MAKEUP OF THE DAY TUTORIAL
I ALWAYS go back to my YSL Primer – I have combination skin with texture & pores, and THIS primer really blurs imperfections and smooths the skin! I LOVE the consistency. It leaves skin feeling extremely soft but never tacky or greasy! I will also use a Primer Water if I’m really in a hurry or layer both to really lock everything in. Smells sooo good too!
The past month I have been mixing my foundations daily – I love a full coverage look but like an added luminosity for a more “natural” finish.
My current favorite full coverage, long-wearing foundations are the Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, Forever Perfect Foundation, and All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation. As for medium coverage, this La Mer product blows me away EVERY time. In regards to the glow factor, I love the Flawless Filter and All-In-One Glow. I will typically mix the foundations on the back of my hand or place the luminous foundation directly on the areas I want to highlight. With a damp beauty sponge, I will gently “bounce” the product into the skin. Blend. Blend. Blend.
I have been really struggling with products creasing and settling into fine lines in the under-eye area – These concealers seem to never let me down! I always choose a product two shades lighter than my skintone/foundation – I swear by a bright under-eye area!
If dark circles are an issue, my favorite color corrector this Instant Eye Lift! I will correct the darkness first, then layer the concealer over this product. As for a cream brightener, the Prep & Primer Highlighter in Radiant Rose is a must! I will apply this highlighter after the concealer for additional brightness.
I set the concealed areas (always ensuring everything is thoroughly blended first) with this powder – It is very finely milled and will not accentuate imperfections! The KKW Beauty brightening powder is an amazing topper.
If I want to set the entire face (oily skin/12 hour work day), Studio Fix Powder is my go-to.
I have had my brows microbladed but have not been able to complete the process since I am pregnant. Therefore, I still use these products to fill in sparse areas:
I will have an upcoming post detailing my routine/products, but these items are on current rotation –
- I cannot tell you how much I LOVE these contour wands! Soo easy to use and extremely blendable! Don’t forget to apply prior to setting the face with powder. (Head over to my Instagram (@elenipeczkowski) for a video of the highlighter)
- I use this bronzer (drugstore alternative) to contour my face and nose (and to set the beauty wands!) I cannot go a day without this! I will always use a matte powder to contour.
I typically use bronzer all over the lid or just in the crease – SO quick and easy! A beautiful extra step is this “tan” pigment on the lid – It will seriously last you forever. Always looks gorgeous! I will also rotate this eye tint in “Camel Smoke.” Will not budge – Totally worth the splurge! Quick finish with liner (upper lid) & mascara!
First, I line my lips with Charlotte Tilbury’s lip liner – Sooo good! I use the shade “Pillowtalk.” Another favorite (and transfer proof!) is a MUFE product. Next, I applied this lipstick in “Wrong Number.”
(To prep my lips, the YSL Liquid Balm softens like a dream! It has a tint and can absolutely be worn alone)
#8 FINAL TOUCHES
I use a setting spray to set my face really well – It melts the products together and keeps everything in place!
I always go back to the same three:
I’d love to hear your current favorites in the comments below! If you have any product questions or would like shade details, DM me on Instagram @elenipeczkowski. If you don’t watch my IG-Stories, I’d recommend checking them out for tips and tricks! It’s a really easy way to follow me and see what I am wearing that day. You can also find details on the Liketoknow.it app – Click HERE to follow me!