Hi my beautiful readers! Today I'll be sharing my makeup routine with you all. The title of this post does state "My Everyday Makeup Routine", however I do not wear makeup everyday. This is a makeup routine I go by when I want to look a little more awake and presentable when I socialize with other people on the day. To me, makeup is not a necessity but more of an enhancement to your features. I can go out the door without any makeup on but I do feel more confident with makeup on. You know, you look good, you feel good. I think makeup complete an outfit and make someone look more put together and nice. So without further ado, let's begin..
Yup, that's me all bare face. As you can tell, by no means do I have perfect skin at all. I have dark under eyes circles (which I like to call them "designer bags"), uneven skin-tone, redness around my nose, high pigmentation/ scars from acne.. To sum it all up, I have flaws. I'm only human☺. Thankgoodness for makeup, I can concealed my imperfections temporarily and look decent.
After I have applied my serum and moisturizer, I like to take a piece of tissue. I simply separate the tissue, so I use the 1 ply of the tissue and then I blot my face. This helps with getting rid of any excess oil from the moisturizer and helps keeps my face matte.
Then, I prime my face. Not everyone like to do this step, but for my skin type (oily/combination) I find it beneficial. It helps hydrate my skin and it prep my face for foundation. I use the Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer. It works great, It has Vitamin E & Chamomile Extracts which helps strengthen and smooth out my complexion.
In conjunction to the primer, I also use the Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pore Minimizer and Mattifier. I love this product so much! I can definitely tell the difference to my skin if I don't use this. When I use this, my skin stay matte for majority of the day which is great. A little product goes a long way, I usually just applied this on my T-zone areas. My skin feel so velvety soft after applying it and it does diminished my pores temporarily.
Next, I like to concealed my "designer bags" with my newly favourite, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser. I love the consistency of this, it blends so beautifully and it brightens up my eyes instantly. [This makes my panda eyes look more awake.]
Now, it's time to work on the face. The foundation that I like to use is the Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup. It helps concealed my pigmentation,acne scars and redness on my face. It's very build-able and leaves my face looking flawless. I like to dot the foundation on my skin and blending it out with my fingers (don't worry, I make sure my hands are clean☺). Then, with the left over foundation I use my Eco Tools foundation brush to make sure the foundation is all blended nicely.
After that, I set my foundation with a setting powder. As you can see above, I use the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. I have already gone through three of these, I love them. The powder is finely milled, so when you apply it on your skin, it's not going to look nor feels cakey.
I like to bring back some warmth to my face with the Rimmel Natural Brozer in 002 Sun Bronze. I don't particularly like this product at all. It's not very pigmented. I have to load up heaps of product onto my Real Technique Kabuki brush in order for the colour to show on my skin. I applied this on the spots where the sun usually hits on the face.
Lastly for my face to get that blushy look, I apply the Rimmel Match Perfection Blush in 003 Medium on to my cheeks. The colours are absolutely gorgeous when they're all mixed together. It leaves a nice glow to my skin and also highlights my cheek bones.
Now onto my eyes, I don't really do much due to the little amount of time I have in the morning to get ready [ I like my beauty sleep, okay?]. I like using the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze.
It is a very beautiful bronze-y colour (hence the name). It is so easy to apply and it doesn't crease on my eye lids. I like how it's not too shimmery which is great for the everyday look.
Then, it's time for some eye-liner action. Once again another Maybelline product, I use their Eyestudio Gel liner in Charcoal. If you look at my picture closely of me without makeup, you can see that one of my eye lids is more noticeable than my other eye. Thus, for one of my eyes I used a little more liner than the other to make sure both eyes looks similar. I also like to winged out my eyes a little.
Next, I curled my eyelashes and then I apply the Maybelline Falsies in the waterproof version. This is my favourite mascara of all time. I've gone through about five of these and still counting. I've tried other mascaras but I always come back to this one and I have to always get the waterproof version.
[I promise this post is not sponsored by Maybelline!] I don't like to wear black eye-liner during the day on my bottom lash line. Instead, I use a matte brown eye-shadow. It's less harsher than a black liner and it also looks more softer and natural. The quad I use is in Designer Chocolates. I also use the champagne colour from the quad to highlight my brow bones and inner corner of my eyes.
Ladies, having nice, groomed brows are a must. I use the Nude by nature brow pencil in brunette. I simply just fill in any little areas with the brow pencil then groomed my brows with the spoolie. Make sure your brows are sisters not twins.
For the lips, I use the Nivea Pure & Natural Milk and Honey lip balm. This lip balm is the bomb, it's so moisturizing and smells delicious. Then for a bit of colour, I use the Color Whispers by Maybelline in Lust for Blush.
Finally to finish off the makeup, I spritz my face with the Australis Make-Up Finishing spray. Supposedly, it's meant to set the make-up for all day wear but i'm not so sure about that claim. However, it smells great and makes my face feel fresh.
TA-DA!! That's my everyday makeup routine. I hope you guys enjoy reading this post and let me know what's your must have products in your makeup routine.