It’s back to another work week and another countdown until the weekend. Monday was such a crazy busy day at work, I’m already exhausted. Thankfully, this weekend is a short one since I’m leaving for vacation on Thursday, yippee! I’ll be sharing where I’m going during my blog post on Thursday. Since I have been getting so many questions about the makeup I use, I thought it would be fitting to do a blog post all about my current makeup routine. Almost everything I use is from Urban Decay, of course, because it’s the best. I LOVE Urban Decay’s products and I can’t wait to share all of my favorite products with you today. You can also shop my makeup through the links I have provided. Simply click on the image, then click on the desired product, and you will be redirected to the appropriate site to shop the item. I hope you all enjoy!
Before I put on any makeup, I always cleanse my face Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser and Vichy moisturizer. Both keep my face so soft and hydrated, especially during winter, which is when my cheeks get very dry and red. Neither of these products make my skin oily or promote break outs, which is why I love them so much. Shop these products here:
After cleansing and moisturizing, I use the Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer. This is my all time favorite primer, it makes my make up stay on all day and night. It is perfect for people with oily skin, like me, because it helps keep oil to a minimum and makes your makeup/face look so fresh. This is the ultimate pore perfecting primer and I highly highly recommend it! Shop this product here:
Next, I use Urban Decay’s Naked Skin liquid makeup in color shade 4.0. This is honestly the first liquid makeup I have purchased and actually loved. I have used many other brands and they have all been thick and made my face oily after an hour of wearing it. This liquid makeup is so light and also helps keep my face less oily. I also love how easy it is to blend this makeup with my skin color and it doesn’t leave a line near my neck or chin. Purchase this product here:
Next I use Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder in the color Naked Medium Dark. This powder is so lightweight and using a little bit of this powder provides full coverage. When I’m feeling lazy and don’t feel like putting on a full face of makeup, I use this powder and it looks like I’m wearing foundation and powder. The only downside of this product is there is no SPF coverage in the powder, which I love having since skin cancer runs in my family. I also love knowing my face is protected from my makeup, even when I’m not wearing any sunscreen. Shop this product here:
Next, I use Urban Decay’s Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I love this eyeshadow primer because it makes my eyeshadow look vibrant and stand out. When I don’t use it, my eyeshadow looks dull and it is hard to see. I also love this primer because it doesn’t burn my eyelids and lasts all day and night. I also love Urban Decay’s eyeshadows. I have many different colors, but the color midnight cowboy is my all time favorite. This color is so natural looking and pairs well with all of my outfits. It’s perfect for a night out or just a casual day running errands. Shop this product here:
Finally, I finish off my makeup routine with Urban Decay’s all nighter Makeup Setting Spray. I always use this spray to keep all of my makeup in place. This spray also helps keep my face less oily and prevents sweat from ruining my makeup while I’m out at night. This spray is also paraben free and contains no harmful chemicals that damage your skin and who doesn’t love that?! Purchase this product here:
I thought I would also mention a few other products I use during my daily/nightly makeup routine. My favorite bronzer is the Sweetheart Bronzer from Too Faced. I buy the Baked Luminous Glow color and I absolutely love it. It isn’t too overwhelming and doesn’t make my skin orange, which is always a good thing. I also use the Tartlette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette by Tarte. This palette has the best natural colors and also has the perfect shades to create a stunning smoky eye look. Last but not least, I highly recommend buying a beauty blender. I buy mine at Sephora or Ulta and they’re not very expensive, but are so useful! I’ve always been so bad at blending my makeup, until I bought a beauty blender.
I hope this post answered your questions and helped you find the makeup you’re looking for!