Applying makeup these days seems more of a production then an actual beauty routine. We are way passed the days where a simple red lipstick, blush and mascara will do.
We’ve definitely transitioned to a world where makeup has become a true statement. Getting away with just the basics when it comes to makeup is really becoming more of a challenge.
As a Makeup Artist who runs an on line beauty concierge it is important for me to always look and feel my best. With the need to always look flawless in this industry, I’ve discovered and created a makeup routine that will cover all the important basics when it comes to HD makeup but most importantly a makeup routine that requires minimal products as well as time.
This makeup is guaranteed to stay all day and easy to build up for a more glamorous look.
To create this look follow the steps below.
This look can be worn with different lip shades.
HD Makeup Steps
- Skin Care
- Skin Prep
- Setting Powder
- Cheek Contour
- Eye Contour
- Lip Color
Skin care is a very important part of flawless makeup. You want to make sure your skin is smooth and healthy. For mature skin like mine, I like to use the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser to cleanse my skin, it’s by Dermalogica
This dual-action exfoliating cleanser helps retexturize skin. It really softens and brightens the skin. My skin loves this cleanser I use it twice a day. Morning and Night. After cleansing my skin, I spritz my skin with Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Cucumber and green tea.
Hydration is key with any HD Makeup Application.
I combine two forms of hydration first an oil application. I like to really massage it into my skin and let it sit for a minute before applying an addition layer of hydration.
In efforts to stay under budget once when prepping for bridal makeup, I came across this amazing moisturizer by L’Oreal at the local drug store. It works very well on mature skin, hydrates the skin instantly and really preps the skin for any HD makeup application.
In efforts to save time and amounts products used, I skip out on the color correcting. How this is done I pick or create a foundation a shade or two darker than my skin tone and blend out evenly down to my neck.
The foundations I use are both full coverage with 24- hour wear. They are both different brands. One is by Kat Von D and the other Make Up For Ever. I mix a pump or two of each foundation and apply with my fingertips or foundation brush. I apply the foundation on areas I want to cover first, such as, dark under eye circles, any acne or hyperpigmentation around the nose.
I blend out with a Beauty Blender and a kabuki brush.
The Objective of this blog is to share details on quick makeup. So this next product is optional. I just feel it gives me extra security in making sure my makeup stays in place all day long.
At the moment I am using a setting powder by MAC Cosmetics.
Mineralize SkinFinish in shade medium.
I apply it with a large fluffy makeup brush.
The brush I favor is by Morphe Brushes in style E41
After the face is set and neutralized, I groom the brows. I use Mac Cosmetics brow pencil in the shade STUD. I blend out with a spoolie and clean up with concealer.
I like to use a contour brush by Morphe Brushes in style R2.
I like to reinforce my highlight after the contour in case I might have been a little heavy handed when applying the contour.
I like to use a lighter concealer shade.
Currently I am using concealers by Maybelline Fit. I blend out with a kabuki brush.
After my cheeks have been set. I apply my lashes. Currently I’ve been purchasing Vegas Nay lashes at Target. They are amazing and fairly priced at $7.99 to $11.99 and are good to be worn 3 plus times.
Once the lashes have been set, It’s time to pick a lip color. I am addicted to liquid lipsticks and mostly purchase lip colors from Anastasia Beverly Hills or Kat Von D.
These steps complete this look. Hope you found this blog post informative and helpful.
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