I'm back! I didn't realize it but since the past few months have been super busy with school and a new job I unknowingly ended up taking a short hiatus from social media. I was barely posting on the blog, my instagram, snapchat etc. Since this semester is finally over and although I am taking summer classes it's still less of a load compared to the spring so I can spend some more time shooting and writing posts! I've missed blogging so much and at this point I realize I've just been rambling so let's move on to the post.
On an everyday basis when I go to school and work, I don't usually wear a full face of make up but just like to look put together, let's be honest the world does not need to see my horrendous dark circles.
Starting with prep I always like to put on an under eye cream, serum and moisturizer at least 10 minutes before I apply my make up in the morning. Lately I've been trying out the Clinique pep start under eye cream and my all time favorite Origins Ginzing moisturizer. As I've mentioned in previous posts I have combination skin so in order to keep my make up intact all day I apply primer on my t-zone area, I've been loving the 'Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot primer' to help my make up last all day.
On a daily basis I prefer something with light coverage just to even out my skin and cover up any redness and to achieve that I use the 'It Cosmetics CC cream'. This is my all time favorite CC cream, it feels so hydrating when you apply, leaves the skin looking fresh and dewy and the best part it has SPF 50 so don't have to add an extra step to apply sunscreen. I just apply a light layer all over my face and neck and then use the 'Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer', under my eyes and on any blemishes using a beauty blender. I set my T-zone using 'Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot powder' and under eye area with the 'Nyx banana powder' to brighten it up. I always have to use blush, for me personally I feel like it lifts my cheeks and brightens up my complexion. The Tarte amazonian clay blushes are perfect for a long day, they have an amazing formula and actually last all day, currently I've been using the shade exposed a lot.
On to the eyes my eyebrows are pretty thick naturally so I don't really need to fill them in too much, but I just use the 'Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown' to just fill in some sparse areas and even out my brows. My favorite part of my daily make up routine is mascara, makes such a difference in making you look more awake, I've been obsessed with a new drugstore mascara I discovered. It's called 'Voluminous Butterfly sculpt by Loreal', I find it gives everything I want in a mascara: length, holds a curl and lots of volume. One of my secrets to making your eyes look bigger and more awake is using a nude eye liner in my waterline and the 'Kiko' one in butter is amazing and long lasting. Another trick I like to use occasionally is put a highlight in my inner corner and I've been using just a dab of the 'Kiko water eye shadow' in 200 for that step.
Finally the last and my favorite step applying the lipstick, I go for a very natural my lips but better shade and lately my go to has been 'Maybelline in Clay Crush'. It's the most comfortable matte formula I've ever tried, definitely something you need to try if you're a lipstick junkie like me.
Hope you guys enjoyed this post and let me know what other beauty posts you would like to see on here!