Full Face Routine

I posted on Instagram a picture of me with a full face of makeup that I did for Easter gatherings and asked if anyone would like to know how I did it – so here it is!

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Let’s break it down into parts: eyes, lips, face

  1. Eyes – I used a tarte palette (tarlette in bloom) but I basically used a light brown all over and a slightly darker brown in the crease. I didn’t want a sharp line so I didn’t use tape to cut it (favourite trick for a sharp edge). And BLEND. The best part and it creates a soft effect. I then used my skinny eyeliner by Marc Jacobs (Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner). I make dots along my lash line, and then just connect the dots! And I used my Voluminous L’Oreal mascara – a classic favourite.
  2. Lips – Simple. Chapstick. I love Nivea.
  3. Face – I started with my Clinique Moisturizer (moisture surge extended thirst relief), and then my Estée Lauder serum (Idealist) and then my foundation – double wear by Estée Lauder. So good, I have done a review on it and I loved it. I don’t usually conceal I just build up coverage where I need it, which is a great product feature of the double wear. Then I set with powder, I used Rimmel Stay Matte.

I don’t always do a full face, I’m usually a 10 minutes and out the door girl but this was super easy and made me feel great (hence the selfie).

Let me know what you think!

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Ready In Under 5 Minutes//Full Coverage

So as touched on before I’ve been having some anxiety and depression, I’m also unmotivated some days to wear any makeup. There is also the side of waking up late and having no time to get ready.

So here is how I get ready in under 5 minutes WITH full coverage.

  1. Neutrogena Moisture Oil-Free Moisturizer
  2. Mix L’Oreal Youth Code BB cream and Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation (about 2:1 ratio)
  3. Touch of bronzer to eyelids as eyeshadow, and overall on hallows of cheeks and upper forehead to lightly contour (currently using my older mac one)
  4. Add Revlon Bold Laquer Mascara
  5. Setting spray of choice (mine is NYX matte finish)

 

Especially in winter moisturizer is essential, then mixing a full coverage foundation with a bb cream leaves skin dewy, moisturized and fully covered. Doubling up bronzer as an eyeshadow also cuts down on time but still adds a little depth to your look. The mascara I use is killer, and adds length and volume and then simply just set it with a matte spray (oily skin = too much shine without matte).

This hands down is how I look put together with almost no effort on my rushed days and bad days.

 

Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation

I am a sucker for cheap anything, ranging from food to makeup. This comes from trying to be money savvy, and living as a student through university. But now that I work and am shortly graduating, I’m looking for worth it investments. So as a typical 20-something woman I glided into Sephora.

Now I am the first to say, I love makeup but I do not know much about it. Kat Von D was an inspiration growing up, paving a way for women and looking badass doing it. So I thought why not try her foundation line?

With 68 colour tones to match with I thought I couldn’t go wrong. So being the money savvy girl I am I made sure to get my skin tone matched, and then went all in and for a higher end foundation – $42.00 wasn’t too painful.

The website claims its creamy and pigmented and a long-wear liquid formula. It is definitely a full coverage foundation, which is much needed when dealing with adult acne or even discolouration. I would be careful with the matte finish, although lovely for people like me with oily skin – would definitely flake on drier types. And to add as bonus, it is vegan and completely cruelty free.

Now for the real test results.

I was told it would best set with a powder, and so being the good student I am I followed suit. I have to say I love this foundation, but I definitely noticed I have to truly prep my face for it – it is not a throw on and go sort of routine. Although typically oily, my chin had flaking bits of foundation on the first test. With a little research and much better preparation however, it continues now to look flawless. And a little really does go a long way, which makes my investment feel well appreciated.

Out of 5 thumbs up? I’d give it 3.5