Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Makeup Mondays: My Current Routine

I haven't done a makeup post in a while and since my goal for the first 4 months of the year is to push my Younique business, I figured it's about damn time I start even though it's already Tuesday and I'm a day late and seeing as how we're almost through with February.  ANYWAY.  (I've been saying that a lot lately...)

My makeup routine has changed quite a bit over the past few months and this time last year I had been using an entirely different set of products, none of which I'm still using - with the exception of my makeup brushes, of course.  Even my skincare routine has changed since last year and I've had fewer and less severe breakouts, though I still do get the occasional gigantic stress zit every now and then.  Such is life.

Since trying out the fiber lashes a few months ago and joining the Younique family, I immediately fell in love with their products.  Now, I haven't tried out ALL of them, but I'm slowly building my personal collection because I'm not the type of person to push something I haven't tried myself.  That's just common sense.

In order of application:
Younique Moodstruck Glorious Face & Eye Primer - Probably the best primer I've ever tried.  And I'm not just saying that.
Younique Pigment Powder in Corrupted - I use this to fill in my brows and on top of the primer, it stays ALL.  DAY.  LONG.
Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base in Submissive - I actually got this in one of my ipsy bags (maybe November?) and I love that it is very creamy and stays put all day.  Plus the bronze color of it is perfect for my neutral, everyday look.
Younique Pigment Powder in Infatuated and Sexy - These are my go-to colors for everyday use.  Infatuated (dark brown) in my crease and corners and Sexy (shimmery color) on my lid.
Younique Pencil Liner in Perfect - Besides the fiber lashes, this is one of my most favorite products EVER.  This stuff stays on all day.  If you're ever looking for a liner that does not give you shit at the end of the day, THIS IS IT.
Younique Moodstruck Fiber Lashes - Of course, I finish my eye makeup with this.  ALWAYS.
MAC Cream Stick Concealer in shade 1.5? - I use this as a highlight and though it does crease and melt a little depending on where I am and what I'm doing all day (like if I'm at a barbeque during the day), so far I don't have many complaints about it.  Great color and coverage without looking like it's too much.
MAC Foundation Powder in C5 - I brush this all over my face for light coverage.  Great for daily use.
Younique Pencil Lip Liner in either Pouty or Pompous - Just like the eye liners, this shit lasts all day!  I can drink coffee and water and tea and whatever else and the color will remain on my lips.  The only time it comes off is when I eat something really greasy/oily because as we all know, oil removes makeup - but other than that,, this shit doesn't budge.

As you can see, almost all of the products are Younique with the exception of my eyeshadow base, highlighter/concealer and foundation powder.  I do have a Younique brand cream foundation that I like, but creams and liquids have been feeling a little too heavy for me lately.  I also just got my Younique powder foundation (as in just earlier today) so I'm planning on switching out my MAC foundation powder for it.

So, what's your current makeup routine like?  Have you ever tried a product that just blew your mind?  How long does it take you to get ready in the mornings?


  1. I just killed my budget at Sephora last night all because the mall that I was in didn't have Mac and I needed a new powder.. so of course I got a million other things. Why is make-up so addicting?

  2. I just love the Fiber Lashes!!! So great!

  3. I keep hearing about these lashes.!!

  4. While I appreciate people who can play with makeup and have different looks, I just gotta stick with one because it makes mornings so much easier. I also have fewer products to deal with, buy, and store. The most recent product that blew my mind was a primer by Arbonne (natural product from Canada?) because it went on so much smoother than Smashbox (is that the popular one??). Since I shower at night, it takes me 10 min to brush my teeth and do my makeup in the morning. Another 10 to get dressed.

  5. My makeup routine is pretty easy, and fast. I think it takes me a max of 10 minutes just to throw on my foundation, powder, blush, bronzer, eyeliner, and a lip color.


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