Since I've been pregnant I've been trying to be as time and effort efficient as possible, while still sporting fun looks. My endurance just isn't what it was before, so I have no desire to spend more than 5-10 minutes on my face in the morning.
My skin type has changed a bit so I've been buying new products to try and keep up with that. Because of that, I have found some new favorites that I can see myself buying long after my baby comes. I wanted to spend a few mins talking about these items.
1. Aveno Tinted Moisturizer (Fair to Light) // 2. L'Oreal B.B. Cream (Fair)
3. Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls Powder Palette (Light Bronze)
4. Revlon Colorstay Smoky Eyecolor Stick (Torch)
5. Avon Glimmerstick Eyeliner (Cosmic Brown) // 6. Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara (Brown Black)
Other Items I've Been Wearing
1. Revlon Photoready BB Cream or Maybelline FitMe Foundation Stick
2. Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer // 3. Benefit Dandelion blush
4. Too Faced Jingle All The Way pallet // 5. Maybelline Baby Lips or Smith's Rosebud Lipbalm
My skin tone has never been one solid color. It's always been every shade of red and peach, with LARGE pores. That's where the tinted moisturizer and the BB creams come in. Immediately after I get out of the show I put on the Aveno tinted moisturizer. Then once I'm dressed I'll put on some BB cream. This L'Oreal Magic BB cream is the first product I've found to really even out my skin tone and even fill in my pores quite a bit. My skin has dry patches randomly so a tend to no wear powders but the Physicians Formula bronzer is so sheer that it doesn't look like I'm caking on makeup. I've been sick a lot lately so I wanted a bronzer to bring some color back to my cheeks. As far as eyes go, this Revlon stick is perfect. Pink over the eyelid and brown for light but thick eyeliner- bam! A little eyeliner on the outer corner of my eyes and a baby bit of mascara and DONE! Five, maybe seven minutes, tops.
When I'm feeling frisky, or have more time, I'll put on the other products. Depending on if I want more coverage on my face, I'll put on the Revlon Photoready cream or the Maybelline foundation stick. If my skin is dry I'll use the cream, and if it's normal I'll use the stick. The Revlon Photoready color correcting cream is something I LOVE but ran out of and haven't found it on sale to buy it again, but I'm pining for more. The Too Faced pallet was something I got from my Mom for Christmas and am having so much fun with it! I'll add a teeny bit of it's bronzer or blush with the other one I've been wearing just for fun. The eyeshadows are super great! I've worn then all at least once since Christmas. The two lip balms I pictured have gotten me through two sinus infections and a couple head colds. I NEED these guys.
This is my outfit today and for makeup and I used everything in the first picture except I used the two matte eyeshadows and then the sparkly black for eyeliner, instead of using the Revlon eyeshadow stick. And no lipbalm because I forgot lol!
Anyways, that's about it for that. Do you have a favorite set of items you use everyday? Or one in particular you can't live without? ♥