Friday, November 8, 2013

Easy Everyday Makeup

 I've altered and adapted my daily makeup routine a lot since I started wearing makeup as a teen, as my taste and experience (and unfortunately my skin) has evolved a lot over the years. For those of you who maybe shy away from wearing makeup daily because you think it's too much, it's really as much or as little as you want to make of it. Check out my typical workday routine:
makeup tutorial concealer foundation L'Oreal ELF NYX Essence Annabelle eyeliner blush lip balm eyebrow everyday beauty
I don't like wearing foundation or concealer on a daily basis. And to be honest, I'm on a budget and have never found a decent concealer in my price range to do what I need it to do (ie. hide my boxcar scars). Oddly enough though, I find that the L'Oreal Magic Smoothe Souffle works perfectly well as a concealer and I just pat some onto my problem areas with my finger and they just disappear! 
makeup tutorial concealer foundation L'Oreal ELF NYX Essence Annabelle eyeliner blush lip balm eyebrow everyday beauty
makeup tutorial concealer foundation L'Oreal ELF NYX Essence Annabelle eyeliner blush lip balm eyebrow everyday beauty
Next, I use NYX's Eyebrow Cake Powder to fill in my sparse brows and may or may not run some wax through it to set it. I do it really fast and just follow the natural line of my eyebrows. You may want to outline your brows before you start if you're looking for an even more clean, thick or structured look, but I'm not looking for a Brooke Shields makeover, I just really want to fill in the patchy areas. And here's a tip for you black-haired readers: don't use black, use dark brown. It will look much more natural.
makeup tutorial concealer foundation L'Oreal ELF NYX Essence Annabelle eyeliner blush lip balm eyebrow everyday beauty
I used to curl my eyelashes and use mascara everyday but alas, I became afraid of damaging my already thin, short and frail lashes, so I stopped. Still, I like defining my eyes and found a perfect alternative: Annabelle's Metallic Kohl Eyeliner. If you don't want to be too vampy at work, opt for for the metallic brown shade and only line the upper lash-line like I do, it really adds a sort of subtle defining effect to your lids.
 makeup tutorial concealer foundation L'Oreal ELF NYX Essence Annabelle eyeliner blush lip balm eyebrow everyday beauty
Blush is probably my go-to product. Even if I don't take time to do my eyebrows or line my eyes, if I just dust some blush onto the apple of my cheeks, I am satisfied. I haven't found a really good cream blusher so most days I use a combo of powder blushes, such as Essence Silky Touch Blush and finishing with some ELF Studio Baked Blush for some extra "glow."
makeup tutorial concealer foundation L'Oreal ELF NYX Essence Annabelle eyeliner blush lip balm eyebrow everyday beauty
Lastly, if I don't feel like wearing lipstick, I might finish with a gloss or tinted balm like L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm. Et voilĂ ! A perfectly simple, subtle, pretty everyday look in just 10 minutes!
makeup tutorial concealer foundation L'Oreal ELF NYX Essence Annabelle eyeliner blush lip balm eyebrow everyday beauty
makeup tutorial concealer foundation L'Oreal ELF NYX Essence Annabelle eyeliner blush lip balm eyebrow everyday beauty
L'Oreal Magic Smoothe Souffle in 528 True Beige
NYX's Eyebrow Cake Powder in 02 Dark Brown
Annabelle's Metallic Kohl Eyeliner in 171 Skore
Essence Silky Touch Blush in 20 Babydoll
ELF Studio Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky
L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm in 418 Caring Coral


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