28 July 2015

Currently Wearing | The Easy Morning Routine

While my routine never strays too much during the week I do often like to update and switch out products. Above a few new ones (plus a few tried and true) that I have introduced into my day-to-day look that are really working well at the moment.

Listed in the order I apply them, here goes my current ten product morning routine!

Base - IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream* : This base is a recent addition and one that is quickly becoming a favorite. Good coverage and blends beautifully, it also has pretty good staying power from what I've seen so far.

Brows - L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper (Transparent) : After my base is done I move onto eyes, starting with the brows. On quick mornings I just brush through them and plump them up a bit with this product. One thing I've learned is to definitely wipe off a bit of the product off the spoolie before applying - a little goes a long way.

Liner - Kat Von D Tattoo Liner 'Trooper' : A liner that wasn't my favorite at first but has totally stolen the number one spot as of lately. It's tip is super fine and precise allow for easy application with few mistakes.

Mascara - Maybelline "Full n' Soft" : My go-to mascara always. It gives me length, flutter, and holds a curl like no other. Plus it's crazy waterproof so it withstands the hot and humid DC days.

Bottom Lash Mascara - IT Cosmetics "Tightline"* : So yes, I'm one of those people who has to have a bottom lash mascara. My bottom lashes are really long and don't cooperate too well so regular mascara wands just don't work for me. They tend to make a massive mess under my eyes. This mascara is so precise it's crazy. It hits all those bottom lashes and separates them nice and evenly. It also stays put all day as well.

Concealer - IT Cosmetics Bye, Bye Under Eye* : With the eyes done I go in and add concealer next. This way I can clean up any smudges or imperfections that might have happened while doing my eye makeup. This concealer has been great so far - lots of coverage but not cakey or dry.

Powder - IT Cosmetics Bye, Bye Pores* : I don't always use powder (especially since I prefer a dewy look), but lately I've been loving this one right around my nose and under my eyes. It isn't overly matte and does a good job of giving a flawless finish.

Bronzer - NARS 'Laguna' : I've been having such a moment with NARS lately, rediscovering so many old favorites. Laguna is definitely one of those. I'd forgotten until this summer just how much I love this bronzer and how well it works for me.

Blush - Tarte "Exposed" : My go-to every day shade (along with NARS Orgasm). It just works so beautifully with so many different makeup looks.

Highlight - NARS "Orgasm"* : Definitely my most reached for highlight of the moment. Orgasm gives a beautiful sheen and is perfect for summer. I also love the liquid formula, it's super high impact!

There you have it - my more often than not standard routine. Sometimes I switch things up a bit with eyeshadow and lip color, but when I'm heading out quickly this is what I grab. Now, let me know in the comments what products you love on a daily basis!

*Gifted sample

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