Tutorial: A Real Girl’s Guide to Everyday Makeup

BY Sam Pick · March 19, 2016

As a busy fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, Nikki Minton from My Style Diaries loves contouring, false lashes and bold lips as much as the next makeup junky, but those things just don’t work for everyone in real life. What did, though, was bareMinerals. Hailing from Louisiana, Nikki’s skin broke out from the sudden dry climate change when she moved to California nine years ago. In need of a beauty overhaul, she picked up the bareMinerals Get Started Kit and has been loyal to its foundation ever since. Today, with the help from a few of her bareMinerals favorites, she’s created a look that she believes can really ease your morning routine and function throughout the day.

Her 6 Makeup Must-Haves

1. Concealer

Her pick: bareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – Luminous 2

Ready for a magic act? Watch as unsightly under-eye bags and dark circles disappear with the bareMinerals Stroke of Light™ Eye Brightener. Unlike anything else, this innovative eye brightener evens your skin tone to give you a well-rested, more youthful appearance.

“This is under-eye-circle magic. It’s really quite light-reflecting, so I just need a few pats under each eye and my whole face instantly looks awake and refreshed, no matter how much sleep I didn’t get.”

2. Foundation

Her pick: bareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 – Light

Award-winning for a reason, the bareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin. Formulated with just 5 pure ingredients, this silky powder smooths on skin, providing flawless coverage with a luminous finish.

“Probably the one product that my makeup bag has never been without in the past nine years. It provides full coverage that looks so natural, plus I love the added bonus of SPF 15. I always make sure to stock up on this before I ever run out.”

3. Highlighter

Her pick: bareMinerals READY Luminizer Duo

Antioxidant-rich shades that nourish skin while adding a natural, lit-from-within glow to any complexion. The complementary, universally flattering shades illuminate skin with soft pink and gold shades powered by the bareMinerals proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex.

“The one product you need for that California-girl glow. Everyone wants to look sun-kissed in the summertime, and this luminizer will make you look like you just stepped off of a beach. Hello, bronzed goddess! This has been in my everyday rotation since the first signs of spring.”

4. Eyeshadow

Her pick: bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0 – The Soundtrack

Perfect for day and night, the pop-open packaging features four nourishing shades in complementary tones to add instant sparkle and intrigue to any look. Formulated with bareMinerals proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral Complex, each shadow delivers skin-nourishing benefits to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness.

“In a word—simple. I love a shimmery, metallic-gold eye for spring and summer, and this palette has just enough layerable colors to do it. Keep it simple for day, or smoke it up for the night with the darkest shadow—it’s your prerogative.”

5. Mascara

Her pick: bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara

One swipe of this mascara coats your lashes from every angle with a formula rich in nourishing minerals and a quinoa protein complex. Add a second coat of mascara and you’ll increase your lash volume by 345%!

“This mascara honestly does a million things: It volumizes, lengthens, thickens, separates, lifts, lasts all day, resists clumps, fights flakes and doesn’t smudge. It’s a real gal’s gal.”

6. Lip Balm

Her pick: bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm – Nude Passion

Want lip color but need the benefits of a lip balm? This creamy color glides on with the smoothness of a balm, imparting melt-in moisture with a comfortable color stain. You get the pretty painted pout you want and your lips get the moisture they crave.

“I never met a nude lip I didn’t like, and this one just so happens to feel like a dream. It’s like a pretty little stain with the benefits of nourishing oil. Pout on!”

Sam Pick

Sam Pick is the Social Media Specialist behind DermStore. Joining the team as a Copywriter back in 2012 after working for various online fashion and entertainment publications, Sam has nestled into his new role by helping expand the social voice and... Read More >

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