I'm not going to kid you, but the truth is, I rarely wear makeup. You'll see me wearing it on blog shoots, or if I'm out with friends or date nights or an outing somewhere. But typically, day to day, I am makeup free. The only thing I wear is an all natural, organic moisturizer and a tinted sunscreen. That's about it. But for today's post, I thought I'd share what products I have when I do wear makeup. I like to keep things simple and natural. I rarely pile things on in layers and I can't be bothered to take more than five minutes to do my makeup. Having said that, I do take the time to purchase items that are more on the high end of things and these products last all day long. It's so worth it to me to invest in quality make up products that perform during the day. So, here it goes...my makeup products!
For my face, I'm an avid fan of Estee Lauder Double-Wear foundation. I've tried many of the latest trends in face makeup...BB cream, CC cream, Cream to Powder...you name it. I'm a fan of Tarte and Laura Mercier foundations as well. But out of those, I chose Estee Lauder as my favorite. It's simply the best. For me, it goes on lightweight and has great, matte coverage and it lasts all day. I don't feel like I'm wearing too much foundation. It's not super light but not super heavy or cakey either. Sometimes I will wear concealer and I love using the Nars concealer duo underneath my eyes or to cover blemishes. It goes on really smooth and covers everything perfectly and evenly. I also will use the Nars stick but I like the duo as it gives me two choices...a lighter shade and a darker shade.
Next, I like to apply this Bobbi Brown bronzer to contour my face. I apply contour to the hollows of my cheeks, the sides of my forehead and the size of my nose. I like to contour as it just gives that extra definition and shapes the structure of my face.
Now, on to the favorite part of my face...my eyes. I love to really make my eyes "pop" by underlining my eyes. I rarely use eyeliner on the top of my eyelid. The only time I do is if I want a fancier, evening look and I will use a liquid eyeliner and wing the eyeliner out or do a cat eye. My all time favorite eye liner is Marc Jacobs. It glides on smooth and stays put ALL DAY LONG. There's no "raccoon eyes" or smudging during the hot and humid summer months. Next, I use a NARS brown eyeliner to fill in the gaps of my eyebrows (I do this LIGHTLY) and then I go over that with Glossier's "Boy Brow" to seal the brow hairs in. Last but not least, I use Chanel "Le Volume" mascara in black. This mascara is AMAZING. It provides perfect separation and length. I don't use an eye lash curler and I only use one coat of it. It works that good.
So there you have it! Very simple, quick and easy makeup. It all fits in my small makeup bag and even in my purse. I don't use that much. I prefer natural looking makeup anyway. I hope this gives you some good ideas or maybe some new products to use. I've linked everything below so you can shop these products. Till next time! *kisses* - Cristal
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in Place Makeup (I use the color "Rich Ginger") found here // NARS Concealer duo (I use Praline and Toffee color set) found here // Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder (I use the color "Deep") found here // Marc Jacobs Highliner eyeliner (I use the color "Blacquer") found here // Chanel Le Volume mascara (I use the color "Noir") found here // NARS "Larger than Life" eyeliner (I use this to fill in my eyebrows and I use the color "Via De Martelli") found here // Glossier Boy Brow (I use the clear color) found here //