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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1 Month: Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush
Mar. 25, 2019Leave a comment
It’s been 1 month of using the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush! Here’s my 1 month review on it! So I purchased the facial brush due to breaking out a bit and feeling that I had a thick layer of dead skin cells on my face. I dedicated myself to sticking to a regular exfoliator (which didn’t work out) before I took the plunge and purchased the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush. Here are my results. So far, it’s been good.
This is what happened to my skin.
- Less dead skin cells on my face. My skin actually feels and appears smoother.
- I am *currently* still breaking out randomly using this face brush. This must be the intial breakout stage. My skin looks like it’s clearing up at the same time.
- Pores look less clogged compared to before.
- Makeup is removed much better with the facial brush. That’s when I wear makeup though. I haven’t been wearing much makeup for a while now. hah.
How I use the face brush:
- It states that 60 seconds twice a day is enough. I had to bump it up to 120 seconds twice a day for it to be effective.
- I gently move the brush slowly on each part of my face. For example, place it on my forehead for a few seconds then slowly gravitate towards my temples and so on…until I cover each section of my face.
Other stuff you need to know:
- In one month, I’ve charged the facial brush twice.
- Compared to my previous Clarisonic Mia Facial Brush, this one is a lot weaker.
That’s my 1 month update. I hope this review helps anyone thinking about purchasing the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush. I will make another update in a month! Looking forward to it! If you have any questions about this face brush, leave a comment! 😊– Jen
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