Make-Up Wear.

make-up must haves

Yay! Beauty post!- Finally! Above are my fave make-up products I use for everyday wear.
When it comes down to my make-up, I like to stick to a certain look that fits my everyday.
 I don’t really like to take risks or try new make-up looks because 
I’m not one to really wear eyeshadow or falsies everyday plus with my
laid-back style, it allows me to wear something more subtle. 
 I’m a big fan of using both inexpensive, drug store make-up
and higher end brands– it’s all about that balance!

My daily make-up routine consists of emphasizing my eyes, cheeks and brows. 
FACE: I alternate between wearing foundation and powder depending on my mood.
 For the most part I wear a foundation powder as my base.
To prep my face, I start with using a toner after washing my face. Right now I’m into 
Lush’s Tea Tree Water toner- I either spray it all over or use a cotton ball to apply.
–  After, I prime my face using Hourglass mineral primer– this helps prep the foundation 
but also makes your make-up look a bit more flawless.
– I apply my Two Faced foundation to help even out my skin and add concealer for my 
under eyes and blemishes only.
–  I then add a little bit of my Laura Mercier powder to help set in the foundation 
with a sephora brush
– Tip: Carry a translucent powder to touch up through out your day like Make-Up 
Forever’s HD high definition powder- it matifies the skin without changing it’s 
natural contours; DON’T touch up with more powder because you’re just piling 
up more make-up.

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CHEEKS: I’m such a blush junkie- I have a million blushes and always mix 
two to get the right shade (try it!).
– I start with a bronzer to help define my cheekbones and after add my blush 
on the apple of my cheeks. I use MAC’s Prism blush and Maybelline’s Dream
 Mousse blush in 25 (similar here)
– I add High Beam from Benefit or MAC Mineralizer to highlight my cheeks; plus it 
gives me a pretty glow.
EYES: I always wear eyeliner- whether it’s winged, pencil, liquid, smudged… 
I mean you name it. 
–  I start at the outer corner of my eyes and work my way inward. I usually start with a 
liquid liner and go in with a kohl pencil liner over it to give it a less harsh look. 
I use Laura Mercier kohl liner usually in Brown.
I add two to three coats of mascara to finish off my eyes and that includes my 
bottom lashes too! I use Dior show and Maybelline’s Lash Discovery.
 For a dramatic look (since I don’t do eyeshadows) I like to smudge liner at the bottom 
lid close to my lashes with Rimmel’s Spark it Up liner in 610. (similar here)
Tip: Try staying away from black liquid eyeliner for day looks- it’s too dramatic.
 Stick to a brown liner; it’s more natural and youthful.

BROWS: My brows are a big part of my make-up routine. I have very thin &
 light colored brow hair so I always fill them in to make sure they look defined.
First, I don’t tweeze my eyebrows. I find that tweezing can be addicting and you always
 end up over tweezing and having thinner looking brows plus it’s hard keeping
 up with them yourself.
– I thread my eyebrows instead- looooooooooove this! Highly recommend! Threading
 isn’t painful and the result lasts about 2 weeks. Brows that are threaded have a far
 better look to them- they look clean, well groomed and the shaping looks always amazing.
– I fill in my brows with a brow pencil ( Anastasia ) in brown and use a brow comb to
 comb them into place. 
– I use the liner lightly and go over my brows about 2-3 times to get to the shade 
I like- make sure you use gently strokes so that you don’t get any harsh lines.
LIPS: I love soft, rose looking lips- nothing too crazy, just pretty enough to make my
lips have a nice tint.
– I’m crazy about Laura Mercier’s HydraTint in Berry tint and Rose tint-
 it gives me the perfect shade of pink/berry lips.
– I also use and love, NYC’s lipstick in Violet Shine 319

*The last photo includes some other products I use and love:
Evian facial spray– I spray this on a couple times a day to keep my make-up
looking moisturized and fresh through out the day, perfect for on the go and it’s small to
 fit in your purse!
Josie Maran– It’s so important to protect our skin, including our face. I use this to
 moisturize my face and it has SPF 40+ protection… it smells good too!
YSL Shocking mascara– For years, I’ve had a hard time finding a great mascara…
 I had tried expensive and inexpensive ones and none ever made my lashes
stay curled. Finally, I found 3 that I haven’t been able to stop using. Dior show,
Maybelline’s Lash Discovery and YSL Shocking mascara!
Two Faced Foundation– Gives me the perfect amount of even-ness and coverage
without looking heavy. It’s light and easy to blend.
L’Oreal H.I.P cream eyeliner-perfect creamy liner that glides so smoothly! Love!

Hope this answered all your questions regarding the products
 I use and you found new products to check out!
Tell me some of your fave products so I can check out!

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  1. Natalie Suarez Comment #1

    sooo amazin! love it :)



  2. Tinacious Me Comment #2

    wow great post! thanks for the details, Jules!
    Tina @ http://www.tinacious.me

  3. Mandy Koster Comment #3

    Thanks for sharing Jules, I really needed this! :)

    X Mandy


  4. Rhea Dillon Comment #4

    Thanks so much, this is honestly the most helpful beauty post I’ve read in a while!


  5. designedbyann Comment #5

    Loving your post!! I love High Beam too! It’s a very nice product!!

  6. Anonymous Comment #6

    What color Laura Mercier hydratint lip balm do you use?

  7. thesimplestyle Comment #7
  8. Danielle Comment #8

    Thanks for this post- I love hearing about everyone’s makeup routines and must haves! What shade Too Faced Foundation do you wear and what kind of coverage does it give you?

