Recently I’ve gotten so many compliments in real life about my daily make-up. Since I’m forced to wear the same thing everyday in the way of my work uniforms, I have become quite the make-up enthusiast the past few months. As my hair is a battle I lost a long time ago, my face is the only place I am able to be creative. It’s a canvas and I am the preschooler with some finger paints.
I try to change it up everyday— basically a way that I trick myself into thinking it’s okay to buy tons of new stuff because like duh, I totally use it all the time— but when I’m feeling lazy, this is my go-to face for the last few weeks.
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Primer, which I spoke about here. Still smitten, still wearing it.
Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin (foundation). I wear color 220, Natural Beige. I just recently got this foundation a few weeks ago and am liking it so far. It has good coverage but doesn’t feel heavy. No idea if the “for Combination/Oily Skin” part makes that big of a difference though.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser for under my eyes (obvi). I picked this up when everyone else wouldn’t stop raging about it a few weeks ago… not sure if I’m that impressed, but I am still using it anyway. It is super easy to apply, though.
Benefit Erase Paste in “Medium” for concealer on all other things, like acne scars and zits. It has a thicker formula, which I like because it feels like it covers more, especially with skin redness. I’m still using a tiny sample size that I’ve had for months, and it’s only half gone. I think this was also in my November favorites as well, which shows you how long I’ve been using it and it’s still going strong.
Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in #10, “Just Pinched Pink”. I usually tap it on straight from the stick, and then blend it out with a brush. Again, not quite sure if I’m too impressed, but I do like the pink flushed color it has. I also like that it’s got a matte finish, so my cheeks don’t look too shimmery– as running around at work will usually make them go shiny anyway.
Bronzer (not pictured). I’ve almost used up my Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Light Bronzer and am in the market for a new bronzer. This one was probably too light/yellow for me, and I wasn’t that impressed with the staying power. But as it’s the only bronzer I have at the moment, it’s been my go-to. I use it for some light contouring, and around my hair line, and jawline for a little bit of glow.
Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow in “Barely Branded” as an eyeshadow base. It’s the most delicious champagne color and I wear it everyday. I just tap it on using my finger and it’s the easiest thing ever. I reviewed some other colors not long ago, and the rest of the range has not disappointed. I’ve grown quite a collection of these, and have turned them into my own personal Pokemon card deck– gotta catch’em all!
Naked Palette for eyeshadow. My go-to is “Sidecar” on the outer half of my eyelids and underneath my bottom lashes for some shimmer, and then “Hustle” blended into my crease. It’s a great little subtle shimmer that I get compliments on all the time. I also use “Virgin” as an eyebrow highlight.
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Black/brown. Nothing fancy here, just line the top of my eyes. If I could do a cat eye or little flick, I would, but unless I am going for a raccoon thing, I usually just stick with a simple line across my top lashes.
Covergirl Clump Crusher Extensions Lash Blash mascara. It’s my current fave as I can apply my usual 2-3 coats and it doesn’t clump up. But I have naturally thick lashes, so I’m not super picky on mascara.
And last but not least, my go-to lip product with a little bit of color is Maybelline Baby Lips in “Grape Vine” which adds a nice deep tint to the lips, but is super sheer and pretty and won’t get on my teeth or fade off my lips ombre style if I forget that I am wearing it.
Annnnndd that’s it. Add in a messy bun, a cup of coffee, and an infinity scarf, and you now know how to look exactly like me. You’re welcome.