The Everyday Base Routine

I've mentioned before how my everyday makeup varies every few weeks - I go through phases of wearing the bare minimum, only to suddenly be motivated to do a full face for weeks just a short time later. Lately I've been in a more "full face" state of mind because I've found some products in my stash I just really love using and had forgotten about until now. 

The weather has started to cool down finally, and my skin is feeling it. I've started incorporating a facial oil underneath my moisturizer in the daytime, and the moisturizer I've been going for is a little heavier than I used to use during the day as well. I've fallen back in love with the Marie d'Argan 100% Pure Argan Oil* as it just feels beautiful on the skin. It's so incredibly nourishing and moisturizing, but it doesn't leave me feeling greasy. I also use this at night and take some time massaging it into my eyelashes and eyebrows, and I think it's really helped condition them and help them grow! It doesn't make my makeup slide around and pairs really well underneath. The moisturizer I've been reaching for to go on top of the oil is the Better Skin Co Mirakle Cream* - this might be my favorite moisturizer ever (along with the Glossier Priming Moisturizer of course). It's super hydrating, but again, it doesn't make me greasy. It absorbs into the skin quickly, leaving it plumped and ready for makeup. I'm almost at the end of my tub and I'm definitely going to be purchasing it myself when it's gone.

Another product I've pulled out of my collection and fallen back in love with is the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation. I used this so much when I first got it in the spring, but it just fell by the wayside until now. I just can't bring myself to use anything else lately, though. On top of the oil + moisturizer combo it glides beautifully onto the skin and stays looking great all day. I typically stripe it on around the center of my face, where I need the most coverage, and blend it out with a buffing brush (I always use the Zoeva Silk Finish Brush). It leaves such a lovely luminous finish to the skin that I really love - I love that it's not matte but it's not like the super dewy bases I wore all summer. 

The foundation stick usually covers all the redness and most of the blemishes that I want it to, but when I need a little more coverage or something to cover dark circles I've been reaching for the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. I love how lightweight it feels and how non-cakey it is. It really brightens my undereyes and doesn't make them crepe-y and dry.

No matter how much makeup I'm wearing, I just always have to add the Glossier Haloscope in Quartz to my cheekbones and browbones. Now that I'm not wearing a super shiny foundation, I still like adding a bit of a dew factor on the high points of my face. This is perfect for that since it has the hydrating oils as well as real crystal dust in the formula. It's just my holy grail highlighter, which is saying a lot because I'm such a highlighter fiend. I wear it every single day, either on its own or mixed with other products. If you get one thing from Glossier (get 20% off here!), this should be it.

What products have you been using as your base lately? And what's your favorite facial oil for daytime? I'm thinking I might need the Kiehl's one...

*Some products mentioned have been sent to me for consideration, but all opinions are my own. Please see my disclaimer for more information.


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