What’s On My Face

June 10, 2023

Lately I’ve been getting asked what sort of make-up/facial products I use so I decided to list out everything I use on the daily.

  1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer; This stuff is good. I recently had been having this weird issue with my skin where one side of my face was dryer than the other. This daily moisturizer is made specifically for combination (oily & dry) skin types and definitely did the trick for me. I love how a little goes a long way and it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy or tight.
  2. Make Up For Ever High Definition Foundation; I started wearing makeup around age 15 and ever since then I have searched high and low for the perfect foundation. One that won’t clog my pores, stays put all day & doesn’t resemble stage makeup *coughMACcough*. One day I walked into a Sephora store and my search was over. I apply it with a make-up sponge wedge once a day and its awesome. It gives my entire face the even coverage and matte finish I had been looking for. A bit pricey but oh-so worth it.
  3. Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara; In step with the perfect foundation, my quest for the ideal mascara was a long one as well. I’ve tried virtually every kind out there and while some were good, none can compare to the wonders of Rimmel’s. True to it’s name, the pretty-in-purple tube comes equipped with a pinched wand applicator, which coats on rather nicely-half the time I don’t even have to use my eyelash curler. I’m a big fan of the plastic comb vs. the traditional brush, which can get clumpy and pulls out your lashes instead of defining them.
  4. Makeup Remover/Cleansing Towelettes; These little babies are amazing. The ones pictured above are the Neutrogena brand but like me, you can get the Target brand for almost half the price (the ingredients and everything are all exactly the same). If you’re like me and you hate having to go through the hassle of washing your face at the sink every night, you’ll love these cleansing cloths. They remove every and all traces of makeup and oil, without over-drying or making your eyes sting. Plus they leave your skin smelling clean with a faint fragrance of something (not sure what, it just smells refreshing!). Glenn loves when I jump into bed at night after using one of these and immediately nuzzles my face :D I usually apply my facial moisturizer from #1 right after for ultimate cleanliness.
  5. L’Oreal True Match Blush; Since my skin varies slightly in color depending on the season, I like to use this blush to blend in evenly with my skin tone. Right now I’m using L’Oreal’s True Match in Tender Rose. It’s purdy. And doesn’t leave me looking like a Harijuku doll.
  6. MAC Technakohl Eye Liner Pencil; I love this because its almost like a pencil/gel liner hybrid. It’s retractable and glides on easily but DOESN’T BUDGE EVER. This is huge. I only use pencil to line my lower lashes and one of the best ways to rain on my makeup parade is when I end up looking like a raccoon midday and am constantly wiping under my eye to clean up smudges. When it comes to eye stuff MAC’s got it goin’ on.
  7. Almay Smart Shade Concealer; I’m a 20-something who likes to party so guess what, I have circles under my eyes. I found this concealer makes me look like I’ve had 20 hours of sleep inside a botanical garden pod aka I look refreshed! There are different shades to match your individual skin color and of course you always want to go a shade lighter so your skin appears bright and not splotchy. It’s liquid so I just dab it under my eye and pat it on with my finger. This goes on immediately after moisturizing and before any other makeup touches your pretty face.
  8. Cover Girl Bronzer; When all is said and done and your makeup application ritual is complete I like to dust on some shimmery bronzer. The ONLY areas you should apply it to are whats known as your “t-zone”-forehead, cheekbones & chin. These are the places where natural sunlight would hit your face and is the desired look you’re trying to mimic with bronzer.
  9. L’Oreal Lineur Intense; Liquid eyeliner is my best friend. Srsly. It literally defines the rest of my face/makeup choices depending on how I wear it. My signature style is usually: thick on the lash-line and flicked out and upwards on the edges a’la Amy Winehouse (but not THAT intense, or intoxicated). The great thing about liquid is if you mess up or want to start over, its easily removed with a wet q-tip and you don’t have to worry about messing up any of the previously applied products. FTW.

So that, ladies & gentlemen (are any boys out there? *echo*) is my daily makeup routine. 9 products may seem like a lot but honestly it only takes me roughly 5-10 minutes to apply everything. Longer of course, on the days I feel like glamming it up a bit and using eye shadows (I like MAC) or lip color (Benefit makes great glosses). Also, with the exception of the MUFE HD foundation, you can find all of the products I use at your local drugstore. My motto is, you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look it.

