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instagram live makeup face chart | by the skinny confidential

You guys how sassy is Instagram LIVE? I’m LOVING it. Valentine’s Day we broke down a date night look & then Thursday we did a live Q&A while Kelsey & Shawn did my make-up & hair.

So now I’m going to share the EXACT make-up products + how to use them.

The real secret to great make-up? A great base. Stay hydrateddrink your collagen, use face and eye masks & moisturize with oils. I also LOVE to use my ice roller before doing makeup to help de-puff my face. Taking care of your skin is crucial for prevention.

With that, let’s dive right into make-up:

instagram live makeup prep | by the skinny confidential



+ Slather face & neck with rosehip oil & caffeine sunscreen


If you follow along on Snapchat, you already know this oil is A MUST. Rosehip oil helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, eye bags, fine lines & more. Studies have shown that it can also help to reverse the adverse effects of prolonged sun exposure. Need I say more?


I’m obsessed with a good caffeinated sunscreen ( << been using this everyday, every second lately because the caffeine tightens my skin BIG TIME- love a quick facelift, LOL ). Sunscreen is a must for protecting your face & preventing wrinkles.


+ Dab IT under eye concealer to cover dark circles & dot with stroke of light to brighten the eye area.


I’m a huge fan of IT Cosmetics. Their products just get it right every time. This concealer is full-coverage so it’s ideal for covering dark circles when you don’t get a lot of sleep. Plus it’s anti-aging. YES PLZ.


This concealer immediately brightens the eyes. It’s illuminating and visibly reduces fine lines & dark circles. It provides a refreshed, radiant look that you won’t be able to get enough of.


+ Combine a small amount of rosehip oil ( for extra moisture & dewiness ) + CC cream on your makeup palette. Wet beautyblender thoroughly ( << THIS IS KEY ). Use beautyblender to DAB cc cream onto face. BLOT the blender onto skin until you reach desired coverage.


Do I really need to go over this CC Cream again? This stuff is NO JOKE. It’s illuminating so it will give you that gorgeous, dewy skin texture ( YESSSSS ), while it protects the skin from both the sun rays that BURN & AGE you.


Using a beautyblender is essential for achieving that flawless Snapchat filter look. I use the blender at every stage of my makeup application. You can use it to apply your sunscreen & foundation then to blend your powder & for contouring.

{ SET }

+ Use a fluffy brush to apply a finishing powder all over face. Use a skin-toned one or a translucent one depending on the look you’re going for. Blend with beautyblender.


This compact is low coverage & provides a matte finish to your look. It helps set your foundation & is perfect for carrying around in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day.


For a velvety, finished look set your foundation with this powder. It’s extremely light & silky so it helps extend your look.

{ LIPS }

+ Exfoliate lips with your toothbrush. Apply whitening gel to teeth & prime lips with chapstick.


White teeth are a must. This pen makes it SUPER easy. You don’t have to deal with complicated trays, messy strips or long times of being unable to talk. Simply apply the gel, wait 30 seconds then you’re good to go. Couldn’t be easier.


Smooth lips are essential for creating the perfect pout. I carry this around everywhere. It smells AMAZING & hydrates your lips.

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+ Use small brushes to apply contour to cheekbones, nose & around temples. Blend with beautyblender.


This contour kit has everything you need to sculpt & define your features. You can highlight & contour your eyes, cheekbones, nose & jawline.


Great quality, super soft & they don’t shed. These brushes are essential to any make-up kit.


+ dab or brush highlighter above cheekbones & brow bone. Blend with beautyblender.


A powder highlighter is great for providing an all-over luminous, well-defined finish. I even carry this in my purse to brighten up my face throughout the day.


This highlighter is JUST YES. I use it on my brow bone, cheekbone, you can even use it for contouring. It’s almost like adding a touch of champagne toned brightness to your face.


+ Apply bronzer under cheekbones with brush. Blend with beautyblender.


This bronzer is moisturizing & long lasting. It provides the perfect sun-kissed glow.


This tiny brush is the perfect size for blending bronzer. You can easily take it it in your purse or makeup bag for touchups throughout the day. It’s inexpensive, soft & creates a beautiful even finish.


+ Tint brows according to directions ( video HERE ). Fill in brows with pencil & BRUSH UP to blend.


I LOVE LOVE LOVE a bold brow but do what works for you. I tint at home which is actually SUPER easy using this kit.


