Ugh, so university has started again for me and I decided to change up my everyday school makeup look for the new semester! =) I’m sure that many of you know that I have an absolute obsession with eyeliner and I feel very naked without it but this time I’ve decided to finally step down from using eyeliner everyday! It will not only save me time in the morning (from trying to make both eyes even! ><) but it’ll also be a nice change for me because it’s the first step in my journey to becoming more comfortable with the way I look wearing really minimal natural makeup! I’ll also have more time in the morning to blog before I have to leave hehe.
5 key points:
① A lightweight base that will last all day without needing to touch up
② A natural blush to add some colour and brightness to the face
③ One eyeshadow to cut out on time and keep it simple
④ Mascara to open up the eyes and make them look awake
⑤ A long wearing lip colour that will last all day without touchups
When I have school, I don’t like spending too much time on getting ready because honestly I would rather sleep in as much as I can! =P Therefore, I always pick out the bare essential makeup items that I know won’t fail me and are perfect to use everyday.
Breakdown of my essential products:
⟣ F a c e
♡ Base: Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream (Review)
♡ Setting powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
♡ Blush: CandyDoll Cheek Color in Strawberry Pink (Review)
⟪ For my face, I want it to be lightweight so it’s not too heavy but is long lasting and keeps my face from becoming oily at any point during the day. The blush is natural enough that it prevents my face from looking flat but adds enough colour without the need to bronze or contour ⟫
E y e s ⟢
♡ Eyeshadow: Etude House Look At My Eyes Cafe in Caramel Latte (Review)
OR Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze
♡ Mascara: L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara in All Black
⟪ I really can’t stand it when my eyeshadows crease or my mascara smudge so I always carefully pick out my eye products, especially since I don’t use eyeshadow primer everyday. For me and my personal preference in one eyeshadow looks, I prefer medium toned shades over lighter ones because I feel that they add more definition to the eyes (especially since I don’t have eyeliner on). If you’re going for a brightening look, definitely use a pale beige, cream or gold eyeshadow! It will look absolutely beautiful ⟫
⟣ L i p s
♡ Lipstick: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey
⟪ As with everything else in this routine, I don’t want to worry about reapplication and I’ve found that this particular lip stain works well and looks great the entire day from when it is first applied to when it fades after eating and drinking ⟫
These are my full proof items that I enjoy using for school. I don’t have to worry about any touch ups at all so I can just focus my attention on studying the entire day! =) Everyone has their own makeup essentials though and I’d love to know what yours are! If you’re no longer in school, then I want to know what your go to minimal makeup is!