Friday Favorites: Amy’s Makeup Bag


Hello girls! Today, I’m excited to talk about one of my favorite subjects: beauty! Let me start by saying, I’m no expert. But I’ve always loved makeup, hair and style; what can I say, I’m a girly girl! I love experimenting with new colors, new trends and new products, and today I’m sharing my basic, everyday beauty routine. Here’s a look at the products I can’t live without!

First things first…skincare.  I don’t really do anything fancy on a daily basis, just a good cleanser and a great moisturizer. I’m a big fan of Kiehl’s. It helps me prevent two things: breakouts and breaking my budget. Morning and night, I use the “Ultra Facial Cleanser,” the “Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream with Sunscreen” and my absolute favorite, the “Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.” I can’t say enough about the eye cream. It seriously is the very best eye cream I have ever tried (and I’ve tried a lot). It just does a great job at moisturizing.

Cleanser | Face Cream | Eye Cream

Next, I use a good foundation. If you’re not using one, you should. I’m always a bit perplexed when girls tell me they don’t use foundation. For me, it is the base on which to build from. Would you build a house without laying a foundation? I think not! The same goes for our faces. Right now I’m using Laura Mercier’s silk creme moisturizing photo edition foundation. I love it because it just melts into my skin, evens out my skin tone and covers all my sunspots. To apply it, I spread dots all over my face and blend them in with a damp makeup sponge. I love this one by Real Techniques.

Foundation | Concealer | Beauty Blender

Next, I start with a primer on my eyelids. I like this one by Urban Decay. It helps prevent eyeshadow creases and keeps the color lasting all day. Right now, I’m loving this eyeshadow palette by Revlon called Addictive Intoxiquant. I love the neutral colors for everyday and I usually use three shades, the lightest for the brow bone, the midtone over the lid, and the darker brown for the crease. After doing my eyeshadow, I move on to my brows. I have really sparse eyebrows so I HAVE to fill them in. It makes such a difference. Brow Wiz by Anastasia in taupe is my go to. For eyeliner, these Stila liners are very easy to use. They glide on quickly and are easy to buff out with a smudger to give you a more natural look. Then, I apply mascara. Hands down, my favorite one is They’re Real by Benefit.

Mascara | Eyeliner | Brow Pencil | Shadow | Primer

To finish things off, I use this blush by Nars in “Dolce Vita.” Since it’s summer, I’m using bronzer daily to give me that sunkissed glow. This one by Laura Mercier called “Candleglow” is very subtle. Great for everyday. To set everything, I use a translucent powder. I bought this one by Laura Mercier last year and the container is still very full.

Blush | Powder | Bronzer

There you have it, girls. My everyday routine. Pretty simple! It usually takes me five to ten minutes to breeze through. Because so many of you have asked about our beauty routines, we are going to be sharing a lot more of the products we love. Stay tuned! Next week, Jen, a former makeup artist, is going to show us how to kick things up a notch for a night out.

With Love,