    XOXO Dani


  9. Kate Comment #10

    So nice to see a beauty post, Jules! I love your choice in make-up – you always look so gorgeous! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

  10. .aubrey c. Comment #11

    Good tips, I have always wondered about that evian spray!


  11. Jolie Jouel Comment #12

    Wow, thanks for the comprehensive list! Beauty collage, too. I too love Mac mineralize blush, dream mouse blush, and diorshow mascara.

    My jewelry blog: joliejouel.blogspot.com

  12. Patricia Comment #13
  13. David Diaz Comment #14

    Love that your make-up routine is so simple! I wish mine was the same! lol

    xo – David Diaz

  14. Line Lauritzen Comment #15

    What is your white nailpolish called? It’s looks so pretty with white nails <3

  15. Kisti Belle Comment #16

    i love beauty posts! great job!

  16. Dianna Comment #17

    thanks loveee!

  17. Ms.Fashionista Comment #18

    Definitely agree with wanting subtle makeup year round. Usually I just use a moisturizer, a little powder because my face gets so red and a concealer under my eyes. A toner and cleanser are also amazing but I always find myself never using them when I should be! Super true about the balance between designer brand makeup and drug store. I like my drug store mascara 100x more than my designer one! All my makeup is mostly from Origins which I think is a great brand and pretty affordable.



  18. iliana.c Comment #19

    thanks for sharing how you get your signature look! always so interesting to see what people use. =)


  19. Coco Loco Comment #20

    what colour is the mac lipstick? :) xoxo CocoLoco

  20. Lindsay Comment #21

    Benefit High Beam is one of my makeup staples as well! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  21. DawnieP Comment #22

    Oh my goodness I LOVE Laura Mercier it is amazing isn’t it? Great to see it in your everyday wear!



  22. Alison Comment #23

    I love a lot of the same stuf as well. The anastasia brow pencil is my ultimate favorite :)


  23. libby Comment #24

    love this post! i’ve also been on the hunt for a really great mascara!


  24. Maki | Moon River Travels Comment #25

    I looove Benefit’s High Beam Highlighter- can’t leave for a night out without it!

  25. Kas and Blue Comment #26

    Great selection!!



  26. Flea Fashion Comment #27

    great post!

    following your blog :)


  27. brici Comment #28

    can you do a night time make up post, i love you’re cheeks at night, im would love to know what you wear

  28. RHODA Comment #29

    love the simple and luxurious routine!


  29. Claudia Paola Comment #30

    I love these kinds of posts- I enjoy seeing what makeup other bloggers use! (Btw- I’m a huge fan of that HIP liner myself- out of all the cream/gel ones I’ve tried, I like that one best.)

  30. Jeline Comment #31

    Great post! Thanks for sharing! <3


  31. Jenna Hughes Comment #32

    love some of the products you mentioned!


  32. Jessica @ Here(and)Now Comment #33

    I just posted about wanting to shake up my beauty routine TODAY… you read my mind lady! Can’t wait to try some of these products… love the tips about cheek highlighter and eyebrow treading!

  33. Anonymous Comment #34

    awesome post!
    nicole z

  34. Stephanie Pulos Comment #35

    Love Hourglass Primer! Xx

    Stephanie in Style

  35. Styleclouds Comment #36

    Thank you for sharing this! Love it! xo, Christina


  36. Lauren Comment #37

    Always looking for new make-up and tips! Thanks!



  37. Valeria Comment #38

    We have a similar make up routine. Except, I usually wear liquid eyeliner 99 % of the time.
    Any who, great post! ♥

  38. Allison Comment #39

    Love this!

  39. Allison Comment #40

    Love this!


  40. Marina Comment #41

    Wow thanks for sharing!!
    I love your Blog!!

    xx Marina

  41. Mira Comment #42

    Thanks for that. you always look flawless 😀


  42. Anna F Comment #43
  43. Les babioles de Zoé Comment #44

    Thanks for this post Jules !!!

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  46. Ebba Comment #47

    Love love love your style and you always look amazing! You are such an inspiration to me! Greetings from Sweden

  47. Monica L. Comment #48

    Very nice posts!

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  48. Purple Paparazzi Comment #49

    I love that you did a Make Up Post.Awesome stuff you got here Jules.

  49. Tiana Comment #50

    the makeup forever HD powder is like crack in a cup! its so amazing :)
    i loved this post – it was fun seeing all of your beauty finds!

    tiana of l’esthetique

  50. Chicpear Comment #51

    I love Laura Mercier mineral powder! I’ve been using that for years!


  51. Neijah Comment #52

    I so need to upgrade my makeup! I’m such a tomboy in that area



  52. Flea Fashion Comment #53

    i love everything that has to do with make-up!


  53. Anonymous Comment #54

    Love your makeup post!

    <3, makeupbyjanis


  54. Thrifted Comment #55

    Thanks for all the great make up tips! We love high beam too!

  55. Skyler Comment #56

    Really wanting to try the Laura Mercier lip balm.

  56. Anonymous Comment #57

    love your blog! would love to see a youtube video :)

  57. Iga Comment #58

    Loving this post! I’m addicted to Sephora’s glitter black eyeliner! It’s black, but looks fresh & amazing. Now I’m off to try some new beauty products 😉

    xo Iga

    Fashion. Passion. Love.

  58. Mode a'Portee Comment #59

    Love this post.. Thanks for sharing!!

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