Lately I’ve gotten myself into a bit of a routine when it comes to my makeup. I’ve played around with a few different products and found what I enjoy doing best. I don’t always wear makeup, so technically my everyday face is pretty naked. But when I do put makeup on, it’s because I enjoy the process of applying it. Which is good since I pretty much always look the same to myself, no matter what ‘look’ I go for…
So what’s the current routine then?
I always start with a quick swipe of the Glossier Cherry Balm Dot Com, I love this lip balm even if that is all it is. This doesn’t really provide much of a tint on me which is a bit of a let down, but it smells pretty tasty so I guess I’ll forgive it. Next I smooth on a pump or two of the Fenty Beauty Instant Retouch Primer, which is super hydrating. I love the almost blurring effect this gives to my skin, as I’m not one to wear foundation on the daily. Although it is an ‘invispink’ colour I do think it changes my skin tone ever so slightly for the better, in a more calmed down, evened out way.
Covering and correcting.
Honestly a little dab of concealer here, a little smudge there and I look ten times better. Currently I’m using two concealers, because bougie. The first being the Nars Soft Matte Concealer which is strictly for eyes, because a) better coverage and b) longevity. I’ve mentioned before, I hate my dark circles and honestly this doesn’t really cover them as much as I’d like. I’m definitely in need of a corrector… Bobbi Brown hit me up. But for now, I’ll continue to suffer. The second concealer is the Glossier Stretch Concealer for spots, pigmentation, redness, you name it. It’s a pretty spot on (lol) match for my skin tone which is an absolute miracle considering I ordered it online. Blended in with my fingers and set with the Fenty Beauty Blotting Powder, it’s a slight edit but my skin still looks and feels like my skin.
Sculpting and adding life.
Next I tackle my cheeks, sculpting them out with the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to contour but this is super buildable, perfect for people like me who’re shy about it. I then add a bit of life and warmth to my face with The Body Shop Honey Bronzer, pretty much everywhere but mainly doing the 3 shape people always say to do, if you know, you know. I then pop on a swipe of my fave shimmery, warm coral Nars Torrid Blush. And if I’m feeling extra fancy, a bit of the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Warm Bronze Illuminating Powder doesn’t go amiss. My face is then good to go.
Opening up the eyes.
Next I use another Tanya Burr product, the Selfie Sculpt angled eyebrow pencil. This allows me to add shape and depth to my brows which I then brush and set into place using the Glossier Boy Brow. It’s quite rare these days I can be bothered with eyeliner, although I still feel I look most like ~me~ when I wear it. But something new I’ve been doing a lot lately is swiping a lil eyeshadow on instead… is this adulthood? I’m still pretty
bad inexperienced with it but I’m really into the Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette atm. Think super easy to blend warm shades. I swipe on Substitute For Love all over the lid and Freshly Toasted in the crease/outer corner/lower lash line. A quick coat of TB Selfie Lash – a 10/10 mascara – and my eyes are more awake, even if I’m still sleepy. Which I am.
And last but not least – lips.
Lips always come last and to me they’re pretty essential. I have what I like to call dead lips, in that they make me look pretty lifeless if I leave them bare. So I always have to wear a lil something on my lips. Lately my lipstick of choice has been Glossier Generation G Lipstick in Leo, a super wearable orangey browny nude colour. It’s love.
And that’s about it. I love putting all of these things on my face… even if the results are pretty minimal ha.
Till next time.