You guys know that I’m still a total newb when it comes to makeup. Over the years, I’ve gotten really into beauty and figuring out what works best for me. Today I wanted to share my current makeup routine, along with the products I use regularly.
The two products that I almost always put on when I’m leaving the house are eyeliner and mascara. I use the Rimmel ScandalEyes Water Kohl Liner to line the outer half of my upper waterline. I love how creamy this liner is and I really love the definition it gives my eyes. Lately I’ve been reaching for Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Mascara. I picked this up in December and I think it’s great. It gives good length and volume and separation (I prefer my eyelashes to look nice and fluttery, rather than spidery). After a good coating of the Lash Sensational, I’ll also use Maybelline’s The Rocket Mascara just to make sure that every single lash is separated.
On a typical day, that’s it! I might dab a bit of color on my lips if I have a few extra minutes in the morning, but usually I’m hurriedly lining my eyes, slapping on some mascara, and running out the door. If I were going out at night, or if I had more time to get ready, I might add a few extra steps to my makeup routine…
On the weekends, sometimes I like to amp it up a little with a cat eye. Like many girls, I struggle with my winged liner and I may spend several minutes in front of the mirror, attempting to make my wings look somewhat even. Back in the day, I used to mainly use liquid eyeliner, but in the past couple years I switched over a pen form. I think it’s much easier, especially if you’re like me and you don’t have the steadiest hand. I’ve been using the Rimmel ScandalEyes Precision Micro Eyeliner, but I really want to try the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and/or the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner.
If I’m getting really fancy, I just might swipe on some eyeshadow. When I first started wearing makeup, it was basically just eyeshadow and eyeliner, but then I moved away from that. My makeup collection was sorely lacking when it came to eyeshadow, so a few months ago I purchased the Lorac PRO Palette. I don’t wear eyeshadow all the time, but I wanted a quality palette to use when I felt like playing around. This palette is so pretty and the shadows are so soft and blendable that even someone like me can’t really mess it up. I like to keep it really simple and dust the color Pewter (a shimmery dark brown) all over my lid, with a little bit of the color Slate (a dark grey) in the crease and outer corner. Then I use my MAC 217 brush to make sure everything is all blended in.
Then it’s on to my favorite part- lipstick. Lipstick is my second favorite beauty item (I have to put nail polish at the top, then it’s lipstick, closely followed by mascara). I’m more of a bold lip girl, which is a bit crazy, since it was only a couple of years ago when I felt so self-conscious whenever I wore red lipstick. Most of the lipsticks I own are in the red family and I really like the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick- Kate Moss Collection in 01. It’s definitely noticeable, but it’s not a bright cherry red, so I think it’s a little easier to wear and good when I want a pop of color (rather than a POP OF COLOR). If I’m being really good, I’ll use a lip liner before applying the lipstick straight from the tube, or I might use a lip brush to apply it so that I’ll have cleaner lines.
So that’s my current routine in a nutshell. Do you guys use any of the products I mentioned? What’s your current makeup routine? I’d love to talk beauty with you in the comments below!