Care to know how I take care of my skin and what is my make-up routine? Well I'm glad you asked because I am sharing with today. I am taking a week break of the how to master your kitchen series but next week don't worry Ill be sharing some more kitchen essentials. So let's talk skin and make-up.
A few years ago, I felt that I needed to use Pro-active, yes I had the pimples, the white heads, the yuckiness that was lurking under my skin that would make its way to the surface. At a certain point, Pro-active seemed to stop working and it was just making my face as red as the planet Mars is pictured.
I picked up a bar of Aveeno facial soap, I don't know why I randomly picked it up. I didn't read reviews before heading to my local Target or anything, I just selected it.
Slowly, I noticed the redness disappear, the pimples and whiteheads were diminishing and then it dawned on me why I was having the break-outs, it was because my skin was so dry. I had read that somewhere too that sometimes break-outs were caused by too dry skin.
Due to my good luck with the Aveeno facial bar, I picked up their moisturizer as well and my face has never felt so soft and it is not at all dry.
A tip ladies I have heard about moisturizer, put it on your neck too, it will help reduce the overall appearance of age later on in life. Do it, do it now!
So that is my skincare routine, facial soap bar in the morning and evening, moisturize at night and every few days, exfoliate.
Now my make-up, don't judge me for not being too fancy, I like a subtle make-up, I like to wear the make-up, not let the make-up wear me.
So in order of my routine, I started with Maybelline BB cream.
I received a sample recently and immediately was in love, I bought the tube and am on my second tube already. What helps I have noticed is to make sure you always moisturize your face, the BB cream goes on smoother and you don't need to use as much. Remember, hydrate the face!
After the base then I move onto eyeliner, I use Maybelline Define-A-Line eyeliner because it isn't a pencil, more like a crayon so it isn't sharp and pokes my eye. Plus the eyeliner goes on very smooth and I never feel like I am tugging on my eyelid. I alternate between three colors, black, brown and navy.
After the eyeliner, I put on the shadow, or if I am going for a very basic face, no eyeshadow at all.
The middle and right eyeshadows are Maybelline, the left is bareMinerals.
Once my eyeshadow is on, I always curl my eyelashes before putting on mascara. It is true what they say about curling your eyelashes, it helps to wake my eyes up a bit more.
Currently, I am using either Neutrogena mascara or a Benefit, They're Real mascara. If you want wow eyelashes, check out the Benefit mascara.
After my eye make-up is all done, I have to put on blush, always always wear blush. I wear either Nars Orgasm or bareMinerals Fruit Cocktail.
That's my beauty routine! What beauty products do you usually wear? Any must haves you want to share with me?
p.s. Happy 33 years of marriage to my parents today, you are a wonderful example of a loving and committed marriage for Sean and I.
Aren't they cute?