I'm happy to see that monthly themes are back on the Sophistique Noir blog! I love Miss Kitty's themes and it's always fun to read all the other participants' posts as well.
For my daily makeup routine, I always start with Neutrogena's Helioplex sunscreen at 110. It doesn't matter if it is winter or summer I always wear it.
Next I apply liquid liner to my eyes. I prefer kinds that have a small brush rather than a pen tip. I find it is more accurate and you can get thinner lines. After the liner I apply my eyeshadow. Right now I'm using NYX brand. I apply a black to my lower kid and a complimentary colour to what I'm wearing just above that, blending the two together. (Today the colour is the light purple you see above). I then use a makeup sponge to wipe off any fall out and make any corrections. Finally I apply mascara to finish my eye area.
I move on to lips next. I use a long wear lipstick first in a red, as I want my colour to last throughout the day. Right now it's Revlon's Everlasting Wine. However it isn't quite the colour I want, and as I find those lipsticks a bit drying, I use a Mac colour I like overtop instead of the Chapstick like layer you would usually use. This way I have the colour I want and the it's long lasting. My favourite is Dark Side for a deep red.
As a last step I put in my liquid foundation. This may seem backwards, but it helps me to avoid fallout and have a more finished look. I use a fluffy makeup brush to apply for an airbrushed look. I use L'Oreal True Match in porcelain. Below is the finished look.
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