A while back sweet Bad Rebecca (whose name I must admit, I need the back story on!) commented on my Last Day post, saying kindly that my skin looks so glowy all the time and she'd love a post on my beauty routine. So Rebecca, this one's for you!
For starters, I swear by Proactiv. In April 2012 I noticed my skin was getting really bad, and I wanted to do something about it.
I use the face wash in the shower in the mornings,
followed by the Green Tea Moisturizer pre-makeup.
At night I wash my make up off with Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser because it has scrubbies, but is gentle enough to use on my eyes to scrub off my mascara & eyeliner.
I follow the Clean & Clear facewash with my Proactiv Toner (applied with cotton rounds) and the Proactiv Repairing Treatment. I am religious about my nightly routine and I think that consistency is why my face is as clear as it is.
And lastly before bed I use Pond's Anti-Wrinkle Cream around my eyes to reduce puffiness.
And now for my make up routine.
Here's me, make-up free except for chapstick.
After my Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer, I use my Mary Kay Timewise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation which I love for it's full coverage; and I use Maybelline Dream Bouncy Cream Blush on my cheeks.
Here's me, with just foundation on.
And here with foundation and blush.
Then I use my Sonia Kushak small brush to apply Almay eye shadow in dark brown on my eyebrows. The slightly bigger EcoTools brush I use with my Maybelline vanilla shimmer eye shadow, applying from my eyelid to just under my eyebrows as a base for my eyeshadow.
Applying a dark eyeshadow to my eyebrows.
And me with my vanilla eye shadow on.
Almay brown eyeliner follows on the top lid, and black eyeliner follows on the bottom.
Then I brush a shimmery brown Covergirl eyeshadow on my eyelids.
Applying liner to the top lid.
Here I am, eyeliner applied!
I always curl my eyelashes, as I find it accentuates them,
and I follow with Covergirl Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara in black-brown.
Right eye un-mascara'd; left eye masacara'd!
I just bought this Pearl Luminescent shimmer powder, and this large powder brush at Ulta. I am loving how much it makes my tan sparkle.
Here I am, nearly complete!
The last step is lips.
I use Baby Lips chapstick as a base,
followed by NYX lipliner
and finish off with NYX lip gloss with a shimmer.
Here I am with just liner on.
And here I am all finished!
As much as I love my face routine and my make up, I truly believe that when I am happy, it shows in my face. My eyes are awake and cheerful, and you can feel the joy radiate from within.
PS- How much do you love my nails?
They are so cute and super easy to apply.
I love them!