My blog topics have been pretty pregnancy heavy as of late, so I thought I would mix it up tooday and talk about one of my favorite non-baby topics – makeup!
I have to admit that Sephora is my number one store for beauty supplies. Yes, the products can be expensive, but the shopping experience the store provides really is fantastic. I literally feel like a kid in a candy store whenever I’m there! I also like being able to test out products (Almost every time I am in Sephora I ask for a sample of one or two items I would like to try…) before purchasing the entire package. Plus, Sephora is great about returning products you don’t love, so at least you are (Should be!) able to get your money back if what you thought you wanted turned out to not be the best choice once you got it home.
Like most women, my makeup routine really depends on both the event and the time I have to get ready for it. My alarm goes off at 5:40 in the morning so I can take a quick shower and get ready for work. My wake up call is at 4:30am on days we go to the gym, so you can imagine that my pre-work makeup routine has to be pretty easy-peasy!
This morning makeup routine I am sharing today is also filled with the basic essentials I use when getting more glammed up as well. I like to think of these products together as my base for weekend outings and special events, and as the entire routine from start-to-finish for my busy weekday mornings.
I have found a quick and easy formula that works for me and keeps my look natural and the entire process quick. I would describe my morning makeup routine in three ways: Clean, Natural and Quick!
Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser – I have been using this product for years and love it! The formula is really light, not harsh at all. I like to use it in the morning when I don’t have to worry about deep cleansing to get any makeup off from the day.
Hope Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 30 – Just like the Purity wash above, this moisturizer is really light. It blends and absorbs really well to leave a non-oily canvas on your face for your primer/foundation. I love that this product has SPF built right into it so that I don’t have to worry about adding a second sunscreen layer on top of my moisturizer.
Bare Minerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream – I have tried a lot of primers trying to find the best one, and so far this BB primer-cream is my favorite. I like how it has a slight tint to it so it gives your face a little color and shimmer. Great for those early morning wake up calls! One pump is plenty for covering my entire face.
Bare Minerals Correcting Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – This concealer stays all day and is great for covering those pesky dark under eye circles and blemishes. This has been such a blessing to me with pregnancy blemishes popping up on my cheeks! I also add just a little on my eyelids and across my eyebrow bones to wake up my entire eye area.
Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights – I love this all-in-one luminizer which I use in place of a blush, bronzer, and highlighter. I simply swipe this onto my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, a little on my chin and forehead and it provides just enough color and shimmer.
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara – I have searched far and wide for the best mascara, and I have to say that They’re Real! by Benefit is my very favorite. Since I don’t use eyeliner during my morning routine, I rely on my mascara to really brighten my eyes. After using my eyelash curler, I put a little mascara on the top and bottom eyelash line.
There you go – my easy morning makeup routine! I usually just throw on some chap stick, whether Burt’s Bees or EOS, and head out the door!
- What are your favorite everyday beauty products?
- What is the best mascara you’ve ever tried?
- How does your workweek makeup routine vary from the weekends?