It's actually not that Tiny now that I think about it...
In fact, I spend a lot more time and energy on my face care and makeup than I do with my hair.
So for those of you who have asked me about my regimen or have commented that my skin tone is very similar to yours, this lil routine may be worthwhile. At the least, you can see what products and colors I go to everyday to achieve my particular look. So without further adieu, I'll give you the diet coke version first: 3 steps!
2. bronzer & blush
Now let me explain....
this is me, no makeup - just a good, hot face wash. BTW, you'll have to excuse the eyebrows - I am growing them out :(
Anyway, I do the same thing morning and night:
Since my face is used to wetter weather, this new desert scene is really not going over so well. So I massage a teaspoon of coconut oil all over my face before washing. I use a delicate soap, usually Johnson & Johnson's bath time soap, followed by an intense steam with a wash cloth.
I run the cloth under very hot water!
At night, I use a balm that my mother makes. It's chock full of amazing ingredients like shea butter, green tea and tea tree oil and has the texture and thickness of lip balm. Pretty heavy stuff but it gives me quite a baby face in the morning.
In the morning, I use a lighter moisturizer that my mother brews up as well consisting of various oils like vitamin E. I require a lot of moisture but have little tolerance for parabens and "extras" that usually come with store-bought face creams so this works for me.
So, makeup! Concealer first. The below two photos shows my daily blue print to achieve a more even tone.
The left photo below shows me with bronzer and blush. I take my kabuki brush and bronzer and sweep a ring around my face to create a warmer look. I follow it with very pink blush on my cheeks, chin and nose. I love a sun-blasted beach look so I love me some bronzer!
The last step shown in the right photo above is mascara. For me, mascara makes all the difference between having Disney eyes or stick character eyes. My lashes, though quite long, are very fine and are virtually invisible without mascara. So it's a go to for sure!
My Daily Tools:
Bobby Brown and M.A.C. are my main besties. I have literally tried everything else and nothing else comes close to my skin tone and style. I love these guys!
concealer: M.A.C. NC45 / concealer brush: e.l.f. / bronzer: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder Deep 4 / bronzer kabuki brush: e.l.f. / blush: Bobbi Brown Pink Coral #8 / blush brush: M.A.C. 2007 Christmas Edition 168SE / mascara: Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara (travel size)