Guest Post: My Sister's Everyday Makeup Routine

Hello everybody, it’s Taylor here again. It’s Taylor Tuesday, if you will (assuming Kelsey actually puts this up on a Tuesday…oh jeez.) So, for those of you who don’t know, I’m Kelsey’s 18 year old sister who’s currently supposed to be writing a paper for my Journalism midterm. My roommate thinks I’m being productive, but she’s watching America’s Next Top Model so she’s not one to judge either.

So Kelsey and I have very different skin types. Though we are both basically deathly pale (all hail Irish ancestors, right?!), her undertones are much cooler, whereas mine are more neutral/warm. Also, I’m not entirely prone to breakouts whereas her skin is more sensitive. So, I figured it is because of this that I can get away with doing almost the exact same posts as she has because we use different things, and here’s another perspective!

So, as stated, I am a college student. Stereotypically late-sleeping and sweat-pant wearing. I, however, have way too much makeup I have spent way too much money on to not put some on every morning, so I’m always sure to wake up early enough to do it (although, yes, sometimes this does mean sacrificing my outfit, but let’s also all hail the cool weather so I can wear a scarf and look like I have my life together). First, I start with the Korres Vitamin E Face Primer (doesn't seem to be available anymore, but something similar would be their Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer). This came into my possession because it broke Kelsey out (so if you’re prone to breakouts, beware), but I haven’t had a problem and I love this primer so much. It smells amazing and doesn’t feel plastic-y like other primers tend to. Next, I apply the holy grail of my collection: YSL Touche Eclat foundation in shade Beige Dore 10. I know the price tag of this is a little scary, but it was worth every penny. Honestly every time I wear it someone comments on how nice and awake my skin looks. Every time, I swear. I blend it in with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to keep the look very natural. Next is concealer, my trusty Maybelline FitMe Concealer in shade 20 (yes the same one from the care package Kelsey sent me!), which I mainly only need under my eyes and around my nose. I use the same makeup sponge to blend this in because at this point I probably only have 20 minutes before I have to leave for class and have yet to change out of pajamas. I finish my face with a touch of the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and a sweep of my Clinique CheekPop in Berry Pop, which I apply with a stippling brush. If I’m feeling particularly dull I’ll also dust on theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer to the tops of my cheeks to fool everyone I see into thinking I got enough sleep the night before.

To fill in my brows I take a bit of Nyx Nude Matte Eyeshadow in Bare my Soul (a grayish brown shade, and it was only five bucks, score.) with an angled brush and hope for the best. Then, across my eyelids I apply the Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop eyestick in shade Au Revoir and blend it in with my finger. Next I use Benefit’s They’re Real! Push up liner to cheat and get AMAZING wings with very little actual effort (for real. It makes people think you can actually do eyeliner. They never have to know). Last on my eyes is a quick curl of my eyelashes and two coats of the Lights, Camera, Splashes mascara from Tarte. And I mean only two or it will start getting clumpy. Don’t test me on this. And to finish is a quick touch of the Mary-Lou Manizer in the inner corner of my eyes. More awake-looking tricks.

And last is lips, honestly what can make or break a look in my opinion. I’ve lately been giving my Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in shade 4 lots of love. For me it is the perfect nude, giving just enough color to not look dead. Just what I’m looking for. Plus, the packaging is absolutely to die for.

And there you have it, my morning makeup routine, which has been self-titled “How to fool people into thinking you are getting the recommended hours of sleep each night” makeup look.