Putting on makeup doesn’t need to take a long time or money.
Over the past few months, I realized I’m taking A LOT of time to get ready in the morning. I would much prefer to make myself a good breakfast or spend some time with Taz before work. I found some awesome products that add some color to my face. Do you know what the best part is? Almost everything is at drugstore pricing AND it takes only five minutes for me to complete the look. Here’s what I do:
Moisturizer + Highlighting Drops
I know I’ve talked about this moisturizer before, but it is my favorite! I’ve been using this as a primer instead of my typical primer since my skin has been so dry. I’m not sure if you follow many beauty bloggers, but a lot of them recommend the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops. In my opinion, they are way too much money. One of them suggested a dupe for them: the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter I’ve gone into Ulta and they are identical! The difference in pricing is over $30 so you’re welcome! I mix a drop with a pump of moisturizer and put it on and let it sit for a second.
I found this incredible CC Cream! The Eborian CC Cream comes out white, but as you blend the product into the skin, it turns into your skin color. It’s MAGIC! A little goes a long way so I put a little bit on the tips of my fingers, warm it up between my hands and then apply it to my face.
My eyebrows are basically non-existant since they are so blonde. I found the Maybelline Brow Tattoo which helps soldify their shape and provides more color to make them stand out. It’s waterproof too so I don’t have brown streaks down my face throughout the day.
I can never go a day without concealer (my dark circles are here to stay haha.) I love a bright, fresh face and when The Beyouty Bureau recommended the Skin Food Concealer, I knew I needed to give it a try. Everything she recommends is GOLD! This concealer works for majority of skin types to cancel out dark circles and even out the face. If you get anything for your natural makeup routine, get this! I apply this in a triangle from the tip of my nose to the inner corners of my eyes and the outer v of my eyes. I voted for no eyeshadow for this look and applied the rest of the leftover concealer to my eyelids to balance out my coloring.
The best bronzer on the market is the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer! Everyone needs this in their natural makeup routine. No joke I’m obsessed and it smells INCREDIBLE! I’ve had my compact for two years and I’m no where near running out. I put this bronzer in the hollows of my cheeks to add definition and color to my face all year long. I also put some in the crease of my eyelids to add dimension to my eyes.
There’s so many different gorgeous blushes! My favorites right now are the CoverGirl TruBlend Blush and the Milani Baked Blush. The first is more pink and the other is more orange. I trade off using these to add some different coloring to my cheeks.
The Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder is the best drugstore highlighter. I’ve talked about it before, but I’m obsessed with the color selection and it’s highly pigmented. It looks stunning on the skin too. I apply a little on the brow bone, on the high points of my cheeks, the tip of my nose and the cupid’s bow.
I’ve seen a ton of people talking about this mascara so I knew I needed to try it. The L’Oreal Double Extend Lengthening Mascara is one of the only mascaras I’ve ever tried that doesn’t fall beneath my eyes. It comes off so easy with makeup remover and looks gorgeous all day long.
That’s it! That’s my simple natural makeup routine. This whole process takes minutes to accomplish for fresh, glowy skin all day long. I love these makeup products and if you have a chance to try them, let me know what you think! These are all easily found in the drugstore minus the concealer and CC cream which are found on Amazon. If there’s anything else you would like me to test out, leave your suggestions in the comments below.