Have y’all heard of Cassandra Bankson? I saw a story about her on MSN the other day and let me tell you just HOW much better I felt about myself in seeing her YouTube videos. (You should check them out here). She even taught me the importance of primer.
(Oh why did I not know of primer before now…I’ve fallen in love with primer.)
You see, Cassandra has cystic acne like me! And she is a model! I was shocked when I watched her video on the Today show because for years and years I’ve struggled with how my face looks like. I did a post last year about the “real” me and I cried after posting it because I hate how I look so very much. Anyway, after seeing Cassandra’s post about how to put on the make up. I thought I could show you what I use.
I’m clearly no model, but I do put make up on every day and its typically “drug store” style make up. So don’t think you have to spend 50 jillion dollars on make up to cover up your face. This is before my make up products. SHUDDER!!!
Now I clean my face and then in the order of the items below, I put my make up on. I use my fingers to pat on the primer, foundation, and concealer. Then its on to my powder (I swap between loose and compact) before adding the final touches. I get a lot of you may think this is a LOT of make up, but when you see pizza face up there staring at you in the mirror you can understand why I put it on. Luckily L’Oreal’s foundation is AMAZING with its coverage and doesn’t irritate my skin more.
So here are my products.
The best part of all this routine is 1. it takes me 10 minutes tops and 2. it doesn’t feel like I have make up on. Plus the boost in self-confidence makes it worth putting on even for a run to the grocery store.
And here is what I look like after my make up. (and in my car)
So much better!! What is your beauty routine?