The question I get asked most in relation to my job is – “What time do you have to get up?” (It’s 2:30).
After that, it’s usually something like “Who does your hair and makeup?” or “What eyeshadow do you use?”
So I decided to put together a list of what I use most mornings. I am a makeup junkie and I’m always looking for new products, so if you have something you love, pelase comment and share!
First, I do my makeup at my desk using a little hand held mirror while reading scripts before the morning show. No, it is not glamorous, but it works. I start with moisterizer, and I love Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer. (I use it day and night!) After the base, I slather on under-eye cream. I really like the one IT Cosmetics makes.
I’ll try to stay in order of application, which may seem odd but I am odd so there ya go.
-I sometimes use a primer that gives my skin a ‘soft focus’ look. I love Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonder Glow. I don’t use it every day, but when I do I love it! Wonder Glow
-Up next, my foundation. I use is “IT cosmetics” “Your Skin But Better” CC cream: It’s light but still gives me coverage. I use the color TAN. IT Cosmetics CC+
-Concealer: I have 2 that I love! IT Cosmetics “Bye Bye Under Eye” in MEDIUM: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye
-And I also love NARS radiant creamy concealer. I use it in either ‘honey’ or ‘custard’: NARS concealer
-Before I put on my mascara, I also use a lash conditioner and primer from Urban Decay called . I have found I use way less mascara when I use it first: https://www.sephora.com/product/subversion-lash-primer-P387594
-I always do a little bit of contouring. I love Kat Von D’s powder contour pallete typically, but I just started using FENTY by Rihanna’s stick. It’s SO easy and blends really well. I just use the contour stick and put it under my cheekbones: I got it in MOCHA: FENTY
-To blend it, I use one of these beauty blenders from Sephora. I have about 5 of them: Beauty Blenders
-Next up is the bronzer! I am so pale right now so this bronzer gives me life. The bronzer I use is also NARS, in Laguna: Bronzer
-I have dark but thin eyebrows, I found that a gel pencil works best for me. I use MILK makeup gel brow pencil in Dark Brew: MILK brow gel
-I am a mascara JUNKIE. I have used just about every mascara out there. But this is by far my favorite and the longest lasting. Makeup Forever, Smoky Extravagant mascara: Mascara
-Eyeliner: I love Thrive Causemetics. They donate a portion of their sales to a good cause… It’s vegan and cruelty-free, too. The eyeliner also goes on easy and lasts all day (even when you start your day at 2am): THRIVE
-I like to keep it consistent in my makeup, unless it’s for a special occasion. I tend to stick to what I like… and in terms of eyeshadow, I like…no, I LOVE Charlotte Tilbury’s palettes. I use this every day and at night as well… I just go a little bit heavier at night. There’s a video on their website about how to apply it and its really helpful: Eyeshadow
-I also use this in the corner of my eye to brighten it up: https://thrivecausemetics.com/collections/all/products/brilliant-eye-brightener
-My favorite blush is NARS. I have it in “Orgasm” and in “Goulue.” Blush
-Now for the lips! I have no top lip, so I need a little help in the volume department, without looking like Kylie Jenner. I use Pillowtalk by Charlotte Tilbury with every lipstick I own. I blends to your natural lipline and works well with almost every color: Lip liner
-I love the lipstick that goes with it, too… Lipstick (Charlotte Tilbury also has a “lipstick chooser” to help you find the perfect lipstick for you.)
-If it’s going to be a long day I finish with a face-setting spray to make my makeup last a little longer. I love Urban Decay’s “All nighter” spray. Setting spray
OK hope this helps! Be sure to share your fav products with me to further my makeup addiction.