Erin's Makeup Today | Fresh and Easy Morning Routine


I'm still loving a fresh, light face of makeup as summer winds down. My eye makeup is really minimal with nothing on the lid besides a dab of Essence I ♥ Stage Eyeshadow Base to conceal veins. I received a trial size of the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara (full size $19.50 at Sephora) and am dreading the idea of replacing it. This mascara is both volumizing and lengthening. I've included a photo from the website because I really love the natural bristle wand! You should check out this article by The Beauty Department on mascara wands on how this makes a difference.
My first step is always to deal with my undereye area, using Benefit's Erase Paste in shade No 1 Fair and the Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer in shade 210. I evened out the rest of my complexion with Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in Light/ Medium, all of which I applied with clean fingers for an easy and quick morning routine.

I plan on doing a brow routine post, but for now I can say that I kept it simple with the Quo Take A Brow Eyebrow Powder Palette and Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara.


My finishing touches? I applied NARS Orgasm blush to the outside apples of my cheeks for a light pink flush and soft golden sheen (check out my review of it here and its dupe!). Even for my dry skin, I find that the Garnier BB cream has a bit too much "shine" in the T zone - something I am not familiar or okay with! To counter this, I dust on a bit of the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 001 Transparent (a product that I don't reach for often!). I seem a bit washed out in these photos but I did add a touch of Smashbox Bronze Lights bronzer in Suntan Matte on my temples and cheekbones.
Last but certainly not least, I add a layer of the wonderful Korres lip butter in Mango. It was really difficult to choose just one of these little tubs. I love the juicy look!

I'd like to add that Paula's Choice has rated the Smashbox Bronze Lights bronzer as BEST, stating it has a "wonderfully smooth texture that makes application nearly foolproof, plus it looks incredibly natural on skin". I LOVE this bronzer!

What do you think of this "no-makeup" makeup look? Any mascara recommendations?



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