This has been my go-to routine for the weekends. I don't vary in terms of base products too often. I have a tendency of purchasing way too many foundations and I have recently made a pact with myself to keep it to 2 at a time. One for night and one for daily use.
Starting off with primer, I am using the Smashbox Photo Finish Light Primer. I have this in a smaller size, just because I've been wanting to try it out first and also I travel quite a bit so this makes for easy packing. Then I use my new foundation, L'oreal True Match Foundation. I will be posting a separate review for this soon, but I do mix W2 and W3 together to get a better match. If I am having a bad skin day, which I usually am, I go in with my MAC Select Cover up Concealer to cover up any blemishes and dark circles I have. To top it all off, the highly raved about Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, that obviously lives up to its reputation of being affordable and working great. To give my face some shape and a less pasty complexion, I use NARS Douceur as a bronzer, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle as a highlighter on my cheekbones, and MAC Melba Blush on the apples of my cheeks.
After my base makeup is done, I use my Givenchy Eyebrow Show to give my brows some uplifting and Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara to keep them in place. Using a little bit of MAC Satin Taupe on my lids, I head on to mascara. I usually either use eyeliner or mascara, but today, I decided on going with curled lashes instead. Using my new favorite mascara, L'oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara. I use one coat of this and layer a coat of Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara, giving my lazy Asian eyelashes the lift and the curl it needs to make me look more awake.
On days that I tend to wear monochromatic outfits, I like to use a pop of color on my lips and recently I fell completely in love with Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks in their Kate Moss Collection. For a more daytime look, I tend to just smudge it on my lips instead of full on coating it and using lip liner, just to make it less dramatic. I am using number 107, which is like a plum-y red that's perfect for the Fall, but honestly, if it works it works. Don't let a season confine you in certain trends. If you want to wear pastel in the winter and it works for you, go for it.
I hope you like this type of blog posts. I apologize for the photo being slightly washed out due to the awkward Central Coast weather in California where the weather decides to be cloudy and extremely bright, but not sunny.
Thanks for reading!