Oh when I discovered blush! I felt like a princess!!
When I moved to the US I came with a cream foundation I used for under my eyes and once that was over I needed something else. One day I was walking around the Beverly Center Mall and I saw a huge Loreal store. I don't know if Loreal still has big stores but the girl there was super helpful and I bought my first True Match powder foundation. After that, I kept purchasing Loreal products.
Sometimes if I am at Target and I see a better price I will try it, like NYC liquid foundation or Garnier's. I still like them, but if I am using True Match powder C2, I will buy the same tone in liquid.
So this is what I do. I don't have a 15 minute make up routine. You know when you go to You Tube looking for tutorials and all these talented girls spend 20 minutes doing their make you're like "ain't nobody got time for that!" I know, maybe we as women should make the time to look our best, but I truly don't like to over do my face. My husband doesn't like it and I don't like heavy make up either.
I apply Loreal's True Match liquid foundation in C2 tone with a make up sponge. I also use W3 sometimes. And I apply it as an eye primer as well.
Then, with a brush, I apply the powder foundation in the same tone to set the previous one.
With a fatter blush I do my cheeks. Some people day to measure to finger tips from your nose to start blushing or do a rabbit face and do your cheekbones. I do my cheekbones with a bronze color like Loreal's True Match Barely Blushing. and then I do my cheeks, the part that gets chubby when I smile with a more rosy tone like Apricot Kiss. Recently I bought the tone "Rosy Outlook" but it might not be the right color for me because it's not very noticeable (unless in my bathroom light, I'll have to try it during the day).
For blushes I also like the NYC brand because they always have great deals at Target and CVS Pharmacy so if I am feeling (or have to be) frugal, I'll but that brand.
Lastly I do my eyelashes. I like Loreal's as well and I also use Wet 'n Wild
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And lately I am also using some lip gloss. I am not a huge fan particularly because I like to kiss my boys all the time and lip gloss gets in the way.
A more recent shoot with same routine:
Hope this was helpful and please recommend any products you think I might benefit from!
(This post is not sponsored by Loreal, all opinions and recommendations are my own)