You gotta prep the canvas before you can apply the paint I always say. These are the products I am currently using to prep my skin to give it that even flawless finish before I apply the color – the bare essentials of makeup if you will…
Before we continue – Please pay no attention to my slightly red left eye – I had a mascara wand accident that took a few hours to die down! And of course I have a limited window of time to take blog photos with a tight schedule and 3 little people running around so I had to go ahead and take pics, irritated eyeball and all!! Ok, moving on…
1st Step : PRIMERS for eye lids and skin.
This From The Lab lid primer is pretty flippin’ fantastic!! It creates an even, vein-free, smooth lid in an instant and gives my shadows amazing staying power. The FTLab is a revolutionary concept of a monthly beauty subscription box filled with innovative beauty products, just click the link above to find out more.
This Eclos daily HydraPrimer with SPF 30 is a product I received thanks to my Klout influence. They send out Klout Perks every now and then I can choose from to redeem, which is super fun! If you’re a blogger or on social media a lot (like me!), then you should sign up to see what your Klout # is and to potentially receive new and exciting products. I have been using this primer alone when I run to the gym or pool bc it evens out my skin just enough without any foundation, plus the SPF 30 is key! It also promises to be anti-aging with regular use so I’m just waiting to look 5-10 years younger:)
Step 2 : FOUNDATION + CONCEALER.
Next I apply my foundation like this Revlon one I’ve been loving (bc I read somewhere it was actress Olivia Wilde’s favorite – seriously). Then I spot treat any areas like the under eyes and blemishes with this amazing MAC concealer palette which has so many wearable concealer shades to hide, disguise, and contour with!