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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MAC Lipsticks in Russian Red & Ruby Woo
Aug. 15, 2018Leave a comment
I’ve always wanted a few red lipsticks for special occasions. But, finding a good red lipstick has always been very difficult. The formula needs to be better than average. I say better than average because I put lipsticks in their very own special category. Eyeliners, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, and blushes are much easier to find. I can easily adapt to them if they are decent. Lipsticks, on the other hand, I cannot. It’s either I can use them, or I cannot. I need a lipstick that’s rich in color, doesn’t crease, stays put, fragrance-free, and doesn’t taste weird. It’s not like I eat my lipsticks. They’re on my lips, so they slip in. 😔 Also, fragrance-free, because I develop headaches from lipsticks if they are highly perfumed.
Since I’ve had much success with MAC Cosmetics before in another shade — Honey Love, I chose this brand again. The formula worked for me. I loved it. For the price and quality, it’s quite amazing! So, I purchased two red lipsticks from MAC Cosmetics. They are Ruby Woo and Russian Red. Before I go into further detail, here are photos of my MAC Cosmetics red lipsticks in Ruby Woo and Russian Red. Swatches and all. Enjoy. 💄
Ruby Woo Retro Matte Lipstick:
- Long wearing lipstick formula, 8 hours
- Intense color payoff
- Matte finish
- Fade proof
- Very matte vivid blue-red
Russian Red Matte Lipstick:
- Cream, rich lipstick formula
- High color payoff
- No-shine, matte finish
- Intense bluish-red
They are two different shades of red. Ruby Woo is a tad brighter, while Russian Red is deeper in color. I’ve only used Russian Red. Here’s a picture of me wearing Russian Red (the above photo too, both are Russian Red).
In conclusion, I really like Russian Red! 💋 With Russian Red, the lipstick lasted the whole night! Not even a single budge or smudge after dinner and sipping on a glass of water! I didn’t have to retouch at all! LOOOOOOVEEE! Now,I’m excited to use Ruby Woo, which was out of stock for a while, so I didn’t receive it until a few weeks later. They are both popular reds! From this experience, I would say that MAC Cosmetics red lipsticks are top quality! They hit all the points I want in a lipstick. No creasing, stays put, intense in color, doesn’t taste funny. Most of all, no bad headaches from it, since it’s fragrance-free. They work for me! Even though I’m not a big fan of other MAC Cosmetics makeup products, they win me over with their lipsticks!
Have you tried any MAC lipsticks? Ruby Woo or Russian Red? Any favorites? Share your thoughts and experience by leaving a comment!
*Review: Smashbox, NARS Orgasm, MAC, & Clinique*
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