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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.

Eyeshadow:

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.

Blush:

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…

Concealer:

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: Yes to Carrots Nutrition Boosting Kale Facial Wipes

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Review: Yes to Carrots Nutrition Boosting Kale Facial Wipes
Review: Yes to Carrots Nutrition Boosting Kale Facial Wipes

Today, I’m going to review Yes to Carrots Nutrition Boosting Kale Facial Wipes! Even though I used the Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes first, I ended up using the Carrot & Kale facial wipes more often! When I opened the Carrot & Kale facial wipes, I noticed a perfume scent to them. The list of ingredients states that it contains fragrance (parfum). If you’re allergic to fragrance, I wouldn’t recommend these. I can tolerate the fragrance, but I’m not too fond of it. The wipes could go without the fragrance, in my opinion. Unlike other facial wipes I’ve used before, they are not drenched in liquid. They contain enough moisture to remove makeup easily though. The fabric of the cloth is very gentle on the skin. Also, the formula is too. I’ve used plenty of other facial wipes where my skin turned bright red and looked irritated. These didn’t harm my skin. The formula kept my skin feeling hydrated while it was on my skin (before I rinsed it off with a facial cleanser).

Yes to Carrots Nutrition Boosting Kale Facial Wipes was made for depleted skin while being enriched with vitamins (including kale). I love how the ingredients are mostly natural (95% natural ingredients), but I haven’t noticed any positive changes in my skin. My skin didn’t look healthier or brighter. It looked the same before using them. Overall, the facial wipes weren’t too bad. They’re gentle and non-irritating. They didn’t clog my pores or give me acne. They’re a 100% vegan skin care product and leaping bunny certified! 🙉 Yay for vegan skin care products! Oh, I thought these facial wipes were going to be fully orange, lol. They’re just slightly (just a little bit) tinted orange. I’ll go into more detail when I review Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes on why I thought so. Would I purchase Yes to Carrots Nutrition Boosting Kale Facial Wipes again? Honestly, I really don’t know. Maybe when I feel like it. As I said earlier, they’re not bad. I’m just not that crazy about them.

Opening Yes to Carrots Nutrition Boosting Kale Facial Wipes:

Orange you glad to use these wipes? ;)
Orange you glad to use these wipes? 😉
What they look like. Yes to Carrots Nutrition Boosting Kale Facial Wipes.
What they look like.

Have you used Yes to Carrots Nutrition Boosting Kale Facial Wipes before? Did you like them? Share your experience and leave a comment!

© Jennifer Nguyen