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My Five (5) Steps Day Makeup Routine

It is always a struggle in the mornings to get yourself together. You have to prep your kids and get yourself together prior to even thinking about a "Day Makeup Look". For the perfect canvas, make sure your skin is clean and moisturized. I get the best results when I wait five minutes before I apply foundation to let moisturizer sink in.Primer is a skippable step unless your makeup has to last through a late night. Or use it alone on lazy days as a quick complexion smoother. "Primer can minimize pores and mattify your face. I will share with you some of my products that I use everyday to get a light, clean day look. 

Step 1: Foundation

After cleansing, toning and moisturizing your face, apply a small amount of foundation to the tip of your index finger. Dot on your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin; then blend in an upward and outward motion without leaving a line. Be sure to apply foundation over your eyelids and blend carefully. Glance in the mirror to ensure there's no line. You can use a concealer to cover imperfections such as blemishes and dark spots.

Step 2: Translucent Powder

Using a powder brush apply translucent powder in a downward motion for a smooth finish. Translucent Powder helps eye makeup and blush to go on smoother and blend better. It also keeps your face looking fresh and your makeup will last longer.

Step 3: Eye Makeup

Starting at your lash line, apply your base color first. Then apply your crease color in the crease area. Apply your highlight color in the highlight color area, below the brow bone. Finally, blend the colors with a cotton ball or your fingertip to remove any obvious line. If the colors are too bright tone them down with a little translucent powder. Next, apply your mascara and finally, dust your entire face downward with translucent powder.

Step 4: Blush

Your blush should be applied to the apples of your cheeks to radiate when you smile. It should go no closer to your nose, but directly beneath the iris of your eye; below nostril-level and into your temple hairline. A must-have: a good blush brush that's tapered for precise placement.

Step 5: Lipstick

Define the outline of your lips with a professional lip brush or lip liner pencil that closely matches the color of your lipstick. Then apply your lipstick and blend the liner with a lip brush. Start from the center. 

For this particular 5 steps I have chosen Black Up: 

  • Black Up Primer:  SPF25 Protective Primer 

    Because women of color also needs protection, black|Up created the first primer adapted to their skins, which thanks to its innovative formula protects and preserve the natural glow of the skin.

    How can you use it?
    Use it right before applying your makeup, thanks to its light texture it will immediately blends with the skin.

    The result?
    One universal shade for a perfectly protected and matified face for a flawless result. Imperfections are blurred and the makeup staying power is improved. No ashy finish.

  •  Black UP Anti - Shine / Translucent Powder Spherical powders provide an ultra-matte effect and help to control shine for a flawless makeup result to last throughout the day. The outcome is a perfect even, matte, yet luminous complexion. The silky texture, exceptional softness and carefully selected pigments work together to blur minor imperfections and blend perfectly with the skin.


SPHERICAL POWDERS: Control shine throughout the day
• EXTREMELY FINE POWDER: Lightweight formula for an invisible, matte effect

  •  Black Up Five Color Eyeshadow

Each harmony contains 5 eyeshadows saturated in pigments, in versions for 4 textures: matte, satin, metallic and sparkling.

Although you can create endless looks, the palette is actually structured around 3 looks, a nude look using matte shades, a day time look with the colour trio that can be turned into a smoky evening look thanks to the darkest matte shade.

It is just the perfect eyeshadow wand to go from a natural look to the deepest eye look.

  • Black Up Blush Color Splash

This pure and intense color blush instantly gives a radiant healthy glow with pepsy shades and allows to contour face features with rich neutral shades. 
Its silky formula blends to the skin. Matte or iridescent finish.

Paraben Free and Talc Free.

  • Black Up Lipstick - Lip Shine

Whatever you decide to do, it is always good to remember that your day routine makeup depends a lot on your personality, product preference and your career environment. I say: Have fun, Play Around & Explore...Life is too short to be wearing BORING makeup!