Sooooo... this is what my usual daily makeup looks like.
Sorry for the duckface. I don't know what was going through my mind when I took this 😅
I mean...This WAS what my usual daily makeup looks like. I had the full foundation, concealer, setting powder, bronzer, blush, highlight, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, eyebrows and lippie on.
Before having Zyon (and even during my pregnancy period), I had the luxury of time to slowly get ready for work or going out. I could spend 30 minutes to one hour to work on each part of my face. But with Zyon around now, I couldn't do that...especially now at 6 months where he seeks for attention and company whenever he's awake. So either I end up with half done makeup or without any makeup on.
I decided that I had to think of a better way to look alive and presentable. Going around without makeup is not an option coz have you seen me without makeup? 😱😱😱. I have to also make sure that the getting ready time was as short as possible. So I've tried and tested a few makeup routines as suggested online for some time. It's safe to say now that I've found the perfect on the go makeup routine for myself.
Let me just go through my newly perfected getting ready routine with you all...
Step 1: BB Cushion
The BB Cushion is also a 5-in-1 product so I can skip out a lot of steps prior to applying the BB Cushion if I am in a hurry. In case you guys don't know yet, BB Cushions are claimed to be able to replace moisturizer, primer, sunscreen and concealer while working like a foundation.
What I do not like about BB Cushions (all BB Cushions, not just the April Skin one) tho is that their shade range is extremely limited. They cater mostly for light to medium skin tones. Many of my darker skin tone friends could not use it because there aren't dark shades available for them. I hope in the future they will be more shades available lah so that more people will be able to use it.
Step 2: Powder
Still on a lookout for a better setting powder so do recommend any setting powders that you guys love in comment section below. Preferably drugstore and affordable. I know there are pretty good high end ones. But I'm looking for cheaper options now.
Step 3: Blush
I've recently discovered that cream and liquid blushes are the best type of blush for people who are on the go or always in a hurry. All you need to do is apply the blush on the face and simply blending out with the fingers. Super fuss free.
This blush is limited edition so like the setting powder, I'm also looking for another cream blush to add to my collection. Hopefully I'll be able to find a similar one to replace this or perhaps an even better one lah.
Step 4: Mascara
I've just ran out of my Holy Grail mascara (Dejavu Fiberwig Extra Long Mascara) so I can't show it to you guys. I'm also currently testing out a few other options (this one from Maybelline is one of it) to see if any mascaras in the market right now could replace this Holy Grail of mine. Maybe next I could talk about some of my favorite and least favorite mascaras?
Step 5: Eyebrows
Doing brows actually takes the most time in this makeup routine. But since I've cut down so much time for doing other things, I have a lot of time to work on my brows.
Step 6: Lippie
Please excuse the terrible swatches hehe.
So yeah I think for the moment this will be my everyday go to makeup routine d...unless if Zyon is sleeping or my mum is free to take care of him, then I'll go on with that full 30 minutes makeup routine.
I strongly recommend this makeup routine to all fellow mums out there. Believe me...with this, you'll never have to go out of the house bare faced again. Of course you don't have to be a mum to follow this makeup routine. Anyone who is always on the run or need to get ready super fast, can try this out. I promise it won't disappoint.
Well that's all for today's post. I've spent quite sometime working on this post and it is the first beauty related post here on the blog. Maybe I did in the past but I can't really remember lah 😁 I hope this was helpful in some ways for you guys. If any of you have any other suggestions for future beauty related post, please comment down below. I would be glad to share what I know with you guys.
Alright then, I'm gonna say goodbye now. See you guys in the next post.