I’ve had lots of questions about my daily makeup routine. I am a minimalist-I like to keep it simple. My husband might argue I keep it a bit too simple! But, for an everyday look I do have my natural faves packed in my makeup bag!
Tarte’s BB Tinted Treatement 12 hour Primer $35-To be honest, this is what I wear for a foundation. It’s so amazing. It gives me a bit of color-I use medium in the summer and light in the winter. It evens redness and smooths texture. I love how natural it looks and it leaves me looking healthy and not cakey. If I need more coverage I will dust bare minerals over the top or use it as a concealer to cover spots when necessary. It’s got an SPF of 30 and lasts for 12 hours-at least that’s what the tube says-I’ve only worn it for about 8 hours and it looked great by the end of the day! Seriously, this primer needs it’s own post-it’s so good.
Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush $26-Holy Moley ladies-I love this blush. I have a tendency to pile on the blush. I like color-I wear color in my clothes to try to brighten my skin up and blush gives me an instant boost. Exposed is a neutral color that looks really dull in the compact but it gives the most natural and healthy glow. I can pile it on and still look natural-it’s definitely fool proof!
Too Faced Natural Eyes Eye Shadow-$36 was mentioned in my hooded eye tutorial. This compact is a lot of bang for the buck. I like to wear colors on my eyes but for an everyday look or even a smokey eye, this pallet goes the distance. There are cool colors as well as warm, not to mention iridescent for a hint of sparkle. The matte colors are highly pigmented and work well for a classic look. I dust a neutral all over the lid, then use the lightest taupe on my brow bone to recede my hooded eye. The matte light creamy color is great for the brow bone and in between the eyes for a bright look. There are also a couple of matte taupes that I can use to fill in my brow. Powder in the brow gives the brows a softer, more natural look.
Benefit’s Instant Brow Pencil $20-I use this for a quick fill in of the brows. I can quickly (and lightly) draw in my arch and extend the “wing” to give a fuller look. I will say that I bought the medium pencil and it is DARK. I will not buy the medium again. I really have to use the spooly side to blend and often end up really rubbing some off because it can be a bit harsh. If you are light or medium browed, go for the light pencil.
Benefit’s High Brow-$20 I don’t always use this but when I do it gives such a pop of light to the brow bone and inner corners of the eye.
Tarte’s Gifted Mascara-$20- I’ve tried a couple of natural mascaras and basically used them only because I couldn’t find a natural mascara that was better. It was a real compromise. This is not. This mascara gives me a thick look. Achieving length takes a couple of coats but thickness easily happens with only one coat. It stays on my lashes and does not smudge under my eye. I absolutely love it!
I probably don’t rally need to mention much about Tarte’s lip products! They were worthy of a post all their own! I do like Sonia Kashuk’s nude lip pencil though. When paired with Tarte’s gloss or butter lipstick, I have long lasting lips!
So, that’s what has been in my makeup bag for a while now! All these products besides the Benefit High Brow and brow pencil are tested and approved to be natural and lacking harmful ingredients!
Please comment below with your natural makeup bag picks! I’m always up for trying new makeup!