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mondays+moms : makeup? what makeup?

I have a confession to make. I actually don’t wear a lot of makeup.

I love makeup.  I have lots of makeup. I eat-drink-breathe-makeup.

I just don’t happen to wear tonnes of it.

My typical day consists of working through the morning; doing lunchroom supervision around, well, lunchtime; hot yoga; and then an afternoon of either driving around to meet clientele or an afternoon of driving around to various after-school activities.

My makeup routine is quite minimal and I think both my colleagues and clientele find this quite comical, you know … being a beauty artist and all. I thought I would share with you a couple of items that I have in rotation right now. The pic above shows what I might put on in the morning if I have a moment.

rms beauty un-cover up in 22 and cream eyeshadow in lunar : I adore this product thanks to the sheer layers you can apply with it. Never cakey or heavy, always the right amount. With the foundation, I simply apply as needed – usually under the eyes and around the nose. Sometimes the cheeks.  I like applying it over my Pelle Beauty face oil and Consonant Body sunscreen – I find it applies best after I have allowed both of these products to sink in a bit. The cream eyeshadow I actually use as my highlighter. While they do have the living luminizer in the line, I find lunar to highlight my skin tone a bit better.

bite beauty : If I’m going to brighten up my look, it’s always with lip colours and bite has the best selection of colours in my favourite form : chubby pencils. From the everyday rose to a bright and electric orange, I carry a few of these pencils in my regular makeup bag. My other favourite is NARS Lip Pencils and I look to their matte pencils when I want statement lips.

aerin rose lip conditioner : My lips, despite my best efforts will always remain chapped and  dry. It’s not fair, but what can you do. I find this lip conditioner allows me to apply once in the morning and get to about late afternoon without having to reapply.  Added bonus : the scent is quite nice!

MAC veluxe brow liner and tweezerman tweezers : Okay. I’m kind of lying about the tweezers and using them everyday because  I don’t get the chance to tweeze each morning, but the moments I do – normally after glancing into the rearview mirror on my way out the driveway (damn you natural sunlight) – I’ll make it a priority to tweeze later that night. I prefer slanted tips for the best grasp and Tweezerman has a larger selection of tweezers to choose from. For filling in my brows, I like dual-ended brow fillers – either with colour on one end and a spoolie on the other OR colour on the end and brow gel on the other. MAC’s pencil gives the soft look of powder but defines the brows like a champ!

tom ford eye defining pencil in metallic mink and stila smudge stick waterproof liner in emerald : I don’t wear mascara only because I find when applying to myself – I’m pretty messy with it. So I rely in eye pencils to define my eyes.  I love inky blacks and browns and love the Tom Ford pencils (MAC pencils are pretty great too!) and I usually apply this under the lashes and at the root to fake the look of more lashes and artfully applied mascara. Over the top lid, I’ll use a bright colour like Stila’s emerald which after application LOOKS like liquid liner – so pigmented. It’s all about the subtle pop!

I’m not sure if there is anything I would change about my makeup routine – it’s works for me and the amount of time I have to get ready for the day. Sometimes I look in the mirror and think : I really should use my primer … or my concealer … and maybe I should fill in that crease. But then I think to myself that my job is to apply beauty to others – not BE the beauty.

Well, that’s my Monday morning stephanie-ism.  Hope you all have a great week!

-s-

 

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and they go on and on …

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“loved the facial mist. it was refreshing and light.”

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“what a great range of products. representative was helpful to determine
which products may be right for me.”

“the representative was really nice, approachable and friendly. she was informative about the products which helped us understand how it works.”

“the Citrus Facial Mist has a cooling effect  – perfect for a hot humid day.
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