I can still remember the day my mom took me to the Bobbi Brown makeup counter at Nordstrom to get a few little things for high school. It felt like a huge deal to fourteen-year-old Carly. I’d always gone to Nordstrom to get my makeup done for dances, but to walk away with makeup besides matching lipstick and lipgloss felt like a dream come true.
Nordstrom remains one my favorite places to shop for makeup. I always like to poke around when I’m in the store, but I also do all my online reorders of my go-to’s when I run out.
Honestly, my makeup routine hardly changes. Occasionally I’ll find a new product that I absolutely love, but for the most part, I stick with the things I know I really love. I never take more than five minutes on my makeup either– the quicker, the better!
Here’s my current routine:
I use a bit of foundation and a spot concealer to start. I’m SUPER picky about foundation, and this one (shade 1.0) has been a go-to of mine, especially as we start getting into warmer months. It’s so light when it’s on the skin but still gives great coverage. It also has over one thousand reviews and a nearly five-star rating. So you don’t have to take my word for it– this stuff is great!
For my spot concealer, I use the same brand (fair-neutral). I use this quite sparingly, just on spots and a few dabs under my eyes.
I go pretty heavy on the bronzer (stonestreet) on photo-shoot days, but light on regular days. It’s the perfect way to “contour” without committing to some crazy and complicated routine. Just adds a nice dimension to my face.
I follow the bronzer by a quick pop of color on my cheeks with this Dior blush. My friend gave this to me as a gift years ago, and I’ve been a full-blown convert ever since. The blush has some kind of miracle stuff in it and seems to adjust perfectly to my skin.
Next up eyeliner. I switch up my eyeliner the most frequently I think. Right now I’ve been using this one. It goes on smoothly, and you can press harder for a thicker line or do a lighter touch for a thinner line.
When I’m trying to make my lashes look great, I layer two mascaras. I start with Lash Domination by BareMinerals (and stop here if I want a more casual look) and then top it off with Elizabeth Arden’s Lasting Impression.
Finally, I have a too many lip colors to choose from, but for a bolder “natural” look, this lip pencil in Rose Brown does the trick.
After! Nice and easy.
Photo and Video by Carter Fish
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