My Everyday Makeup Routine

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As I’ve grown these past couple of years, the more I have become aware of the world around me. My newest endeavor is to try to cut out all makeup products that are still tested on animals.

In light of the new year and this new change, I thought I’d share my current makeup routine before it changes. These are all products I have been using for a while now, and work well on me. Some are not cruelty free, and those are the one’s I will be switching up.

I honestly go through phases between high end and drugstore products, but lately I haven’t been super interested in makeup so I’ve just been using drugstore. I hope you enjoy xoxo.

Rose Water


The first step in my makeup routine is to prep my face. I use the Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray to moisturize and prime my face before applying foundation. This is just a go-to because it’s popular, inexpensive, and easy. Mario Badescu is cruelty free!



Next, I apply foundation. I use the Revlon Colorstay Foundation (this is my exact shade). This is probably the best drug store foundation I have found (trust me, I’ve tried them all). It’s inexpensive and works great, covering my redness and blemishes. The only issue I have with this is that Revlon still tests on animals so, I’m going to look into changing brands.



This is the concealer I use. I wouldn’t recommend it for under eyes because I find myself still looking tired and dark there, but it covers blemishes well. Again, this product is simple, inexpensive, and does the job. Elf actually doesn’t test on animals, so that’s great!




Again, I use the Elf Translucent Loose Powder. This is a great powder that isn’t drying and doesn’t give me flashback in pictures. Highly recommend for a drugstore powder!




The bronzer I use is this Wet n Wild one. Wet n Wild is cruelty free, woohoo! This one is a light shade and is easy to blend.




For blush I use the Covergirl Tru Blend Blush. This is a very light and subtle blush. I love blushes that I am able to build up in color, rather than one’s that are very harsh and hard to blend. Highly recommend this blush and Covergirl is cruelty free!



I have the Becca Highlighter in Opal. Now, the formula is great and the color is nice, but I just want to try out different one’s. Becca Cosmetics was just purchased by Estee Lauder, which is not a cruelty free company, so no one is sure whether Becca will stay cruelty free or not.




This is also another product I am thinking of changing up. I currently use the Elf Eyebrow Kit in medium. I use the gel part. It’s easy to apply, but can look harsh very easily.



The last step in my routine, mascara. I use the Loreal Voluminous Original Mascara. This is one of my favorite drug store mascaras. My lashes look natural, but still adds significant length and volume. Loreal is not cruelty free though. 😦


Thank you for reading, xoxo.


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