I’m obsessed with this pencil because it has your pigment on one end & a brush on the other. This makes is SO convenient to fix your brows any & everywhere. Always remember to brush up!

{ EYES }

+ Smudge eyeliner along lash line. Curl lashes. Use double ended mascara. Prime, prime, prime. Top with mascara.


This liner is great for the babe on-the-go. It slides on smooth & stays soft and creamy for blending. You can create a dramatic look or keep it more natural for day-time. My favorite is corrupt because it has a slight shimmer that really enhances the eyes.


CURL, CURL, & RECURL!! I can’t say it enough. Get an eye lash curler now.  You should be curling your lashes pre-primer, post-primer, pre-mascara, & post-mascara. Just do it, trust me. You can also try curling them at different points in your lashes so they really curl up and back from the roots to the tips.


Hands down the best mascara primer on the planet. Priming your lashes is essential. I prime AT LEAST twice. This stuff is cheap & super-volumizing.


This mascara creates longer, fuller & DRAMATIC lashes. I love keeping this in my clutch and re-volumizing my lashes if needed.

{ LIPS }

+ Apply plumper & finish with lip gloss.


Who doesn’t love a full, pouty lip? This plumper is MAGIC. It has a slight tingling sensation that I love and is also hydrating.


Highly pigmented & ultra-shiny, this lip gloss adds a warm pink color with a bit of golden shimmer. SO flattering.


+ Spritz over entire face.


Complete your look with this finishing spray. It’s infused with vitamins & minerals like green tea and chamomile. It adds radiance and sets your makeup. I love spraying this throughout the night to refresh my look too!

Whew that was a lot! Hopefully I covered everything. Once you have your makeup set throw on ripped jeans & a leather jacket for an effortless, chic vibe or pair this look with a sexy little dress with a huge furry coat!

I had SUCH a blast doing Instagram LIVE with you guys. What do you want to see next? Comment below & tell me!!

lauryn, x

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  1. I love this breakdown (even I think I could do it!). That undereye concealer sounds magical! Brb, buying everything.

    xx, Pia

  2. Such a fan of it cosmetics thanks to you! I was lucky enough to join both IG live sessions and they are so much fun! looking forward to more in the future 🙂
    luv ya gorg xx

  3. Hi Lauryn-Long time fan here but I’ve gotta say-You are so concerned at what you are putting in your body-why aren’t you concerned with what you are putting ON your body? All these products contain harmful chemicals and there are so many safe alternatives that perform just as well. You inspire me with healthy food choices on Snap Chat but I urge you to rethink your makeup. Your reach is too broad to not stay “on brand” with your makeup.

    1. I completely get where you’re coming from. I obviously try and use as many products as I can that don’t contain potentially harmful chemicals but I’m human and at the end of the day I love certain products that may have those chemicals so I choose to go natural in other ways such as food! All about balance. xx

  4. I spy so many favorites here .. which basically means I need to try the products I’m not familiar with right?
    Just recently started to use rosehip oil after one of my friends raved about it 🙂

  5. Ok, I literally JUST WATCHED an IT Cosmetics commercial today and was like… um, why don’t I have this??? Seriously going to order it tomorrow

  6. It cosmetics doesn’t make it’s foundation in my deep skin tone color. Any other similar suggestion that does?

    1. I know I wish they had more shade options! That’s really the only foundation I use but any cc cream would give the same effect! I’ve heard great things about the one by Bare Minerals! xx

  7. I have been desperately needing a new makeup routine and can’t wait to try some of these out. I have SUPER sensitive skin. Like can’t use anything with oil or my face will freak. Do you think any of these have oil?

  8. This is truly an amazing post! Thanks for sharing those detailed tips Lauryn. I love how you actually put emphasis on everything here. I saw a lot of wonderful beauty products too. I will definitely share this with my friends and we will all try to apply everything here on our faces. Keep up the good work. By the way, can you make a breakdown tips for specific makeup for four different seasons?

  9. I completely get where you’re coming from. I obviously try and use as many products as I can that don’t contain potentially harmful chemicals but I’m human and at the end of the day I love certain products that may have those chemicals so I choose to go natural in other ways such as food! All about balance. xx

  10. I really like the translucent powder and the finishing powder. The makeup is unparalleled, the skin looks velvety, a makeup of great taste. I usually put on makeup and look pretty to go to parties. Thank you for the tips.

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