Monday, January 14, 2013

The past few days I've gotten several compliments on my makeup jobs, so I thought I'd share my secrets to an ever-flattering and natural makeup regimen that can be used every day!

Follow these simple steps:
1. After facial cleansing, use philosophy's "take a deep breath" moisturizer. It's a great gel moisturizer that will even out your tone and complexion keep your skin feeling fresh all day long!

2. Apply Benefit's "POREfessional" pore minimizer to entire face. You'll only need a small amount for maximum coverage to create a smooth canvas for your other makeup!

3. Next comes concealer. I have go to with Benefit's "Boi-ing" concealer. It has amazing coverage on dark spots, circles under the eyes, and blemishes that lasts continuously throughout the day.

4. I've tried many pressed powders and, for me, nothing compares to Physician's Formula "MineralWear" talc-free correcting power. It works wonders on sensitive skin and gives the perfect glow to any complexion.

5. How do I keep my cheeks rosy? With Sonia Kashuk's "Creme Blush". This silky creamed blush formula looks so natural on my skin and I love how it adds a touch of moisture to my cheeks!

6. Next step: eyes. For a natural look, I whip out my Urban Decay "Naked Palette 2" set. For everyday I use a combination of "Foxy" and "Suspect". I use the sheer pink "Bootycall" for underneath my brows and corner of my eyes. To top it all off, I use "Busted" as subtle eyeliner (also great for filling in eye brows!).

7. Lastly, it's lashes. Believe me when I say I've tried dozens of mascaras, but finally I've found one that I continue to purchase. Benefit's "BADgal Lash" mascara is by far the best mascara I've ever used. It gives great volume without clumping (truly), adds great length, and goes on so smoothly. The brush is larger than most brushes I've used which gives great coverage to all my lashes and applies the mascara evenly throughout. 

I hope my tutorial has given you some inspiration for a go-to natural makeup look! 

Happy Monday!


  1. This seems like a pretty solid makeup routine!

    Benefit has some wonderful products, if you haven't already, definitely try their "Ooh La Lift" and "High Brow", those are incredible.

    I really enjoyed this post, great job :)


  2. I love Benefit's products and have been eyeing that pore minimizer and concealer for a while may have pushed me over the edge :) Thanks for sharing your secrets!


  3. I also love Benefit's POREfessional, it's my favorite primer!


  4. Ive been wanting to try Philosophy for a while now! I will have to check out "take a deep breath" xx


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