One of the things that I have been contemplating to write about in my blog is my everyday makeup routine. While funemployment has kept me at home almost every day, I do have days where I go out. Because of this, I have developed a makeup routine that has allowed me to look like an amplified version of myself, without scaring the shit out of people. I have also made the makeup routine versatile enough for any occasion or place.
I first start with my base. Working on my base is probably the portion of my routine that takes up the most time, depending on how many imperfections I have to correct. I usually start with sunscreen, and I use the Belo SunExpert one with SPF 40. It feels nice and light on the skin and it helps make my makeup stay longer. Next, I use a primer from Maybelline, and I put it on areas where I feel shiny. The Maybelline primer feels nice on the skin, but I don’t like the smell of it. Sometimes, I would forego primer and just use sunscreen because I don’t want to be bothered with an extra step. However, sunscreen is necessary. After putting on sunscreen/primer, I put on my BB cream or tinted moisturizer. I usually use the Pond’s one, but I recently got a tube of tinted moisturizer from Marks and Spencer, so I try to alternate the two or mix them together. Once this is finished, I apply concealer. My favorite is L’Oreal’s True Match Concealer in W4-5/Light-Medium. However, if I have a massive spot, I use my MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW30 and top it with the L’Oreal concealer. I set everything with powder, and I use my Maybelline White Superfresh Powder in Sand Beige.
Once I am done with my base, I then proceed to the eyes. Usually, I just work on my eyebrows and put on mascara. My favorite eyebrow product of all time is the Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil, but I recently used it up. What I have right now is the Brow Lasting Eyebrow Mascara in Dark Brown from Bench’s makeup line. It’s a good find for its cheap price because it stays on all day. However, I have to use a very light hand with it because the brush is too big to use on the brows. In addition, I have to keep a spoolie with me to blend the product so that my brows would look natural. I recently got the Fashion Duo Brow Shaper from Maybelline, and it has taken over my beloved Etude House eyebrow pencil. For mascara, I usually use the Maybelline Hypercurl or the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister mascara. I like having defined lashes because it looks like I am awake. However, if I am in the mood to wear eyeshadow, my favorite is the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow in Creamy Beige.
I don’t usually wear blush because I don’t like to be bothered with any extra steps whenever I do my makeup. However, the invention of lip-and-cheek tints have helped me incorporate cheek products into my routine. The lip and cheek product that I use is Happy Skin’s Shut Up and Kiss Me Lip & Cheek Mousse in Swept Off My Feet, which is a neutral midtone pink that gives a slightly pinched look. Unfortunately, I am about to run out of this product, so if you have a good suggestion for lip and cheek tint, please let me know! For lips, I usually wear a lipstick in a neutral or nude shade. My current favorites are L’Oreal’s Tint Caresse Lip Color in Lily Blossom (which somewhat reminds me of Glossier’s Generation G in Cake), Sleek’s Matte Me liquid lipstick in Birthday Suit and Ettusais’ Creamy Lip Crayon in PK-02. However, if I really cannot be bothered, I just put on tinted lip balm.
That concludes my everyday makeup routine! It took me quite awhile to figure out and somewhat perfect it, but this combination has worked for me ever since I started doing it.