My Makeup Routine
May. 4, 2019Leave a comment
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.
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! 😜
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.
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:
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.
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…
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!
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Review: Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask
Apr. 7, 2019Leave a comment
Hi everyone! Today, I’m going to do a review on a facial mask. It’s been a while since I’ve used one. I thought I needed to bump up my skin care routine a bit. And, a facial mask was exactly what I needed. Here I have a facial mask called Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask!
About Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask:
- Creamy clay mask
- Can be used as a cleanser and/or mask
- Deeply clean pores and refine skin
- Infused with charcoal and kaolin clay
- Contains vitamin E and Zinc
- Draws out impurities for a fresh-faced look
Aqua / Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Zea Mays Starch / Corn Starch, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Carrageenan, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Charcoal Powder, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid, Menthol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglycerin-10, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Gluconate
- As a cleanser, wet hands and face. Massage product onto skin. Avoid the eye area. Rinse with water.
- As a detox mask, wet hands and face. Spread a thin layer of product onto skin. Avoid the eye area. Let dry for 5 minutes. Rinse with water. Use 2 times/week.
I’ve used Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask for a couple of weeks. I used it as a face mask. I’ve never used it as a facial cleanser. I dont need to. I found my HG facial cleanser already. It’s called Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil. I will make an update on my skin care routine soon. It seems like ages since I’ve done that. Now let’s get back to the face mask! With the face mask, I followed the instructions — spread a thin layer, let it dry for 5 minutes, and only twice a week. This is what the product looks like.
It’s definitely creamy. I loved how it felt on my skin. It does have a weird smell to it, but I wasn’t bothered by it too much. Texture-wise, this was exactly what I wanted (creamy, rich facial mask). I do enjoy using skin care products with kaolin clay and charcoal in it. They are awesome for oily, acne-prone skin! Everything sounds wonderful and all about this face mask, but it didn’t go as well as I intended. It all comes down to one thing. Does the mask break me out or not? Unfortunately, it did. It made me break out after the first couple of uses. The acne kept on coming with continued use. I had to stop. Once I stopped, I stopped developing random pimples. These pimples were awful! They were oozing and deep under the skin. If that sounds gross, my apologies. This is a beauty blog afterall. 😊 So, I wouldn’t recommend this face mask to people with acne skin. Funny how it’s advertised for people with oily, acne-prone skin…but made my acne worse. Once again, be aware if you have that skin type.– Jen
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