Hey, friends! I will be back Wednesday with a new post! Our internet ran away Sunday night and didn’t come back until yesterday afternoon. But luckily my friend Michelle from Blogs Like a Girl is taking over today to share her favorite makeup products for every day! Michelle loves wine (BFF) and blogs about charity, cats, recipes (many Weight Watchers-friendly!), and life. Check her out!
Hello peeps! I’m Michelle from Blogs Like a Girl and Lindsay is generously letting me take over her space for a day. I’m a lifestyle blogger based in DC and focus primarily on life, media and of course, my two cats, Forrest and Binx. (Love cat photos? Well, I got them on Caturday!) Additionally, as bourbon is to Lindsay, wine is to me.
I have a confession: I’m pretty basic. I’m a pumpkin spice drinking, Target fashion wearing, winery visiting, recovering sorority girl. And there’s no shame in my game. I even have a basic makeup routine, which I want to share with you today!
Second confession, since I’m feeling chatty. I don’t like it when people go on about how busy they are. We’re all busy! We just choose to prioritize our tasks differently, and developing a basic makeup routine is my way of doing that. Maybe this will help you too! So grab your roller paint brush and get ready to spackle some stuff on your face.
Smashbox Foundation Primer: Can I talk about how much I love Sephora? Does that contribute to my basic-ness? Anyway, I never thought to use a primer until I walked into this magical wonderland for the first time and it changed my life.
Cover Girl True Blend Liquid foundation and concealer: I’m paler than a ghost and use L2 – Classic Ivory. I also have bad skin, so this works well to cover up my acne and blemishes.
Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette from Urban Decay: I primarily use the shades Bootycall, Chopper and Snakebite. I try to go for the natural (read: boring) look most of the time.
Sephora Sunbaked Blush: I like a more matte blush and this works for me. It appears that Sephora doesn’t sell it anymore, so I’m not sure what I’ll do when I run out. Thankfully, I don’t wear it daily. I am eyeing this set though as a backup.
Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara: I know Mary Kay can be viewed as uncool but really I love the stuff. This is my favorite mascara simply because it’s long lashing (meaning the product has a long life). Most of the time I buy cheap mascara – because I am cheap – and it dries out so quickly.
Mary Kay True Dimensions Sheer Lipstick: Hey Girls fans, remember that scene where Marine and Jessa are making fun of Hannah, saying she gets all dress up but doesn’t go that next step to finish the look by wiping her forehead? That’s me with lipstick. I hardly put it on since I feel that blush, eyes and lips are a lot but when I do this is the one I go to.
So that’s it! The basic girl makeup routine.