Hi girls! I’ve once filmed a quick makeup routine on my Snapchat, which was more or less incomplete as I haven’t showed all the products I have been using, that’s why I’m going to talk about it on my blog today. I usually stick to one routine during a season and rarely change my technique or my foundation. In summer I prefer using less makeup just because I get extremely annoyed by the combination of hot weather and too much product on my face. (another reason is that I also get quite a tan and therefore don’t particularly feel the need to apply too much foundation or bronzer). In winter my skin gets quite pale that’s why I would use the solarium once or twice – for some reason my body would get a slight tan but my face not, which I then try to balance with a darker foundation and more coverage. However, as summer is still not over yet (yay!) I would love to highlight this season’s routine :)
Starting with the most important thing: a good moisturizer.
It took my a while to figure out what’s best for my skin type (combination skin). I’ve been testing several brands over the past couple of years, had good and bad experiences and now found a moisturizer that I love: MAC Oil Control Lotion. It’s a very light product and perfect to prevent my skin from getting oily throughout the day (applying it in the morning after cleaning my face and before bedtime).
Foundation: This season I accidentally discovered NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint after I returned from Italy. My skin was extremely tanned and I was looking for something very light with very little coverage just to get an even skin tone. I have never tried any NARS foundations before and I’m very surprised about how well this product works for me (as I literally took the first product they’ve shown me in the store). PRO: You can easily build up coverage if required yet it feels very light on the face. CON: I am still not getting used to the special smell of this foundation. (My foundation brush: Real Technique Retractable Kabuki Brush)
My next step is to highlight and contour my face with my most favorite product of all time: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder Kit (Light to Medium) As you can tell I’m mostly using the very first light color from the kit for my highlights, applying it under my eyes, tip of my nose and on top of my upper lip. For the contour I either use the second color in the lower row (it actually looks exactly like my favorite NARS bronzer „Laguna“ which I ran out of) OR, as my skin is pretty tanned at the moment, the Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer „Deep/Tan“ which smells like a chocolate factory. (My highlight brush: Real Techniques Setting Brush / My contour and bronzer brush: YSL blush brush). To finish this easy and light look I apply a tiny little bit of NARS Orgasm blush on top of my cheeks, et voilà! If you’d like me to film another Snapchat video related to my beauty routines leave a comment below! x