What Shapes Me

There are a lot of different ways to feel about your “everyday makeup routine.” Personally, I love spending a generous 15 minutes crafting a new makeup look for a fun night out; however, this is not a process I can go through every day. Thankfully, I have found a few staple makeup products that give a clear complexion without fail and cut the process time down to just under a minute.

After washing my face, the first product I use to achieve my everyday makeup look is the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. This is a full coverage concealer that will, without a doubt, cover any redness or acne flare ups you might have at the moment. While the daunting price of $25 might make you hesitant to try this product, the coverage it provides makes it worth every penny.

Photo by Audrey Wagner

I apply a small dot to my forehead, both eyelids, and chin. I then blend it out with a smaller sized foundation brush. I follow that up with applying two lines under my eyes and of course I touch up any extra blemishes I find. This product goes a long way as you only need to use a little bit to cover your entire face.

The best part is that there is no need to re-apply throughout the day because it doesn’t come off until the end of the night when you wash your face. After the concealer is blended in, I cover it with a translucent powder to give it a matte finish and lock it in place for the day!