I like to still look like Myself when I take my makeup off, so I prefer to not over do it.
When your face turns into a pool of grease and debris after the 6th hour, and not even a super matte powder can save the oil slick on your face, you know there's very little room for excessive make-up. I don't have much of a make up routine, mostly because I'm broke, lazy and crazy sensitive to too many beauty products. Remember when I blogged about the best and worst foundations? I had ten foundations back then—complete madness! I don't know why I thought buying ten of the same thing was a good idea. In either effect, My face now carries a lot less make-up than it used to. I'm trying to get my skin so good that I can rock some lippie and mascara and be out the door. So far, it's working—yet, I can't quite make out if I'm becoming more accepting of my skin or this organ is actually clearing itself up. For ages I was using Mac's Matchmaster, which was absolutely incredible! But I got bored and decided to switch it up after I ran out. I was also using a concealer by Mac, but have replaced it with the ever famous Nars Radient Creamy Concealer. I like it too, not much to say about it. I will soon do a write-up on my skin-regime too once it's a figured out. But so far, a sudocreme face mask is doing wonders, definitely a must try if you have blemish-prone skin like me. I've outlined how I tend to do my make-up, it takes a little over 5 minutes to put my makeup on. (even for important events—nothing changes!) I like to still look like I do when I take my makeup off, so I prefer to not over do it.
My routine is as follows:
- Dot foundation on skin, focusing on mouth area (mild hyper-pigmentation)
- Blend with a flat foundation brush (works best with this Lancome foundation)
- Allow 2 minutes drying time
- Dot concealer in a triangle form around eyes and blend with fingers or sponge
- Follow concealed areas with a powder straight-away to prevent creasing
- Optional second foundation layer [depends on occasion]
- Fill in eyebrows with brow pencil or gel. I use Rimmel's eye liner gel
- Line eyes, and mascara on lashes
- Powder my oily t-zone with ELF powder (this is brilliant, been using it for 4 years!)
- Kiss the mirror and we're done! Ta-da!