Today I'm sharing my quick and easy, five minute spring capsule makeup routine.
If you've seen any of my other makeup posts, you know that I prefer a light, natural look and this routine gives me just that.
1 | HOURGLASS VEIL MINERAL PRIMER: The first step in my routine during the warmer months is the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. I love this primer because it's light on my skin, controls oil beautifully and leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth - the perfect base for my foundation.
2 | ALIMA PURE SATIN MATTE W3 + BAREMINERALS ORIGINAL FOUNDATION GOLDEN BEIGE: Next, I apply a light layer of foundation. You know I love mineral foundation and since we're between seasons, I mix the Bareminerals Original in Golden Beige with the Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation in W3 for my perfect shade. I love each of these mineral foundations for their flawless but super lightweight finish and lately I've been applying them with my new Milani Powder/Bronzer brush. I picked this brush up recently and have been loving it. It's ridiculously soft, has kept it's shape and bristles through many washes and applies my foundation evenly. Plus, it's under $20.
3 | BAREMINERALS WELL-RESTED CONCEALER: Once my foundation is on, I like to add a very light dusting of Bareminerals "Well Rested" Concealer under my eyes and around my nose. I love this concealer because it's lightweight (have you noticed a theme yet?), easy to apply and brightens my under eye area perfectly. I like to apply it with the Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder Brush for an airbrushed look.
4| BAREMINERALS WARMTH: Next, I like to add some color and life to my face with Bareminerals warmth. I alternate between this and "faux tan" throughout the year and find that on light makeup days I can wear only this and skip the blush. I like to apply it with the EcoTools Powder Brush for a natural application.
5 | L'OREAL VOLUMINOUS LASH PRIMER: For my eyes, I love eyeliner but often skip it day-to-day. To keep my eyes a wide awake look without it, I apply a layer of the L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer before going in with mascara.
6 | CHANEL INIMITABLE INTENSE MASCARA: For mascara I've fallen back in love with the Chanel Inimitable Intense and when combined with the L'Oreal Primer my lashes look lifted, voluminous and long - I LOVE it!
7 | E.L.F. GOTTA GLOW LIP TINT IN PERFECT PINK: Last but not least, I apply a quick application of lip tint and the E.L.F. Gotta Glow Lip Tint in Perfect Pink is a great dupe for the Dior Lip Glow. It gives me just enough color and leaves my lips feeling hydrated and smooth.
And there you have it! I also put together a quick video of the application (set to some great music!) if you'd like to see these products in action. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel. Please forgive the slight haze my video seems to have. It's an issue with resolution and exportation that I've been trying to fix since I upgraded my camera a few months ago and I hope to finally have it fixed soon.
Thanks so much for stopping by and happy Sunday!