If you read my blog on the regular, you probably know that make-up happens to be an obsession of mine. I can literally spend hours experimenting with different colors, trying out new techniques, products and looks. Yet, as much as I love going uber glam once in a while, as far as everyday make-up is concerned, natural and fresh is what I generally prefer! Since I recently changed my go-to everyday make-up a bit, I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk a little bit about what I’ve been doing lately.
First and foremost, when I do my everyday make-up, I don’t generally want to spend a lot of time on it. So, I’ve developed a routine that takes me less then 10 minutes.
Currently, I’m using a new BB Cream from Burt’s Bees in Medium, though it’s available in 3 shades ( Light, Light/Medium and Medium ). I like that this particular BB Cream goes on as a lightweight foundation and creates a very natural-looking finish. As I mentioned before, I like natural make-up and I absolutely hate when foundation looks obvious, but this one doesn’t, so obviously I love it! Secondly, it feels like a super-hydrating lotion and contains SPF 15, so it actually cares for my skin every time I wear it! Now, I don’t know about you guys, but personally I love wearing foundation which nourishes and protects my skin while concealing flaws and imperfections:)
I prefer to apply BB Cream with a make-up brush. Though you can certainly use your fingers to apply it, using a brush helps to create a very smooth and even finish. Currently, I’m using EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush and absolutely love it! The rounded edges of the brush are perfect for precise coverage especially around eyes and nose areas!
Next is the lipstick! Since I prefer natural-looking lip colors, I usually go for pinkish-nude shades. Now, despite the abundance of nude-colored lipsticks out there, the right one is not always easy to find. Nude lips are all about finding that perfect balance between your skin tone and the shade of the lipstick, too pale or too beige and you run the risk of looking completely washed out! Currently, I’m using new Burt’s Bees lipstick in Blush Basin, which is a perfect tone of beige with just a touch of pink so that your lips look very soft yet not at all washed out. What I like about this lipstick in particular is how hydrating and moisturizing it is ( it actually keeps your lips hydrated for up to 8 hours ), and the 14 satin-finished shades are absolutely amazing!
Normally, I apply lipstick with EcoTools Detailed Lip Liner to get that precise definition, but you can certainly use it straight out of the tube. I also like adding just a touch of lighter shade of beige ( currently I’m using Burt’s Bees lipstick in Nile Nude ) to the center of my lower and upper lip to create a fuller-looking pout. I also like using lipstick as a blush. I find that satin-finished, pinky nude lipsticks are a great substitute for a blush because they create such a soft look. I simply apply a bit of lipstick to my fingers, rub them together to warm the product and tap my fingers along the apples of my cheeks. And voila! Perfect cheek color that is both fresh and natural!
Last but not least is mascara and eye liner! You know me, I can’t live without my cat-eye liner! I tried doing my eye make up differently many times but it just doesn’t feel the same. Naturally, my eyes are very round and cat eye liner helps to elongate the shape. So for now, my liner and I remain inseparable:)
What about you guys, what’s your everyday make up routine like?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees and Walmart. All opinions and text are my own.