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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. 🙂

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. 🙂

I hope this helped! Thank you for reading! ❤️

Update: elf Flawless Finish Foundation

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elf Flawless Finish Foundation

Here’s an update on elf Flawless Finish Foundation. I’ve used this foundation for about 1 month on and off. The first shade I used was called Lily (fairest fair with yellow undertones). I’m not using it anymore. It makes my skin too yellow. I’m currently using Swan (fairest fair with peach undertones). I really wanted to try Pearl (fairest fair with neutral undertones). That’s if I’ll ever get to that point. haha. Let’s begin this updated review! 🙂

Shade: The elf Flawless Finish Foundation has a lot of shades to choose from. That’s awesome. You’re not stuck with 5 shades like the elf Acne Fighting Foundation collection.

Texture: This liquid foundation is lightweight. It feels like your typical liquid foundation. It’s not thick.

Finish: It is semi-matte. It gave my skin a dewy appearance. Some people might like that, but I have oily skin. It just looks like my skin produced more oil.

Coverage: I would love to say that it’s light-moderate or full coverage. It’s not. It’s has light coverage. I had to use more product to move up to moderate coverage, and that didn’t work as I hoped for. Even with a makeup primer.

Fragrance: It has a subtle fragrance. Take it or leave it.

SPF?: None.

Breakouts?: I haven’t noticed any.

Final Thoughts:

Those are my thoughts. Leave your own thoughts on the elf Flawless Finish Foundation in the comment section. 🙂

Love, Jen

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