Sunday, June 10, 2012

Make-Up Routine

 Lets talk make up.....I wanted to share the make up products I am currently using on a daily basis. Here is my routine for each morning. 

I wash my face with Clinique mild facial soap every morning. I love this cleanser! My face is very sensitive and this cleanser really cleans, but isn't harsh. My mother in law bought it for me the first time probably 3-4 years ago and I have been using it ever since. I go through a bottle probably every 10-11 months. I am usually pretty cheap when it comes to products, but the amount of time it lasts is worth the extra money. 
I put Milk of Magnesia on a cotton ball and rub it all over my forehead and nose each morning. I talked about it in a whole blog post HERE. I have been using it daily for a month and I still L-O-V-E it! My face doesn't get oily or shiny at all during the day. It keeps my face very matte. Once in awhile on the weekend I will skip it and my face just doesn't feel the same.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle is truly amazing! I have always had issues with dark circles under my eyes for as long as I can remember. The dark circles comes from the Italian side of the family. =)  I dab this under my eyes and pat it in with my pinky finger or a foundation brush until it is blended. 

Benefit Eye Bright pencil I put on the side of my eye next to my nose. Anything that is remotely dark is covered up by this little beauty. I have been using the pencil for about a month and I haven't had to sharpen it at all. This pencil is going to last a very long time. I bought this pencil on Amazon from a seller for $5. It costs about $20 from most department stores. 
Elf Eye shadow Primer I put over my entire eyelid up to my brow line. I really didn't think primer would make that big of a difference with eye shadow. Boy was I wrong! Usually about 3-4pm my shadow would start to fade closer to my brow line or would start smudging as the day went on. 

I have read a lot of great reviews about Urban Decay eye primer. I didn't want to spend $20 on a product I wasn't sure I would really like. I decided to go cheap and try the $3 Elf eye shadow primer. Well I love the $3 Elf product and don't see any reason to spend $20+ on Urban Decay. 
Ulta Eye Shadow Wisteria Lane Matte I have been using daily over my entire eyelid. I have received so many complements on this color. I've had 2 strangers stop me to ask me what color I was wearing and how beautiful it looked. 

I use to wear Sephora brand eye shadow for about 8 years. Sephora eye shadows run about $12 and one eye shadow lasted me for about a year. I recently needed a new eye shadow, so I decided to try out Ulta. Ulta sends coupons and has great sales on their products. I believe I bought the last 3 shadows for around $3 each. The quality is really good too. 
Ulta Automatic Eye Liner Black is my go to eye liner. This stuff is awesome! It does not wear off at all throughout the day. The stuff stays in place even after I have exercised! I do not go anywhere without eye liner. I will wake up at 8am on the weekends to go to the gym, but my eye liner MUST be on. I buy the eyeliner when it is on sale at Ulta for about $3 each. Normal price is $10, but I suggest waiting for a sale.

Elf Mascara - I will use any of their mascaras. I am not picky when it comes to mascara. I do not see the difference in the $20+ mascaras compared to the $1 or $3 Elf mascara. I also don't understand why people spend tons of money on mascara. I feel it all does the same thing. I am also very religious about replacing my mascara every 3 months. 

Elf Fuschia Fushion Blush. I haven't ever been a pink blush girl. I decided to give it a try for summer and at $3 if I hated it I could toss it without feeling guilty. I really love the pink and I feel it looks a little more natural. 

There you have it my daily make up routine. My routine takes me about 5-7 minutes every morning. I do not wear foundation, powder, tinted moisturizer or any other type of concealers other than what I put under my eyes. In my middle 20's I had major issues with my skin breaking out. I stopped using foundation and now I rarely have break outs. I also can't stand the feeling of having something all over my face. 

The products I use last me about a year and I spend about $75 a year.  I do replace my eye liner and mascara religiously every 3 months.  It is very important to replace those items to avoid bacteria building up and causing eye infections. When I find my eyeliner on sale at Ulta I purchase 4 of them at around $10 for the entire year. 

What products do you use on a daily basis?


Crazy Town ND said...

I can say I a very proud of you as I taught you two good things...cleansing your face and throwing away eyeliner and mascara every 3 months...good daughtr and greet routine!! Mom