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My Makeup Routine

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Alright everyone! It’s time for me to share my makeup routine. This is what I’ve been doing when I wear makeup. I’ve been trying to wean myself into using makeup again. It took some time to get used to it once again. šŸ™‚

FOUNDATION:

I started off using my usual BB Cream — Dr Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating BB Cream (trying to find a vegan, cruelty-free one to replace it). Honestly, I don’t wear much makeup on a daily basis, so it’s been sitting around unused. I have lots of product left. I didn’t like the way my skin looked with it on by itself. I decided to add a base, so the BB Cream could adhere better to my skin. I remembered that I had the elf Acne Fighting Foundation.

This right here:

elf Acne Fighting Foundation
elf Acne Fighting Foundation

Here are my thoughts on this foundation after using it again…

The good:

Full coverage. Makes a good base. Awesome lasting power. It’s much better than my BB Cream!

The bad:

Not a true porcelain shade. It’s much darker. Dries out the skin when used too often. It dried my skin out after 2 days of use. Avoid the eye area when using. Why? The dryness will accentuate wrinkles around the eye area. Make sure to use a good moisturizer underneath the foundation. Does not contain SPF. =(

I like it, but I hate it. I wish elf would have more accurate shades of the Acne Fighting Foundation. Since it tames oilies on my skin, it helped to prevent new acne from forming. It would be nice if they would add SPF to the product too. If they did all of that, I would switch over to this foundation in an instant. Since that’s not the case, I won’t repurchase after I’m done with it.

EYE MAKEUP:

I haven’t been wearing eyeliner as of late. I’ll save it for special occasions. I’ve been playing with mascara. I think I need a new one soon. After months of not using it, the one I have is getting old. It’s this mascara:

NYX Cosmetics Mascara, Lip Primer, Face Primer
NYX Worth the Hype Mascara

I find the NYX Worth the Hype Mascara meh. The only reason I’ve been using it is because I haven’t found one that’s better. I don’t get raccoon eyes from this mascara. It’s good at lengthening the eyelashes too.

BLUSH/OTHER FACE MAKEUP:

I have a lot of blushes, but I tend to stick to only one within a time period. The one I’ve been using is elf St Lucia Blush and Bronzer. I only use the blush, not the bronzer. If you’re not familiar with elf, their products are not that pigmented. If you’re looking for something with more pigment, this isn’t for you. For me, it worked out great. I want my blush to look as natural as can be. The peachy color gives my cheeks a glow without appearing overdone. I’m close to hitting the pan on this product. I don’t know if I’m going to buy it again even though I like it. I guess I don’t love it. lol.

Elf St Lucia Blush Bronzer
Elf St Lucia Blush Bronzer

Another makeup product from elf that I’ve neglected and decided to play with more often…

elf Contour Palette
elf Contour Palette

This is the elf Contour Palette. It’s a ‘contour’ palette, but I don’t use it to contour my face. I use it as eyeshadows. They’re not pigmented, so they give my eyes a pop of color that looks natural, neutral, and barely there makeup look. I’m really liking the neutral makeup colors…

For eyebrows and eyeshadows, I use an eyeshadow palette, such as this…

elf Need it Nude Eyeshadow Palette
elf Need it Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Just like the contour palette I spoke of earlier, these eyeshadows are not pigmented either. For my brows, I use the darkest shade possible. Sometimes I mix the colors together to form a shade that I like. I just swish a little bit of color over my brows and that’s it. I’m not into drawn in eyebrows or making them appear unnatural. I prefer my eyebrows to look clean, natural, and well-groomed without looking…I’m going to say fake.

LIPS:

I don’t use anything special on my lips. Just a SPF lip balm to protect them from the harsh UV rays. šŸ™‚

I hope this helped! Thank you for reading! ā¤ļø

Cos De BAHA Snail Mucin HA Serum + Arbutin, & Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel

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Cos De BAHA Snail Mucin HA Serum, Cos De BAHA Arbutin Niacinmaide, Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel
Cos De BAHA Snail Mucin HA Serum, Cos De BAHA Arbutin Niacinmaide Serum, Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel

I have a few new skin care products that I’m adding into my skin care routine. They are…

Cos De BAHA Snail Mucin HA Serum contains snail secretion filtrate 83%, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, d-panthenol, and natural herb extracts as active ingredients. Yes, I said SNAIL SECRETION FILTRATE. I am going to be slathering snail slime all over my face. Snail slime is known to have many skin benefits, such as anti-aging, moisturizing, fighting free radicals, and soothes the skin. I’m very excited for this experience. šŸ˜… I hope it doesn’t break me out that’s all, haha.

I have another serum from Cos De BAHA — the Arbutin Niacinamide. This serum contains beta arbutin, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid as active ingredients. Arbutin is a skin brightening/whitening ingredient. So goodbye acne scars!! We will see if it works or not. My skin is moving in the right direction with my other skin care serums. šŸ˜Š

Last but not least, I didn’t mention it earlier, but I purchased a new bottle of Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel (as shown in the photo). I love the way it brightens up my eye area. Yep, I have terrible dark under eye circles. This stuff works wonders for me compared to other eye gels/creams that I have tried before. I decided to stick with it for now.

I will do reviews on the Snail Mucin and Arbutin serums soon. šŸ™‚šŸ™‚

More posts on my skin care routine:

My Skin Care Routine for Acne Skin

Iā€™m giving up on Differin.

Is Dairy Ruining my Skin?

BP Journey: Day 1 Results

BP Journey: Day 3 Results

BP Journey: 1 Week Results

BP Journey: Week 2 Results

My No Makeup Experience

I cleared my skin in 3 weeks!

My BP & AHA Skin Care Products are here!

BP Journey: 1 Month Results

BP Journey: 1 Month + 1 Week Results

BP Journey: 1 Month + 2 Weeks

Update: My Skin Care Routine

Clear Skin Journey: 1 Month + 3 Weeks Results

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