So I get asked a lot what foundation I use or what highlighter I have on. I figured I would write a detailed list of all the products I use on a daily basis. From time to time I do switch out certain products and try new things, but this has been my go to routine for probably the last year. If you want natural, full coverage, glowy skin follow my steps below and I think you will be very happy with the results. Don't be intimidated by all the steps, once you do it a few times it's quick and easy I promise! If you have any questions just comment below!! XOXO
Step 1: Primer. I think a lot of people neglect this step and I think it's crucial to have a flawless makeup application. Lately I have been loving (thanks to my sister in law) First Aid Beauty's Coconut Skin Smoothing Primer to my clean and moisturized skin. This actually looks really good on your skin all by itself if you wanted to just hydrate and give a simple glow to your bare skin. I definitely DON'T really do this! I prefer a full face pretty much everyday.
Step 2: Foundation. My 'holy grail" foundation is Makeup Forever's Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation. I always go for medium to full coverage foundation, my skin is not even and I tend to be red so I like to cancel that out. This foundation is the BEST. I love how smooth it glides on and lasts all day and it sits perfect on top of my primer. I have dry skin as well and this isn't too greasy or too matte, it's perfection!
Step 3: Concealer/Highlighter. I use Mac's Prep + Prime Radiant Rose Concealer. I learned about this product from basically every Youtuber that I follow! It's considered a "Cult Classic" and I agree. I love how it brightens and conceals all in one and DOES NOT crease ever! I apply this under my eyes and usually not anywhere else except maybe a random breakout here and there.
Step 4: Under eye setting powder. I use Laura Mercier's Secret Brightening Powder to set my under eyes and brighten them. I apply this bright white setting powder immediately following my concealer to set it and create a beautiful bright eye! Applying this right away prevents any creasing and that's the trick.
Step 5 & 6: Bronzer and Highlight. This is probably my favorite step since I LOVE a beachy glow everyday. Charlotte Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light to Medium is so good. The bronzer is very neutral and not orange at all. The best part about it is there isn't any sparkle in this bronzer. I apply this all over my face and neck and blend in. Next up, I use the other side of this duo the HIGHLIGHT! Highlighting should be your best friend. It gives you that JLO glow (we all know what that is and hope to have it) I swipe it on the top of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and my cupid's bow. It's not chalky or too shimmery it's just perfect. I really love the whole Charlotte Tilbury line I really should do a full review of all her products that I own.
Step 7: All over setting powder. We are almost done PROMISE! I love Laura Mercier's Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder to finish off my face. I use color Light to Medium to set and blend my face. This gives the perfect soft glow and finish to my face I use a large fluffy blush brush and blend it all over my entire face and neck.
After these steps I always spray my face with Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater to set it all and give an extra dewy look.