Today The Babes are sharing their basic makeup routines with you! Read on to learn more about their favorite products!
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!
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!
Sarah: My hair is naturally straight, very fine (though I have a lot of it), and tends to get oily quickly. If I want to feel confident in my hair’s appearance I have to shower and wash it every single day. Since my hair has very little natural volume, I like to start each day with a little boost from my shampoo! I get my hair cut at Kenneth’s Salon and I’ve found that their line of products really are best for my hair. Kenneth’s Maximum Volume Shampoo gives my hair that little something extra, especially when I follow it up with their Lighten Up Conditioner. This stuff is awesome. It smells wonderful and leaves my hair feeling soft and clean. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate blow drying my hair! Unfortunately, for me it is a daily chore. This new blow dry primer from L’Oreal has made my routine much easier and quicker. Normally it would take me about five minutes to dry my hair, but with this product it only takes two and it doubles as a heat protectant. I really only use hair spray if I’m pinning part of my hair back or curling it, but when I do use it I use Play & Spray by Big Sexy Hair. It holds all day while still allowing for a lot of movement! I tried tons of different dry shampoos before I found Dove’s and now I am loyally committed to this brand! I use dry shampoo everyday whether my hair is greasy or not. Even on a normal day when I get up, shower, blow dry and straighten my hair I still like to spray a bit of dry shampoo on my roots. It goes a long way towards preventing my hair from getting oily throughout the day and helps to add a little extra volume. Also, it’s only $3.99 per can! Dove’s dry shampoo is hands down the best one on the market and gives you the best bang for your buck.
Emily: I have super thick and puffy hair that doesn’t get greasy very often so I typically only wash it about once or twice a week. I either wear it down and use my curling wand to give myself mermaid waves or I wear it up in a bun or two. I love using Lush’s Shampoo bars which you can find my previous review of here! I then use an amazing hair mask that I found through Birchbox from Amika. It smells amazing and is super moisturizing, which I need since I don’t wash my hair often! Since my hair is so thick, even when I use a hair mask I still need something to help me detangle. This detangler from Beauty Protector, that I also discovered through Birchbox, is perfect. It smells divine and does an awesome job at detangling my mane without weighing my hair down! When I curl my hair I usually leave it that way for about 3 days. I use a curling wand (best invention ever!) and layers of this Garnier Fructis hairspray, which I’ve been using for as long as I can remember, to create the desired effect. It holds all day, isn’t sticky, and even battles humidity! And last but not least Dove’s dry shampoo is perfect for the second or third hair day. It gives your hair a refreshing boost without looking chalky. Sarah actually introduced me to it!