This photo is a tiny bit old, but nonetheless, I think this showcases my everyday makeup look very well. (By everyday I mean “go-to” makeup look; I actually don’t usually wear makeup everyday. Do you?)
To start, here’s what I do to my face:
When my skin is behaving, I can usually get away with only concealer on my dark eye circles and loose powder. I use Laura Mercier Secret Concealer and Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent loose powder.
For blush I’ve been using MAC blush in Taupe, which I really like I’m not into pinks or peaches (or anything really) and just prefer a little contour and less color. I adore this blush and recommend it 1000%.
Next, my eyes – my favorite part to play up! Before that though, my brows. I never used to do anything with my brows until I discovered Bobbi Brown’s natural brow shaper. It’s wonderful. It’s been through rain, sweat, you name it – and it doesn’t budge. Don’t expect it to fill in bald gaps or anything, it’s mearly a brow mascara that adds a little tint to the color and keeps the messy hairs in place (and boy are mine insane!)
For my eye makeup, I use a peachy champagne color for my whole lid by Estee Lauder. Next, I apply a line of pencil eyeliner (the one I’ve been using recently is from Estee Lauder and I love it).
I apply pencil eyeliner before the liquid because there is no way I can draw a proper line with a liquid liner – I’m terrible! After applying a thin line of liquid liner, I take the black powder and layer it on top of the liquid eyeliner, to smudge the line a bit and also so that the liner stays on. (Both liquid liner and black powder is the Chanel La Ligne Liquid Eyeliner.) I also take the powder and smudge some on the outer corners of my lower lash line. In the photo it looks like I line my whole bottom lash line, but I don’t because I feel it closes up my eyes, so I just focus on the outer corners. For mascara I use my forever favorite Lancome Virtuose.
For my lips, I don’t really do much. I’m not into lipgloss at all (maybe for very, very special occasions) and I much prefer lipstick for ‘dressing up’ occasions. So pretty much all I’m wearing for everyday use is Rosebud Salve, my favorite lipbalm in the world.
This is what I’ve been putting on my face now a days (or at least for the whole of 2009 and 2010) and I don’t plan on changing; at least not yet. My favorite ‘look’ is semi-smokey eyes and nude lips and cheeks, and I think that finally, after all these years of experimenting, I’ve found a makeup style that I really like and feel suit my features.
But I want to know what your everyday look is like! What do you use? Do you even have an ‘everyday’ look, or are you way more experimental than me?