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My Makeup Routine

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It’s time! Here’s my makeup routine! 😊

Let me begin by saying that I do not have a daily makeup routine. It’s because I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis anymore. I used to. One day, I decided to let go of makeup. It happened gradually. I’ve only worn makeup about 5 times in the past months. I’ve been makeup-free for most days. It’s not because I’m lazy. It’s because makeup is not good for my skin type. It makes my skin oily and causes random breakouts. If makeup contributes to my acne, I prefer not to wear it. You might say that I’m wearing the wrong type of makeup. No, I am not. Imagine having naturally oily skin that is prone to acne and piling on makeup on top of that — that is pretty disaterous on a day-to-day basis. Makeup once in a while is OK. It’s not something I want to do every day. Makeup, in my honest opinion, is not good for the skin in general. So why wear makeup? I’ll answer that question in another post! Here are the makeup products that I use and have when I wear makeup.

Skin79 Orange BB Cream
Skin79 Orange BB Cream

Foundation/BB Cream:

I use Dr Jart Silver Label BB Cream or Skin79 Orange BB Cream. I prefer Dr Jart much more. The texture feels smoother and makes my skin look flawless. But, I’m not a big fan of either of these anymore. They haven’t helped with wrinkles, brightening, anti-aging, and so on. The only thing I liked about these BB Creams was the SPF. It stayed on my skin much longer compared to an SPF lotion that goes on clear. As of right now, I use it because I have it. I will be on the look out for a new BB Cream that is vegan and cruelty-free. OR, I’ll go back to using the good ‘ol basics: Powder Foundation & Concealer — I’m breaking the liquid foundation first rule, haha. Oh well! 😜

Milani Makeup
Top right, Gold Compact

Speaking of powder foundations, I use Milani Even Touch Powder Foundation. I have one in my skin color and one that’s much darker as a bronzer. These work quite well for the price. From what I remember, they are under 10 bucks! You shouldn’t have to pay $20+ for foundation. This is just my opinion. At the moment, I use my BB Creams more often than my Milani powder foundations. As I said above, I’m thinking about switching it around, since powder foundations are 10x more lightweight on the skin. I prefer the natural look over the made-up look.

Eyeshadow:

For my eyes, I use Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes. The same ones I introduced years ago. HAHAH! No, seriously. 😅 I haven’t purchased any new eyeshadows for years. My eyeshadow palettes have lasted for many, many years. I always make sure to disinfect my eyeshadows before using them. I don’t feel the need to buy a $50-$100 palette or have a collection of eyeshadows sitting around in the dust, to be honest. It’s a waste of money and space. I’m not the type of person to buy makeup palettes to stare at either. It’s not my thing.

Eyeliner & Mascara:

Milani Black Eyeliner Makeup
My eyeliner: Milani Stay Put Matte Liner

Other eye makeup products I use are mascara and eyeliner. For eyeliner, Milani. For mascara, I’m currently using NYX Worth the Hype Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara.

Blush:

Milani Baked Blushes
Two shades of blush that lasts forever!!

I do use blush. I use Milani blushes. I don’t think they’re the best, but I’m not going to drop $$$ just because I want new blushes. These work for the time being, and I still have them.

Last but not least…

Concealer:

NYX Eyeliner Concealer
My mascara & concealer

That’s the mascra I was talking about earlier. The NYX concealer is actually pretty horrible. Since I still have lots of product left, I’m just making the most out of it. Don’t buy it. Once I’m done, I’ll move onto something new.

So that’s what I use. I know it’s not much, but it’s something. I think I prefer to keep my makeup routine low-maintinence and very minimal. How about you? Do you wear makeup every day? Do you not wear makeup? What are your favorite makeup products? Share your thoughts. Let’s talk!

Love, Jen

Review: Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream

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1 Month Review: Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream

1 Month Review: Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream

It’s been 1 month of using Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream. I think it’s time for a review! Let’s begin with the packaging. I thought the packaging was nice. The pump made it easy to dispense the product out without creating a big mess. Sometimes, I like to carry my BB Cream around in my bag for on-the-go touch-ups (just in case). This works for that. The texture of this BB Cream is like a dream. It’s soft and creamy to touch. With that creamy texture, it goes on smoothly and sinks into the skin. If you have dry skin, you’re in luck! It is very, very moisturizing. I love using it around my eye area because of that. It’s much better at minimizing fine lines and wrinkles compared to other BB Creams I have used before. Fine lines and wrinkles are definitely less noticeable. As for the color of the BB Cream, it’s a tad tan for my complexion. That doesn’t bother me much because that can easily be fixed by applying a pressed powder on top. No big deal.

Even though the BB Cream was moisturizing, it made my skin look shiny. It claims to have oil-control, but it doesn’t. It was difficult to tame the oil throughout the day too. I would constantly have to blot and blot some more. *sigh* … oily skin problems. I wouldn’t recommend Lioele Beyond the Solution to people that are actively battling moderate to severe acne. The coverage was very poor. Don’t waste your time and money. You won’t get the coverage that you want and need. Within 1 month of use, no break-outs from it, especially when it contains oils. I’m very acne-prone, and I didn’t break out from it. I’m shocked! Please use at your own risk. Everyone is different. Since this BB Cream doesn’t contain SPF, make sure to apply SPF beforehand. So, the only issues I had were the color, coverage, and how it left my skin shiny. Apart from that, it wasn’t all too bad. I do love how moisturizing it is compared to my other BB Creams — Dr Jart+ and Skin 79. I’m not sure if I would purchase it again. I might try out other BB Creams before I do.

Have you tried Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream? If so, leave a comment. Learn more about Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream here:

*Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream*

*My First Time: Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream *

 




© Jennifer Nguyen