Makeup Monday – 5 Makeup Favorites – 10/28/19

Happy Makeup Monday!!

Today I decided to share some of my favorites that I use every time I do my makeup. I am not a pro, but this is what I use. I will do a makeup video one week for a makeup monday since I get so many requests for it.

#1 | ELF Hydrating Lotion

Ok so this is actually a travel set that I bought for Greece and I have been using all the products but the hydrating lotion EVERY time I do my makeup. It hydrates my skin so much. I put the lotion on prior to primer or anything else. I have VERY dry skin so this definitely gives me a lot of hydration.

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#2L’oreal Foundation

First off, this foundation is $14. That is amazing for foundation because usually the good ones are very expensive. I use the color 465 (Sand) in the fall and winter, and use 490 (Golden Amber) during the summer when I get a lot of color. If I get some color in between I mix the two together for the perfect color. This has the BEST wear. It lasts all day and doesn’t crack and is so smooth. I switched to this earlier this year and LOVE it.

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#3 | ELF Concealer

When they say 16 hour wear, they mean it!! The wear on this is fantastic especially over the foundation above. I wear the shade “Light Sand.” It does not crease and goes on so smoothly. It is also only $6 and compared to the shape tape that is $27, it is much better!

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#4 | Charlotte Tilbury Setting Powder

I changed out my banana loose powder for this and I am SO happy I did. It is amazing and really makes my under eyes shine and really smooth. It is $45 which is a little expensive but I purchased this in June and you can see in my story I have s much left so it lasts and is worth the $$. I like this so much better than the loose powder I used to use it is really flawless.

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#5Charlotte Tilbury Blush

I have the shade “Pillow Talk” and it is such a pretty color. It is also expensive at $40 but one of the best blushes I have tried yet! Honestly Charlotte Tilbury is so worth the money in my opinion.

Current Makeup Routine

My current makeup routine, step by step

Whenever I post on my stories with some makeup on, I get a bunch of DM’s asking if I can do a makeup tutorial. Let me start off by saying I am NOT a professional LOL. I probably don’t do certain things correctly, but this works for me ūüôā I uploaded an IGTV video showcasing each step here.

#1 LOTION (ELF) || I put lotion all over my face before I put my primer on or anything else. My face tends to get really dry in every season, so if I do not put lotion on, my nose and cheeks will dry up and peel under my makeup && we don’t want that. It’s extremely weird lol. I have tried various hydrating lotions and have used the ELF one for almost a year now. Not only is it super affordable, but it does the job.

#2 FACE PRIMER PRIMER || I pat/rub this onto under my eyes and by my nose (underneath near my lip), on my chin, and a little on my forehead. It helps to hold my makeup and hide my larger pores. This primer has by far been the best one I have tried. I have been loving Tula products and this was no exception.

#3 FOUNDATION || Wearing the shade “465‚ÄĚ when I have no tan and “490‚ÄĚ when I have that sun kissed glow. I kind of just put some all over my face and neck and buff it in with this brush. I have tried using beauty blenders, but I do not get the same effect I do if I buff it in with a brush. I also bring the excess to my chest area if I am wearing a lower cut shirt. I find that I do not apply it as evenly with a beauty blender, than I do with a brush. Also, Jamie (@makeupbyjaysaunz) talked about this foundation on her story and then I saw Tricia (@hairby_trici) and she was wearing it, and I knew I needed to try it. It has the best wear and is such an amazing formula.

#5 CONCEALER || I use the shade “Light Beige.” I just started using like two months ago and prefer it over shape tape. I apply my concealer under my eyes, on the sides of my nose, under my nose, on my chin, on the top of my nose, and on my forehead; all in the shape of a triangle. I then damp my beauty blender, with this setting spray and buff/dab the concealer in to blend it into my face.

#6 SETTING POWDER || I use the shade “Translucent” to set my concealer! This has by far been the best one I have tried and used. I apply it with the same beauty blender I applied my concealer with here. I apply it to every place I put the concealer, as well as around my mouth because I get crease lines there. After 5 or so minutes, I wipe it off with a brush. No specific one, but I usually use one like this.

#7 BRONZER & CONTOUR || To apply my contour, I make a fish face and apply the bronzer to my cheek bones to make them look more defined. I then apply it on my forward and jawline. You end up applying it like the number 3. I then do the side of my nose and a small line across the bridge of my nose. I use this brush to apply the bronzer on my face and this brush (the largest one) to apply it to my cheeks bones, forehead, and jawline. I use either this brush set to contour my nose and then use the other brush in it to blend it out. I also sometimes use a foundation stick to just add a bit to the look before doing it with my bronzer, with this in “F11”

#8 BLUSH || Wearing shade “Berry Amore” which is my favorite! I love the baked blushes because they give me the best color. I apply this to the apple of my cheeks and towards my contour. I use the brush all the way to the right in this pack to apply the blush.

