Hello darlings!!! Everyone in NY enjoy the snow? Whoa it was crazy!
So I've been trying to simplify my makeup routine lately. Ever since my acne disaster, I'm trying to acknowledge two things: I no longer have acne to cover so I don't need that much makeup and clogging my pores so much with makeup also contributed to my acne.
Keep in mind that I do love the products below but they aren't 100% necessary to use every single day. Since I'm also trying to save money, I need to only use products that are an absolute necessity. Here's what I'm keeping out on...
Eye Shadow Primer: I just discovered a new trick about two weeks ago...use concealer! I was away over the weekend and forgot to pack my eyeshadow primer. I was devastated. I used my concealer instead and of course set it with my powder and I looked exactly the same! Exactly the same!
Mascara Primer: I love mascara primers. Truly do! It's just too many of an extra step for me in the morning. I'll use for special occasions but I can't use a primer everyday anymore.
Setting Spray: I know people will fight me on this one but I pretty much have normal skin now. I can skip this step. If you have oily skin, you may keep the spray in your makeup bag.
Eyelash Curler: I always forget this step anyway. I know they make your eyelashes look longer but to me it's not worth the extra effort.
Leave-In Conditioner: I never notice a difference with my hair. Skip!!
Lip Primer: My stupidest purchase. It's supposed to make my lips smoother and my lipstick last longer but that was a lie.
Shaving Cream: I never use anymore! Just use body wash. Same thing!
Eye Makeup Remover: I have yet to find an eye makeup remover that I'm truly forever in love with. Not sure if it's because I've switched mascaras but no eye makeup remover seems to be working anymore. They all leave residue on my pillow and leave me with raccoon eyes in the morning. I just purchase this baby shampoo to clean my eye makeup. It's cheaper but let's see how it does.
Makeup Removing Wipes: I'm just using baby wipes from now on. Much cheaper!! My Avon wipes are super moist because since I double cleanse anyway, I don't need such expensive wipes. Also, sometimes I only use them the clean my makeup brushes after every use. No more!
Lip Scrubs: There's definitely a way you can DIY this. No need to spend $10 on a scrub.
What beauty products are your must-haves and what can you skip out on?