From there I do my eyes. I like using Bobbi Brown Palette and typically treat myself to a new one each season. I find that you get a lot of bang for your buck with color selection and again, they last a long time or at least until you get a bit bored with the colors (like I do) or you want to change up your colors based on the season. I use natural colors on my eyes starting with a color called “Bone” all over then I fill in from crease to lid with a color called “Antique Rose.” How appropriate, right? I like to add a little color to my lids but I also like something that I can’t screw up. I use another Bobbi Brown Product that I love. It’s called the “Longwear Cream Shadow Stick” and they go on like your traditional eyeshade except in a cream form so it doesn't flake or look powdery. I love that you can really blend it in for a very natural look and they are available with both a matte and pearl finish.
I finish up with Mascara and I swear by Dior Addict It-Lash. I have never been very good at putting on falsies but when I use this mascara I feel like it goes on as close as I will ever get to them. It does not flake, it has a deep black color, and the brush works well with my thin lashes. Note, this product is pretty much only available at department stores with a Dior Makeup Counter. It is worth the trip or ship (Nordstrom offers free shipping). It is not available at Sephora or Ulta.
I sweep golden light highlighter/bronzer to warm up my face. I sweep Pale Pink or Powder Pink on my cheekbones as blush.
I know many apply corrector/concealer earlier but I put mine on last or towards the end of my makeup routine. I was taught that if you get any makeup like mascara flakes or eye shadow fall out, you can easily use a little makeup remover to clean up the area before you put the concealer on instead of having it blend into your concealer/corrector and having to take it all off.
Because I keep my skin, including my eye area hydrated, I tend to only need a corrector which helps with my dark circles. I do use concealer to cover up a few tiny regular known problem areas. I have a red freckle on the bridge of my nose that I cover up and I have two small dark spots from past scars. The concealer helps blend both in.
I am always very careful about taking extra time to blend my skin with the products so that everything I put on looks natural.
People really love the pricier name-brand beauty blenders but I am very happy with the drugstore brand I use which includes an orange blender for foundation/makeup and a pink sponge for powder to set your look. Linked below.
With all the talk about Bobbi Brown Products, you would think that I would use their powder but I use E.L.F. setting powders to set my make up or touch up and remove the shine on the go.
I finish my look with a product I love. The Shimmer Brick from Bobbi Brown. If I was to tell you to splurge on one Bobbi Brown product, this is the one. It acts as a highlighter and also gives you that “sparkly” glow that so many of you comment about. As a bonus, you can use individual colors to highlight your eyes like an eyeshadow. Also based on application difficulty I rate this an easy 2. If you can apply a sweep of blush on your cheeks and across your T-Zone and splurge on the brush, it will become part of your routine on autopilot. Plus this is a product you can use and enjoy even if youdon’t wear a lot of makeup.
Last comes lipstick! I love lipstick! I use Bobbi Brown lipsticks in the gold tube. I love this type of lipstick offered by Bobbi because I have a habit of licking my lipstick off unintentionally. Secondly, I have very pink pigmented lips. This formula stays on and covers my lips evenly. My next post will cover my favorite lipstick colors.
It has been so fun chatting with all of you about makeup. Like I said for me, makeup is much like an accessory. I love wearing a bit of it everyday and I love to change it up pretty frequently.
Be sure to tell me about some of your favorite brands. As a makeup lover, I always enjoy hearing about what other people enjoy.
What’s even faster than makeup? Jewelry! Pop on your favorite earrings or necklace and before you can even swipe on your lipstick you are ready to go.
PS - One More Thing:Bobbi Brown offers Digital Services Online Now. If you are unsure about what products to use or finding the perfect shade, you have access to their beauty representatives so you can shop with confidence.