Make-up Routine


For a while now,  I've been trying to figure out whether or not this post should be published. You see, my make-up routine is ridiculously simple and there are so many great articles already on the web that me throwing another into the mix seemed kind of silly. After reading countless posts and watching even more videos about contouring, winged eyeliner and smoky eye shadows, my pitiful routine didn't seem very blog worthy but over the last couple of weeks both in person and on the web quite a bit comments and questions have been aimed at my skin and makeup routine. So I'll tackle my make-up routine below and skin care in the next post. 


1. Face
The only thing that I put on my face is this Simple moisturizer. I haven't worn fountain in almost a year. Can't stand the stuff. Have you ever experienced how awkward it is to hug someone wearing white when you've got a face full of foundation? You tilt you're head at a weird angle to avoid messing them up, then have to clarify,  "Sorry, it's not that you've got  overwhelming body odor, I just dont want to dirty your shirt." When I'm feeling fancy I'll wear this Revlon Primer and a dusting of finishing powder by Black Opal.

2. Eyebrows
Every two or three weeks I'll use a razor blade to shape my eyebrows by defining the arch. An angled brush, eyebrow wax and powder and a clean mascara wand are my tools of choice when it comes to darkening and filling in the brow. I'll also blend a bit of concealer under the brow.

3. Eyes
Two or three times last year I got huge eyeshadow plates as gifts. Unfortunately I only wear the stuff when I want to look extra snazzy.  Most days it's just some smudged eyeliner and a swipe of mascara.

4. Lips
Lip-balm. lip-liner. lipstick. lip-gloss. Some days it's just one and on others it's all four. I've got really dark lips so I stick to reds and purples. Nudes and Pinks? No way. I never wear gloss without a liner or lipstick. It would look like I had fried chicken for lunch and forgot to wipe my mouth. No thank you.


Rather than try to cover up unhealthy skin I've been working on nurturing it. I stick to brands of moisturizer, primer and finishing power that were mentioned above. Absolutely love them. The skin care post coming up is way simpler than this! 

What's your make-up routine like? What products do you use? How long does it take? Do you wear foundation? 



5 comments:

  1. I use the Revlon Color Stay liquid foundation with the Sasha "Perfect Bronze" shade of pressed powder. Some eyeliner, mascara and lip gloss and I'm out! I love your red lips but I nvere seem to like any lipstick color on me so I stick to gloss. I see we both like to keep our look simple and fresh!
    Love love love your puff btw :)

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  2. I'm bout it bout it with that statement of nurturing healthy skin, which is still a work in progress for me, I've never been a big makeup girl so I like that your routine seems pretty effortless and carefree. I'm excited to hear your skincare routine btw! And I don't use makeup at all lol even when I have breakouts or my residual acne scars. I just feel like I don't want to feel like I'm covering myself at all. I do throw in some eyeliner every three months or so though lol. Ah, your smile kills me. Seriously, it's something special :) Great post!

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  3. first of all, I love your dress! the pattern is amazing! now, makeup... well, I'm a lazy person when it comes to makeup. right now I only use Clinique high impact mascara (only upper lashes) and a little bit of Oriflame concealer and that's it. when I'm not so lazy I use cream before everything else. and sometimes some lip balm too. but that's it, I'm too lazy for eyeshadow, liners, foundation, stuff like that. and I don't want to torture my skin with all that crap. so my makeup routine lasts for a couple of minutes, hahaha. oh, before anything else I clean my face with a toner! but yeah, that's about it. cool post, by the way, I like the simplicity!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  4. What do you use to cleanse and moisturize?

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    1. Currently I'm using African black soap to cleanse and Simple protecting light moisturizer

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