as much as I enjoy doing make up on other people (a LOT lot), I get quite lazy when it comes to myself. I got to the point where even an eyeliner is something I feel reluctant about, so overall the makeup is very minimalistic. One of the reasons why I don’t put so much effort into eye make-up is due to the delicacy of the skin in your eye area. As it’s thin and sensitive, you need to treat it carefully especially while removing the makeup to prevent from wrinkles and sagginess, which is why I avoid using eyshadows, primers or any other products that I don’t find neccessary for daily uses.
so my everyday make up routine consists of:
- BB cream - I use Power Perfection BB Cream from The Face Shop, so far so good. As much as I would love to not use coverage, I just can’t with my acne prone skin, especially with those acne scars that accompany me.
- blush - Little Round Pot Blush by Bourjois, shade “Healthy Mix” which is more of a peachy colour, very mild, giving you a natural look.
- concealer - I use Aknecolor creampaste which you can get at a local pharmacy. It’s supposed to treat acne, I personally don’t see any improvements but on the other hand, I don’t have to worry about putting weird stuff that would cause me breakouts. It’s apparently an alternative to foundations but I just use it to cover some blemishes.
- I use an eyelash curler and then I apply the mascara. My absolute favourite is Hypnose by Lancome. I’ve tried different products before but none of them kept me satisfied like this one. It keeps the lashes curled, doesn’t smudge and doesn’t “burden” the lashes either. It’s a bit pricier but I think it’s worth it.
- lately I’ve been either lining my upper waterlines (any black eye pencil works) instead of using gel eye-liner on upper lids or not using anything at all. But this “invisible line” brights up your eyes a lot whilst they seem like they are “naked” with no makeup. Plus it makes your lashes seem fuller.
- and lastly and for me most importantly, the eyebrows. Defining your eyebrows changes the whole look entirely and puts a great focus on your eyes.
so I’d say it’s a “no makeup” makeup. My aim is to cover my blemishes and protect my skin from damaging by using an SPF in the BB cream. but I do have to make a confession - I’m a lipstick junkie, the more lipsticks the better.