>I have to be at the office bright and early Monday morning, so I thought I’d get a jump start on Sunday night. Monday seemed like a good day to share a tutorial video of my daily 5-minute-face makeup routine. I am not a morning person, and I usually oversleep and leave myself about 30 minutes to shower, make my hair semi-presentable, and “put on my face.” I stick to light coverage with simple palettes for every day.
I’ve had a love/hate relationship with makeup over the years. I went through a heavy-handed phase in high school, then a totally bare makeup boycott, and later I battled breakouts and skin woes through college that resulted in endless experiments with brands and formulations. I don’t want to jinx it, but I think I’ve finally found a routine that works for my skin.
The products in this video are all of my favorite go-tos that I use nearly every day and couldn’t live without (all available at Sephora):
Sephora Collection Deluxe Antibacterial Brush Set ($60)
Rosebud Minted Rose lip balm ($7)
Korres Face Primer ($28)
Korres Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturizer ($28)
Too Faced Shadow Insurance ($17)
bareMinerals All Over Face Color in Warmth ($19)
bareMinerals Heavenly Face brush ($30)
bareMinerals Flawless Face brush ($22)
NARS blush in Orgasm ($26)
Stila Smudge Pot ($19)
bareMinerals Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara ($18)
bareMinerals Mineral Veil ($19)
For this week’s Monday Morning Giveaway, I’m passing on this InStyle Getting Gorgeous book. I’ve read it cover-to-cover over the years, and while it’s a little dated, (printed in 2004) it has some great tips and tricks for skincare, makeup, and hair styling. Just leave a comment with a few words about your manic Monday and I’ll draw and announce the winner in tomorrow’s post.
Shea from Bon Chic Bon Gastronomique won last week’s giveaway! Be sure to check out Shea’s adorable blog :)