Each morning, I carve out a few quiet moments to apply my warpaint/makeup for the day. That being said, I'm not a huge makeup person, limiting my beauty routine to 15 minutes or less. I have adult onset Rosacea, an annoying skin condition that causes red bumps across my cheeks and a lip allergy to the vast majority of lip products out there. As such, I am very selective about the few products I use.
As you can tell from my photos, I tend to keep my daytime makeup simple and neutral.
So what is in my makeup bag?
For my face, I exclusively use Cover FX.
Cover FX products are specifically designed for women with skin conditions including rosacea, psoriasis, and even burns. They are free of parabens, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil and talc. They are also vegan and cruelty free. Needless to say, I feel good about purchasing their products on a regular basis.
I start with the Natural Finish liquid foundation, then finish with the Pressed Mineral Foundation (G30 for both). For any annoying spots, I use the cream concealer. I find it most effective to apply a layer of liquid foundation and powder, spot correct and powder again. I do always carry my powder, however, because I find I do need a touch up every few hours.
I finish my base with a light blush from Clinque called Sunset Glow
For eyes, I am absolutely obsessed with BareMinerals 5in1 cream eyeshadow in Soft Linen. It gives great, long lasting coverage, dries quickly, and I love the color. I use it alone or with an eye shadow.
I'm also a big fan of eye liner so I usually opt for a quick line using my Kat von D ink liner in Trooper.
I finish with a super inexpensive mascara found in my local Duane Reade, called Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara.
For lips, I use Shien Cosmetics - often opting for a base of Pink Jade, followed by Shanghai Rose (and a matching lip liner). I'm having trouble accessing their website at the moment, but I'll update the links once they come back online.
I finish by using a my Benefit Watt's Up highlighter for any places that need a little extra highlighting (usually under my eyes...*sigh mom life*. Honestly, I'm still using a sampler I got for free from Sephora - one little tube lasts forever.
And that's it!