade with a little bit of the deeper one actually helps with blending in and making it not look as stark white.
The WetnWild Color Icon™ Blush in Rose Champagne is the perfect blush for those with fair/medium skintones. It gives a very natural glow with a subtle hue of a dusty rose. I apply this with the SAME brush (I know, kinda crazy using this brush for the bronzer, highlight, and blush!) I used previously and apply the blush to the apples of my cheeks, temples and tip of my nose. Using the same brush for all 3 colors has not affected my makeup application/made it look muddy. Of course if you have more brushes to use, go ahead and use different brushes per product! For me – if i’m in a rush I always try to use the same brush to make it faster to apply my makeup.
My brow hairs have a mind of their own so to tame them I apply a coat of the Pixi Brow Duo in Deep Brunette, (I only use the gel) when i’m in a rush I don’t want to take the time to use the pencil because I take forever when working with a pencil.
For eyes I use my finger tip and apply the WetnWild Blush I used on my cheeks and apply it to my entire lid. For crease I use a fluffy blending brush and use the WetnWild contouring palette in the brown and sweep it into my crease and outer V. I like to keep my eye look simple, it’s always a lot of fun to incorporate the same products but in different areas of the face to make the look tie together. For lashes I apply 1 coat of the Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara to just my top lashes.
Finishing things off, I apply my Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in Honey. It’s the perfect natural lip color that has a refreshing minty feel! I’ve had this balm for over a year now so the name rubbed off, oops!
With all of these products, I feel more put together and ready to start my day. What are your favorite products that you use when you’re on the go?