My Makeup Routine

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It’s time! Here’s my makeup routine! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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! ๐Ÿ˜œ

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. ๐Ÿ˜… 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: NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer

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Right one: NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer

On the Right: NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer

Here’s my review on NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer! Next time, I’ll do a review on NYX Worth the Hype Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, I’ve been usingย NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer for about 8+ months. I have the one in Ivory. I like the color. It blends into my skin tone and brightens it up on the spot. Loveeee!! The consistency of the concealer is thick and creamy. Even though it takes on that texture, it doesn’t provide much coverage. I would think that it would! Nope! It does a poor job at covering pimples and dark under eye circles. Whenever I apply it to my skin, I have to layer it on multiple times to get some coverage. In the end, very poor coverage. I’m left with nothing. The reason why I still use it is because I have it. I’m not big on buying more makeup products when I don’t have to. I would much rather use up what I have. ๐Ÿ˜œ If you’re looking for a full-coverage concealer that covers discolorations and imperfections, this isn’t it.

NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer does leave a nice dewy finish on the skin. I have oily skin, and I didn’t have a problem with that. Also, it didn’t cause my skin to break out in acne either, which is surprising. Sadly, even though it is infused with coconut oil for moisture, using this concealer on my face was a nightmare. It crept into every fine line, wrinkle and accentuated them like no other. I’m not liking it whatsoever. Is this concealer waterproof? Well, I can tell you that I swam in the ocean in Hawaii to test it out. No, it is not waterproof, lol. From this lengthy experience, I’m not impressed. On the bright side, it’s a cheap concealer that seems to last forever, haha. I still have a lot of product left!ย  But, I will not repurchase in the future. I would like a concealer that provides coverage, especially for dark under eye circles. I would also like a concealer that doesn’t accentuate fine lines and wrinkles!

Here’s a Swatch of NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer (Ivory):

Swatch of NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer in Ivory

Swatch of NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer in Ivory

Have you tried NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer before? Did you like it? Share you experience by leaving a comment! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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