I have told you about my love of Root Cosmetics before in a blog post. After 5 months of using their makeup every day, I have fallen head over heels in love. For one, they are closer to me than any other makeup store (Sephora, Ulta, Macys or Nordstrom). This small town Iowa company makes its products in the USA with natural, vegan, gluten free ingredients. I use their products along with others to create my Everyday Natural Makeup.
The best part is you know I am being honest because this company has no clue who I am. So you don’t have to worry about my opinion being bought (Don’t worry there isn’t enough money in the world for me to be dishonest with you guys).
My Everyday Natural Makeup–Root Cosmetics
I do not like to look like I am wearing heavy makeup on a day to day basis. 10 minutes is all I give myself to get ready during the week so I have learned how to be quick and look like I didn’t rush.
You know what kind of makeup I like? To look like I just came back from a beach vacation and am a bronzed glowing goddess. That is the makeup look that I try to achieve on a daily basis.
This year I finally broke into the mineral makeup world. I have sensitive skin that doesn’t “break out” but does get a lot of texture. Small little bumps that drive a girl crazy and mineral makeup helped keep it under control.
I start with Root’s Pretty Booster, which is a tinted moisturizer and primer. Other primers sometimes hold powder well at first but slowly work all the powder into wrinkles and lines where I feel like I might as well have not used it. Not Pretty Booster! This product stays put! It’s great for prepping your skin and evening tone before powder application or even on its own if you’re having a light coverage or lazy day but don’t want to go totally bare. My sensitive skin adores the kindness Root gives it with all natural and organic ingredients!
The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush is my choice of application for this product. All I use is one and a half pumps and blend it onto my face. Seriously love how my face feels after using this.
To conceal the dark circles that have made a home on my face I use Root’s Hello Pretty Under Eye Brightener. This is an amazing product. It covers my undereye circles better than any of my old concealers, MAC included. It never creases on me. I have never had a product that didn’t crease on me, but this little magic number manages to cover my circles and smooth out my under eyes. All you need is a half of a pump and your ring finger to blend in under your eyes. The more you blend, you will notice this product getting brighter.
I switched to Root’s Pearl Powder foundation 6 months ago, and it became a game changer in my makeup routine. I love that it’s affordable, versatile, cruelty-free, responsibly packaged, easy to use and good for my skin. Switching up application methods helps me achieve the look I want as the season’s change; for example in summer, all I need is a light dusting with the kabuki brush. In the winter, I’m loving mixing Pearl Powder Foundation with a drop of either Root’s Beauty Sleep serum or jojoba oil and applying it with clean hands for a dewy finish.
I love Root’s Setting Silk! It leaves my makeup looking smooth, flawless, and keeps it put for hours! I love that it is absolutely colorless on the face. This is a product I will definitely buy again and recommend to all my friends. It works great. The ingredients are so simple, safe, and natural. I didn’t realize how crucial it was to set my makeup until I tried this product, now I can’t put on makeup without finishing with the setting silk.
Root’s gorgeous Original Bronze Powder is a no-brainer, as it gives you the perfect natural glow. I use it year round to give my face a little extra “boost.” You only need a tiny, tiny amount to give yourself a healthy & fresh glow and it’s great for brightening up my complexion since it tends to be a bit dull. Less is definitely more, whenever you use it, and this generous supply will last a long time!
I use a small powder brush and buff the bronzer onto my forehead, under my cheekbones, and along my jawline. The next picture shows where I like to place my bronzer and highlighter.
I am probably one of the pickiest blush buying people. Bright in your face blush is not my thing. If it’s your thing that’s fine but I live for a peachy bronze blush. I also like it to have a subtle glow to it. I have been wearing Root’s Sunniest blush every day for 6 months…Yes, I LOVE it that much! Sunniest is a warm and peachy blushing bronze. AKA the best spring and summer blush ever!
But be warned this is a potent blush so you only need a little at a time.
I am obsessed with Roots White Gold Illuminator. If you’re considering this one, just go for it. This product is STUNNING!!! I wear it as an all-over color eyeshadow or use it to add brightness to the inner corners of my eyes in addition to using it as a highlighter/illuminator. It gives a subtle but bright and slightly warm glow (not glittery, not even necessarily shimmery, just glowy and gorgeous), and just adds that extra goddess-like feel to your look. You can be as subtle or as eye-catching as you want (as with all Root products). You won’t regret this.
After spending time on my face makeup, I like to make things easy and I like to continue my face makeup on to my eyes. So all I do is sweep my bronzer into my crease and throw on the highlighter all over my lid. Top it off with mascara and call it a day. Seriously that easy!
For my brows, I use Roots Brow Powder wet and fill them in quickly. When I need to get ready quick I love a simple eye look!
If you follow me on Instagram, you have realized that I love a bold red lip. There is something about bright lips that makes me feel confident and put together. I have been loving Root’s Vegan Shea Butter Lipstick in XOXO. XOXO is a deep berry pink color and I have been obsessed with it!
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