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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

My Makeup Routine

I've been playing with lots of different beauty products lately, so I wanted to share an updated list of my makeup routine since it has changed so dramatically!  I used to be a makeup snob and only use drug store brands, but when I moved out on my own, I was super broke and couldn't afford to keep up that habit.  Over the past year, I've started to discover where to splurge and where to save when it comes to beauty products.  I also discovered my makeup "secret weapon" recently, and I can't wait to tell you about it!

I don't feel like I look like a completely different person without makeup, but I wanted to share a photo of how I look step-by-step so that you can see how the products actually work!

PRIMER:  YSL Touche Elcat Blur Primer ($52) c/o ||  When you look at the product in the bottle, it appears to have little flecks of glitter in it.  I wasn't sure how I felt about that, but they don't show up on your face.  This is the first silicon based primer I've used, and I loved it.  It's a little out of my price range, but I can see myself re-purchasing and keeping it for special events.

CONCEALER:  Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda II Concealer Palette ($10.49) ||  My friend Samantha told me about this, and it has pretty much changed my life.  I started using concealer soon after I started my new job, because I had been burning the candle at both ends preparing for the switch, and it was very apparent on my face.  When I saw my former work family after I started using concealer, they all commented on how refreshed and happy I look now.  This stuff works miracles.  Buy it.

FOUNDATION:  Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue ($29) ||  I really love this foundation.  It's super light weight and gives you a natural glow.

POWDER:  Make Up For Ever High Definition Powder ($34) ||  I'm a big fan of translucent powders.  (I started using them when I spray tanned all of the time because I was either super tan or super pale.)  I'm super pale, and I feel like buying the lightest shade of powders really washes me out.  I'm not a fan of pressed powders, so I like that this is loose.

EYE SHADOW:  Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette ($54) ||  I love eye shadow palettes because there are so many options!  I don't have a lot of storage space, so I also appreciate how compact a palette is.  On a typical day, I use Dust (second from left) on my entire eyelid, Mugshot (third from right) in my crease, and I blend with a combination of Burnout and Limit (third and fourth from right.)

EYE LINER:  Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen ($7.19) ||  I'm partial to pen eyeliners just because I think they're less fuss.  I've always had really great experiences with this particular one, as opposed to other brands with similar pens that dry out way too quickly.

MASCARA:  Maybelline Rocket Volum' Express ($5.83) ||  I used to be a mascara snob.  I have sensitive eyes, and I replace my mascaras super frequently.  I usually get something new just so I can see what's out there, but this is my second tube of Rocket Volum' Express! 

CHEEKS & LIPS: Josie Maran Argan Color Stick ($22) ||  This was recommended to me by my blogger friend Kaitlin, and it has fueled my obsessed with 2-in-1 products!  I've never used anything besides powder blush up until this point, but I feel like this blends much easier, and the application is easier to control.  When wearing it as a lipstick, I don't have to reapply very frequently, and it doesn't stain my lips.  I actually wear it with no liner!

FINISHING TOUCH:  YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector ($55)  c/o || I used this product for the first time while in Savannah.  I'd applied makeup earlier in the day, sweat like crazy from the humidity and heat, and then took a nap.  By the time we were getting ready for dinner, I couldn't bring myself to wash my face and re-apply makeup.  I was nervous because you use a little pad and smear the product on your face.  OH MY GOSH.  Y'all, this is like the "facetune" or whatever app people use on Instagram.  When I wear this, I don't have pores, and my face looks airbrushed.  It's amazing.  I usually apply the primer in the morning, and then use this when I need a touch up.  I love the little pink compact... I think it's super chic, and it makes me feel like Cher Horowitz.

Voila!  Finished product!

I'm always so curious about what products everyone else uses, so I'd love to know what your makeup "secret weapon" or that product that you can't leave the house without is!

Happy Tuesday!



I received products noted "c/o" from Influenster for testing purposes.  All opinions are my own.


  1. I love your make up routine, it's pretty much the same as mine except the eye shadow part!
    I've been looking for a new concealer, I think I may just try that one you recommended!

  2. I love seeing other people's makeup routine!! I want to try out the YSL blur protector, the Texas heat gets the best of my makeup!


  3. You are so cute. I love the sound of that primer and the concealer! I'm actually due for some new concealer and am going to check this out. I've never heard of that blurring product but it sounds like a miracle worker. Can't wait to check that out too!

    Loved this, it was super informative! xo.

  4. You look gorgeous! I love looking at people's makeup routines!

  5. Love that palette, mascara, and the YSL products!
    Great makeup taste, girl.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  6. I'm obsessed with Urban Decay's Naked eyeshadow palettes. Love that it's so many colors in one spot - makes my life easier in the morning! x Nicole |

  7. I should probably break the bank at some point and buy one of the Naked palettes! I just have not done it yet..

  8. You look naturally gorgeous!! That Naked palette is my favorite!!

    Nicole // Chronicles of Home

  9. You look so great! I really need to bite the bullet and get a Naked pallet!

  10. This is such a cute fun post. You're inspiring me to learn how to use makeup, I love the naked palettes!

  11. Love this post! You're the cutest! I haven't tried any YSL make-up products before but now I want to haha!
    I so so so need to do an updated make-up routine post on my blog- it's on the to-do list for Fall!

    xoxo A

  12. You look lovely! I'm dying to try those YSL products, I use touché éclat now and I love it!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

  13. Gorgeous girl! I love seeing peoples makeup routines! I definitely need to get my hands on that Naked palette!

    xo Ashley

  14. You are SO naturally beautiful! xo

  15. Why do you need makeup? Your face is perfectly perfect! The primer is soooo expensive! But its soooo worth it!

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

  16. You are so cute and I love your make up routine!! Love that palette and mascara!!

  17. Love this! This is simple and the products you used looked ah-ma-zing. Love a fresh faced look!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  18. I still use my sisters Naked Palettes when they aren't looking!

  19. Love the products you use and your makeup looks so gorgeous and natural!


  20. I know absolutely nothing about makeup so this post was extremely helpful for me! I love the way your makeup always looks so natural and flawless.

    Kayla |

  21. I love that when you wear your makeup it isn't caked on or too much, and your routine isn't a million products! I can't wait to try some of these products :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  22. I've always wanted to try the Sonia Kashuk line. I love your makeup routine. It so simple and you look gorgeous.

  23. It's so fun seeing other people's make-up routines! If you ever decide to do YouTube, I'd love to see it in action. So fun. I've really been wanting a Naked palette!

  24. Love your simple, easy makeup routine! I need that YSL blur perfector!

    Pop over to my blog!


  25. Loved your make up tips and routine! The Naked palette is amazing, I have the same one!

  26. You look amazing! I'm honestly so terrible with makeup, I never know when to splurge or not! so thank you for this guide! Xo
    Chelsea //

  27. That YSL Blur Perfector sounds amazing! It's out of my price range, but if I ever get to splurge I know where to do it!