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My Makeup Routine

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I started wearing makeup again yesterday. It was tough. It took a while for my skin to get used to it. My eyes were so swollen and puffy-looking. It was LOL. 😂 Today, I tried putting on makeup again. The results were much better. I was able to make my face makeup look ‘skin-like’. Since my skin is 100% clear and smooth, it looked pretty good. I’m not complimenting myself. I’m just really ecstatic that my acne is gone. Anyone that has suffered from acne knows this feeling. Finally, I can feel comfortable in my own skin and not feel self-conscious.

So what makeup do I use? I don’t use anything special, but here’s my makeup routine.

Foundation:

I use BB Cream. I use Dr Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating BB Cream. It doesn’t match my skin tone perfectly, but it doesn’t break me out. The coverage is rather poor. If you have active acne, you won’t be able to cover imperfections at all. It’ll just slide right off. For me, I rather use makeup that doesn’t break me out even if the color is a little off. I’ve suffered from acne for too long to care. I’ve tried tons of other BB Creams. This is the only one that hasn’t caused me any issues. I think I’m done searching for the perfect foundation. I think, haha.

Makeup Primers:

I have a bunch of makeup primers, but I only use them on special occasions. Or, when I want my makeup to look extra silky and smooth. Here are the makeup primers I have…

I usually use the elf Poreless Putty Primer when I want my makeup to look extra, extra perfect. I use the NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm for my everyday makeup. I don’t use the NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer. It’s too oily and greasy. It breaks me out.

Powder Foundation:

I do have a powder foundation. It’s Sephora Matte Perfection Powder Foundation (shown below). I haven’t been using it lately. Maybe I’ll start. I usually just apply BB Cream, and that’s it. I don’t need an extra layer of foundation on my skin everyday. Perhaps for those special days.

Concealer:

Sephora Makeup
Sephora Makeup

Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer

This is probably my favorite concealer by far. It doesn’t offer high coverage. But for some reason, it works well on my skin. It brightens up my dark under eye circles. I also use it if I have other imperfections or spots to cover. It’s a good concealer and skin brightener in one.

Eyeliner:

elf Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Black
elf Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Any eyeliner will do. I don’t have a favorite. I haven’t truly encountered an eyeliner that is to die for. They all work the same to me. I seem to make them all work regardless of price. I tend to choose liquid eyeliners over pencil/gel eyeliners. I like clean lines that intensifies the eyes. 🙂 I’ve been using liquid eyeliners for so many years. Above, I have elf Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Black. This isn’t the best eyeliner. It peels if I go over it with other makeup products. Somehow I make it work. I won’t repurchase though, lol.

Eyeshadows/Blushes:

Elf St Lucia Blush Bronzer
Elf St Lucia Blush Bronzer

As a true non-makeup addict (serious), I use whatever I have. I hardly ever purchase new eyeshadows and blushes. I use the same shit day in and out until I hit the pan. 🤣 I’m not even joking. LOL. I make sure I sanitize my eyeshadows and blushes after use.

Mascara:

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

NYX Worth the Hype Mascara

This mascara is good. I don’t think it’s the best, but I’ll stick to it for now since it works. I’ll probably try out other mascaras after I finish the whole tube. I don’t have a favorite mascara either. Any mascara that doesn’t make my lashes appear clumpy, runs is OK in my book.

That’s all the makeup I use for the everyday look. I try to go makeup free as much as possible. 🙂 I prefer to keep my makeup as natural as possible after having clear skin. 🙂 Covering my skin with makeup isn’t a good idea to keep my skin clear. Clear Skin = Clean Skin. 😊

I hope you enjoyed this. 😀

Vegan Makeup Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder

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I haven’t worn makeup for the past months at all. I was thinking about getting rid of my BB Creams. They were making my skin appear more oily. Oh how I love the way BB Creams make my skin appear flawless and wonderful. But, they might’ve been contributing to my clogged pores. Every single time I remove my BB Cream, I noticed tiny bumps. I always make sure I remove my makeup thoroughly too.

I decided to test out foundation in powder form (without BB Cream). I used to wear powder foundation only. I found a makeup powder called Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, oil-absorbing, pore tightening, and skin mattifying. Sounds awesome! Here it is! 😊

Milani Vegan Makeup Powder
Milani Vegan Makeup Powder

As you can see, I was too excited to use it, haha. It came with a sponge. I haven’t used a sponge in so long. I usually use a makeup brush to apply my makeup. That’s foundation and blush on the sponge. 😜

Shade: Nude

I chose the shade Nude (light with yellow undertones). I realized that the shade was too dark on my skin when I applied it. 😢 From looking at the color in the compact, it looked like it would be a perfect match for my complexion. As for any makeup, you really need to try it on your skin to see if it matches or not. The color in the compact is certainly decieving! Besides not being a match, the quality and texture was good. I think it’s on par with more expensive brands. The powder stayed on. I used a makeup spray. I think that helped the powder stay put. This makeup powder wasn’t bad for the price ($10-$11). It didn’t irritate my skin. No new acne. I can’t believe it’s vegan!!!

You know, wearing makeup again for the first time after being free of makeup was different. I didn’t think it would make such a huge impact on me mentally. I think I prefer my face without makeup. Makeup made my face look so made up. I can go out on a limb and say fake. 😲 I used to love the way makeup made me look and feel. This time, it didn’t. I’ve been looking at my bare face day and night that I’m used to it. I will have to re-evaluate what type of makeup I want to wear and how much. I’m leaning towards the minimal side. It was fun to try new stuff out though.

Have you used Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder? How was the shade? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts!

Love, Jen

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