My Everyday Makeup Routine!
I have had plenty of different makeup routines over the years. Some good, some bad. In fact, I used to put white eyeshadow over my whole eyelid, and pack on blush (I LOVE blush). But I had some good moments too. I learned how to apply eyeshadow correctly, and learned how to put blush on that didn’t make me look crazy. Once I got good at my makeup skills and learned what worked well for me and what didn’t, I was able to basically put together my everyday routine! It changes and evolves frequently, but I think I’ll stick to the one I’m doing now for a while.
I’ve always wanted to stop using powder, and use all cream products so that my face looked more glowy. But, I never could because of my acne. Now that my acne is nearly gone I’m slowly moving towards a powder-free routine.
below is what I do for my everyday makeup routine!
1. Cleanse skin
- Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash ($10, V, CF) or
- Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple Complete One Step Face Wash ($11-$55, CF)
I fully believe that in order to get the perfect makeup look you desire, you have to have a good skincare routine first. This ensures your face is clean of all of the everyday pollutants that attack your skin. I start by using my Pacifica face wash or my Philosophy face wash. I use the Philosophy wash when I have more makeup on, because it’s so expensive but gets every last bit of makeup off. I love the Pacifica one because it’s very similar to the Philosophy wash but its vegan and cruelty-free, and much much less inexpensive!
2. Moisturizer and oil
- Dove DermaSeries Face Cream SPF 15 ($10.89)
- Jojoba Oil ($10, V, CF)
- MaryKay Clear Proof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask ($24, CF)
I’m pretty sure my moisturizer and concealer are the only things that aren’t cruelty-free or vegan. I use the Dove DermaSeries Face Cream SPF 15. I got it because it claimed to help with severely dry and itchy skin and it was a few dollars cheaper than what I usually get. I really like it with my jojoba oil, but not by itself. I don’t know if I’ll get it again because it’s not cruelty-free. I use a half a pump and then use a few drops of jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is SO good for your skin, especially when on Accutane. It doesn’t clog pores, and it fights against breakouts. I also use it in my hair from time to time! Twice a week I use the MaryKay Charcoal Mask on my cheeks and chin to help get rid of my redness, and so far it’s working! I have no blackheads, but if one ever shows up I know that will help take care of it.
3. CC Cream and Concealer
- Wet N Wild Photofocus Matte Face Primer ($4.99, V, CF)
- MaryKay CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF15 ($20, Natural, CF)
- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser Treatment Concealer ($9.99, Light)
- Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation ($5.99, Soft Beige, V, CF)
After I apply my moisturizer and jojoba oil I put on a little bit of Wet N’ Wild’s primer by my nose. I would put it all over my face but it is matte, and I prefer a dewy look (I prefer their original primer, which is the same cost). I then use one pump of my MaryKay CC Cream in the shade natural. It gives a very natural and dewy finish and evens out my skin tone nicely. It doesn’t cover my red cheeks perfectly, but my concealer does that for me. I really like this product because it makes my face brighter, smooth, hydrated and protected from everyday pollution. It has many more benefits as well! After that, I put on my Maybelline concealer under my eyes in the shade light, add a tiny bit of powder under my eyes and chin (so I’m not too oily) and I’m done with my base! When I’m cheering or looking to be more dressed up I use the Wet N Wild Photofocus foundation. It’s a really nice and inexpensive foundation that makes my skin look flawless and covers up all of my redness and acne.
4. Bronzer, Blush, and Highlighter
- Tarte Bronzer (would have been $30, CF)
- Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush ($2.99, Pearlescent Pink, V, CF)
- Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush ($14, V, CF)
Once my base is on I bronze my cheeks and forehead with my Tarte Bronzer. I don’t know what it’s called because the label is rubbed off, but I got it in my Ipsy bag. I put down the price of their other bronzers. I then use either my Wet N Wild blush or my Seraphine Botanicals blush. They’re basically the same shade and both have flecks of gold or sparkle in them. I don’t use a highlighter because I LOVE sparkly blush and these are my favorites. The Wet N Wild is great because it’s so inexpensive but it’s really pigmented and pretty!!
5. Eyes and Eyebrows
- Tarte Bronzer
- Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Makeup Pallet ($14, CF)
- Colourpop Precision Brow Colour ($6, Blondie, V, CF)
- Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara ($5.99, CF)
- Wet N Wild MegaVolume Mascara ($2.99, V, CF)
For my eyes, I start by brushing out my eyebrows. I only need to put the brow colour on the tail of my brows because they’re so full. For my everyday look, I usually just grab a flat shader brush and pack on my bronzer and swipe it across my lids. Other times I’ll grab the mauvy pinkish shade from the second-row of my Carli Bybel pallet and do the same. Sometimes I leave my eyelids bare! Then I put on my MegaVolume mascara first, then my Lash Renegade. My eyelashes always look super full and fluffy.
I don’t put anything but Aquaphor Lip Repair on my lips because my lips are so dry and cracked from Accutane. But before, if I wore lipstick I’d put on my Mac lipstick in the color Velvet Teddy. Below is a photo of my finished look! super simple, quick and easy!
I try and keep my products at least all cruelty-free! I hope to move towards organic makeup, but who knows how long that would take (it’s super expensive). So for now, I’ll stick to at least cruelty-free, and vegan when I can. My concealer and my moisturizer are the only products that are not cruelty-free or vegan, however, I also use my Wet N Wild Concealer from time to time which is CF and V.
I hope this post wasn’t too long and you guys enjoyed it!