Makeup Refresher.

I've been really diggin' my makeup routine lately you guys. It's been hot as mother fucking hell in California this summer but whether it's a highlighter or literal sweat on my face, I strive to be a glowy/dewy son of a b at all times. 

If you subscribe to my YouTube channel, you've probably seen my Makeup Routine video from a few months ago. I still use some of those products but I feel like I've just upgraded lately. Once you get sucked into that vortex that is "the YouTube black hole"... you end up watching makeup tutorials for multiple hours straight and you pick up on a few things. Let's go step by step.

Foundation: IT Cosmetics Illuminating CC Cream (my shade: medium)

One of the best foundations I've ever used. It lasts forever and it doesn't cake up on my face. If you want glowy skin, get this shit. I'm seriously in love. 

Foundation/Setting Powder: IT Cosmetics "Your Skin But Better" CC Airbrush Perfecting Powder

I use this with a big fluffy brush for a light/sheer coverage just to set the foundation in the places I want. Avoiding my cheeks and nose for optimum glowy-ness!

Bronzer: Tartè Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer

Blush: Benefit Rockateur Blush Box

One of the best blushes I've used to date, which also smells like heaven or some sort of heavenly fruit. 

Eyebrows: Anastasia Dip Brow (dark brown)

Highlighter: NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator & Makeup Forever Sculpting Duo (pink highlighter only, the bronzer that comes with it isn't my favorite at all*)

I apply the Liquid Illuminator to my cheek bones and my cupids bow and then actually use the pink highlighter on a brush over the liquid to intensify it. Kind of acting as a highlighter setting powder. I also do the sides of my forehead, bridge of my nose and my chin.. and BAM.

Prime/Setting Spray: MAC Fix Plus

I use this before and after my makeup routine, as a primer & setting spray. I've literally never been a huge fan of MAC... but I tried this after seeing everyone and their mother use it on YouTube tutorials. They were definitely on to something because it's amazing. 

As far as mascara goes, you already kinda know my deal with that - and if you don't, click here.

I still don't consider myself the girliest person on the planet, but makeup has always been fun for me. I feel like I've been kicking ASS at highlighting ever since my skin improved so much, so I needed to share these products with you. I'm sure I'll do another tutorial video here in the next few months, but in the meantime, these are my MUST HAVE makeup products for sure. 


For your entertainment pleasure, here is a video on how NOT to do your daily makeup routine... courtesy of the man that has my heart. Enjoy. ;)