I recently had a reader email me asking me how I do my makeup & what products I use. So Diane…this one is for you!

I am a Taurus. Which might have something to do with the fact that I am a TOTAL creature of habit. Or maybe one has nothing to do with the other (which is probably more likely). But I digress. My point is that I like to keep things consistent and I don’t care much for change. So it’s probably no shock that I wear the exact same natural makeup look every.single.day. And for date night, all I do is add a little contour/highlight. If I’m feeling REALLY crazy, I might do a little liner. But even that is very rare. Oh, and I’ve been wearing the same lipstick color since high school. It did get discontinued a few times over the years but I always found a dupe.

Before I apply my makeup, I always use Elizabeth Arden’s Visible Difference Eye Cream and CeraVe AM lotion w/ SPF. It only has SPF30 in it, but my foundation has SPF50 so I feel ok about my coverage although if you have a good recommendation for a stand alone SPF that works well under makeup, I am all ears!

It Cosmetics CC Cream (in Light): I use one full pump (for full coverage) and use my fingers to apply it all over my face. I prefer using my fingers over a brush/sponge because it just applies so much smoother and you waste less product.

It Cosmetics Eyelift in a Tube Concealer (in Light): I just dab concealer in the inner corner of my eyes with a brush and then I dab it with my ring finger to blend it in even more.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Powder (in Translucent): I dust this all over my face…especially my t-zone and upper eye lids. I have droopy upper lids so they always seem to stick (ugh) and this helps.

Chanel Foundation Powder (in 22 Beige Rose): I apply a light dusting of this all over my face but to be honest, I am looking to change my powder. And the only reason is because Chanel DISCONTINUES products like nobody’s business. LITERALLY. EVERY SINGLE TIME I find a powder in a color and formula I like…they change the color and name, etc. and it makes me crazy. LOL.

Nars Blush (in Orgasm): I like a natural blush and from what I’ve seen, this blush looks great on all skin tones.

L’Oreal Voluminous Eyelash Primer: I don’t know how I lived without mascara primer before I found this. It REALLY thickens your lashes. I don’t know if you are supposed to curl your lashes before or after using it but I always curl first.

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara (original): HANDS DOWN…the best drug store mascara. It is the only mascara I use.

Lancome Liner (in Bronzelle): I’ve been wearing this liner since high school. It is THE BEST nude color ever.

L’Oreal Lipstick (in Fairest Nude): I’ve been wearing this color for years.

Benefit Sugarbomb Lip Gloss (sold out or discontinued) : Every time I fall in love with a gloss, they discontinue it! So my gloss is always changing. But the MOST important thing is that it isn’t sticky. I despise sticky gloss. This one is very smooth.

Urban Decay Brow Box Eye Brow Powder (in Honey Pot): I am not good at doing my brows and am pretty much stuck with the shape I was born with. So I just use a powder to fill them in a bit.

So that’s it, folks! One of these days, maybe I’ll be brave enough to shoot a tutorial video. But I’ve been saying that for 8 years so I wouldn’t hold my breath. Ha!

2 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Liv
    Feb 02, 2018 @ 7:56 am

    So easy, simple, and natural. Love it!




  2. Diane
    Feb 04, 2018 @ 5:28 am

    Jenn, thx so much for the dedication and your list of products! You always have such a natural, beautiful look! I truly appreciate you taking the time sharing with your readers and myself how we can be a “Stylish housewife” too! I’m headed out for some new make-up!


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