Thursday, March 19, 2015

Morning Routine - Hair and Makeup

Hello, everyone!  
Today I'm teaming up with Renee of Gimme Glamour to share our makeup and hair routines!
{Eyes}  Mascara: L'Oreal   Eyeshadow: Urban Decay
An eyelash curler is a must for me, I started using one last summer and it's made all the difference!  They are surprisingly easy to use, and my lashes stay curled all day long! 

I use L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara, which has a really great brush that creates clump-free volume.  Another mascara favorite is Benefit They're Real mascara!

Everyone raves over the Urban Decay Naked palettes, and trust me, they are worth the hype.  Every essential color that I need is in this Basics palette, and they blend together seamlessly.  A+ for this one!

I also carry around a little brush to sweep out any clumps in my eyelashes or fix up my eyebrows.   You can pick these up at Sephora, they are so great to just toss into my purse or clutch bag.

{Lips} Lip Balm: Smith's via Anthropologie    Lipstick: Jordana   Crayon: Revlon

At any given time, I probably have 3-8 lip products in my bag.  One of them will definitely be Smith's balm.  I picked this up at Anthropologie, and it's the best lip balm ever.  It smells amazing, hydrates, and has a pretty pink sheen.  I also love Burt's Bees Color balm in Hibiscus.

Red lipstick is an essential.  My favorites are Mac "Ruby Woo" and Stila "Ruby" but this matte from Jordana is a wonderful garnet color and it looks great.  

A pink lip color is great for when red is too fancy.  I like lip crayons, they are easy to apply and work really nicely.  Clinique Chubby Sticks and Revlon color balm are the best.

{Face}  Moisturizers: Simple, Clinique, La Mer, Origins  
Powder: Guerlain     Primer: Benefit    Highlighter: Benefit

Moisturizer is non-negotiable for me, since California is really dry.  I use Simple every day, carry Clinique in my bag, use Origins for a bit of tinted coverage, and use La Mer when I just need a skin saver.  

Guerlain Meterorites are pricey, but 10000% worth every penny.  They are so pretty, and definitely have magical powers.  These things prove that pearls are always the answer.

Benefit's primer and highlighter are everyday essentials, to brighten and wake up my face.  I use a simple highlighter pattern (see it here), and it makes all the difference!


Cetaphil cleanser is perfect for me, since my face is really sensitive to harsh washes (is it just me, or does exfoliating hurt?)  My dermatologist recommended this, and so does Good Housekeeping!  

Urban Decay makeup setting spray is good for a night out, cause I usually forget to touch up my makeup when I am out.  This keeps it in place and flawless for hours.

Origins makes the best mask for my winter face.  I use this once a week in the winter, and it keeps my skin from getting really dry or irritated.  Bonus: it smells really good too.


To curl or not to curl, that is the question.  My haircare routine is pretty simple.  If it's unruly, or it's summer, i'll put in some serum for frizz.  My hair is naturally wavy, so I'll either opt for a straight look with my beloved flatiron or add some extra bouncy curls with this gigantic curling iron.  Unless it's a total mess, my hair usually takes 5-10 minutes.   

All done!  Check out Renee's post here at Gimme Glamour.  Hope you enjoyed my beauty routine!
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  1. You are so gorgeous! Love your post.

  2. L'Oreal Voluminous is the best! I've used it for years too. I'd love to try the Naked palette but haven't been able to take the plunge on the price yet. Thanks for stopping by!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds


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