I’ve gotten this question non-stop since I started blogging! What is your makeup routine? Well, I’m finally answering it! I recently did a Facebook Live video sharing my routine start to finish, which you can watch below! I encourage you to interact, as well! I am linking all the products I used in the video underneath it! Yay! I even added a few items and tips I forgot to mention in the video, so don’t miss them!


  1. Covergirl AquaSmooth Foundation “Ivory”: I use this as a highlighter no matter how dark my skin is.
  2. Hourglass Ambient Bronzer “Luminous Bronze Light”: Best bronzer I have EVER used! Kind of pricey, but just a dab’ll do ya! Will last you forever! *HERE is a mini compact at half the price! *HERE is a compact with powder, blush, and bronzer!
  3. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage “Fair-Neutral”: Perfect for that “Kim K” look. Great to open, brighten, and lift your eyes! I apply in a deep “v”.
  4. Maskcara Beauty Blush “Dahlia”: I use this on the apples of my cheeks and it doubles as a lipstick! Yay! *Absolute favorite long lasting lipstick here.
  5. Billion Dollar Brows “Taupe”: Without this product, I would be eyebrow-less! I know many bloggers swear by this, this, or this. I’ve just found that BDB, works for me…and it’s super easy!
  6. Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Smoother “Gleam”: Great smelling and feeling lip gloss from the drugstore!
  7. Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara “Very Black”: I wear lash extensions like I said in the Facebook Live video, but this is my fave mascara from the drugstore when I’m not sporting the extensions! It elongates and separates! *HINT: I use it with the white part of Loreal Double Extend Mascara! ONLY the white end first! Then use the Covergirl.  My more expensive mascara faves are here and here!
  8. Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder “Translucent”: This wasn’t in my Facebook Live video, because I don’t wear this unless I really need lasting wear. But, let me tell you…This is goooood stuff! Highly recommend! I sang at a wedding in the middle of June at high noon this summer and my makeup was still on point thanks to this powder!
  9. Stila Eyeliner “Black”: I don’t wear this often, but if I ever need an eyeliner…this is my go-to. Never wears off!
    1. Maskcara “Perfector”: This is the beauty blender I used with my Covergirl AquaSmooth.
    2. Maskcara “B Squared Brush”: This is the brush I used for my bronzer and blush.
    3. Maskcara “30 Second HAC Brush”: This is the brush I used for my undereye concealer. If you get any of this brushes…get this one! Highly recommend it!
    4. Angled Brush (for eyebrows): This one is similar to mine and is the same brand as my eyebrow powder!
  11. Skincare: My skincare for the last 2+ years has been devoted to Nerium! You can learn more at!




Pick yourself a nice round squash, and paint it, carve it or beautify it any way you’d like. Then share using #beautygourd for a chance to win a $150 Maskcara Cosmetics Gift Card! We’ll be choosing our winner October 26th, Can’t wait to see your Pretty Pumpkins! –Maskcara Instagram


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Maskcara was founded by one of my favorite beauty bloggers, Cara Brook (Her blog is amazing! So many great tips and the best advice!). She is always looking to help women enhance their face in the easiest ways possible! That is why she recently came out with 2 more brushes and perfecting sponge to help in the application process!!! [pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”]AND LUCKY FOR YOU, I AM TEAMING UP WITH MASKCARA TO GIVE A SPECIAL READER 3 BRUSHES AND PERFECTING SPONGE!!! YAY!!![/pullquote] All you have to do is follow me @jessicamclain and @maskcaracosmetics on Instagram and tag someone on my IG giveaway photo! Giveaway ends Halloween night and winner will be announced November 1st! 



My love for Maskcara Cosmetics began about 4 months ago when I noticed how flawless one of my favorite Snapchatters‘ face was! I immediately looked on their website and quickly bought a IIID Foundation Palette (highlight: linen, contour: walnut, blush: dahlia, illuminator: pearl) and IIID Foundation Brush!

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I usually have a very simple makeup routine…like…I do my makeup in the car every morning. Sorry mom!… and that hasn’t changed! It takes just minutes to achieve a natural, but legit HAC look! Below are a few selfies from my Instagram (I also use Younique 3D Fiber Lashes and eyeshadow c/o Courtney). You can also watch Cara’s HAC how-to video here!


This giveaway is so exciting for me, because of how much I love Maskcara Cosmetics!

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These brushes are so soft and easy to use…not to mention absolutely gorgeous! This review and giveaway wasn’t just something I was contacted for…I buy this makeup with my own money (Big thanks to Cara and the Maskcara team for the brushes, though!!!) and I believe in these products.


Be sure to enter my giveaway on Instagram ($100 value)…


And…hashtag #beautygourd with your fancy pumpkin picture to win a $150 gift card!