The Tiny Heart: My Makeup Essentials

7.11.2012

My Makeup Essentials

Today I'm sharing my top 5 essentials in my makeup bag. Yup, just five. I promise you can do your makeup with just these and be done and out the door in less than 10 minutes! I've gotten it down to a science...


I use this as my starting base and as an eyeshadow primer. I love that this product has SPF in it too, so I'll also use it when I go to the beach as a sunscreen. It gives lightweight coverage. When I want something a little heavier, I've been using a BB Cream.

This semi-sparkly beige (not the shade pictured above) is my daily eyeshadow. For a nighttime look, I add MAC Eyeshadow in Carbonized (a shimmery bronze-y brown) for a natural looking smokey eye.


This liner goes on smooth and stays on all day.

  I've been using this stuff for ages and have yet to find a mascara that works better than this one. It's a classic! And I love the drugstore price tag of $4.

 
 No Jersey girl's makeup routine is complete without bronzer! This one is two toned so you can control how dark or shimmery you want it to be. I typically only use this in the summer and a little goes a long ways. You don't want to wind up looking like George Hamilton! (In the winter I'll substitute blush).

There you have it, my makeup routine in 10 minutes or less!


What are your makeup essentials? How long does your makeup routine take?

55 comments:

  1. I love tinted moisturizer - these are great basics! Thanks for sharing :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  2. i love bronzer, too!! i just have to be careful what kind of bronzer i wear so it doesn't look TOO Bronze on my pale skin! :)

    still being [molly]

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    1. Haha1 That's why I can only use blush in the winter :)

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  3. My makeup routine takes about 10 minutes too. I don't like to put a lot on my face so I usually just use Garnier BB cream, concealer, a little bronzer, and mascara. If I want to jazz it up I put eyeliner hahaa..I'm not too great with eyeshadow so I don't really use any.

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    1. well it's less than 10 min..it's probably like 5 lol

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    2. I use the Garnier BB Cream too!

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  4. Love MAC make-up!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  5. That mascara is my go to for every day also!

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  6. MAC eyeshadows are seriously the best! I have them in too many colors : )

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'd love to get more to add to my collection :)

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  7. so cool! love that mac eyeshadow is mine fave!!

    xx

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  8. Love your essentials! I've been wanting to try mac products for ages! Their eyeshadows always look so pretty.

    Xo,
    Angela

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    1. I started using MAC about a year ago after I went to the counter to get my makeup done and now I'm hooked!

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  9. I could use some serious help in the makeup department!

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    1. Aww! I suggest going to a makeup counter and they can recommend products :)

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  10. My makeup essentials are pretty much the same as yours, except different brands! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. I HATE mascara, so I love that on my summer break I don't have to wear it everyday! So great to have a break. Your routine sounds very familiar to mine, except I et super shiny so I add some powder to the steps!

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    1. I feel like my makeup is incomplete without mascara!

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  12. I love that you keep your routine short and easy, I'm the same way! I hate spending more than 5 minutes on makeup. I love the color of that eyeshadow!

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    1. I just don't have the time in the morning! On the weekends I can spend a little more time on my makeup :)

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  13. I have never tried a tinted moisturizer, so I might have to check that out! I love the Maybelline Great Lash! I alternate between that and Cover Girl for mascara. My makeup routine is simple too, I use Almay Clear Skin concealer and powder, Cover Girl or Maybelline Eye Shadow and Mascara and various types of lip gloss or lip stick. Five minutes and I'm out the door!

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    1. 5 minutes is the way to go! The tinted moisturizer gives lighter coverage which is really nice in the summer heat.

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  14. Thats pretty much all I use give or take a few items! I use tinted moisturizer, eye shadow, mascara and bronzer :)

    Thanks for the tips!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  15. YES! I love that physician's formula--that exact one too! i'm going to look into that base/primer that you use- it does look like its perfect for the beach.. can you see a difference once it's on vs bare skin?

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    1. Yup I can definitely see a difference since it's tinted.

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  16. 10 minutes?! Damn girl! That is quick! I need to try out this mascara. I never love any mascara that I buy!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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    1. It's only about $4 so it's definitely worth trying out!

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  17. i use MAC's retro-speck and maybelline's mascara - they're the best!!
    www.beckspick.com

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  18. I need MAC lipstick...that's what on my current wishlist! Looks like you use some great makeup, very impressed by your 10 minutes :)

    Recently started using Voluminous Million Lashes and will NEVER go back, it's the most amazing!!!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm still kind of scared of lipstick but MAC makes some amazing shades.

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  19. I'm always looking for a good mascara....good to know about Maybelline!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  20. My makeup routine has never taken very long, but when you have kids, you cut corners whereever you can! lol I have a very similar routine, except that I put on a bit of powder foundation and eye primer to help cover up my dark circle under my eyes!

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    1. Haha! I imagine with so much going on, you'd want to do your makeup as quickly as possible :)

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  21. Love your tips! I need to try that mascara because I am not loving mine right now.
    Creamy

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  22. i love using tinted moisturizer in the summer too! it is not too heavy but still provides that coverage. i will have to try some of those shadows i definitely use more neutral colors in my every day make up , i pretty much do the same thing everyday haha

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com

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    1. It's just easier to use the same stuff daily, isn't it? :)

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  23. I do not use a lot of make up,just some lipstick/lipgloss and eye liner! I use the same eye liner pencil from MAC! It is smudge free and lasts me the whole day!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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    1. Eyeliner is the one product I really cannot live without!

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  24. LOL - love your comment about the bronzer! I've got to try that tinted moisturizer - I'm a sucker for primers. And I love retro-speck - I just wish I didn't get so much glittery fall out from it ... how do you control that? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I don't really get much fall out! I try to just apply a little bit at a time and then layer more on.

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  25. my makeup routine is quick too, i don't have time to be too high maintenance!

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  26. i love a quick routine. i have found that mascara and bronzer are sometimes enough for me!

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  27. Thanks for following and I'm following you back now :) !

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  28. I love mac eye shadow!! and all of their makeup in general!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  29. Awesome Sharon! Maybelline Great Lash Mascara has always been a staple in my cosmetic bag too.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  30. I agree less is better especially when it comes to getting ready in the morning! Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    Alison

    heartofgoldandluxury.blogspot.com

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  31. I have the same shadow and I love Maybeline mascaras! They are just as good, if not better than the more expensive ones!

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    1. Agreed! I can't understand why people would pay a lot for a mascara when this one works so well!

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  32. great post honey, i really love the mascara, it's for me the essential makeup!

    xx

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  33. Retrospeck is one of my bare essentials eyeshadows, too! Just slap that on the lids, and you're ready to go!

    http://www.annabelpierce.com

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  34. Absolutely love that mascara! Definitely need to try some of this out.

    A Southern Drawl

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  35. Looks great and fairly easy! I'm terrible with make-up- today's face consisted of moisturizer, sunblock, mineral powder, and lip gloss!
    --Vivienne

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  36. Great tips! I love Maybelline mascara!

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  37. hi girl, I like the mascara. I love your blog! Thank u so much for visiting, leaving such a nice comment and following, I follow you now too:)
    kisses chris

    http://chris-ed.blogspot.de

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  38. Physicians formula makes the best bronzers! Your blog is so cute I love it!!
    Followed you and hope you'll check out my blog and follow back :)
    xoxo
    Kelsey

    http://kelseylovescosmetics.blogspot.com/

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