My Makeup Routine

Monday, April 18, 2016

I had to start this post off with a little humor because lets face it, none of us are getting any younger!

I'm actually older than Sally O'Malley and that I'm 54! {Gulp!}

But it is what it is! So why not try and make the best of it right?

I've had some requests from ladies who are my age as to what makeup I use since I wrote a post about my makeup obsession.

Let me start off by saying, that I don't proclaim to be an expert! And I'm in no means telling you that what I'm doing is right or perfect or what you should be doing. I'm just showing y'all what works for me and hey maybe you might find something that you like as well!

1. Derma e Hydrating Day Creme // I can't say this enough for the over 50…Okay for everyone! Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!! And NEVER go to bed with your makeup on! Oh the horror!

2. The POREfessional face primer by Benefit // Seriously, you wouldn't paint a wall without priming, right? Same concept!

3. Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer potion // Same concept as face primer, makes your shadow stay on for hours without creasing.

4. It Cosmetics Your skin But Better CC+ Full Coverage Cream // This stuff is the best! Covers, lasts all day and what I like is its buildable! I can use a little for day or build the coverage when I need it. And it has a SPF 50+

5. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye // This stuff will cover any problem you have! Not just under your eyes! Blend out well with your fingertips or I like to use the beauty blender sponge.

6. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Loose Powder // You might think this post is sponsored by It Cosmetics, it is not! I just love the stuff!! I use a big fluffy brush and lightly dip this and then shake off the excess and buff out my whole face so that everything is well blended and even.

7. DiorShow Brow Styler in Universal Brown // Now I know some might be appalled at paying $29 for an eyebrow styler but it is totally worth it! And I've had it for a year! I have skimpy brows and this fills them in so natural looking and I don't know what it is about that little brush on the end.. but its pure magic!

8. Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black // I line the top lash line only and get it as close to the base as possible. Don't circle your entire eye with liquid eyeliner. Unless you want to look like Amy Winehouse!

9. Milani Baked Blush // I go between Dolce Pink and Luminoso which is a dupe for Nars Orgasm at a fraction of the price!

10. Mac Shroom Eyeshadow // I use this on my lid and brow bone. Nuff said!

11. Mac Mulch Eyeshadow //This is a great everyday brown. I use it on the crease and under my lower lashes.

12. It Cosmetics Hello Lashes // This is a great product as well! Good staying power, doesn't flake off!

13. Laura Geller Baked Highlighter in Portofino/French Vanilla // I use this in so many places, I could do a post on it alone! But mainly I use it on my cheekbones, down the center of my nose and chin and the inner corners of my eyes.

14. NYX Liquid Suede in Tea and Cookies // This is the flavor of the month or should I say week! Seriously I have so many lipsticks, lip glosses, stains, pencils its crazy! This is a pretty color and its  very universal so I think a lot of people could wear it. It just needs a gloss over it. But maybe thats just me!

15. NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair // And this is what I put over it! This looks pretty over the Tea and Cookies and gives it a little moisture.

Things I've learned since turning 50!
(About makeup and skincare, not life)
Take care of your skin! Clean, exfoliate, moisturize

Dark lipsticks are a no no! Too harsh!

Dark lipliner is also no good!

Heavy foundation looks bad when we start having wrinkles! It settles into them and is not a good look.

Heavy eyeliner is also not flattering as we age. Remember soften!

Lipstick and sunglasses will get you far too!

I hope you enjoyed this post on my routine!

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