# EYES (PALETTE, PRIMER, TAPE) || I use the Huda Beauty or the Carli Bybel palette (which is no longer for sale) on a daily basis. Because I have brown eyes, I have found that pinks, purples, etc work best to really make my eyes pop. So first I use the eye primer. Then I will blend the “COLOR” and “COLOR” into my crease using this brush. Once I have a good base color I like, I then do the outside corners of my eyes with a brown or black eyeshadow to give it a slight smokey eye effect with this brush. Then, I use this brush (and wet it with my setting spray) to get some glitter or pigment onto the lid of my eye. Wetting it prior to using glitter or more pigmented eyeshadows will really glop it on for the brighter effect. Lastly I will put a little but more of the darker brown or black onto the end of my eye lid again and blend it using this brush.

#9 EYELINERS (BOTTOM, TOP) || I use a liquid eyeliner on the top lid and a regular pencil for the bottom lid. My eyes are extremely sensitive, and these are the only two that have not bothered me. To get a winged look, I tend to follow my eyelid up and just hope for the best LOL.

#10 MASCARA (CURLER, PRIMER, MAIN, MAGNETIC LASHES) || First I use the lash curler on both eyes. I then use the primer to really extend my lashes out as much as possible. I usually put it on one eye, top and bottom, and then put it on the other. Once they both have it, I go back to the first eye and put mascara on then do to the other so it gives the primer a chance to dry a little. Then, I use the magnetic lashes, if I want that extra boom, since I can’t apply lashes with glue (I literally just don’t get how people do it! It is so hard LOL), and my eyes are too sensitive to get extensions.

#11 HIGHLIGHTER || I am obsessed with Kylie Cosmetic’s highlighters. I have three of them and literally use them all the time. I use this brush to apply it to the bridge of my nose, the tip of my nose, above my eyebrow, right under my eyebrow, above my top lip, and above my cheekbones.

#12 LIPS (LINER, LIPSTICK, & MOISTURIZER) || Liner is the shade “dusty rose,” the lipstick is “velvet teddy.”

#13 SETTING SPRAY || I spray this all over my face once my makeup is complete. It helps to set it and keep it looking matte.

#14 OTHER ITEMS || (Items I use behind the scenes) Beauty Sponge Cleaner, Waterless Brush & Sponge Cleaner,

Hope this helps! You can also head to my instagram to watch me apply it on IGTV <3

Xo,
Nina

Favorite Matte Lipsticks

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1: ELF “Tea Rose”¬†// ELF “Blushing Rose”¬†// Kylie Cosmetics “Koko K”¬†//¬†Cougar “Mulberry”¬†//¬†OFRA “Laguna Beach”¬†//¬†NYX Cosmetics Lipli “Corset”

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2:¬†Revlon “Love”¬†//¬†Tarteist “Fomo” //¬†Tarteist “Delish” //¬†Tarteist “Ros√® Nude”¬†//¬†Too Faced “Queen B”¬†//¬†Em Cosmetics “Rose Nude”

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3:¬†Kiko “121”¬†//¬†Kiko “123” //¬†Revlon “Seduction”¬†//¬†Kylie Cosmetics “Dolce K”¬†//¬†Winky Lux “Angel Food”¬†//¬†Loreal “Forbidden Kiss”

Matte lipsticks have been my go to lip for a while now. I absolutely love them and love that they don’t transfer like lip glosses and lipsticks. I do still use lipsticks and will do another post about my favorite lipsticks, but mattes are my favorites. I tend to go for the more nude/pink colors but also love a good red lip. I have tried a bunch of different companies but the ones I listed are the ones I tend to buy over and over again!

I have had the Kylie Lipkits for a long time. I really like them and think she has made them a lot better since first releasing them. I also LOVE the Revlon matte lipsticks and the Tarteist lipsticks. Tarte is amazing and all of their products I absolutely love!

Right now, my husband and I are living with my parents. We just closed on our home and are doing work there, so we won’t be moving in right away. My makeup is all over the place currently, but I have all of my makeup in the 5 Drawer Letterpress from Michaels. These desk drawer/Jewelry Organizers help me keep my items neat and in order. I bought them from TJ Maxx a few years ago but there are similar ones like¬†this,¬†this, &¬†this.

 

What are your favorite matte lipsticks? Have you tried any of these?

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