Today I went to Ulta to restock the products for a basic makeup look. On days I’m just working and not doing anything too special, I like to keep it very simple. My beauty routine on a daily basis consists of primer, foundation, powder, eyebrows, eyeliner, setting spray and highlighter. I prime my face to make sure that my makeup will apply naturally and stay on all day even with my oily skin. Once I’ve primed my face, I apply my foundation all over my face. I will typically use a light foundation that is medium coverage as opposed to full coverage because I want it to look a little more natural than when I’m going out. After applying my foundation and blending it out, I will move on to set my face with a loose setting powder. I will usually use a lighter loose powder to set my under eyes and T-zone but will set the rest of my face with a powder that is a more the shade of my foundation. I do this to highlight my face and create an illusion of a more dimensional face. Once I’ve set the foundation for my face, I will do my eyebrows. I have noticed that applying my eyebrow makeup after my foundation and powder makes my eyebrows look more natural with the brow pomade I use to do my eyebrows. After my brows, which usually takes a good 5-10 minutes, I will do a quick winged liner.
After I have completed my makeup routine I will set my entire face with a setting spray to make sure that all my makeup and powders will blend flawlessly and look more natural. I don’t like it when you can clearly see how much powder you’ve applied to your face and using setting spray really helps everything melt together in a very natural way. With these staples, the total comes out to be around $100! With the bare minimum I still spend a fortune on makeup just for a very natural everyday look. One of my coworkers told me a little secret of hers to reduce not only the time she spends every morning to do her makeup but also to reduce the amount of money she spends for makeup every month! She got microblading done a few weeks ago and basically she has the perfect, natural looking set of brows tattooed to her face! Microblading is a type of semi-permanent makeup that creates realistic hair-like strokes in between or in place of your brows. The results are amazing and completely unnoticeable! I was amazed at how natural and realistic they looked! She mentioned that the microblading results will last anywhere from 1-3 years and will fade over time. This was reassuring to hear because I understand how quickly the brow trends change throughout the years. I will definitely be looking into microblading houston and will possibly get it done myself to save time and money on my brows!