I am so excited to finally write out this blog post! I have been LOVING makeup lately and watching so many youtube tutorials. Makeup has definitely become a hobby of mine! I feel like when I became a mama I “lost myself” for awhile and for some reason makeup has just been my thing that has really made me feel like myself again. I just love playing around with new products! Anyways here is my routine and favorite products!
#1. PRIMER – I use these three Tula products in this order as my makeup primer! Tula Eye Balm, Tula dew your thing gel cream, and Tula face filter makeup primer. Use code Alexa Elizabeth for 20% off any Tula!!
#2. CC CREAM- I use this It cosmetics CC Cream in the shade light. I prefer a cc cream rather than a heavy foundation. I’ve never been one that likes something heavy on my face, so right now I am still using a cc cream, but this year I do plan to try more foundations to see if there is a light one that I like. I use this tarte sponge to apply my cc cream.
#3. CONCEALER- I use shape tape in the shade light OR light sand. I blend that in with my tarte sponge. And on days when I have a really really bad dark circles are use this Becca under eye corrector (shade light to medium)
#4. SETTING POWDERS- I use Charlotte Tilburry’s pressed powder (shade light) to set my under eye and I just use the same damp sponge to apply that under my eyes. And then I use Laura Mercier translucent setting powder all over my face to set everything. And I use this big fluffy sigma brush to do that.
#5. BRONZER- I use the Hourglass bronzer in the shade a luminous bronze light. And I use the same big fluffy brush and make a three on my face.
#6. EYES. Right now I am using the Tarte toasted palette and I am absolutely in love with it!!! And when I want a pop of shimmer on my lids I use this liquid eyeshadow in the shade “pop the bubbly” to top off my eyeshadow. It’s so gorgeous! Next I use this liquid eyeliner (color intense black) for my upper lids and I create a wing look. Then I use this liner on my lower waterline! This eyeliner is sooo creamy and worth the price in my opinion. (color black)
#7. MASCARA- After I finish my eyeshadow and liner I like to go in with mascara. Mascara just makes the biggest difference. I currently mix these three mascaras! I start with this primer, then use this one to curl, separate and define my lashes and then lastly I top it off with this mascara to give them lots of thickness!! This is my perfect mascara combo.
#8. CONTOUR. I love to do a nose contour! I use this hoola bronzer to contour my nose. This bronzer is very pigmented so it’s great for contouring!! Then I go in and do a more precise contour on my forehead, cheeks and jawline. And I make the same three motion. I use this contour brush for that. It’s a great contour brush! ( I use the Hourglass bronzer as mentioned in #5 for my face contour, you can still use the Hoola one though, for many years I used Hoola for my bronzer and contouring)
#10. HIGHLIGHT. I am obsessed with highlighter I think it makes the biggest difference when doing your makeup!! My absolute favorite highlighter right now is the cookie highlighter by benefit !! It is so pigmented and has the best color!! I use this with the tapered highlighter brush from sigma. You must grab this brush!! It’s SOOO good!! I use this highlighter down the center of my nose, above my blush, in the corners of my eyes, my brow bone and my Cupid’s bow on my top lips!!
#11. BROWS. I recently discovered this new eyebrow pencil and I love it!!! It’s called goof proof and it’s by benefit! If you can’t tell I love this makeup brand!! I am in the shade 3.5. And then some days I also top it off with this brow gel, love this stuff!! I’m in the same shade 3.5 in this as well.
# 12. LIPS. I do tend to switch up my lip color quite often but right now I am loving all things Charlotte Tilbury for lipsticks!! Especially the shade pillow talk!! It’s since a nice universal color that looks good on everyone!! I also use the Pillowtalk lip liner!! Two other lipstick shades from Charlotte Tilbury that I wear quite often are Glowing Jen and Kim KW!
#13. SETTING SPRAY. I am still using my tried-and-true urban decay all nighter setting spray!! The stuff is bomb and really helps keep your makeup stay in place all day long!!
Miscellaneous Beauty Items I use: Riki loves Riki Lighted Mirror! This is seriously a game changer product when it comes to applying your make up I literally don’t know how I did make up before having this mirror!! Highly recommend the splurge. Silk pillowcases are great for your hair and skin!! My skin looks so much better since I made the switch!
Okay Girlfriends that is it!! Hope you enjoyed this post and as always send me DM’s and Emails if you have questions!! Love you guys!! -Lex
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