There are two types of people in our pandemic world – those who wake up every morning and do their makeup for work-from-home and those who haven’t touched their foundation in a year and a half. And honestly, we respect both sides. If you’re currently freaking out about revamping your makeup routine for re-entering society, we’ve got you covered! The Big Fake Wedding team rounded up their favorite makeup products, from a range of price points, that will give you that fresh “I woke up like this” kind of look, perfect for working at home or heading back to the office.
Because a good face of makeup starts with beautiful skin, our CEO Jennifer Ammons shared some of her favorite skincare products to cleanse and prep your skin. She starts by cleansing with this DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, gently exfoliating with Cure Water, and then adds Professional-C Vitamin C Serum. Finally, she protects her skin and creates a glowy base with Supergoop! Glow Screen.
After skincare, our Marketing Director, Abigail Collins, and Marketing Intern, Maddie Fox, gave all the details for their favorite products to give you that perfect no-makeup makeup skin. Abigail loves the NYX Total Control Pro Foundationfoundation for a buildable coverage, paired with the COVERGIRL truBLEND Undercover Concealer. For a more matte look, Maddie loves the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra-Wear Matte Foundation with the Morphe Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer topped off with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder to lock in the makeup for all-day wear.
To give you that sun-kissed look, Production Manager Sarah Purcell shared her go-to bronzer – the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer, with shimmer so she can “shine bright like [her] future”. Same, girl, same. To add some extra flush, you can add Maddie’s favorite blush, the cult-classic NARS Orgasm Blush. Pair with Jennifer’s favorite highlighter, the Undone Beauty Water Highlighter Stick to give you a glow that makes you look like you just came back from a beach vacation, even if you’ve barely left your house since March 2020.
For quick and easy brows, Maddie recommended Glossier’s Boy Brow Grooming Pomade. To add the finishing touches to your look, Account Executive Samantha Farrell loves the neutral shadows in the Jeffree Star Orgy Eyeshadow Paletteand the Milk Makeup KUSH High Volumizing Mascara. Top it all off with Abigail’s favorite lip-gloss, the FENTY BEAUTY Gloss Bomb or Samantha’s favorite simple .
Sometimes, no-makeup makeup can be the hardest look to perfect, but with these tried-and-true recommendations from our staff, you will be all set. So, break out that Beauty Blender and put your best face forward!