My Make-Up Must-Have’s (and how I use them)

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Tori Wesszer's Makeup Routine

I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages!  I’ve always tried to keep my makeup looking as natural as possible and have gone through a gazillion products in order to find my favs.  Grab a cup of coffee, here are the products I have and how I use them!

Makeup brushes


1. Lay the Foundation.  

I start with a good moisturizer with SPF and have been using the Josie Maran SPF 47 Moisturizer for a couple of years now.  Turning 40 really had me paying more attention to protecting my face though I wish that I had been more diligent in my 20’s and 30’s!  The primer comes next when I remember (just being honest, but they do make a difference), Smashbox makes an amazing one!  I apply my foundation next using this brush; I use the Makeup Up Forever Ultra HD (my shade is Y255) and follow it up with this Cover FX concealer (N40 is the shade I use) around my eyes and on any blemishes, blending them in with the same brush or my fingers.  I will often add the Benefit Boing brightening concealer at the corners of my eyes and sometimes under them too.  I always use a finishing powder like this one so that my skin isn’t shiny.


Josie Maran Moisturizer

Make up must haves with foundation and concealer


2. Add Some Colour.

I try to get as little sun exposure on my skin as I can which means that I’m a bit pasty!  I love the NARS Laguna bronzer applied with this brush just below my cheek bones and a really light brush of it on the rest of my face to even out my tone and finish with a light brush of blush on the apples of my cheeks (NARS Orgasm is my go-to in the summer time).


The best eyebrow liners and paste by Anastasia from Tori Wesszer, blogger with Fraiche Nutrition.


Eye products from Sephora and Tori Wesszer's make up routine.

3. Tackle (Crazy) Eyebrows.

My eyebrows are a legitimate mess to be honest.  One grows straight up and they are a bit wild on their own!  I have nightmares about being stranded on an island with no tweezers…but then again nobody would be there to see me so… I digress.  I use the Anastasia Brow Wiz in dark brown and often combine it with the Anastasia Medium Brown Dipbrow with an angled brush.


4. Apply Eyeshadow.

I don’t usually wear eyeshadow but if I am I go for a light tone to cover my entire eyelid followed by a medium brown in the outside crease of my eyelid, starting darker at the outside and fading to light around the middle of my eye.  This Naked pallet has all the right shades.


5. Finish with Eyeliner and Mascara.

I always use these two and my look varies depending on the time of day.  I use the Kat Von D Tatoo Liner in Mad Max Brown during the day and at night or when I want more drama, either the same brand in Trooper Black OR will use the Sephora brand black eyeliner below, I start at the corner of my eye with the tip and slowly run it along my eyelid, drawing a thicker line starting at the top of my eyelid at centre and finish at the outside of my eyelid with a bit of a cat-eye look (very understated).  The Sephora one is awesome if you want a darker eyelid, you have tons of control and it lasts FOREVER!  I have tried a ton of different mascaras and to-date my favourite is the Benefit They’re Real.


Blogger Tori Wesszer's Makeup Routine


6. Add a Touch of Colour to the Lips (and a Spritz of my the ONLY Perfume I Wear)!

I like nude or light shades of pink for my lips, the bareMinerals in XO is my new crush!  As for perfume, I don’t usually like perfumes as they are typically way too strong but this Fresh SUGAR one in Lychee is the exception, it’s the ONLY one I use, I simply LOVE it!  When I need to take it all off I really like the Josie Maran Argan Oil Cleanser and a spray of the Fresh Rose Floral Toner below (that stuff is amazing!).


I would love to hear your favourites below, I’m always on the hunt for those perfect products!




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3 Comments on “My Make-Up Must-Have’s (and how I use them)”

  1. Jenna

    So glad that you did this post – thank you! I have wondered which products you use because I thought our daily makeup ‘habits’ looked similar (simple and natural!) Beautiful as always!

  2. Tiffany

    Thanks Tori! I would love a follow-up post on your skin care must-haves. I mean I HOPE I look like you at 40!!

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