I don't always have the time do do a full face makeup. Sometimes I have to hurry it along, but here's my makeup routine on days I have the time to do my makeup:
1.) Moisturizer (not always, but helps)
- I have combination skin so I have used the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer or the Cream (the cream would be good at night and the moisturizer for the day time).
3.) Concealer - I like to use my Maximum Coverage Face Brush which is bigger than the original, smaller Maximum Coverage Brush. The bigger brush I use for my heavy dark circles and the smaller brush I use for hard to cover areas and spot concealing.
4.)Foundation - Original or READY. I use/have used Handy Buki, Flawless Face, Precision Face Brush, Mini Flawless Face Brush from the Mini Masters Brush Collection, The Multi Tasking Brush from the Flawless Five Brush Collection, The Pink Retractable Kabuki Brush, The Retractable Precision Brush or the Full Flawless Face Brush. You can also use the Angled Face Brush if you want to.
5.) Blush - READY. I like to use the original blush brushes or the Bare Minerals brushes that are made with Taklon which is a soft synthetic fiber. It's less irritating to the skin and makes your makeup look better. I was on QVC where I bought a blush and it came with a blush brush made of the same fibers. But on the BE website there are a set of brushes, a couple sets actually, with the same fibers. I purchased the Mini Masters and I'm so glad I did.
6.) Eyecolor - READY. As you can see I LOVE the READY line. Everything is compressed and you don't have to swirl and tap. You simply tap and buff onto your skin. I like the READY 2.0, 4.0 or 8.0 color palettes. The READY line are blendable colors, so you can really play with it. Use eyelid primer if you can because it can help your eye color pop. You don't need much. Just a small spot of it on your finger tip and then blend it out all over your eyelid. With the 2.0, I like those for going to work. For the 4.0, is when I am going on a trip or want to look my best for someone special. For the 8.0, you don't have to use every color, but you can definitely use one, two, three or even four colors! Also, you can use a fifth color as a liner versus black eyeliner if you want a softer look or create a look to fool people into thinking you have black eyeliner on. Also, it's easier to remove the eye color versus the eye liner! I like using Wet/Dry Brush, Double Ended Precision Brush, Soft Focus Shadow and Liner Brush, Soft Focus Shadow Brush, Eye Buki Brush (nice for highlighting the brow bone), Tapered Shadow Brush (good for putting color in the crease of the eye) or the Eye Defining Brush (nice for the color blocking technique or other eye techniques and looks).
7.) Mascara - I like using the Brushless Mascara. Works great for me. Any of the mascaras are good for me whether it be Volumizing or Waterproof. I have big eyes and my lashes are long enough to me to where I don't need much so it works out well.
8.) Luminizer, Radiance and All Over Face Color - This one is kind of tricky. You can use both or one versus the other. The Luminizer is to be use VERY sparingly under the eyes, outer corner of the eyes, you can rub a small amount on your index finger and run it down the bridge of your nose and over the eye brow, but you don't want to use it too much. This REALLY has a shimmer to it. It's meant to give you a "red carpet" kind of glow. So don't overdue it. The Radiance colors are to give your face a sheen and bring life to your face where as the All Over Face Colors are complexion enhancers. The Luminizer I had came with a very soft white brush. But if you don't get one with a brush, I would use a Soft Focus Face Brush for the Luminizer. As a default, you can use either the Tapered or Angled Blush Brush because they're small and the perfect size for the spot application of Luminizer or the Radiance. For All Over Face Colors, you can use the Flawless Face Brush, because it's big enough to get all the product onto the brush and effective enough to put all over the face no more than twice to achieve the complexion boost you need.
9.) Bronzer - READY. I have a Golden Dark skin tone so I was told to use The High Dive. So I use my Angled Face Brush to get the areas that need contouring; cheekbones, temples (the area people usually rub if they have a headache for example) and also the chin. I don't use much. My skin is already dark so I don't feel the need to contour too much.
10.) Mineral Veil - READY and loose powder. I use either one. In READY I use tinted so that it's not too cakey looking on my dark skin. The loose powder isn't so bad and it blends so nicely. I use my Soft Focus Face Brush for either the pressed or loose mineral veil. I also use the Buff and Go retractable brush traveling or I use it when I need a fresher look for work.
11.) Lip color - Finally, the lip color. Pretty Amazing is okay, but it will give you the color lipstick will but the gloss of a 100% Natural Lip gloss, so be careful. I bought a Pretty Amazing set some months ago and one of the colors could have been a concealer because it blended in too well with my skin and made me look odd and another color was a pretty pink at first glance, but when I put it on, it was too RICH of a pink and I didn't like how it made my lips stand out. I would of had to really amp up the makeup to match it's wild appearance on my lips. So I would suggest Moxie or the 100% Natural Lip gloss. Moxie will give you color, but not too dramatic. The 100% Natural Lip gloss isn't bad because it will give you the gloss and not TOO much tint which I like because it's good to wear to work.
Sorry this is so long, but I wanted to be a bit more detailed than usual so I hope this all helps!