New Year, New Makeup

After not having changed my makeup in years, I somehow have done an almost complete overhaul of my day-to-day products in the last six months or so. I’ve shared some of them separately, but it seemed like a good time to do a full update of my regular makeup routine.

ONE – Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation
I honestly didn’t think that I’d ever switch from my Estee Lauder Doublewear Light – and then they changed the formulation. I tried a whole bunch of different foundation samples from Sephora, and this was by far my favorite. It’s a bit more full coverage than the Doublewear Light, but it lasts really well and does a decent job with my oily skin.

TWO – Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush
This is the first non-powder blush I’ve ever used. I didn’t think that I could wear something that wasn’t powder (because of the oily skin I mentioned a minute ago), but this isn’t a typical cream blush. It really does seem whipped like the name says – a really whipped mousse. It blends super easily, and does feel like a powder once it’s on my face. It lasts all day, and looks more natural to me than traditional powder blush.

THREE – T. Leclerc Banane Loose Powder
This one isn’t new, but it’s so good that I wanted to make sure I included it. It’s the only powder that I will use – it tones down some of the redness that I can have in my face, and it doesn’t get “clumpy” on my skin once my face starts to get oily. It’s not cheap, but it lasts a really long time and I think it’s completely worth it.

FOUR – Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Just like my foundation, I never thought I’d switch from my favorite Chanel mascara. But I think that the Velvet Noir does a better job at getting volume and length, and it doesn’t flake off under my eyes during the day. It also layers well – it doesn’t get clumpy easily, which is always my concern.

FIVE – Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel
I’ve reluctantly started wearing brow gel almost every day, mostly because I fit in blog pictures whenever I can, and I do think they turn out better when I’m wearing this. It’s definitely nothing crazy, but my eyebrows are decent on their own, so this just makes them a little bit darker and more defined.

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