Beauty Routine

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. 

Enter Proactiv.
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!


williamsmama said...

The tips are great ;) but you look just as pretty without makeup. You have a nice face structure, gorgeous eyes and a beautiful smile.

Robin said...

You really are very pretty both with and without makeup. Thanks for sharing your tips.

Anonymous said...

Shelly, you really are a natural beauty. I love how you enhance your looks for a natural, polished look. I too use Mary Kay Luminous foundation and love it.

You are a lovely woman with a sweet family. Seeing your boys' smiles makes my day. Thank you for sharing.

I'm looking forward to more of your fictional story. :-)

Bad Rebecca said...

Thanks for the shout-out and the post. I must try the Ponds! :)