Try On Confidential: Updated Makeup Routine

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Happy Friday, lovelies! Earlier this week, I announced on my IG stories that #TryOnConfidential will now be phasing into more holiday gift guides! Starting on Black Friday, I will be sharing gift guides every Wednesday and Friday. Be sure to tune into my stories (saved to a highlight) to see me discuss the items in detail!

Today’s post has been a very requested one: an updated makeup routine. My makeup routine can vary everyday, depending on what I have going on but I usually always prime, conceal, brush my brows and lashes! In order to apply flawless makeup, you need to make sure you’ve got your skincare routine down. In case you missed it, I shared my skincare here.

As a little disclaimer, I am NOT a professional makeup artist. With that said, I’ve sat countless hours in makeup chairs, learning about different techniques and products. I am also very passionate about makeup, I just love it! Applying makeup is an art form, it should make you feel good! This is how I apply and make myself feel pretty. You can click on the product images below to shop them directly!

Prime + Prep

People ask me all of the time, do you REALLY use a primer? Is it worth it? My answer: 200% yes. After you apply your skincare (cleanse, toner + moisturizer), you want to apply a primer to your skin and eyes. It helps lock in your skincare and allows your foundation to sit nicely on your skin, while helping it last!

Cover + Conceal

This is when you can apply a BB or CC cream or foundation. I’ve been playing around with a bunch of them. Here are some of my favorites below! I also have been trying tons of new concealers but I always go back to this NARS one.

Brows + Eyes

I’m constantly getting bored with eyeshadow palettes so I keep a few and rotate them so I can always keep things fresh. I usually use this brow gel for some light shaping of my eyebrows and I use this gel liner on the inside of my lids for a wide eye look!

Set the Wet

This step is SO IMPORTANT. Anytime you put anything wet on your face (foundation, concealer, etc) you want to make sure you’re setting it with a pressed or loose powder. This helps it set and helps it stay in place all day long. When I do this, I rarely ever need to touch up my face throughout the day.

Contour + Highlight

I also like to rotate through my face palettes but these ones are my tried and true. I like to apply my bronzer in a “3” formation on my forehead, cheeks and jawline. I then like to go in with a little blush + highlight on my high cheek bones.

Get Lippy

I’m not a huge lipstick person but I’ve recently become obsessed with lip liner, it lasts all day long! I then go in with a balm and or lipstick for an all day color!

Don’t forget about brushes + cleaning them!

What do you think about this routine? Have you tried any of these products? Would you try something new? Leave a comment below with any questions!

photo by Nicole LeBris Creative

The Secret Behind My Long Lashes (1st Video Tutorial!)

Hello, friends! It seems that this post is long overdue, as I've been getting countless requests about this for awhile now! The above photo is 100% my lashes. You voted on my story last week that you wanted to see my health journey post first, this was a close second. The inspiration for my long lashes came out of pure laziness. I have always loved the look of full lashes but I could not stand the idea of lash extensions (ain't nobody got time for that)! Applying false lashes on myself is also a low-key disaster... I can never get them to lay correctly and sometimes they look overly false. Cue my three step daily routine for the most epic lashes you'll ever have! I've teamed up with my incredibly talented sister, Kristen to make my first ever video! I've included the product details below. This post is NOT sponsored whatsoever, these products are what I use and love every single day. 

Step 1: Use A Curler

I used to be terrified of eyelash curlers because I'd always hear horror stories of people pulling their lashes out. After overcoming this, I decided to try one and it ROCKED my world! I find that the curler does a great job of lifting the lashes, creating a more wide eyed look! Shop the curler here! 

Step 2: Apply tubular mascara

Not all mascaras are equal! I was incredibly skeptical of this mascara when I first tried it, but it has changed the game for me. This revolutionary tubular volumizing mascara forms water-resistant tubes 360° around lashes, dries instantly and will not smudge or smear. Better than waterproof, the 24-hour formula stays just-applied looking yet slides off with only warm water without leaving a trace. The precision brush grabs lashes at the roots to lengthen even the shortest hairs for the look of a naturally lush lash line. Shop my favorite mascara at Nordstrom here or on Amazon here!

Step 3: Swipe the serum

In June 2017 I started looking for a lash solution that would be low maintenance so I could work smarter, not harder towards lengthy lashes! My fabulous friend Nina told me to try RevitaLash after complimenting her gorgeous lashes. I was incredibly skeptical, especially due to the price tag of $99 but she assured me it would last well over three months (my first tube lasted me 6 months) and I would not regret it. RevitaLash Advanced is proven to transform the appearance of lashes and making them stronger. This proprietary blend of scientifically-advanced technology and natural botanicals help protect against breakage and brittleness, improve flexibility, moisture and shine. Here are a few other benefits:

• Defends eyelashes from daily aggressors and conditions to help protect from brittleness and breakage.
• High impact BioPeptin Complex, peptides and botanicals saturate the lashes with moisture, keeping them soft, luxurious and healthy-looking.
• Daily use provides immediate conditioning benefits leading to healthier-looking, more luxurious lashes. 
• Ophthalmologist Reviewed, Dermatologist Reviewed, Clinically Tested, Hypoallergenic, Non-Irritating. 
• My favorite part: a portion of all proceeds benefit breast cancer research initiatives.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial! I am really interested to hear your feedback on how you enjoyed the video piece and if you'd like to see more. Again, no products are sponsored in this post- I truly use and love these items everyday!