To me, putting on make up is almost ritualistic, relaxing part of a day and essentially "me time". I am a morning person so I almost never need to rush out of the door - instead I can spend good hour watching YT (check out my favorites <50k subscribers here), drinking my freshly brewed coffee and applying whatever stuff on my face. This is a part of my day I do not wish to part with, but for the past couple of months life has taken many turns and as a result I've been migrating towards a simpler routine. I'm also trying to be more sensible about my beauty product consumption, which is a topic for a different post (coming soon).
Here's what I've been reaching the most lately: my make up routine to run errands, climbing gym or a casual coffee date. Also, meet the newest addition to the family: Maine Coon kitten Kiko! She'll be taking a part in some of my photos in the future. Enjoy!
Enhance that skin
My philosophy to look good any occasion is good skin and brows. The rest is extra. Of course, I love being "a little" extra, but as long as my complexion is even, face framed and dark circles are concealed, I'm good to go. My skin has been doing mainly well and I kind of enjoy seeing my features and imperfections, so I'm straying away from my usual foundations (such as the beautiful Rouge Bunny Route Milk Aquarelle reviewed here) and contour. ADDICTION's Tinted Moisturizer (I'm shade 01) has been a perfect light coverage for various errands and I don't feel it cakes or separates on me. Actually I barely notice anything on my skin yet my complexion nicely is evened out.
Oh Dior, how you stole my heart. I found this Skinflash corrector/highlighter pen -50% corner from my local beauty shop. To my knowledge the color and formula is the same, only the brush size has changed. It reminded me of the Urban Decay pink concealer, but in much more convenient packaging and lighter texture. It is fabulous, applies beautifully with no creasing or emphasising any dryness. I slap some NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla on the top and I feel amazed how awake I look. For my pale skin and purple under eye and inner corner area, pale pink works wonders. You may opt for peach or bisque color depending on your skin tone.
Although the Dior and NARS concealers barely crease on me, I play it safe by smoothing my under eye area with some Rouge Bunny Rouge powder. I love their loose powder in Diaphanous (review here), but lately I've been using the pressed Imperceptible Powder in Aura instead. It's compact, easy to carry and doesn't give me cakey, heavy or powdered look. I pair the powder with my Hakuhodo retractable brush when I'm on the go.
Adding some color
I keep my color make up minimal and apply max one eyeshadow (such as one of these 1 shadow wonders) and some highlight to the inner corners of my eyes and blusher. The Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyes Wide Open pen in Glacier Flower is sufficient, easy-to-carry-with and totally awakens any look. I keep my Japanese drug store eyeliners within my reach, but feel I often look fresher without any harsh liquid liner. I recently ran out of my RBR Long-Lasting Brow Liners so I've been relying on the brow mascara instead to keep those brows at bay.
Despite loving and adoring brushes, I've been reaching for products that I can apply easily with fingers. The ADDICTION Cheek Tints are wonderful your-cheeks-but-better type of liquid blushes: they apply smoothly, evenly, never streaky and especially Sensually 09 is a nice natural nude-pink flush on my skin tone. The mini size was a gift with purchase, but I wish they'd sell the tints in smaller bottles as they last forever!
The Surratt lash curlers are the latest addition in my make up bag, but they'll deserve own dedicated post (coming soon!). I hope you enjoyed this casual round-up post about my current make up routine. I'd love to know what's your current make up uniform like? And happy Midsummer if you celebrate it! x
The RBR Eyes Wide Open pen duo and brow mascara in this post was generously provided for consideration. Regardless, my opinions are my own honest and unbiased views. The links are for your convenience and do not contain ads.