Makeup Q & A

makeup q&a with freelance artist

Hi everyone! Lately I have been receiving a lot of questions about makeup products I use and my daily routine so I thought I would share.

What is your holy grail product?
I am absolutely obsessed with Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation. I prefer medium to full coverage foundation due to the redness in my skin. Not only does this cover, but it’s blendable and incredibly long wearing. I get ready around 7 AM for work and will get home close to 6 PM and won’t need a touch up. It’s unreal! Plus it has a beautiful satin finish, which is really natural looking. Below is a picture in really natural lighting with the foundation on.

Do you wear false lashes?
I do on special occasions. I just wear mascara for the daily work makeup, but if I really want my eyes to pop for a night out I will use Ardell’s Demi Wispies. I cut the lashes on the long edge because they are too long for the length of my lid, but they give a great wow factor. If you haven’t worn lashes, definitely try them out! Stick to something natural, and when you apply the glue to the lash, let it air dry for a minute or two. This helps the lash stick to the lid.

Beauty routine must?
Beyond moisturizing, it would be using a face primer. I legitimately notice a different in how my foundation applies and how long it lasts if I don’t use primer. I have been using Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer for years now. Get the trial size to save money! It’s actually a better investment on price per oz. versus buying the full size product.

Favorite lip colors?
Oh that’s a tough one!  I’m really into purply pinks, so my go to lipstick is ‘Up the Amp’ from MAC. I also love ‘Snob’, which is the perfect pale pink. I’m also a huge fan of NYX’s Butter Glosses. I like ‘Éclair’, ‘Angel Food Cake’ and, ‘Sugar Cookie’.  As for lip liner, I love MAC’s half-red. It’s super versatile.

If we looked in your purse for what makeup you carry around, what would we find?
3 glosses, 2 lipsticks, Hoola Bronzer (love how it has a brush you can use that fits in the box!), eyeliner, and a trial size of Estee Lauder Double Wear.

Best Drugtore product?
I have two: L’Oreal’s Telescopic Mascara and L’oreal’s True Match Mineral Powder. The mascara lengthens my lashes so well! As for the powder, I love that the kabuki is attached. The powder is great alone if you don’t need much coverage and even better over the foundation. I have used this powder since high school! Below is the me wearing the telescopic mascara, two coats!

Below are some pictures with me wearing a few of the products I have mentioned. All pictures include me wearing the Double Wear Foundation. The middle picture is from my bachelorette party. I am wearing the Ardell Demi Wispies and the “Up the Amp” Lipstick. The last picture features the L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara (two coats)!

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Until next time,

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