My Go-To Makeup for Fall 2014 - FACE

_DSC1368Over the past weeks I've noticed myself gravitating toward specific products every morning when I get ready for work. Although I don't do my make-up the same everyday, I can almost guarantee I'm using these products for 95% of my fall looks. So... this post would be very long if I put all the products in one, so I split it into three categories: Face, Eyes, and Lips. I'll start with my favorite face products, and how I apply each one.

Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Fairly Light

_DSC1362This is by far my favorite powder/mineral foundation. It's light-weight, easy to apply, lasts all day, and keeps my T-zone from getting shiny. Plus one container has lasted months! Keep in mind that this is a very light-coverage foundation, so I recommend applying concealer before this foundation to cover any acne or dark spots. I love using light-coverage foundations for everyday, because it's so easy to apply, there's minimal touch-ups, and my freckles still show.

To apply this product I shake a little into the lid, and swirl a loose powder kabuki brush into the product. Then I use small circular motions to apply it to my face. Normally I start with my cheeks to help blend the powder I used to set my under eye concealer, get more product to apply to my forehead, and a little more to cover my nose and chin. Super easy and quick.

ORDER HERE: Bare Escentuals BareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair

_DSC1366Yet another wonderful product! This concealer is super easy to apply, and doesn't cake up when I use it on my under-eye area. I searched for what felt like forever to find a drug-store concealer that would cover my purple under-eye circles without creasing or caking. Then I found this little gem. It's a light and moisturizing formula that has some serious coverage power. The color fair is a little light for me, but the salmon undertones do wonders for my dark-circles and helps brighten my eye area.

I apply this product 2 ways.

  1. I create a c-shape around the tear-duct area and place a small line under my bottom lash line across the edge of my eyeshadow (I use concealer to clean up the outer edge of my eyeshadow). I then blend the product in by patting my ring finger around the area with concealer. This is perfect for everyday wear, and to help brighten your eyes and cover dark circles.
  2. I create a triangle made of a series of lines starting with one by my tear-duct down to the corner of my nose and ending with one by eye's outer-corner over to the end of my eyebrow tail. I then blend these lines together by patting the product around with my ring finger. This is what I do for special occasions, and when I'm wearing a foundation with more coverage. It is a great way to add dimension to your face, and brighten you under eye area as well as your cheekbones. 

ORDER HERE: Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer

Wet n Wild Blush in Heather Silk

_DSC1365If you do not own a Wet n Wild blush, shame on you. The formulations are so pigmented that you need only a little product to get a perfect flush to your cheeks. One pan of the product will last you FOREVER! Plus they're so inexpensive that there's no excuses for why you don't own these blushes. I don't think you could go wrong with any of their colors. I've found myself reaching for the color Heather Silk the past month, which is a lovely blue-toned pink.

To apply this product I pat (not swirl) a small, fluffy blush brush in the pan 2-4 times. Then I use a small circular motion starting near the apples of my cheeks and moving toward the top of my ear. After I use the majority of the product on my brush, I go over my cheeks once or twice to blend the product. Depending on how much product you get the first go around, you may have to do this application a 2nd time. In the end, it's a lot easier to add more blush then try to blend out too much (am I right, or am I right?!).

ORDER HERE: Wet n Wild Blush in Heather Silk 832E

Watch these three products in action in my last make-up video tutorial: FALL MAKEUP TUTORIAL | BOLD EYES & NUDE LIPS 

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Love you lots! XOXO

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