I actually use very little. Feel free to consider me totally ignorant, but in my experience, the more I used, the worse results I got. I think it is mostly genetics anyway. I used to have oily acne-prone skin, that was a bane of my teenage existence, but I suppose oily helps when you get older.
Until a few years ago, I did not use anything other that a makeup with an SPF 15. Then one day, I went for a spa visit and let them convince me that my thinking is a total baloney and that I do need a moisturizer and a separate cleanser. Well, I have ditched the cleanser after I went through the whole tube, but I left the moisturizer.
At night I wash my face with liquid soap(!) and then I apply Sothys Hydroptimale TH3 alternating with Olay Regenerist after I use the container. I swap mostly because it is cheaper but also becasue I have this theory that the skin gets used to the product and then it does less for you (not scientific, just my belief).
That's it. I don't use anything in the morning. I also don;t wash my face but I suppose it gets cleaned in the shower anyway.
When I was a kid, my mother used Dior makeup that she had to buy in a special store where you paid with US dollars (in communistic Poland). The idea that she spent so much money on her foundation impressed me for the rest of my life and I have been using Dior ever since. I have tried different brands, including drug store but always came back. Currently I use Diorskin Forever or Nude.
My mother used the matching loose powder on the top but I usually don;t. In fact, I run out of mine few months ago and never missed it enough to make a purchase.
I do curl my eye lashes everyday and apply mascara.
I tried more expensive brands of mascara (like Diorshow that is very good but smudges) but could not find one that would be significantly better, so Maybelline it is. It does not clump or smudge, that's all I am asking. Very black. I only do my top eyelashes and sometimes I use the pencil on the the bottom if I want to be more dramatic. Very rarely, when I go out I would add some eye shadow in neutral tones. My eyebrows don;t need anything except for being threaded (religiously) every 6 weeks.
I do need some color and I use blush in pink tones (any brand, really) and a lipstick.
Recently, I went through four tubes of Laura Mercier Sheer lipstick in Tender Lips. This says a lot since in the past I could never finish a single tube without buying a new one. They are on a smaller size though.
What do you use? I know I could do something with my undereye dark circles but even my 9 year old has deeply set ones, so I suppose they are also genetic. No concealer ever worked for me without giving me the mask-like appearance
That's all folks!
What is your makeup routine?
Do you think I am a fool not to use some more products?
Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!