May 19, 2016

Everyday Make-up

I wear make-up 5-7 days a week during the school year and 1-2 days a week during the summer. It just depends on what's going on. Every time I wear make-up, I put on the same array of products. This is it (and a lot of this is satire...I get that I'm not good at make-up).

Eyeliner. Nothing that would ever need sharpening. That's too much work. These kinds go on nice and smooth. I buy whatever is under $7.

Eyeshadow. I have a brush that I use instead of a sponge. If you buy a little palette, you can blend in the colors (hashtag lifehack). I buy whatever is under $7.

Mascara. I buy whatever I *think* I bought last time or whatever is under $7.

Bare Minerals powder. This is my "splurge" at $25ish. I only need like one container a year because a little goes a long way.

I use an e.l.f. brush for the powder.

I usually buy make-up at Target because they have the e.l.f. brushes there. I buy Bare Minerals at the PX on base because it's a little cheaper than Ulta or online.

I always have a tube of Eucerin dry skin treatment with me. It makes the best lip balm. I have a tinted lip balm too, but I only use it when I'm on my way to work. I usually have some type of lipstick with me too, but rarely wear it.

And that's it.

My skincare routine is more high-maintenance than my make-up. It's Unblemish, which is sulfur wash + clarifying toner + dual intensive acne treatment + eye cream, twice a day.
I think, honestly, I spend more on skincare so I don't have to spend more money or time on make-up.

Do you like to play with make-up and try all the new products? I'm very clearly a creature of habit in this way.


  1. I hate the way face makeup feels so I do the best job I can with my skin. I definitely hear you on that.

  2. I love your process of spending more time on skin care than makeup - it's going to make such a difference in the long run! Also, I'm all about buying makeup and brushes at Target, too.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  3. I can't stand the feeling of foundation, so at the MOST I will use a light BB cream or something. Usually, I just use a tiny bit of concealer and then a powder foundation, which looks/feels a lot better.

    I used to be REALLY into makeup and trying new things, and I still am a little bit, but lately I've been more into downsizing and finding things I really like vs. just buying ALL THE NEW THINGS just to try them out. Eyeshadow has always been my weakness but as I get older, neutrals are where it's at.

  4. I think the only makeup I own over $12 is the Urban Decay Naked palette, but it's lasts a long time and is the only one I need. I'm with you on the drugstore buys. I need to get much better about creating and maintaining a skincare routine.

  5. I'm such a minimalist when it comes to makeup, I pretty much go out the door with mascara and blush on.

  6. I was just talking to my friend about this yesterday. She said she has tons of makeup but doesn't use any of it because it takes too long. I have like, five things, and it takes me 3 minutes MAX. I use Tarte & Beautycounter though, and it's more expensive because it's the all-natural stuff, but it works well and doesn't make me break out, so I keep using it!

  7. I would love to experiment more with make up, but I just don't feel like I know enough about it to do that! I have my basics and I do have 3 different eyeshadow palettes that I use...two the most often because they're more neutral.

  8. lol at sharpening - so true. the other day my friend came over to get ready and was like 'i need a sharpener' and i was like... nope.
    i think spending more time and money on skincare is more important than makeup.. of course i know lots of people love makeup and that is fine. i love wearing a full face of makeup like once a month, but for the most part i am concealer + mascara each day, maybe a bb cream. i love that mascara and i have the same bare minerals stuff (i think i bought mine in 2011 and it is still going strong... oops). my skin reacts badly when i wear a lot of makeup a lot of days in a row, so that's another reason as well.


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