Basic Makeup Routines

Today The Babes are sharing their basic makeup routines with you! Read on to learn more about their favorite products!

Emily’s Basics

 

Emily’s Basic Makeup Routine

Can you tell I love Benefit? I recently changed up a few of my products. The Porefessional face primer is the #1 primer right now and I agree! I discovered the foundation and powder on my most recent trip to Ulta after talking to one of the Benefit girls. She recommended these products and they are perfect for my skin! The foundation from Benefit lets your skin breathe and provides good coverage while still being lightweight. The powder from Urban Decay matches my skin tone better then any powder I’ve ever used and makes it super soft. The eyeliner from Eyeko I got in a Birchbox months ago and it’s been my favorite eyeliner ever since. The perfect cateye pen and the finish is a super dark matte black. I’ve been using Benefits Badgal lash longer then any other makeup product and while I do like their newest mascara, They’re Real, this will always be my favorite. You can purchase these products for yourself following the links below!

  1. The POREfessional face Primer
  2.  Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation
  3. Urban Decay Naked Skin
  4. Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
  5. BADgal Lash Volumizing Mascara
Sarah's Basics

Sarah’s Basics

I love sleep and I don’t like to sacrifice it for anything! I keep my beauty routine pretty simple in the mornings so that I can sleep in as late as possible! A good primer is essential to make your skin look smooth and your complexion look even. I’m a big fan of Smashbox’s Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer. It feels great on my skin and makes it look flawless! I use L’Oreal’s liquid foundation because I was able to find the perfect color to match my skin tone and it goes on very lightly. I don’t like to feel like I’m wearing a lot of makeup so a weightless foundation is key. I discover Escaped’s Cindy-Lou Manizer through Birchbox and I AM OBSESSED. It is the perfect highlighter! Brushing a bit of this on in the morning gives me a glowing complexion and makes me look awake (even though I’m probably not). I’ve tried several different brands of blush over the years, but I instantly fell in love with Bare Mineral’s The Natural High. It’s just a really great color and it looks wonderful on many different skin tones. It’s also very long lasting! Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme mascara is just that; sumptuous. It does wonderful, magical things for my eyelashes. I’ve tried tons of different mascara brands and this has been my favorite, hands down. I’m never going back. You can purchase these products for yourself following the links below!

  1. Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer
  2. L’oreal True Match Foundation
  3. Escaped Cindy-Lou Manizer
  4. Bare Minerals The Natural High Blush
  5. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara

 

Benefit Skincare

Emily here for my first post after a long time and I’m so excited to share my new obsession with Benefit’s skincare line. I discovered this by accident really. I didn’t go into Ulta looking for new skincare products, I went in looking for a foundation that won’t make my face look greasy at the end of the day. But after talking to one of the amazing sales people I realized I needed more of a regular skincare routine and something much gentler because my skin was actually overproducing oil after the harsh cleansers I was using and not enough moisture.

Not only are all the products packaged flawlessly but they actually have made a huge difference in the way my skin looks. I’m so glad I finally invested in a nicer skincare line. I first bought the travel kit for $24 which included 2 different cleansers, a night time and day time moisturizer, a toner, and an eye cream. I quickly bought the full sized versions of the Foamingly Clean facial wash and the Moisture Prep toning lotion. I’ll be buying the Triple Preforming facial emulsion as soon as the travel sized one runs out. There are other products in the line that I definitely want to try like the facial sunscreen and facial rehydrating mist.

There are 2 other products from Benefit that I’m loving right now! The POREfessional: Agent Zero Shine as well as the POREfessional face primer, both do an amazing job of keeping me shine free all day! I’m sure you’ll be hearing about those again from me! I definitely can’t get enough of Benefit right now (or their rainbow blow-up Sharks they have on display in store.) Now if only I could decided which foundation I like better!

Birchbox Babes

The adorable May Birchbox!

The adorable May Birchbox!

The Babes both subscribe to Birchbox and today they will be reviewing some of their favorite products from their May boxes! Birchbox is a beauty subscription service. For $10 a month they send you a perfectly packaged set of beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples that are customized to your personal taste. The Babes love it because it allows them to try tons of new products and brands without committing to full-sized purchases. You can get your own subscription here!

Sarah's May Birchbox Items

Sarah’s May Birchbox Items

Sarah’s May Birchbox:

1. Benefit The POREfessional

2. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

3. Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer

4. Marcelle Clay Mask

5. Laura Geller Beauty Color Drenched Lip Gloss

Emily's May Birchbox

Emily’s May Birchbox Items

Emily’s May Birchbox

1.Beauty Protector Beauty Wash Body Cleanser

2. Parlor by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray

3. Benefit Lolibalm

4. Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer 

5. English Laundry Notting Hill Femme

Benefit The POREfessional

Benefit The POREfessional

Benefit

The POREfessional

Sarah: This pore minimizing formula from Benefit is great! I’m definitely planning on buying the full sized version. It goes on super smoothly and not only minimizes the appearance of pores, but also reduces redness. I’ve always had great experience with Benefit products and this one is no exception!

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Amika

Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Sarah: I was super excited when I received this sample because it’s the perfect purse sized dry shampoo! Amir’s dry shampoo is great, but I am personally partial to the Dove brand of dry shampoo. I was happy to get this sample, but I will continue to buy the $4 Dove product. The full sized Amika Dry shampoo is $21.

Parlor by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray

Parlor by Jeff Chastain

Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray

Emily: This product was super featured for last months Birchbox since this is a new company for them and I was so disappointed that I didn’t get this sample last month. It has such great reviews and I really wanted to try it and I was not disappointed! This sea salt spray gives my hair a little extra bounce and wave when I want the perfect mermaid curls. It smells lovely and keeps my hair soft while still holding the style! I’ll definitely be getting this product!

Benefit Lollibalm

Benefit Lollibalm

Benefit

Lollibalm

Emily: Benefit never lets me down. While I wish this was a warmer pink so it looked better on my skin tone I really liked this lip balm! I’m usually a lipstick girl but this provided me with amazing moisture that lasts all day. The bubblegum pink tint is sheer enough that I will still keep using it, I may buy the full size Benebalm (the same product only a deeper red) instead!