Hey there all you cool cats and kittens (side note: remember that stage of quarantine?), I hope all is well. It’s been a while since I’ve talked about anything beauty related (maybe it’s because it’s been a while since I’ve done anything remotely beautifying?), so I wanted to dip my toes back into that category.
So, let’s get right into it. Here are some of my go-to beauty items that are a staple in my (rare) beauty routine.
A few months ago, I decided to branch out with a new foundation, so I went with the 24-hour matte version of Born This Way. I don’t wear it all that often, but when I do it’s great; it’s light while also providing solid coverage, and also is pretty mattifying without drying out my skin.
It was a little on the pricy side, but this foundation has lasted quite some time and has proved to be investment worthy.
Note: Prior to putting this on, I typically apply a moisturizer, SPF, and primer. I use a brush to apply.
What I use: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
I don’t know whether I’m loyal or just too lazy to look elsewhere, but ever since I’ve tried Tattoo Liner by KDV, I haven’t used anything else. It’s consistent, wears well, and lasts quite a long time for me (especially as someone who no longer wears makeup every day) (thanks, COVID).
What I use: KVD Vegan Beauty, Tattoo Eyeliner
I’ve always been an at-home manicure kinda gal, so there hasn’t been much of an interruption in this once-a-month or so beauty routine.
Lately, I’ve been really feeling darker and more neutral hues, like gray-ish purples. My recent polishes have been more gel-like and stay on for a good chunk of time.
What I use:
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an oily-faced mess. My forehead is a hot spot especially. Luckily for me, I learned a while ago that sometimes our skin over-produces oil because it’s actually under-hydrated.
Moisturizer, then, is key to my beauty routine. I recently tried a new brand after my old tub of Ives cream ran out (and, according to Amazon reviews, completely changed the formula for the worse). So far, Cera Ve is pretty good, though I worry if this formula is quite for me.
I’m considering switching to The Ordinary brand next time for my products, since they’re simple, straight forward, and very affordable.
Speaking of staying moisturized, I purchased a night cream a few months ago to help aid in overnight recovery. I put a nice slab on after washing my face and applying zit cream where applicable, and that’s that.
What I use: CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream
In my case, laziness is the name of the game (and it’s the only game I want to play). I reach for whatever is easiest, unless there’s a special occasion where it’s fun to bust out my big, eclectic makeup bag.
For eyeshadow especially, I’ve been keeping it simple. I use a liquid eyeshadow tube from Urban Decay. One light layer and I’m good to go, baby.
What I use: Urban Decay – Liquid Moondust Cream Eyeshadow – Solstice
What about you?
What are your favorites and the staples in your beauty of self-care routine?