I recently started wearing makeup again. With that said, I want to share my everyday makeup routine with you. But before I go into the details of my everyday makeup routine. I want cover why I said “again”, meaning that there was a point in time where I wasn’t wearing makeup at all.
A year ago, I got rid of all of my makeup during the summer and decided to go natural. Did you know that makeup has a shelf life? I didn’t. I couldn’t remember when I bought what, so I just got rid of it all. Another reason why I decided to go natural was because I felt like I had to wear makeup in order to feel comfortable in my skin.
When I decided to go natural it felt weird at first. The first week was uncomfortable, but after a while it got easier. Sometimes I would forget that I didn’t have makeup on. That is until I saw my reflection in the mirror. Over time, my skin got clearer and I felt more comfortable going out without makeup. It also made getting ready effortless. I went three months without wearing makeup.
When I started my YouTube channel. I didn’t wear any makeup at all in my videos. I figured this is me and I wanted everyone to see me as I am. After a while, I did a few sit down videos where I was primarily talking to the camera. That’s when I decided to start wearing makeup again. I wanted to look a little bit more presentable for those up close videos.
Since I had thrown out all of my makeup. Instead of going back to the brand that I had previously used. I decided to research healthy makeup brands. As I did my research, I found a handful of companies and narrowed it down to Tarte Cosmetics. I decided to go with Tarte Cosmetics because I liked that the makeup was oil-free and made in the U.S.A. They are also cruelty free and don’t use the following; parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium laurel sulfate, and gluten.
If you read my Skin Care Routine, you would know that I like to use Palmers Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Oil. I put a dime sized amount on my face before I put on any makeup. It makes my skin feel soft and helps my makeup glide on more easily.
When I go to put on my base, I alternate between using a BB Tinted Moisturizer and a Full Coverage Foundation. If I want to go more natural then I’ll use the Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer in Medium. Or if I want more coverage, then I’ll use the Amazonian Class Full Coverage Foundation in Medium Tan Honey. Next, I put on blush. I like use a the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in the color Dazzled. It’s a very light pink that I think is pretty and compliments my complexion really well.
Then, I use that torture device called an eyelash curler and curl my eyelashes before I put on mascara. I like to use the Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in Black. Followed by chapstick and or lipstick. The lipsticks that I wear vary from different colors and brands that I have collected over the years. So I won’t list any. But that’s my everyday makeup routine in a nutshell.
Not wearing makeup for three months. Has made me feel like I can go with or without makeup and still feel comfortable in my skin. I don’t wear makeup everyday. Just every once in a while for a photoshoot, event, special occasion, and or for when I film YouTube videos. I’ve listed the Tarte Cosmetics products that I use below;
- Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer
- Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation
- Medium Tan Honey
- Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
- Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
I have two eyeshade palettes and one highlight and contour palette that I rotate between. One eyeshade palette I received as a gift. The other eyeshade palette along with the highlight and contour palette I received in a FabFitFun subscription. All three palettes are natural warm tone colors. I will list the palettes below.
- Tartelette Tease Clay Eyeshadow Palette
- Leave Your Mark Eyeshadow Palette
- Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette
I only use the eyeshade, highlight and contour palettes for special occasions. When I go out to dinner, an event, filming a YouTube video, and or have a photoshoot. I don’t wear them as apart of my everyday makeup routine.
As far as makeup brushes go, I like to keep it simple. I use EcoTools Makeup Brush Set. It comes with six brushes that you can use for eyeshadow, foundation, blush and concealer. What I like most about this set is that it comes in a storage case so that you can keep your brushes separate from the rest of your makeup. Not only that but the storage case is perfect for travel.
When it comes to organizing my makeup. Unlike most woman, I do not have a vanity set up with my makeup on display. I have all of my makeup in a cute cosmetic case, that I got in a FabFitFun subscription. Whenever I want to put makeup on I just pull out my cosmetic case from the cabinet underneath my sink and I have at it.
What I like most about having my makeup in a cosmetic case. Is not only that I have all of my makeup in one place. But that it makes my makeup portable, I can carry it with me on the go for a photoshoot and or pack it for when I travel. I also like that it is designed to keep my makeup organized with specific compartments, pockets, and pouches for brushes, pencils, and lipsticks.
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I filmed my everyday makeup routine on my YouTube channel to compliment this blog post. If you want to watch me do my everyday makeup routine then click the link below.
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