Aimee’s Everyday Styling Routine

Aimee's Everyday Styling Routine2Well, hello there! Aimee here, and I am so excited to be able to share my daily makeup routine with you guys. Now, I will have to say I’m not some kind of makeup guru or anything, but I do dabble in some makeup styling that is great for just my everyday. Aimee DurhamWhen I wake up in the mornings I usually start my skin care routine. It’s crucial to have a good base to be able to apply makeup to. I use an exfoliating facial sponge that you can find at most any drugstore and the 3-in-One Step cleanser by Vichy. Exfoliating is a very important step for me because of some of the makeup I use.  I also use their Vichy Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light Fortifying & Soothing 24Hr Hydrating Care.

I then apply my foundation, and this is where the exfoliating comes in. I use Etude House Precious Mineral Sun BB Cream with SPF 50 (a Korean brand). If you have never used BB cream you should give it a try. I prefer the Korean brands, because they match my skin tone better, but many American brands have their versions now as well. BB cream is a combination of SPF, moisturizer, a primer and a foundation. I swear by it, but you must exfoliate well, because it has a tendency to show dead skin. I then seal everything with the Etude House BB Magic Mist and Mineral Wear talc—free correcting powder by Physicians Formula. Aimee's eyelinerI then use a bronzer under my cheek bones.  Ada Cosmetics has a nice loose bronzer that I use in Golden. I then do the suck-in-cheek thing and put blush right on my check bones, I use contouring blush by Covergirl in Refined Rose3I then use a contouring (I’m all about that) eye shadow by Almay called Intense i-color. It goes by your eye color and has three shades to use on your lid, crease, and brow bone. It takes all of the guess work out of it. I brush a little of the lightest brow bone color in the corner of my eye as well. It opens them up and makes them pop (or at least that’s what I’ve heard the pros say). I line my eyes with Eyeko London Skinny liquid eyeliner in Olive.

I then use CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Blasting Mascara. I like how the brush is shaped, and it really coats my top and bottom lashes without a lot of clumps.4For everyday I usually use a lip gloss instead of any lipstick, and right now I am using Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Sunset Peach and Dandelion by Benefit. Peach really goes well on darker skin tones.  Aimee's lip gloss7And that’s it for my everyday look! It’s clean and natural and that’s what I aim for. I also wanted to add how I take everything up a notch to transform the look from day the night. I usually just make the crease in my eye shadow a little more smokey and add a lip tint or lip stick. Here I am using Tangerine in the Sephora + Pantone Universe line, but I am also crazy about Tony Moly lip tint in Red Apple. Aimee's favorite lip tintWhen it comes to my hair I am not ashamed to say that I use extensions. In my line of work, broadcast journalism, it is not industry standard to have really long hair, so I use the same method as what was previously featured on the blog and you can see it here. The one thing I would add is that I use extensions with a coarser hair texture to match my natural hair. I don’t go with the bone straight hair because, my hair is naturally curly and it looks more natural that way.9Thanks for letting me share my everyday styling routine! xo. Aimee

(P.S. See a few of our past Everyday Styling routines here, here, here and here. As always, a big thank you to every lady who bravely volunteers to share her styling routine with us.)

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