What about you? What do you put on your face?

Love & cupcakes,

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17 Responses to What’s On My Face

  1. Diana says:

    9 products sounds like a lot, but if you think about it, it’s the basics. i must try that foundation. i am using bare but i miss regular foundation. thanks for the tip!

  2. Liz says:

    I used bare minerals for a while too and I liked the way it felt, nice and light on my skin, but soon discovered it falls off of my face easily. I highly recommend MUFE’s foundation!

  3. Vanny says:

    i will def have to try that foundation as well, i’ve been using bareminerals for so long… it’s time to upgrade ;)

  4. Liz says:

    @Vanny - Let me know how you like it! xo

  5. Amanda says:

    sooo random, i was just gonna ask what makeup you wear because your face always look flawless in pictures.

    one question: how sharp of a point can you create with that liquid eyeliner?

  6. val says:

    great post! it reminds me that i dont take care of my skin at all or put much effort in how i look. girl. i’m gonna save up money and lose weight a little and when i’m ready, you’re giving me a makeover. k? thx. lol

  7. Liz says:

    @Amanda :] awh thanks toots! You’re one to talk ;]
    & as far as the the sharpness point, it’s pretty good. No complaints here.

    @val - DEAL bia<3

  8. Ashley says:

    I need to use your #6 for the wedding. . . I really like to put eyeliner under my eyes but it always always runs. . . I think that will be perfect! And I’m going with black on the top. I just wish I was a pro like you and could do the liquid :(

  9. mademoiselleglitter says:

    i have been on a quest to find the perfect foundation for ages, too! i’ll have to try this one. right now i’m using the mineral one by maybelline because they have it in a shade that suits me (i’m really pale and most brands like mac or even estee lauder don’t have a shade light enough). something i can really recommend for an even skin is that gal by benefit. it’s a face primer & makes your skin really beautiful!

  10. Liz says:

    @Ashley - Really? I still think brown liner would look better with your skin, esp since your face is so tan now. But you’re the boss :] You’re welcome to use any of my stuff. Haha liquid is hard enough to do on MYSELF let alone someone else. Just keep practicing you’ll get it!

    @mademoiselleglitter - I love Benefit’s line! Great suggestion I’ll have to check that out, thanks. xo

  11. Heather says:

    Right now? Last nights make-up… is that bad?

  12. Ashley says:

    My face hurts from practicing so much- seriously not joking it burns! I think I give up- no more makeup! I was thinking last night how I wanted to murder the person that ever invented makeup. But that was kind of awhile ago- so they are probably already dead haha.

  13. Jen T says:

    Makeup Forever IS the best foundation. I found it a couple years ago and miss it terribly when I don’t have it. lol. I love when I see that other people have discovered it.

    Only difference, I use their mat velvet.

  14. Liz says:

    @Heather - Oooh haha. We’ve all been there :]

    @Ashley - LOL dork.

    @Jen T - Yay! Glad I’m not the only one. ps; do you still have your blog?? I tried looking for it the other day and couldn’t find it…

  15. Jen T says:

    I don’t.. I’m toooo lazy for blogging now..

  16. samantha says:

    MUFE makes great stuff.
    try their HD powder. it’s amazing, and works with EVERY skin tone. makes your face look like airbrushed perfection.
    MUFE also makes a mascara that i’m obsessed with- Smokey lash or something like that.
    their products are pricey, but good quality. i get 40% off most makeup brands..i’ll hook you up mamma

    have you tried MACs fluidline eyeliner? it’s a cream based liner you apply with a brush.
    they also have one called Chromaline, which is only sold at Pro stores, but it’s more of a gel liner, blends easier, smoother, waterproof. it’s perfect. with the right brush you can make eyeliner magic happen haha.

  17. Liz says:

    @samantha - I am so down for you hooking it up haha. After I finished writing this post I was like “Oh god, Sam is gonna tear me apaaaaart” hahaha.

    You have to teach me how to use the brushes properly because I.Srsly.Suck. lol.

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