Every morning when I wake up, I like to wash my face immediately... well, immediately after I grab my coffee. It helps me wake up and get a jump start on the day. I follow that with a moisturizer with SPF all over my face, and a soothing eye cream to help with dark circles. I am totally and completely in love with my eye cream. It is Clinique All About Eyes and I use it in the morning and before bed at night.
When it's makeup time, I start with a little concealer on any blemishes or red spots. Right now I am using Maybelline Cover Stick in fair, but I change up my concealer quite a bit. I run a little bit of Stila Brighten & Correct Concealer under my eyes and gently blend in. As a working girl, mama, and lover of late nights, having a good under-eye concealer is really important for me. I finish this off with some powder all over my face. My absolute favorite powder is Mary Kay loose powder in Ivory 2. It's an old faithful that I always find myself coming back to.
I then move onto my eye area. I start by combing and lightly filling in my brows with a brow pencil. I have about a lifetime supply of Sephora brand eyebrow pencils that I snagged on sale. (Hooray!) I like to sport the cat eye look most days, so I line my eyelids with Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid liner in Blackest Black.
I never used to curl my lashes, but once I started I never stopped. For me, I found that curling my lashes really opens up the eye and makes my lashes more noticeable, which I like. After the lashes have been curled, I apply mascara. I've been using Maybelline Falsies in Black Drama lately. I'm actually just finishing up my first tube, but it's been pretty good to me. I finish my eyes by lining my bottom eyelids/lashes with a touch of dark eyeshadow on a flat bristled brush. If I'm going out I may use some pretty, shimmery eyeshadow, but for everyday wear I typically skip it.
Blush is another really important beauty product for me. I will often use a cream blush, but lately I've been really liking Radiant Cosmetics powder blush. I've been alternating between Apricot Mist and Harlowe Pink. Even on days that I don't wear other makeup at all, I will still sweep a little blush on my cheeks. Growing up I always heard that flushed cheeks make you look like you're full of life. I guess that stuck with me.
For my hair I like to keep it pretty simple. On days that I don't have freshly washed hair, I will start with a dry shampoo. After I comb that through, I tease the underside of my hair a bit to give a some extra volume.
I finish my look off with some super duper hairspray because, let's face it, who has time to deal with fussy hair throughout the day? I like to get ready and not really have to worry about it after that. This Got 2B Glued stuff is some serious hairspray-- just a spritz or two and you are good to go!
1. Mary Kay eyebrow comb/ lash liner brush 2. Mary Kay loose powder in Ivory 2 3. Clinique All About Eyes 4. Stila Brighten and Correct Concealer 5. Radiant Cosmetics Powder blush On in Apricot Mist 6. Sugar tinted lip treatment in Passion 7. Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Black Drama 8. Mary Kay Powder and Cheek Brushes 9. Eyelash Curler 10. Maybelline Lash Stiletto in Blackest Black 11. Sephora Eyebrow Pencil 12. Maybelline Cover Stick in Fair
Thanks so much for letting me share my styling routine! It's been so much fun! xoxo Katie