I tend to wear similar makeup almost everyday, unless there is a special occasion where I want to wear something different like a smokey eye. Some months, I make an effort to change out the products that I am using so that I try different products in my collections. Over time, what I use tends to change – whether it is because of the change in the seasons, because I used something up, or because I just wanted to use something different.
Here are the makeup products that I am using on a daily basis!
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
(link goes to my review)
I start off my makeup routine by wearing an SPF 50 gel. On top of the SPF, I wear this primer. This product is different from most primers which claim to keep your skin matte in that it is not a silicone-based primer.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination / Oily Skin in Sand Beige and Rich Tan
My skin has not quite returned to its original shade after my trip to Hawaii. Normally I wear the shade Sand Beige, but I have been mixing in Rich Tan to get the correct shade. I like putting my foundation in these small containers (to put soy sauce in bento boxes). I am still enjoying using the Real Techniques Expert Face brush to apply my foundation.
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
Many people say that this product is too thick for concealing under the eyes, but that is exactly what I use it for. This product has the level of concealing I want, and does not crease. I use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to buff this concealer under my eyes.
On to eye makeup!
Urban Decay Primer Potion
I use just a dot of this on my eyelids, so this tube of UDPP has been lasting forever! I probably bought this a few years ago, and it is still about half full. It is still creamy as the day I bought it.
Eyeshadows that I’ve been using
I like using brown pencil eyeliner on both my top and bottom lash line, and this is the one that I am currently working on. I find that black is too cool toned for my eyes, and gives them a very harsh look.
L’Oreal Infallible Eye Crayon in Gold
I have been using this to line the inner 1/3 of my lower lash line. I also like to use this on my eyelids for a quick look when I am in a hurry.
Daiso eyelash primer
I have been using this eyelash primer for years. It gives my lashes length and volume, and is super cheap. I find that it does the same thing as mascara primers which cost $15 or more!
L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga mascara
Bibo Eyeful Eyebrow Pencil in Light Brown and Amber Brown
Because the majority of Japanese people have naturally dark hair, it is less common to find lighter colored eyebrow pencils. The light brown pencil was the one I used when I colored my hair, but I still use it with the darker color to give dimension to my eyebrows.
And here are the final touches to my makeup!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
Wow, these blushes were HUGE online a while ago. I have been playing around with this palette recently. One thing I noticed was that these blushes look totally different on my skin versus in the pan!
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in N9, Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee
The MUFE lipstick was the Sephora birthday gift from last year. I love the formula, which is moisturizing on my lips and still lasts for a while. The color is a little too red for my everyday look, so I enjoy layering the Revlon Lip Butter on top to mute the color a little.