Tuesday, June 5, 2018

current makeup.

I used to use the same makeup all the time, like wouldn't change for anything. I guess because I was just nervous to try something new on my face after finding the products that worked for me.  The last two years or so I started buying different products at random.  Today, I'd love to share with you the makeup that I'm currently using.

1. Face Primer.  I've seen all those makeup tutorials that have these ladies use primer before they put makeup on.  I literally just started using the primer this week, but so far I can tell a little difference.  I guess it's supposed to help your makeup stay on longer?  I'll see what my face looks like in the evenings and go from there. (Product Link: Cover Girl Face Primer)
2.  Concealer.  After the face primer sets, I apply concealer under my eyes.  I started applying this with a makeup brush instead of using my fingers.  I feel it really makes a difference.  (Product link: Neutrogena Healthy Concealer)

3.  Foundation.  After the primer, I put foundation on.  Over the years I have stayed with the Cover Girl brand, but I'll try different versions of the line.  My favorite color is buff beige.  (Product link: Cover Girl Aqua Smooth Foundation)

4.  Powder.  After the foundation, I'll apply translucent powder.  I switch off and on between Cover Girl brand and Neutrogena.  I love Neutrogena but it can get a little pricey so I'll switch off and on between these two.  (Product links: Cover Girl Tru Blend Translucent Powder / Neutrogena Mineral Powder)
5.  Blush.  After the powder, I apply L'Oreal blush.  I used to use Cover Girl blush, but made the switch to L'Oreal and love it.  (Product link: L'Oreal Tru Match Super Blendable Blush)
6.  Eye Shadow.  Some people might apply their eye shadow first, but I apply mine after everything on my face is done.  Maybelline is the brand I'm using right now.  I've used Cover Girl for years, but my favorite color is never in stock at Kroger so I switched and like this one for now.  It's kinda neat how it has the order to apply the colors to your eye on the case.  I do not use #2, but use 1, 3, and 4.  (Product link: Maybelline Eye Shadow)

7.  Eye Liner.  After the eye shadow is on, then I apply eye liner.  I have used Revlon eye liner forever now.  I'll use either black or black brown whichever they have at the time.  (Product link: Revlon Color Stay Eye Liner)
8.  Mascara.  Last thing I put on is mascara.  Maybelline Great Lash.  I have never really found a mascara that I just love.  I used to use L'Oreal, but switch to this for awhile.  It's good, but I can't seem to find that is perfect for me.  (Product link: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara)
9.  Makeup Brushes.  I use these brushes to apply all of my makeup except the foundation.  I'll use one of the skinny brushes to apply concealer, the bigger brushes to apply translucent powder and blush, and the other 3 skinny brushes for the eye shadow.  I have always used brushes to apply eye shadow with and I think it makes a huge difference.  The first thing I do when I get new makeup is throw away the little tiny brushes they come with and use these.  (Product link: Bestope Makeup Brushes)

All of these products are very reasonably priced, which is what I need.  It's hard to buy expensive makeup when the products that I've shared, in my opinion, do the same job as the pricier makeups.  What's in your makeup bag?  I love trying new products!

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