Wednesday, June 1, 2016

My Totally Simplified Summer Makeup Routine.

When the weather gets hot my makeup routine simplifies quite a bit, or so I thought until I wrote it all down like a crazy person. Oh yes, instead of eleventy billion products, I only use eleventy million. I'm only joking a little bit. But aren't you curious? Don't you want to know every single product I slap on my face every morning? No? TOO BAD. Here we go!

First I do the following:

Wash my face with a non-foamy cleanser. Currently I'm using Indie Lee Rosehip cleanser which is very pretty to look at and also smells really good. Oh, and it's nice on my face too.


I moisturize with three drops of Juno Oil followed by CeraVe PM (I'm out of AM) and I also pat on some Boots No7 eye cream. After all that I apply Shiseido Senka sunscreen. If I'm feeling fancy I might put some primer on, but usually I don't.



Now, the makeup part:

My everyday foundation is Smashbox Studio Skin. It's really good and stays put. Sometimes I want to be a bit glowier and less made-up so I'll use MISSHA Signature BB Cream, which my friend in Japan sent me. It's wonderful stuff with a dewy finish and a high SPF. Not as long wearing, but I love the way it looks.


After foundation I conceal under my eyes and spot conceal my dark spots. I've been using It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye for a while now and I'm still happy with it. I also recently got a generous sample pack of Anastasia concealer that works great on dark spots so I've using that too. I might buy it when my sample is gone because concealer, man. I can't quit it.



I've completely thrown over my beloved Benetint for Visee lip and cheek cream! This was another gift from my friend in Japan and I love it. It's just the right amount of pigmented and looks really natural. (Lisa Eldridge loves it, so you know it's good.)



I dust on a little loose MISSHA powder and then start on my eyes. This is where things have gotten a bit more simplified. I fill my brows with Anastasia Brow Wiz and then dust my lid with a pale neutral eyeshadow from my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. I curl my lashes and then line with Urban Decay 24/7 in Mushroom. (Do you know how long it took me to figure out I should curl first? If I don't, my eyelash curler messes up my liner. It's so annoying.)



Then, it's mascara time. I'm happy to report that my FairyDrops Platinum Volume & Curl Mascara (reviewed here) has finally aged enough to be useful. It's too splattery when it's new but now it's perfect - waterproof, lengthening, lasts all day. Good luck getting it off.



Finally, I swipe on some lipgloss. Either Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry or Marc Jacobs Lip Lacquer in Rebel Rebel.




At this point I'm totally running late for work, but hey, simple, right? So pared down! So low-maintenance! (Seriously, do not count the number of products you use every day.) #themoreyouknow

12 comments:

  1. I need that rosehip cleanser in my life. I've been lazy about eye makeup lately. I recently discovered the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows and I love them. I just swipe on one and some mascara.

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  2. What color Visee lip and cheek cream do you use/like? Til now, I was thinking of ordering the Stila, which gets good reviews: have you tried it?

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    1. I can't remember! I'll check when I get home. I have tried the Stila but it's been years! I think I remember liking it?

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    2. Mine is PK-4, which is linked to the photo in the entry. It's a good dark pink.

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  3. Hey :) Too cool you're liking the Missha and the Visee :)

    (I ended up buying the Fairy Drops Platinum, too- I don't love it at all, so you've given me new hope that it will amount to something given time to thicken up or whatever.)

    I must tell you, I have discovered another sunscreen that is just fab; Biore Aqua Watery Gel spf 50++++

    I love using it, and that's saying something; it smooths right on, dries immediately, stays on, looks nice! bonus.
    Perfect as a primer, too doesn't alter foundation, no white cast, doesn't break me out...oh, and totally works. I was at the beach from 8 a.m to 6 p.m on a blazing sunny day with no hat- my face was untouched by the sun at the end of it.
    Here- a link (again, not affiliated, just making life easier)
    http://www.amazon.com/Smooth-Watery-Version-Century-Corporation/dp/B00SM99KVG/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1464873982&sr=8-1&keywords=biore+aqua+watery+gel

    Cool post- I love hearing about makeup routines like this

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    1. Thanks for the rec! And definitely hang on to your Fairy Drops and try it again in another month.

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  4. Totally laughing at the simplicity. I'm interested in good face sunscreens though. I hate the feel of most sunscreens and so I avoid it and will definitely be in trouble since both my parents have had skin cancer. :-/

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    1. Check out the sunscreen rec in the comment above!

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  5. Do you have any recommendations for fake tanner under $20? I keep thinking I have a good one that won't streak and then I look down and there's a line at my ankle...

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    1. I don't, I'm sorry! I never use fake tanner because it seems too complicated.

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