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.


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.


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…


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: Acure Brightening Face Mask

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Review: Acure Brightening Face Mask
Review: Acure Brightening Face Mask

Hey everyone! Here’s my review on Acure Brightening Face Mask! I’ve used two tubes of the face mask already. I’ve used both the old and the new one. This is a review on the new one. 🙂 Acure Brightening Face Mask comes in a small 50 ml tube. The tube is sealed upon opening. The product itself is a dark sea green color (see photo). It’s not the most aesthetically appealing face mask out there. The texture isn’t like your typical facial mask either. It’s more runny and liquid-like. Not creamy and thick. So, it doesn’t look or feel luxurious. Applying the face mask to my skin wasn’t the best feeling due to the runny liquid nature of it. My advice is not to use too much product. A little goes a long way with this stuff! There’s no need to waste product and your money by going overboard with the application. As for effectiveness, I would say it’s below average. I love the ingredients. I love how it’s natural. I can see why the ingredients are beneficial for the skin, but it did not work to brighten my skin. It’s more of a moisturizing face mask. Did it cause breakouts? NO! It didn’t cause my skin to break out in acne or irritate my skin. From this experience, I’m going to finish the mask, but I will not repurchase it again. Yeah, I gave this face mask a second chance just to see if it would work the second time around. Sometimes, things do work out the second time. For the Acure Brightening Mask, not so much. It’s time to move on!

Photos of Acure Brightening Face Mask:

What Acure Brightening Face Mask looks like! It's a green blob!!
What Acure Brightening Face Mask looks like! It’s a green blob!!

Have you used Acure Brightening Face Mask before? Did it work for you? Share your experience! Leave a comment! 😊

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