Post # 1
What’s your daily make up routine and what products do you use?
I do my face (Nars pro-prime with SPF) and eye primer (Urban Decay primer potion)
After letting that set, I do my base eye shadow (Too Faced- either the Naked or the Natural palette)
I then do face make up: Concealer first (Laura Mercier secret concealer) mainly beneath the eyes and on any blemishes, then I do my foundation and bronzer (both Bare Minerals).
After I apply tinted brow gel (Anastasia) and then a highlight eye shadow beneath the brow and down to the bone.
Lastly I do a setting powder (Make Up Forever HD), blush (NARS orgasm in a cream/tube), and then curl my lashes and apply mascara (either Dior Blackout or Tarte lights, camera, lashes).
This is my every day. For going out I add more eye shadow and eye liner. I also wear the Clinique chubby stick throughout the day.
Post # 3
Um, I’m very low key when it comes to makeup. Mine comes out of the bag 3 or 4 times a week and all of it is just drug store makeup. I grew up in a family where mom and grandma went all natural so it’s just what fits with me. FI does not even care about makeup and prefers when I don’t wear it if it means it’s going to make him wait 5 minutes.
Post # 4
I use to be really simple with my make up, but ever since I began wearing it daily when I don’t wear it, I’ll catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror and it’s seriously terrifying! I also absolutely LOVE make up. I just think it’s so fun and I love trying new products and seeing what works best. I rarely rebuy the same mascara because I like to try new ones.
Post # 5
My usual routine is everything Bare Minerals basically.
Bare Minerals moisturizer
Bare Minerals firming eye cream and then nourishing eye cream (not sure if I’m supposed to use both at one time but I want the firming eye cream and then my eyes are tired and the nourishing eye cream is like soaking your eyes in a bathtub of awesomeness)
Bare Minerals foundation
Bare Minerals concealer for under eye circles
A light touch of the Bare Minerals warmth bronzer
And then some blush, usually my bronzer blush called Bronze, but sometimes I do the bronze on my cheek bones and a blush called Rose Radiance on the apples of my cheeks.
Then I use an eyeliner brush dipped in some MAC eyeshadow and put a little smidge under my eyes. Then I use a touch of mascara. I don’t go too much with the eyes on a regular day.
I know this sounds like a lot, it takes me 7 minutes. I am down to a science with all of it and it’s basically just about making my skin glow and freshening up my eyes (even if they droop back down within the hour).
Post # 6
I’d say my routine takes 15 minutes if I’m actively doing it. Some days I start and then sit down and do something and end up finishing like 30 minutes later due to ADD. I really like a majority of the Bare Minerals products, other than their eye shadows. I never feel like I can get the color saturated enough to be the actual color in the pot. I finally gave up on them after finding others that gave me better results.
Post # 7
@caits615: Almost exactly the same!! Sephora and I are very good friends 😉
Post # 8
@MrsPeachMartini: Right?? My points of my beauty card are out of control!!
Post # 9
@caits615: I don’t use their eyeshadows although I own three little pots. Two came out of a smokey eye kit that I bought years ago when I first started using their products and one is a gold shimmer that my friend bought for me as a gift shortly after I started using Bare Minerals. I do use the gold shimmer now when I want to boost my everyday look but still be low maintenance. I rarely use the two eyeshadows I got from the smokey eye kit because, while I love how sparkly they are, they don’t hold color very well and are thin on the eye. They definitely don’t do a good smokey eye. I also use the gold eyeshadow shimmer as a highlighter on the tops of my cheeks when I’m getting fancy.
Post # 10
I have been a pro artist for MAC for over 4 years now so my make up tends to change alot as the trends come and go, and my products are obviously bias since I work for the company.
I always start with my eye make up first, using a Paint Pot primer (usually color Painterly as its super neutral) and then the colors depend soley on my mood most of the time its soft browns and golds with hints of burgandys and purples with my hazel eyes and some times I go all out with the fun smokey eyes! Mascara is usually MAC Haute and Naughty a major Love of mine! and i bounce thru many different liners depending on the look I go for
from there i usually clean up my undereye space as i usually have some sort of fall out then start with applying my MAC Prep & Prime Hydrating Serum, hydrates and primes my face perfectly and them buff in a light layer of MAC Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 for the perfect sheer glow and I love letting my freckles show in the summer.
From there I like to sculpt with my favorit MAC Pro Longwear Bronzer in Sun Drop just using it under my cheek bones up around the halow of my hairline and down the sides of my nose (not on the top of the bridge) and a light dust on my chin, then the one area i cheat on MAC is NARS Orgasm blush on the apples of my cheeks and finish with a soft sweep fo MAC Mineralize skin finish in a pearlesnce finish above my cheek bone down the center bridge of my nose and above my upper lip to give my skin the perfect glowing finish
and lips i just finish off with my favorit gloss MAC VIVA GLAM VI and I am done for the day!
Post # 11
@MissXray: Wow I wish I was you! A) I wish I had the makeup talents you do and B) I wish I had the ability to effortlessly use all the products you do in the right way!
Post # 12
Every day makeup?
I do my eyeshadow first and then clean up and remnants before foundation. I use Urban Decay Primer Potion and Urban Decay shadows (usually from the Naked 2 Pallette) to do a nude smokey eye. Then I do my brows with Benefit’s Browzings kit.
If I decide to put on foundation, I then use Smashbox Colour Correcting primer, Make Up For Ever HD foundation mixed with Neutrogena Oil Free SPF 15 lotion and set it with Urban Decay Razor Sharp Powder or MUFE powder. Occasionally I’ll dab on some concealer or non-mixed foundation as needed to conceal.
I spritz on Urban Decay All Nighter Setting spray and then curl my lashes and apply Benefit’s They’re Real.
If I’m going out it’s pretty much the same, but I’ll add some Benefit High Beam Highlighter, tightline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner, and wet an angled brush to apply my eyeshadow of choice as winged liner.
Post # 13
@star_dust: Awww thanks! Trust me it wasnt always pretty in the begining! Just gotta play around and find what works best for you! My best tip is BRUSHES BRUSHES BRUSHES you get a great set of brushes and the rest is super easy!
Post # 14
My daily routine:
– mineral foundation (right now I use Bare Minerals, but I’m probably going to switch to something else)
– ELF gel liner in brown
– CoverGirl LashBlast mascara (the orange tube–waterproof) in blackest black
– ELF studio blush in Pink Passion
– ELF clear mascara to set my eye brows
If I’m getting fancy, I use 1-3 ELF mineral eye shadows (usually shades of brown) and maybe some light gloss (either ELF plumping gloss in Baby Doll or mineral gloss in Wild), and possibly swap out my gel liner for black.
Post # 15
For me, it’s UD eyeshadow primer potion, UD Naked palette, then Bare Minerals face primer, CoverGirl&Olay foundation, setting powder (not sure of tha brand) and sometimes NARS blush.
I rarely do lips, but if I do it’s always NARS cruising which is a perfect neutral for me.
Post # 16
Everyday? I just use the Maynelline BB cream, then some eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara