Everyday Makeup Tutorial - Video Included
For me, it's essential to have an everyday makeup look that I can do in 15 minutes or less. The main things I try to perfect are brows, skin, lashes, and lips. Once you have a good "base" look, it will make building on top of it with fun eyeshadows, graphic liner, or a bold lip much easier. Take a look at my YouTube video for a tutorial on some easy, everyday makeup.
I tend to use a mixture of high-end and drugstore products, I don't discriminate. At the moment, my favorite foundation is Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H. I use the color 470 Suede C. Unfortunately, I don't know of any dupes* and I don't want to just throw some product out there that I haven't actually tried. But at $47, that's an investment for some. My recommendation is to check out L'Oreal. They are under the same parent company as Lancome, so you are able to get the same wide selection of colors. Try formulas that are matte and long-lasting.
Concealer is such a hard find for me, so once I find something I tend to stick with it. Anastasia Beverly Hills offers a great product at an affordable price, only $20. I use the ABH** concealer in 4.0. Maybelline's Fit Me concealer is a great dupe for ABH. It's super creamy so a little bit goes a long way. Plus, at $6.99, it's a steal. My favorite way to apply concealer is with a dampened beauty sponge. It's the best way to ensure your look is blended.
Setting powder is something I only began using on myself a few years ago. I would always set my client's makeup, but I didn't feel like I needed it. Well, I was wrong. Now I set with two powders because I'm extra. Under my eyes, I love a finely milled, silky loose powder. NYX's Set It Don't Fret It powder is wonderful. I use the light/medium color and it's only $9.99. It also doesn't have major camera flashback. I also dab a bit on my oily eyelids to counteract the shine. Oily friends, you will need touchups. I suggest oil absorbing sheets. For the rest of my face, I have been using Becca's Multi-Tasking powder in the shade Warm Honey. My favorite thing about it is the color match. It blends into my skin flawlessly.
As I mentioned in the video, I was filling in my eyebrows way too dark for months. I am so happy that I finally am back on the ABH Brow Wiz bandwagon. I use the color dark brown to get short, thin hair-like strokes. While I think the OG Brow Wiz is worth every penny, at $21, I feel obliged to offer a more affordable option. I've tried the NYX Micro Brow Pencil, which is sold for $9.99, and I don't hate it. In my opinion, the pencil takes too much effort to get started building the color. This is perfect if you already have full brows, but if you need something to really help create a shape this may not be for you.
*Dupes are "duplicate" products. Products that are similar in formula or shade.
**ABH is an acronym for Anastasia Beverly Hills