When it comes to putting on makeup in the mornings, there is never enough time!
So when it comes to my everyday makeup look, there are only three things I bother with…
Concealer. Eyebrows. And Lips.
I know what you’re thinking…
What about foundation?
Well, that’s kind of the point of me being a skincare fanatic isn’t it? To have great skin? So I don’t have to bother with foundation?
I mean, I probably should wear foundation. Because I do have plenty of freckles and blemishes.
But on most days, I don’t feel too bothered. I can get out of the house without needing to cover up my imperfections.
EXCEPT. When it comes to my dark under eye circles…
After looking at all the different factors that can contribute to dark under-eye circles, I’ve come to terms with the fact that there’s probably nothing I can do about my dark raccoon eyes.
Also, I’ve noticed that they are more pronounced during that time of the month. Has anyone else noticed that?
I have one tried and true concealer: the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer.
What I like about the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer is that it’s really convenient. I don’t have to bother with brushes. Just one very light pump, a few dabs under my eyes and voila. I’m awake!
The coverage is good and long-lasting. The texture blends into a smooth natural finish, without drying or settling in the creases.
Don’t judge, but I’ve had the same little bottle for years. I know you’re supposed to throw out makeup after a while. But you know what? If it still works then it still works! Plus I haven’t noticed anything funny about the smell. I think the container has done a great job of keeping the formula intact.
My eyebrows used to be my favorite feature on my face. They were so thick and shapely. But now, they’re neither of those things. Could it be a sign of aging!? UGH. Please, no.
And you know this whole trend with the bushy eyebrows? I am so into it. In fact, I even told Oliver that the only things I would like for him to pass on to our children are his perfectly boyish and beautifully bushy eyebrows.
So in short, thinning eyebrows + obsession with thick eyebrows = a constant compulsion to touch up my eyebrows before stepping out of the house.
My current go-to eye brow product is the Tony Moly Lovely Eyebrow Pencil.
This is a double-ended pencil, with a spoolie brush on one end and a retractable pencil on the other. I like this pencil because it’s fast to apply. Have you noticed a theme here? Quick, fast and easy gimme gimme!
On days when I have more time, I prefer to use a powder shadow like MAC’s satin shadow in brun. Because powder ends up looking more natural. But again, it involves using a brush. And I have this thing where I have to give myself time in between putting on moisturizer and applying any powder based makeup.
I’m put off by the idea of using a brush that mixes moisturizer and powder. But with a pencil, I don’t see the harm in drawing on freshly moisturized skin.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “You’re crazy!” and “Why are you putting moisturizer on your eyebrows?!” Listen. These things, like getting a paper cut on your eyeballs, it just kind of happens ok.
Choosing a lipstick color is like choosing who you’re going to be that day. It’s very important.
And on most days, I choose to be a very neutral and non-confrontational person.
Currently, I’ve been using the Neutrogena’s MoistureSmooth Color Shock chubby lip pencil in Rich Raisin color.
Which is kind of ironic because I have all these expensive high-end lipsticks but I keep reaching for the cheapy drugstore versions.
This is a sheer, glossy but vibrant tint. It has a moist, lightweight formula that feels hydrating while it’s on. It’s not highly pigmented nor is it particularly long-lasting. And the smell is a bit too synthetic and fruity for me.
But, I like how it glides on smoothly. And its shape allows for quick and precise application.
Overall, it’s a nice glossy touch of burgundy on the lips.