The weather has changed and I have a bunch of makeup products I’m trying to use so I can have less. Ideally, I’d like to be a minimalist and only have the makeup products I use besides new products that come on the market.
I haven’t shared my current makeup routine, so here we go!
I start off with primer and I don’t know if there’s much of a difference for keeping my makeup lasting longer. I will say I like this primer much more now in the winter compared to when I first got it late summer. It felt different a few months ago. A little goes a long way and the primer feels really nice on my skin. I think it definitely helps make my foundation look better. There’s no shine to it and it’s not sticky or uncomfortable, but I think my skin type is also a big part of it. My skin type is currently a little dry like barely dry because of the winter and sensitive.
Next, I apply my foundation and concealer. I place both my foundation and concealer where they need to be and then blend it all in together. I’ve been switching off from using my makeup brushes and my beauty blender. I really prefer my beauty blender though, the brushes just take longer I feel compared to my blender.
This is my favorite “beauty blender” at the moment. I love that it has a handle and doesn’t go anywhere when I’m applying my makeup.
My eye makeup really depends on the day and the mood I’m in, but generally, I use neutral shades because they go well with all of my outfits. I haven’t done too many experimental makeup looks lately with only allowing myself 30 minutes to get ready. So I usually start with a beige or light brown and then add some shimmer and that’s it.
I’ve learned less is more with blush and now I blend it out really well before leaving the house. I like applying it lightly on my cheekbones and then blending it out with a big poofy blending brush.
For my eyebrows, I use my Anastasia eyebrow pencil and my E.L.F. eyebrow pencil. I honestly just wing it because I don’t have time to practice with my schedule. I start off by shaping the front of my eyebrows to where I would like them to start and then I outline the shape and lightly fill them in. I prefer the Anastasia pencil because the quality is better compared to the E.L.F. one since the E.L.F. one gives fallout. I’ve been meaning to try the Pixi eyebrow pencil since I’ve heard they are a dupe for the Anastasia eyebrow pencils, but Target never has my shade when I go.
Typically I don’t use mascara, because it’s a pain to remove when I’m removing my makeup. When I’m in a good mood, I’ll apply mascara. I’ve been using the Wet n’ Wild mascara lately and I don’t have any complaints.