EVERY DAY FULL COVERAGE MAKEUP ROUTINE

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Today I'm sharing my "every day" full coverage makeup routine! Most of the products in this look are very affordable, so I knew I had to share! I say "every day" because this is my go to on days I want a full coverage daytime look, but this definitely doesn't happen every day haha. About 50% of the time I'm makeup free. But when I put makeup on, I like to go all out and have fun with it. I hope you enjoy &  get some good ideas! 




Primer:
I use the Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm for Men. Yes, men! Haha. This product was buzzing around YouTube about 6 months ago for being an amazing foundation primer. I agree and can't let it go! For an amazing price you get a primer that will last you forever, isn't greasy, & keeps your makeup in place. It also contains witch hazel which is great for acne prone & oily skin. I am so in love with this "primer".

Foundation:
Loreal Pro Matte in 101 & 103 has been my go to for at least a few months. I wore it for my wedding! I mix these two shades about 50/50. 102 is just too pink! I wore it in a few videos back and just cringed the entire time I was editing it haha. The coverage is amazing and most of all it's build-able! Sometimes I just want a little coverage so I put on one thin layer. On full coverage days I'll do two layers. When layering, less really is more. It makes your foundation build coverage a lot quicker than if you did one thick layer. Plus it looks and feels SO much more natural!

Concealers:
I like to use two different concealers, both are by Maybelline! The first is the Instant Age Rewind in Brightener Illuminator. This has a slight salmon tone to it, medium covereage, with a little illumination. I put this on all of the high points of my face. On top of that I use the Dream Lumi in Ivory. This is verrrry illuminating, but has minimal coverage. That's why I layer! I love the look of these two together. I've repurchased both of these products more times than I can count.

Setting Powder:
To set my foundation & concealer I use the Perfect Finish HD translucent powder by Elf. Elf! This is SO good. I used to use the Makeup Forever HD translucent setting powder. Honestly, I like the Elf one so much more! I think this definitely shows that price and brand aren't everything. Sometimes the cheapest products really are best! I use this heavily to "bake" my under eye, and around my nose (where I get shiny). Then lightly everywhere else. It makes blending out powder products so much easier.

Blush, Bronzer, Highlight:
All I have to say is you need the Tarte Showstopper Palette. This is definitely the best palette I have ever owned. I use it everyday & always travel with it! Benefit's Hoola Bronzer was my go to daily bronzer for at least 3 years. Nothing compared until I tried this Tarte Palette. I believe the bronzer in this palette is Park Avenue Princess. I also use a decent amount of product, I'm sure you can tell I'm not one to wear just a little product haha. Everything is just so highly pigmented and so, so good. Even after at least 2 months of almost daily use the palette still looks new, and like barely product has been used. Love!

Bronzer:
The Milani Baked Bronzer in Warm Glow I apply on top of my contour. This is definitely one of the top bronzers from the drugstore. I've been purchasing it for years and still can't believe how good it is for the price. It gives you a glow (yes, just like the name ha) without being shimmery or sparkly.

Eyelid Color:
W.O.S. from the Naked Basics Palette I use on my entire lid. This color is called "Skimp" in the newest version of this palette. It gives me a really bright and awake look. I use "You're a Natural" from the Tarte Showstopper Palette in my crease. Most days, that's it!

Eyebrows:
Lately I've been loving the Nyx Brow Pencil in Taupe. I've also used the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe, and the colors are very similar. The Anastasia is a little softer and smoother. Because the Nyx is harder, I think it's more precise. I also recommend you fill in your brows a little lighter than their hair color. They will end up looking the same color but less harsh. Especially if your eyebrows are dark like mine, this is a life saver.

Eyeliner:
Loreal Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner is by far the best black liquid eyeliner from the drugstore that I've ever used. Again, I've repurchased this product more times than I can count. If you're having trouble with winged eyeliner, you need to try this! Just stick with it, and you will get it! Promise!

Mascara:
The Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara by Loreal is my jam. I have both the normal and water proof. It's been my go to for the longest time. It is extremely build-able! Since I wear false lashes so frequently, I feel naked without them, so I pack on the mascara. This product doesn't get clumpy & is very lengthening. Plus, it doesn't rub off on my brow bone throughout the day. So many mascaras do that on me and it's the most annoying thing. I apply this only on my top lashes. Bottom lashes I like to leave bare. You need to try it!

False Lashes:
I have two drugstore lashes that I love! The first are the #11 by Kiss. I'm wearing them in this look. I also love the Ardell Demi Wispies. Definitely buy the 4 packs, they're so much cheaper that way. I can even get 3-4 uses out of them. That's basically unheard of for drugstore lashes! To make them last this long theres a few things I do. First, I apply mascara only to my natural lashes. Some people also apply mascara to their falsies. I find I rarely need to do this as they always blend nicely with my natural lashes. I also use this to take off my makeup. When removing eye makeup, I only focus it on the band of the lash. It almost instantly dissolves the lash glue (I use the Duo Dark Tone). Since it dries black it blends in to my eyeliner. Love!

Lower Water Line:
The Nyx Wonder Pencil in light is a must for me. It helps to make my eyes look bright, wide awake, and a little larger than they are. My eyes are slightly smaller than I prefer. I also squint sometimes because I don't ever wear my glasses or contacts (I know, bad) so this product helps!

Lips:
Givenchy Rose Tafettas is soooo pretty. Yes, a splurge! Sometimes you have to live a little haha. I'm all about saving on some things and splurging on others. To top it off I wear Nyx Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee. Both of these are awesome on their own, but the butter gloss just adds so much moisture.

Finishing Powder:
I forget about this Makeup Revolution palette all the time! It is so good though, and has a great price point. It gives my skin a flawless finish and looks amazing in photos and video. I mix the two lightest colors and apply a small amount to the high points of my face. The bronze shade I'll use if I skip the Milani Baked Bronzer.

If you made it this far, thank you for reading today's post! I know it's a long one but I wanted to make sure to be as detailed as I could for you. I hope you enjoyed and found some new products to try out!
Xo, Alexandra


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