Growing up, my freckles were my biggest insecurity. I couldn't wait till I was old enough to wear makeup and cover them up. But in high school I realized if I'm going to have these freckles forever, I might as well learn to love them! Since then, I started choosing earth tones to highlight my darker features and compliment my millions of freckles.
I start off my makeup routine with a small amount of foundation on any blemishes and underneath my eyes. I use Rimmel London Clean Finish 230 Warm Ivory. I then cover my t-zone with loose powder by CoverGirl. If there is one makeup step I never skip, it's powder. I have naturally oily skin, so I try and keep a loose powder handy at all times. Next, I apply bronzer to my face, with an extra brush or two on my cheek bones. I switch up my bronzer quite frequently, but my favorite is bareMinerals Warmth All Over. I start off my eye makeup by first applying eye shadow. I'm an eye shadow fanatic, so I usually wear two or three shades at a time. I first apply a dark, copper color to my lid, then blend it up to a gold shade. Here I'm wearing Maybelline Eyeshadow in Golden Halo and Maybelline Eyeshadow in Copper Craze.I'm all about the cat eye look. I use Maybelline Waterproof Liquid Liner in black. Making sure I have a waterproof liner is really important to me during a photo shoot because I'm constantly squinting and looking through the view finder on my camera so my eyes tend to water a lot. To finish off my eyes I use an eyelash curler and CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara. Next, I lightly pencil in my brows. My brows are really dark, so I use a shade lighter so that they don't look too bold once I'm finished. The last step to my makeup routine is a good dose of chapstick. I wear Nivea Lip Balm, A Kiss of Moisture and occasionally A Kiss of Shimmer when my outfit has a little pink or violet in it. I've tried out lipstick and it's just not for me. Either that or I have yet to find my perfect shade. Until that day, I'll stick with my good ole chapstick.I have fine hair, so I always tease my roots a bit before styling.You can find my hair routine here. When I'm not sporting the mermaid curls or beach waves I've usually put my locks into a top knot. This has been my favorite during the summer heat. Thanks so much for sharing your styling routine, Kinsey! You are beautiful. ♥