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What do you do as a makeup routine?

I am such a sucker for mini makeup palettes and cute little “oh this will change your makeup life” nonsense at Sephora when in the end, I really only use a few things, and frankly, I should stop looking at those items in temptation until I FINISH these products (yes, as in “hit the pan” with my brush, and then scrape out all the remaining bits). What I use now, are almost ALL Holy Grails.

In order this is what I do every morning for work, on weekends I am bare-faced after some skincare and letting my skin breathe. The most I slap on is a tinted sunscreen on the weekends.

For work? This barely takes me 15 minutes:

If I had an event, I may use a sponge to blend in my foundation instead of my fingers, add some eyeshadow (maybe a smoky eye), and .. that’s it. That’s all I’d change.

After yoga, or at the office during lunch, I use oil blotting papers (don’t love these as much as J&J blotting sheets), and then MAY redo my foundation with some BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Foundation (it has at the most, SPF 7 in there), to touch up because SOME SPF no matter how little is better than NO SPF.

What do you do to your face?


  • Sense

    Max I do is still really minimal: BB cream, bronzer, red lippie or lip gloss, mascara, and MAYBE eyeliner if I’m feeling sassy. I do that maybe 3 – 4 times a year. The rest of the time I wear a day moisturizer with SPF.

    I am 40 next year and still really don’t care/know about make up.

  • Tania

    Barely anything. Exfoliating wash, moisturizer with spf, B.B. cream (stowaway), cream blush (stowaway), hourglass trio (all over, cheekbones and jawbone, below browbone), define brows and moisturizing lip color in red.

    I used to do a full face and went minimal about 5 years ago. My eye area looks a lot younger since doing so. Turns out the dark circles and bags were caused by the eye makeup.

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