Low-Maintenance-ish Makeup Routine

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Hi! Are you having a good week? It’s been sort of a weird week for me, but not bad, just weird! Between weird clinic stuff, a test, and a cancelled class, it has been an abnormal week so far.

When I was brainstorming what to write about today, my mind went to makeup. The funny thing is that the last post I wrote about makeup was when I wrote about not wearing makeup. LOL. If you missed that post, make sure to catch up here!

I totally still agree with a-few-months-ago-Caitlin, don’t worry! We were all made beautifully in God’s image! However, I do wear makeup, and I do want to share my low-maintenance-ish routine that is my go-to on busy days.

If you are a busy gal, or just want to snoop into my favorite products and the steps in my routine, keep reading!

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Step 1: Moisturize

I like to start with a primer, and some/most days this is just a moisturizer! My favorite moisturizer lately has been the Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream for Normal/Combo skin. (Wowza what a name!) It was relatively inexpensive ($6-ish) and doesn’t make my skin feel greasy. I’m actually the worst when it comes to skin care, but I do try to moisturize every day.

Step 2: Conceal

Next, I like to use Tarte Shape Tape Concealer to conceal blemishes, brighten my under-eye area, and highlight the high points of my face (bridge of nose, center of forehead, chin, cupid’s bow). This might seem like a lot of concealer, but it blends out nicely and let’s me skip foundation while still having an even, bright complexion. I find my face always feels less high-maintenance when I forego foundation.

Step 3: Brows

I just can’t skip brows. Never ever. I have like, no eyebrows, so it is just a must for me. I like to use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe. I also use this eyebrow brush by E.L.F., and love it! You can’t beat $3. I start by filling in the arch and creating a “tail”, then blend the rest of the product into the front, thicker section of eyebrow. (Did that make sense at all? Not sure.) I then use the spooly brush end of the brush to brush out my brows and blend the product. (SO MANY BRUSHES!) If I made a mess/created beast eyebrows, I use a q-tip to clean up the edges/excess product. This happens more often than I’d like to admit.

Step 4: Lashes

Mascara + me are besties for the resties. My eyelashes are top priority, even on low-maintenance-ish days. I have a few favorite mascaras, but the ones I’ve been loving lately are the Covergirl Super Sizer and the Loreal Telescopic. I like my lashes to be long, full, and not too clumpy. (I might have just described everyone’s dream lashes.) I coat on about 2 layers (or more, let’s be real) and feel fabulous.

(Optional) Step 5: Bronzer + Highlighter

This step really doesn’t take very long, but isn’t a must-have on these days. (But I totally add it most of the time, just being real here.) I just dust some of the NYC Bronzer in Sunny under my cheekbones and on my forehead, and a little (or a lot) of the Wet n’ Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals onto the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, and cupid’s bow. All of this takes maybe 30 seconds.

SMILE! Girl, you look good!


I really hope you have a good day. I’ll see you tomorrow to talk about some of my favorite things this week!

2017 REAL Caitlin


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