I am not lucky to have flawless and glowing skin. I have open pores, red spots due to acne and a kind of combination skin type. After years of trying different products and exploring various brands here is my Drugstore and Amazon Makeup routine which is pocket friendly and very effective to my skin.
Step 1: Apply Toner – Neutrogena Refining Toner
First thing first – apply toner which suits your skin tone. Applying a toner to your face right after you cleanse is very important due to a number of reasons. It maintains the pH balance of your skin, it’s a second line of defense against any dirt or oil.
For me Neutrogena is working wonder. I have been using it for past 3 months and its Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Formula is really working for me.
Step 2: Moisturise skin – Laven Rose Jojoba oil from Amazon
Jojoba oil is is the liquid that comes from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) plant. It is commonly used to treat acne, psoriasis, sunburn and chapped skin. I use Leven Rose 100% pure and organic Jojoba oil which is cold pressed and unrefined. Moisturizing skin is very important to get flawless foundation and to avoid cacky makeup.
Step 3: Pamper your eyes – Eye Cream and eye primer
One should always use eye cream separately as face cream is too heavy and eye cream is more concentrated. I use Clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel and elf Shadow lock Eyelid Primer.
Step 4: Apply Primer – Loreal Magic perfection base
Its a Crime not to Prime.
Makeup primer is a base for foundation or face makeup that provides a smooth surface on which to apply makeup, and it can also help keep your makeup in place, which is especially important during humid summer months or long days at the office.
I use Loreal Magic perfection base. It is very moisturizing and appeared to full in my pores. I heard many say this product is a dupe for many high-end primers. Its worth a try.
Step 5: Foundation – Milani 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer, BS Small 14 piece brush set from Amazon and Beakey Beauty Blender
In daily routine I prefer light to medium coverage and it solves the purpose. Its easy to apply and blend well with good pigmentation. Although sometimes it appears too heavy if not applied properly.
BS Small is one of the best selling brand on amazon for makeup brushes. These brushes are amazing at this price. it’s an awesome deal if you know how to properly care for inexpensive makeup brushes. They are so soft and supple, and always cover evenly. The 5 brushes for the eyes are a little ‘bulky’, not those fine brushes for detail work but then they are great for eye shadow over the crease.
Beakey 5 Pcs Makeup Blender Beauty Sponge set is pretty good quality. These little sponges are fantastic! They do expand when you wet them and they work great. This is my first experience with the beauty blender type sponge, and I love them.
Soon I am going to write about BS Small brushes and Beakey Beauty Blender in detail.:)
Step 6: Color corrector and Concealer under eye and eye lid – LA Girl Pro Conceal and Milani 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer
L.A. Girl’s HD Pro Concealer is crease-resistant with opaque coverage in a creamy, yet lightweight texture. I use LA Girls’ Orange shade to hide my dark circles and and they are pretty good at this price. Its long-wearing formula camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections.
Step 7: Eye Shadow and Eye Liner – Makeup Revolution reloaded palette newtrals 2, Lakme Absolute Eyeliner
I have recently added this palette in my makeup routine. These are one of the most pigmented, on-point and affordable eyeshadow palette. I love all the shimmer colors of this palette. This 15 color palette definitely competes to some other high end palettes.
Soon I am going to review about this palette in my blog.
Step 8 : Lipstick – NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil, Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme, Obsession
Jumbo Lip Pencil Hot Red color and Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme, Obsession are my favorite.
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