Monday, September 30, 2013

Make-Up Routine/Link-Up

Natalie at Here I am, the Handmaid of the Lord is hosting a little link-up, so I'm joining in.

She asked for our make-up routine.  While mine varies, here are a few of my favorite things...
 ^^^This bag holds all I need and it basically indestructible.  It cleans well and comes in a ton of different colors.
^^^I switch between primers a lot.  I've tried everything from Smashbox to Mac's BB Cream.  This Benefit one I like a lot.  The Mac one, not-so-much.  However, I haven't switched from this foundation and mineral powder in years.

^^^This Bare Minerals blush has lasted for-ever.  

^^^Mac's paint pots serve as a primer for my lids or my entire shadow routine on days when I just want minimal make-up.  Painterly and Constructivist are staples for me.

 ^^^Eye shadows are something I like to collect switch up (although almost everything I have is a brown/plum/neutral palette).  I love this NYX for an inexpensive yet effective shadow and Urban Decay's Naked 2 palette really has everything I could ever need.  Clump Crusher mascara by Covergirl is my drugstore fave!  And, while I love a gel eyeliner, this is what I'm currently wearing.
^^^Not evidenced by this picture, I am not a faithful lipstick wearer.  I have collected these different Mac shades over the years (time to toss some?), and I've had fun experimenting with them...

...but this Nars Bettina crayon and Mac Chestnut liner are my typical go-to these days.  Unless I'm wearing a gloss, I feel like I always need a liner.

I saw a picture on Instagram of the lovely Caterina of Not Just a Pretty Dress.  She is effortlessly gorgeous, and I wanted to try to copy one of her looks (her red lips and minimal makeup).  For this, I wore my primer, foundation, mineral powder, paint pots, eye liner in the top lid, mascara and red lipstick (doesn't really sound minimal, does it?).

It probably took you longer to read this than it did for me to actually apply the make-up.  I have drawers full of the stuff but find myself using the same few products over and over again!

Thanks for the fun link-up, Natalie!


  1. Awesome Britt! Can I first say that I love that makeup bag and I love that it has your name on it! Secondly I may have hinted at Santa Clause that I really want that Urban Decay Naked Palette so hopefully it will show up in my stocking. I am just starting to venture into lipstick (I think it comes with graduating approaching, it feels like a very adult thing to do) and I really want to start trying to use a primer-first up will be Arbonne's. Again thank you so much for participating.

  2. You are gorgeous!! You wear red lipstick better than anyone I know. It's on my 30 by 30 list to find a flattering red lipstick...wanna come shopping with me to give your guidance??


  3. I do love me a makeup post! The red lips turned out great. You looks beautiful!

  4. Beautiful! I love bareminerals too! So quick and easy! Still haven't gotten into lipsticks nor do I have a clue on how to do anything fun with my eyes aside from mascara. Maybe some day!

  5. Thank you so much for the kind mention! I love reading about beauty products and I heard great things about the Nars lip pencils! Caterina