My Current Makeup Lineup

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Hi beautiful people!

I did a poll on Instagram asking if you guys wanted to see a post on books I've read recently, or on my current makeup lineup, and the makeup post won! I'll get my book review post up next week (hopefully!). But let's dive right into the makeup products I have been using recently!

I am really liking my current makeup situation. I've got it down so that it is super quick (I can get my full, daily makeup look done in under 10 minutes), and really easy to do. As a mom, I don't have time for fancy brushes, sponges, contour, etc... I keep it straight forward and easy peasy! I also use my fingers to apply my foundation, concealer, and blush. The only thing I use a brush for is my highlighter and my eyeshadow. Easy!

Before I apply my makeup, I wash my face every morning and then apply this facial tanning lotion: click here

While that is drying, I brush my teeth and put lip balm on. I like this lip balm. Then I'll pat in a tiny bit of moisturizer. I have been using this moisturizer lately, and I know it's full of bad ingredients, but honestly I've had so much trouble with my skin lately and since using this my face has been the most clear that it's been in awhile. So, I'm sticking to it for now!

Next up I use my fingers to apply a couple of pumps of this CC + illuminating cream. I use the shade 'Light'. I love the subtle glow it gives, and it does wonders when it comes to evening out my skin tone. Plus, it has SPF 50+, which is a great bonus! I blend the cc cream in to my hair line and also down onto my neck, using my fingers. I sometimes will use a beauty blender, but I have found that I like the outcome best when I just use my fingers.

After I apply my cc cream, I go in with this concealer. It's full coverage, anti-aging, and water proof, and it is my FAVORITE concealer. I wear the shade 'Light'. I like this concealer so much! It doesn't settle in the creases  under my eyes and it provides a really full coverage which I am AAAALLL about. I do use Shape Tape occasionally, but Bye Bye Under Eye is definitely my go-to.

Next, I apply a tiny little bit of this blush with my finger tips. When I say a "tiny little bit", I mean it. A little of this goes a LOOONG way. Start off with less than you think you need and you can always add more. I love how dewey and light this blush is. It gives the perfect hint of pink. I wear the shade 'Puff'.

To finish off my face, I use this palette from Tarte. I recieved this palette in the FabFitFun Summer Box, which was sent to me, and I am SO happy to have been able to try it! Side note: you can get $10 off of your first FabFitFun box HERE with the code AMC10. Anyways, this palette is a GAME CHANGER. I am seriously in love. It is so good. I use the shade 'Strobe' on my cheek bones, nose, brow bones, upper forehead, and all over my eyes. It acts to set my face, as well as acting as a highlighter. Then I'll dust a bit of the shade 'Lit' all over to add a nice warm glow. I then will use the shade 'Stunner' as my eye shadow, sweeping it all over my lids. I really can't say enough good things about this palette. I've gotten so many compliments on my skin since I started using it! I use a Sigma brush.

I finish off my makeup with my eyes. I curl my eyelashes, apply eyeliner (I love how easy this is to use and how it effortlessly gives that cateye look), and this mascara. I was using this IT Cosmetics mascara for awhile, which I love. But honestly, nothing beats this one, and it is so affordable! I honestly just don't love any other mascara as much as this one. It makes my eyelashes look so full and long, without looking clumpy at all.

It seriously takes me less than 10 minutes to do my makeup each morning. I also shower at night before bed, so I don't have to shower in the morning, and I wash my hair every 2-3 days, so usually I just spray some dry shampoo and I'm good to go! My routine is fast and easy - what every mama strives for, haha.

How long does it take you to do your makeup? What are your favorite products? Please share!

 

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Lash Like A Boss

I am AAAALLL about dark, thick, long eyelashes and dramatic eyeliner, paired with pale pink lips and rosy cheeks. That is my go-to every day look, and I don't typically stray from that. In fact, I've been doing a similar look ever since I started wearing makeup in middle school! I guess you could say I'm not very adventurous when it comes to trying out different makeup looks, but I prefer to think of it as ...I know what I like!

I am always on the hunt for new mascaras and eyeliners that help me to achieve my much desired dramatic eye look. It's HARD to find a good mascara that gives you volume, length, dark color, AND doesn't leave you with clumps or a big mess. That's why I am SO excited to have found the new Big Shot Mascara by Maybelline! You guys, it is seriously so so amazing!

I was sent this mascara complimentary from Influenster and Maybelline to test out and review. I ALWAYS give honest reviews, and I am a harsh critic of mascara, so I was ready to tear this mascara apart and find any problems with it that I could. When I first saw the brush, I was skeptical. It looks like a mess. BUT, as soon as I started to apply the mascara, I was sold. It goes on SOO smoothly and evenly. After just one coat, my eye lashes were perfectly dark, long, and full of volume. And the best part was, NO CLUMPS. *cheers* Because clumps are the WORST.

So, I'm now in love with this mascara, and I just had to tell you all about it. Plus, it can be bought at the drugstore and is very very affordable, which is always nice! Especially for a mascara that is SO AMAZING!

I was also sent the new Master Precise Curvy Liquid Liner from Maybelline. I could go on and on about this product, but I will just say that my eyeliner woes and worries are NO MORE. This eyeliner lets you achieve the PERFECT cat eye like it's nothing. So simple, so easy, and no mess. Perfect cat eye every time. Just what I like. It's the best eyeliner that I've used in a loooong time, and my eyeliner looks better than it EVER has (at least with me doing it!). So, again, highly highly recommend! And remember, this is a drugstore brand, so it is so affordable, and the quality that you get it UNBELIEVABLE for the price.

There you have it! Just had to tell you all about these great new beauty finds! Yes, I was sent these products for free to try out, but all of my opinions are entirely my own. This is my honest review and I truly LOVE these new products and will be using them in my daily makeup routine from now on!! I'm going to be doing a dramatic cat eye for Christmas dinner, and I will definitely be using this new mascara and eyeliner to achieve it!

What is YOUR go-to makeup look?? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a great day!

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