Make-Up Wake-Up Call

Hi guys!

So lately I’ve been super into watching beauty vloggers on YouTube. I’ve never been one to wear a lot of make-up, but recently I’ve been thinking Hellloooo, why haven’t I been wearing this stuff all the time? Since I was running low on many of my daily products, I decided to take a lil trip to Sephora and thought I would share what I bought 😉

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Okay, this is going to seem silly for a 20 year-old, but I just bought my first foundation ever. I’ve always worn tinted moisturizer and honestly thought they were the same thing! But nope, found that out after I applied the foundation and saw how much more coverage I got out of it. I use Born This Way foundation by Too Faced in the shade Vanilla. I like it, but think I can find better next time. At times when I apply it I can clearly see streaks left from the pathways of my hands. I also sometimes feel a little too pale wearing it.

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Speaking of tinted moisturizer, I had to restock on one of my favoriteee products which I have been using forever! I use Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer in nude. I love it because it’s great for your simple everyday look, and it’s also oil free which works great for those of you who have acne-prone skin like me. I usually just apply it to my bare skin, no primer necessary. It often serves as my foundation as well.

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Okay, so now let’s talk contour and highlight. What the heck is it, and how do you do it? When I went to Sephora, I had one of the artists give me a lesson on how to properly apply it for my specific face shape, as well as showed me what products worked best for my skin tone. For contour, I use this kit by Smashbox. First I use the contour stick and apply it down the hollow part of my cheeks and sides of my nose. Then I use the bronze stick and apply it right above my contour lines and blend. I LOVE this set and highly recommend it.

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I then go in with the powder BECCA Cosmetics highlighter in Champagne Pop. It’s stunning and really prominent! If you want a more subtle look, I suggest using a cream or liquid based highlighter. To apply it, I use a Sephora brand fan brush, #65.

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Well there you have it folks, my new goodies from Sephora. I will probably write up my whole make-up routine another time. If anyone has a favorite product, let me know! I’d love to hear what everyone uses.

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