Step One: Face Mask
Before I apply any kind of makeup, I make sure to care for my skin with a great face mask. As a woman in her 30's who still struggles with acne, I feel like taking an extra ten minutes per week is essential. Plus, it's almost therapeutic to give this time to myself. I really love the Skin by Monica Olsen Dead Sea Clay Masque, but I don't think they sell it online anymore. There are lots of similar products, including this version from Grace Stella. I like to use this masque when my acne is particularly troublesome, but it's definitely a once a week kind of product. You will see a difference in your skin once you start using it!
Step Two: BB Cream and Tinted Moisturizer
Step Three: Brows
Step Four: Eyes and Cheeks
Before I apply my blush, I like to dust my cheekbones, nose, and chin with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit. It's the perfect illuminator without a heavy look and feel. As for blush, I go between NARS Orgasm and Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush. Both give a subtle hint of color and sheen.
Step Five: Lips