I’ve finally come up with a makeup routine that works pretty well for me. It doesn’t take too long, and I manage to look put-together by the end of it. In my February favorites, I mentioned the Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus Waterproof Mascara, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, and the Milani Lipstick in “Pretty Natural”. I’ve still been using these three items almost every day. Lately, my skin has been a bit better, so I feel more comfortable using a heavier foundation, which is typically the opposite of what people do, I know, but I find that when I put a heavy foundation over active breakouts and flaky skin, it makes everything look way worse. So, when my skin is behaving, the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full-Coverage Foundation makes my skin look radiant and smooth. I’ve been using the Wet n Wild Illumi-Naughty Highlighting & Concealing Pen, and I really like it. It doesn’t accentuate the dryness around my eyes, and it’s just peachy enough to cancel out some of the dark circles.
For quite a while, I hadn’t been wearing much eyeshadow, but my Vegan Cuts box changed that by introducing me to the 100% Pure Eye Creamstick Liner. While this is a dual-ended product, I’ve been wearing mostly the “Champagne” color. It’s such a unique shade! I’ve tried using both colors on my eyes at the same time, but they don’t blend together very well, so I’ve been using “Naked” and “Buck” from the original Urban Decay Naked palette to blend it out. I do think it can be worn alone for a one-shadow look, too. I’ve been trying out the Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Primer underneath, and I think it does a good job.
For the rest of my face, I’ve been cycling through the different blushes and bronzers I’ve recently purchased. I do like the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, although it’s extremely subtle, and I really have to pack it on to see a bronzing effect. I chose the Wet n Wild Ombre Blush in “In a Purple Haze” for this look to match the coolness of the eyeshadow. Of course, I always use the Anastasia Brow Wiz, and I chose The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer.
There you have it! What are your everyday makeup staples lately?