Five Step Daily Beauty Routine

So listen, I am not pretending to be an expert here. As a matter of fact, it took my thirteen makeup wearing years to figure out what worked for me. Slash, I won’t even take credit for that, the beauty experts at Ulta helped with that before Lyndsay’s wedding last September. So here’s what I can tell you… As a girl with Eastern European heritage (a.k.a. the most oily skin, ever. + large pores – I know, great combination right?), this is my beauty routine, and I feel confident in it. What more can you ask for?

DailyBeauty-FiveSteps

ONE– Tarte Colored Clay CC
This is literally the best thing in my toolbox when it comes to makeup. It works as an eye primer, coverup, and highlighter. I use it to conceal dark spots, under eyes, and cover any redness, also as an eye primer when I actually apply eyeshadow.

TWO– Foundation: PUR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup in fair.
I use PUR for my vampy Winter skin, it’s literally the only thing they make that is pale enough. Also its a pretty light coverage, and the benefit to our cold Pittsburgh winters is that my pores are so much smaller!  The Summer however is a totally different story and I use this for better coverage.

THREE- Rainforst After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette
This whole palate is pretty amazing. on a daily basis I use the blush and bronzer for contour. But the eyeshadows are really nice, and you can use those browns on the right as eyebrow filler. This was a limited edition for fall 2014, sigh.

FOUR– Maybelline Unstoppable in Onyx
I am a bottom liner girl. I know with my small eyes thats a faux pax, but I cannot get away from it. I have been using this product for years. It stays put! It’s amazing! Do you hear me Maybelline, don’t stop making this!!

FIVE– Mascara: Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara.
I got this as a Christmas gift this year, and I love it. But lets face it, as soon as it runs out, I will return to the drug store brand I normally use. There are certain things I purchase that are more expensive, mascara isn’t one of them.

Beauty Routine1. Before // 2. After // 3. Smudge CC Stick // 4. Blush // 5. Eyelash curl

The only tip I feel like I can offer (and it might not be anything new) is this. When I curl the little lashes I have, I curl them and while its pinched, I rotate my hand until my palm faces out to get maximum impact. I repeat this again at the every end of my lashes, so essentially I do a double curl.

I am not the girl who plays with new makeup trends, I just use this tried and true five product approach every day. Sure, I will add some eyeshadow to go out in the evenings, but what you see is what you get! Oh, and if I want this look to stay on all day I start with this as a base, and I set it with this spray. Do you have any tried and true makeup tips? Please share!

1 Comment

  • Ann Marie
    I have a friend of Eastern European descent you also has oily skin and large pores. The b**** is going to be 48 this year and looks ten years younger because her skin never gets dried out. Give it a couple of decades Ashley and you may be grateful for your skin problems.