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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Update: Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush
Apr. 14, 2019Leave a comment
I made an update on the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush about 3 weeks ago, but it’s time for another update. It’s almost close to 2 months…not quite yet. I think it’s time though. I’ve been using the facial brush religiously in the morning and at night. Here are my results so far…
I wanted to try the this facial brush because I thought it would help with some acne and exfoliation. At the beginning, it went well. I noticed some results. The results weren’t spectacular, but I noticed something different in my complexion. Since I’m nearing 2 months, I’ve noticed that it’s not as effective compared to what I’ve experienced in the past. I’ve mentioned that this facial brush is much weaker than the one I previously used. It is. Maybe that’s why it’s not working the same as the one I used before.
So, the facial brush isn’t living up to my expectations. It’s not helping much with my acne-prone skin. I could easily use a facial scrub and get the same results. Facial scrubs tend to be a lot cheaper too. The Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush was around 100ish plus tax. I can feel a thick layer of dead skin cells on my facial skin as the days go on. It does make my skin feel a tad cleaner, or is it from simply moving the bristles across my face?? I find the oscillations and vibrations pretty pointless and has no effect on my complexion.
As of right now, I’m thinking about giving up the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush. I’ll give it a couple of more weeks. If nothing changes, it’s going back. If I’m paying this much for something, it should work. I’m definitely leaning towards moving onto a facial scrub instead.
If you missed out, here’s my introduction of the facial brush. Have you used the Clarisonic Mia Prima before? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts on it! Look forward to my Skin Care Routine and Makeup Routine soon. I haven’t posted them up yet because I wanted to do an update on the Clarisonic Mia first. 😊– Jen
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