Saturday, January 29, 2011

Everyday Makeup Routine

Hello! This is my first blog ever! I've never been much of a blogger but I thought it'd be fun to have a blog about makeup. 
This first post will be about my everyday morning makeup routine (more or less).

(Note: All pictures are taken from the web. I don't have a fancy blogger's camera.)

1. Lip Balm

Before I start applying anything, I generously apply some lip balm after I shower to make sure my lips are moisturized and soft before I apply my lipstick at the end of the routine. 
Burt's Bees does the job!
Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm
with Pomegranate Oil
2. Moisturizer/Sunscreen

Since I commute to school everyday, I make sure to keep my face protected and moisturized.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Waterlight Lotion
with SPF 50+
On days when I'm running extremely late, I apply some tinted moisturizer to save time instead of having to apply moisturizer and then concealer afterwards. With tinted moisturizer, I don't get the same result but I get a little bit of coverage along with my face being protected and moisturized. 
I use Laura Mercier's Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer.
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer
with SPF 20
3. Face Primer

I don't like applying primer on my entire face everyday. Usually just on my undereyes to make my concealer last longer and on areas that tend to get oily as the day progresses like my t-zone.
Sephora Anti-Shine Primer
4. Concealer

I use cream concealer for my extremely dark circles since they give more coverage. Can't live without concealer! While this product is great, it isn't a HG for me though. I haven't found my HG concealer yet, sadly.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
5. Mineral Foundation

I set everything with mineral foundation. I love mineral makeup and try to stick to them as much as I can but I hate how messy loose powders get! So, I make sure to always buy the pressed kind. I'm not very happy with this product though, but I'd hate to waste any product. I really can't wait to replace this once I've used it all up!
Youngblood Pressed Mineral Foundation
6. Brow Pencil

I always HAVE TO define my brows, even when I'm running late (which is most of the time, actually). I've tried brow wax and powder before but I find that pencils work much better for me. They give more definition and I'm loving Clinique's! 
It's retractable, so you don't have to sharpen it and the color's really natural too.
Clinique Superfine Liner For Brows
7. Eyeliner

My go-to liner for everyday use is brown pencil liner to line my waterline since brown looks more natural and isn't as harsh as black is. Lining my waterline's the easiest and fastest thing to do, so it's perfect for days when I don't have much time for makeup. These Maybelline liners are pretty decent and really affordable too!
Maybelline Eye Studio 2-in-1 Impact Shadow Liner
When I've got a little more time on my hands, I like to line my upper lashline as well. I loooove using Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils (specially in Zero) for that purpose. I also love using gel liner to line my upper lashline since it's MUCH easier to apply compared to liquid liner. I love Maybelline's Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. Great product for its price!

8. Lash Curler

Always have to curl your lashes before mascara! I know a lot of people may be skeptical about the Shu Uemura lash curler, but seriously, I've tried others and they don't even come close. It's this popular for a reason! I've got the one in gold. 

9. Mascara

I love putting on mascara. Makes the eyes so much prettier! I haven't tried too many since it takes me forever to finish up a tube, but my favorites ones so far are Body Shop's Define and Lengthen Mascara and Clinique's High Lengths Mascara.
Clinique High Lengths Mascara
10. Lipstick

Lastly, I apply on some lipstick! This is always my last step. I won't be posting pictures anymore since I use a different lip product everyday.

That's it for my everyday makeup routine! As you can see, I'm quite a minimalist since I find beauty in simplicity - hence the name of this blog. I hope you liked reading this post! 


  1. Hi Nadine! I super love Burt's Bees too! Only thing that works on my lips. But I hate how they mark up the price so high here in the Philippines!

  2. Yah, burts bees are awesome. The price is about £2.49 in the uk so its kinda cheap. Thats about $4.08 :) Nice post, i too love simplicity. A matte moisturiser, flavoured yummy lip balm, cream blush and mascara.

  3. Hi there! Thanks for sharing your own routine. I say less is definitely more specially for everyday wear. :)

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