Daily Makeup: Summer 2014

I don’t think I need to write this: I’m a daily makeup user.  I love makeup.  I love reading about it, thinking about it, applying it, and buying it.  It may sound obsessive but it’s not because… me?  I’m a little miser.  I spend a lot of time thinking—Do I need this? What am I going to do with this? Where am I going to put it? This looks similar to…—about the thing(s) I want to buy before I buy it/them.  Therefore I end up not buying many of the things I like or choose at first.  This happens with e v e r y product I touch or desire.

Having said that, I want to make a series of posts about makeup because I always wanted to write about it.  It’s silly—but a silliness that makes me happy.  Today’s post consists of the products I use every day, my “basic” makeup routine.  I want to keep a record of the products I love, just in case I change them and I want to go back to them at some point.


I choose you! 

Daily weapons

  • Face primer: Sephora Ultra-Smoothing Primer

This is not my favorite primer but it does the job and it’s considerably cheap.

  • Foundation: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation (Oil Free)

I’ve been using this foundation for over a year, and I love it!

  • Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer with SPF 35

Cheap and works well. I want to try Dermablend though.

  • Face Powder: Make Up For Ever Duo Mat

Another product I’ve been using since forever.

  • Eyebrows: Urban Decay Backdoor eyeshadow and Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

The brow gel is everything!

  • Eyeshadows: Wet N Wild Color Icon in Brulee and/or any of the eyeshadow shades from Tarte’s Amazon Escape palette and/or any of the shades from Urban Decay’s Smoked palette

Brulee is great because of the price ($1) and because it’s almost a dupe of Urban Decay’s Kinky eyeshadow.  From the Tarte palette, my favorite eyeshadows are: Tame, Rope, and Camo; from the Urban Decay palette: Kinky, Barlust, Mushroom, Rockstar, and Loaded.

  • Eyeliner: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black or Physicians Formula Eye Booster in Ultra Black
  • Mascara: Lancome Hypnôse Drama or Too Faced Better Than Sex
  • Cheeks: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed and/or Jouer Mattifying Powder Bronzer in Sunswept (Oil Free)

The only bronzer I like!

  • Lips: Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bachelorette or in Outlaw or Kat von D Foiled Love Lipstick in Oh My Goth

Gotta love matte lipstick but the shimmer of Oh My Goth is so beautiful!

Swatches: Bachelorette, Outlaw, and Oh My Goth


As you can see, I like to use “heavy” makeup that I can apply lightly during this horrible months of temperatures from hell.  The face primer is a key to hold everything in place because my nose is really oily.  Also: I’m in love with liquid lipstick! It’s the only thing I want to wear on my lips.

Here’s a bonus picture of my Chihuahua, Elvira, for reading or scrolling ’til the end:

Give me some food, human!

Can you see her little eyebrows? ❤



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4 responses to “Daily Makeup: Summer 2014

  1. Ary

    Yes!! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. I like this very much! :B

  3. Pingback: (Daily) Makeup: Summer 2015 | membrāna.cinerea

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