Hello Gorgeous! I recently started an Interactive Facebook Community called Life on Oleander! This group is an extension of my blog and I envision it being a community where we can all share beauty tips and questions with each other. I want to invite you to come join me! I frequently go live in it showing makeup techniques and beauty products and do giveaways and freebies! I’m usually a complete mess in my live videos, but they are so fun! I’d love if you would come join me and my girlfriends here 🙂
I recently found a new makeup brand that has completely changed my makeup routine! It saves me tons of time, has the best packaging and most importantly creates a natural three-dimensional glow on my face. I’m completely obsessed with it! So today, I want to share my new makeup routine with you!
I first start with moisturizer! I apply MILK Moisturizing Cream at least 30 minutes before I apply my makeup. This preps my face for the day and keeps it soft and smooth!
I have oily skin and live and die by mattifying primers. I didn’t start using primer until a few years ago, and OMG has it changed my life! I used to be so terribly oily by mid day, but mattifying primer has helped so much! If you want to change your life, use primer….just do it.
I happen to love Laura Geller’s Spackle Mattifying Primer (Affiliated Link)!
3. IIID Foundation
Yes, you read that right! I do not put typical “foundation” on. And Yes, I still get all the good coverage and even more by putting a cream based foundation
Instead of using a traditional 1 color foundation and then layering concealer, highlight and contour over it, and making my three-dimensional face look like one flat surface, I now use a IIID Foundation to create one single layer. IIID Foundation by Maskcara Beauty is a cream based foundation with 4 colors: highlight, contour, blush and illuminator. This cuts my time in half, is easier to apply and leaves me with that “lit from within” look.
Using a brush, I apply my highlight under my eyes, down the side of my nose, my upper lip and chin, along my jaw line, and on the bridge of my nose and fan it up on my forehead and above my brows.
Using a brush, I apply my contour under my cheekbones (in the indents of my “fish face”), on my forehead by my hairline, on the edge of my jawline and neck, and down the side of my nose.
Using a brush, I apply my blush on the apples of my cheek and blend it up towards my cheekbone
Using a finger or sponge, I apply this high on my cheekbone and on my brow bone.
Tip! Apply your illuminator with the tip of your damp Perfector sponge!
4. Blend, Blend, Blend
After my IIID foundation is applied, I use the Perfector sponge to blend it all together. This smooths harsh lines and creates an “airbrushed” look.
Tip! Place your Perfector sponge over running water and then squeeze out the excess water. The damp sponge makes it easier to blend and doesn’t take it off!
After my face makeup is in place, I move on to my eyes! Shadow, Liner, Mascara and Brows! I use Maskcara’s eyeshadows for my eyes and even as a liner and absolutely love them! They are super pigmented and fit in their beautiful compacts. For my brows, I use either one of the shadows or even the contour shades to fill my eyebrows in.
Tip! Apply illuminator to your brow bone and inner corner of your eye to really add that extra pop and sparkle!
6. Powder and Bronzer
Tip! Use a stiffer angled brush like Maskcara’s Power Powder brush to really press the powder into your foundation. This really helps set your makeup!
8. Setting Spray
To keep my makeup staying all day long, I finish my face with a few spritz of Stay Setting Spray! It works great at keeping your makeup fresh and beautiful all day long. And it smells like Coconut…How can you resist that!?
I finish my entire makeup look with a few coats of my favorite lip colors from LipSense! As long as you apply gloss throughout the day, this stuff stays so well. I love layering Heartbreaker with Bombshell for a toned down coral color.
10. Get out there Gorgeous!
What I love most about my new routine is how much confidence it gives me! I can walk out of my house feeling ready to strut my stuff. My natural beauty is highlighted instead of covered up by a one-dimension traditional foundation. My makeup is light, yet still covers any unwanted areas.
Here’s a side by side comparison of regular foundation and IIID foundation by Maskcara. My face looks so natural and is glowing!