Before applying foundation I always like to prime my face – atm I´m using the Smashbox Primerizer. It´s a primer and moisturizer all in one. For my base makeup I´m using the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Light which is super comfortable on the skin and the skin looks like skin! To cover up imperfections I´m totally converted to the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer in Vanilla. This concealer covers up everything, stays on almost all day and doesn’t look or feel cakey.
SCULPT, SHADE & ILLUMINATE:
I´ve always been a bit sacred of using bronzer and contour powder – but I think the reason for this has been that I haven´t found products that work for me. But I think I now have – the Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium (does this surprise anyone?!) and the Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Golden Light work wonders and make my face look less pancake shaped. If I feel very fancy that day I mix a few drops of the Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer into my foundation – makes you look like you´ve been away on a short vacation.
To highlight my cheekbones (not sure where they are but they do exist) I use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone. It is and will forever be my favorite product for highlighting. There are weeks and months of not using any blush at all and then from time to time I discover a color which I like and I´m back to using a bit more color on my cheeks. You can´t go wrong with the Glossier Cloud Paints – I´m a big fan of the color Beam and a little goes a long way.
EYES & BROWS:
To be honest I´m not too much into eyeshadow at the moment – not sure why but I don´t really have the time and patience in the morning to apply eyeshadow in a decent way. I rather just swipe a bit of my Bobbi Brown Bronzer I mentioned earlier all over my lids and then (to add something ´extra´to my eyes) I dab a bit of the Dior Fusion Shadow in Météore in the middle of my lids – the glitter is insane! This and the next product I´m going to mention are both most definitely Allana Davison inspired purchases – everything this woman mentions is the bomb. And so is the Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara.
To define my brows I´m in LOVE with the Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil in No. 5. It makes it so easy to paint tiny strokes of hair into my natural brows and then to set everything in place I brush them through with the Glossier Boy Brow in the brown shade.
I think I´ve found my perfect lipstick/lipliner combo and I haven´t been wearing anything else for the past few weeks. I´m talking about MAC´s Lipliner in Whirl and Velvet Teddy Lipstick. A beautiful nude – the best nude I´ve ever wore on my lips. But because matte lipstick shades tend to dry out the lips I like to apply a bit of my fave Glossier Balm dotcom in coconut.
Here you go, my current favorites which I use on a daily basis. What are your go-to daily beauty products?