I went to get my nails done the other day. When it came to a design, I told him to surprise me.
He gave me vacation nails.
How did he know I need to be on vacation right now?
Well, this year, vacation has to stay between the type of nails I’m doting and the sweet memories that are popping up on Facebook.
So, while I’m home and not actually on vacation, I might as well let you in on my spring makeup routine.
So, without further ado, here is my go-to spring makeup routine.
This primer takes your dull, lifeless skin and turns it into a beautiful glow. I mean, if you wore it without makeup over top, people might think you have that ‘special’ glow.
If you know what I mean…
Maybelline Fit Me – Matte & Poreless
Shade – Classic Ivory
I was on a high-end foundation kick for a few years – and I probably would still be if it weren’t for my skin turning 50 shades of white this winter. For real, this girl doesn’t have the pocket change to splurge on multiple foundations throughout a season.
Welcome to Maybelline. I mean, there is nothing I don’t love about this foundation. It is lightweight, goes on smooth, blends seamlessly, looks flawless and lasts all day.
Tarte Shape Tape
Shade – Light-Medium
Brian laughs at me when I get to this step. He tells me I look like I have war paint on my face and asks me what I’m fighting for.
Him, of course. I fight for him.
I don’t have a lot of experience with concealer. This is probably the first real concealer I’ve used.
I love it, so it works.
I set my under eyes with Wet n Wild Bronzer in the shade Reserve Your Cabana.
(**don’t judge me on my concealer being darker than my foundation. Y’all know my struggle with the shades of my skin this year. Ergo, I’m making it work**)
Ulta Make Me Blush (I got this as a free gift with purchase from Ulta, I don’t know how to link it)
Shade – Cool Bronzer
I just carve out a bit of a cheekbone and chisel somewhat of a jaw line with my contour. I’m still learning, but it seems to be working well, so we’ll go with it.
Who knew you could mould your face shape with just a bit of contour?
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush
Shade – Paaarty
I love a pink blush. I constantly tell myself I should buy some more diverse shades of blush, but when it comes down to it, I will almost always revert back to a true pink.
The Tarte blush goes on smooth and blends so easily. It is the longest lasting blush I’ve ever used (although it is my first high-end blush) and although it’s not a poppin’ pink, the colour is perfect for my skin tone.
(**I totally forgot to include my Tarte blush in my pics, but there happens to be a pink blush in my contour palette.**)
I come from an era where we wanted the least amount of hair on our brows. Now, I never got on the waxing train because every time I’d go to get them done, the lady would turn me away. Why? I don’t know why?
A few months ago, I decided I would try to learn how to brow. Is that a thing? Browing?
Anyway, I typically outline my brows with a brow pencil and then fill them with brow gel. I run a quick spoolie through them and they’re good to go. I think.
Now, if only I could find a colour that works – Taupe is too taupe, Brown is too dark. I just don’t know yet.
I never do eye makeup on the daily – only mascara. Who am I kidding? I can probably count on one hand how many times I’ve had eye shadow on my eyes. Don’t even get me started with adding lashes. I can’t yet figure them out and plus Brian always says he likes my natural lashes best.
Unless you use X-Fiber. For real, guys! This brings my lashes to a whole new level. I am very particular about my mascara and this hits every standard that I have.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini
Shade – Opal
This highlighter is poppin’. Can I say that? Is that still a thing? Yeah, well I pop a bit of this on the tip of my nose, my cupid’s bow and on the high points of my cheeks.
Wam. Bam. Kazam.
The lights are on.
I wasn’t sold on this liner at first, but the colour was exactly what I wanted for spring. However, when I started using it, I quickly realized how great it is. It is so creamy and feels so nice on my lips. I throw on the Tarte Lip Gloss and I’m ready to go.
Urban Decay All Nighter
You all know my thoughts on this product. Simply the best. Spritz this on your face, then dab, dab, dab with your damp beauty sponge. Shellac for your makeup? Quite possibly.
There you have it. My basic Spring Makeup Look. I think it took this picture before I put on my lips, but you don’t mind, right?
Do you do a full face of makeup everyday or are you more of the minimal makeup type? Comment below.