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My Easy, Everyday Makeup (free) Routine & 5 Reasons You Should Get On Board

Did You Know? The thinnest skin is found on your precious eyelids measuring at .02mm thick.  The thickest skin is found on your feet measuring at 1.4mm thick. ( v i a )

 


I never thought I’d see the day where I wouldn’t want to wear makeup all day, during work, but here we are.  For the past 2 months I’ve abstained from MOST of my makeup at work.

 

My Daily Makeup Routine

I used to think makeup was important at work because it helps you look awake, alert, professional, clean, put together, on time – but I’ve had a shift in mentality recently.  I don’t want to put shit on my face when my computer screen & a few people are the only ones reaping the benefits.  Most of the time I don’t even look in a mirror so I’m not even able to marvel at my artwork.

I’ll admit, I’ve never been the person that’s afraid to go outside of the house without makeup, or in my sweatpants (sometimes pajamas).  So going without makeup wasn’t necessarily fearful for me, as I think some people that wear makeup every day can end up feeling.

I decided to ditch the bronzer, foundation, blush, eye shadow, highlight, or whatever else I was using every day.

I think the first week was a little shocking for the other employees.  Like maybe I had an illness or was SUPER hungover or Wafiq & I were breaking up.  In my defense, I don’t think I looked like an ailing ghost, I think it was different from what they were used to seeing.  ESPECIALLY in the mornings when my eyes are puffy and usually red because of allergies + without makeup my freckles & sun spots are visible.  I definitely don’t have the smoothness & dimension that foundation & bronzer bring to the table.

After a week or so went by I perfected the moisturizer, concealer, and mascara routine to a point where I still felt put together, but free.  I think all makeup wearing people, including lovers of makeup, can admit there’s nothing like a fresh, bare, clean face.  YUM.

 My Daily Makeup Routine

My Routine:

  1. Clean Face: Stick to your normal face wash routine.  Full disclosure, I skip this step most mornings. I like the oil that my face accumulated overnight & prefer not to wash it away.

  2. Moisturize: As you know, I’ve been using this Tepez Cream, but am always looking for a stellar moisturizer (tell me!!)

  3. Oil: I like an oily face.  Lately, I’ve been trying Avocado Oil.  I put a thin layer all over, including my neck.  Even Wafiq does this step now 🙂

  4. Conceal:  Use any concealer under your eyes to brighten your entire face with little effort. Lately, I’ve been using this one, but I switch all the time.  Make a huge triangle under your eyes & the spots you want to cover << for me, it’s always around my chin.

  5. Blend:  Wet a beauty blender, I love this one, then start dabbing the blender all over the concealer until it’s blended out & looking smooth.

  6. Powder:  Unless it’s really hot outside, I can skip this step.  Otherwise, I put a translucent powder or a nude eye shadow from this pallet under my eyes to keep the concealer in place all day.

  7. Curl Lashes:  I have stick straight lashes, so curling is a must!

  8. Mascara:  I’ve used this one since I was 16.  I noticed doing both the top & bottom eyelashes helps A LOT.  Sometimes I’ll do the top only & when I look in the mirror, I get scared.

  9. Chapstick: Don’t forget to moisturize your lips!  This finishes it all perfectly!

 Every-Day-Minimal-Makeup-Look(5)

That’s my new every day, work “look”.

I’m feeling a bit empowered, when I look at my gorgeous coworker’s fully contoured & looking like a hard 10 face – I still find myself happy that my face is clean & nearly makeup free. Confident that I can wear my oily, moisturized face with a dab of concealer & way less product.

So much less to think about, right?!

 My Daily Makeup Routine

5 Benefits of Less Makeup During Workdays:

  • Save money on expensive makeup products

  • Easy & fast – meaning less time getting ready in the morning & more time sleeping

  • Focus on the health of your actual skin – moisturizing & clarifying the skin that you have

  • Enjoy weekend makeup again – you’ll be creative & energized when you get to do a full face of makeup with all your products on a well-rested face

  • Boost of confidence – You’ll feel proud & confident to rock the carefree make up look at the office! Trust me 🙂

My Daily Makeup Routine

I throw on layers of makeup on the weekends or a night out or anytime I’m bored.  Bring on the blush, glitter, bronzer with a glow, fake lashes, red lipstick, and whatever else I can find –  but as far as day to day, super minimal is my new routine!

I totally understand this sounds silly to a lot of makeup-free people but once you get used to wearing makeup it’s kind of weird to walk away from it…  For anyone that sits behind a desk the majority of the day & doesn’t see the point in spending $$$ on an expensive, gorgeous, high glow, foundation to wear all day at work.  Skip it! Save it for the weekends & weeknight outings.

My Daily Makeup Routine

To make my life even easier, I roll my hair up into a clip before bed & let it down the next day for a super relaxed curl.  That’s it.  My morning routine is 10 minutes max.

Anyone else started wearing less makeup during the day when you’re staring at the computer for hours? Let me know! I need a support group.

Have a great start to the week & as always, be thoughtful

Xx

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Life Goals: Packing Light

I’m going to New York this weekend – Ouiiiiiiiii!

Wafiq’s sister is traveling to New York, so we thought it would be a fun weekend to meet up – Stay tuned.

 Weekend packing light in a carry on

TODAY I want to discuss packing.  How do you guys pack for weekend trips?  Except for the past 7 months or so I was living out of suitcases – A LOT.  (It’s really interesting how all of a sudden items are so much less important.)

Weekend packing light in a carry on

Packing is a pain in the ass.  If I’m going somewhere for less than 7 days my goal is to fit it all in a carry on and be smart. Less is more.

(Wafiq’s motto: More the merrier…)

Similar to my cleaning strategies at home, the same is true when I travel:  The more you have the more you’re weighed down. The more decisions, organizing, and thinking you have to do when you’re getting ready every day.

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Here’s a couple tips for my weekend in a carry on:

Plan your outfits:  Google the weather before you go. Know what to expect and plan accordingly. Think layers. And be realistic. If it’s going to be 40 degrees and you’ve been living in 100 degree weather, you ARE going to be cold – You need a jacket.

Make-up Palette’s:  Don’t bring your entire make up bag with the Halloween glitter eye shadow. I bring one palette, with a couple different products and I’m good! Make up palette’s pack wonderfully.. Think – eye shadows, blush, highlight – whatever you got goin on.

Shoesies:  Don’t travel without a comfortable pair of shoes!!!  I go with basic white sneakers because they shine bright, super comfortable, and go with everything! I would even try wearing these to a nice dinner.

Hair:  I don’t wash my hair very often, so I need a little baby shampoo bottle and I’m set. I also don’t style my hair very often (hello messy buns), so having a huge ass curling iron + fancy blow dryer + flat iron + hair spray + hair products is not necessary. If you rely on those item’s, try to pick your favorite and leave the rest behind. It’ll be a fun adventure.

Backpack:  This took me forever to figure out. A backpack is the best for traveling. EW –>  Carrying a bag/purse on your shoulder is one of the most annoying travel problems in the history of the traveling world.  A backpack is comfortable, cute, and convenient + it gives you some extra room to pack.

 Weekend packing light in a carry on

Who out there is a professional carry on travel packer?  You’re my idol.  I would love to hear your tips.

I should also mention, if you’re traveling to a shopping hot spot then pack the amount of items that would fit in a carry on, but possibly bring the checked in bag instead…  Then you can shop freely, never asking yourself if it’ll all fit! JOY JOY JOY!

Ok, off to dream of New York now.

 

Xx

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