Good morning!!! Or afternoon!!
So, I'm always exploring new makeup because it's so fun to do. I discovered a lot in the last month. I like to have a pretty easy routine for both morning and evening and keep a natural healthy glow. Sometimes that can be hard to achieve when my skin is broken out or splotchy. I have been using some new fun products that help bring that natural glow back to life. If my makeup application takes longer than 10 minutes I better be going to an award show or somewhere real fancy.
Here's my little evening night routine for a date night or party. Keep in mind this is just the face makeup. I don't have eye shadow, brows, lips, or mascara on here.
I start with mixing a pump of Skin Illuminating Foundation (I wear Light EF03) by Kevyn Aucoin with a tad of the Gleam Body Radiance in peach deluxe. Go easy on the gleam because it has a nice amount of shimmer. I'm telling you this gleam radiance is magical and you can use it all over your body if you want to get crazy! I like to put a very small amount on my chest and neck to keep the glow going. Every time I mix it in with my foundation, I get so many compliments on my skin. TIP: When mixing the gleam and foundation, be sure to mix it well so you have an even formula. Don't mix it with your brush. I suggest using a stainless steel foundation mixing spatula tool, you can find one at Nigels beauty. My go-to brush that I apply my makeup up with is the bdellium tools brush #968. This brush has been a game changer for me and the way my makeup looks. You can get this brush at Nigels Beauty as well. See below. Use this brush to apply your mixture of foundation and gleam.
Once I finish with this, I love to use my Graftobian pallet to highlight my face and cover any problematic areas that the foundation wasn't strong enough to combat! Apply the Graftobian with a smaller blender brush. I love all the brushes in the bdellium line. I like to use a thinner flatter version of my foundation brush with the pallet but if you have a go-to brush I'd use that one. Then I blend this in with my bdellium brush to even my skin out. I like to use a little of the Graftobian under my eyes and on my lids to wake me up a little more before I apply my Bye Bye concealer by It Cosmetics. I use the Bye Bye concealer in medium because the light is way too fair for my skin and I'm pretty fair. TIP: A little goes a LONG way with this concealer. I use a tad of this just in the darkest part of my eye to hide my tired eyes. Use your finger for the best results. If you TIP: When using concealer under your eyes, don't take it all the way up to your laugh lines or it will enhance your lines. This all may seem like a lot but I promise you it's not. If this step takes you longer than 3 minutes, Houston we may have a problem. The cool thing about the Graftobian pallet is there are so many colors that you can blend and mix them through winter, spring, summer, and fall! Use the darker colors in your pallet to shade and the lighter colors to highlight. You will end up using one or two of them more often than the others and probably mix them together for your perfect shade. I have the Neutral Palette # 1 and Neutral Palette #2. I blend about 4 different colors between the two pallets to get my perfect shade!
Once I finish applying my foundation and concealer I like to take a little of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Opal (this one is a cream base) I use my middle finger and dab on the tip of my nose all the way up my nose bone. Then I apply to the top of my forehead where the sun would hit and the top of my cheek bones. TIP: A little goes a long way. You don't want to look like a sparkling Christmas Ornament... Or maybe you do! I blend this in with the bdellium tools brush #968 to make sure I don't leave anything looking unnatural. Using a bronzer brush, I use my Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil in color Tropical Days. I like to apply this to wherever the sun would naturally hit my face, cheekbones all the way up and around my eyes almost on my hair line. I like to go a little stronger on the top center of my forehead for a nice tan look and then I shade the sides of my nose. I then go around my jaw line and follow down to my neck just a little to give my neck color since the sun hardly ever gets to my neck. I don't like having my face have color and my neck be pale. ( I apologize if this is confusing.... without a video this is hard to explain in text) I am hoping to have a video at some point for you so I can show you different fun ways to apply makeup that I have learned while filming and from different photo shoots I have done. I'm always taking notes as I watch the artists work their magic.
Last I like to dust a little of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop on all the spots I originally highlighted with the Becca cream Perfector for a more dramatic look. I use a fan brush and go easy with this because again this is shimmer and can be intense if you overuse it.
Hopefully you were able to find some new fun products or mix one or two of these highlighters in with your current routine! I'd love to hear from you. Email me if you try these products and love them!!
Nigel Beauty has everything on my list but if you can't find something, Sephora is my next favorite! The Nigel link will take you to my favorite brush!