What's Your Beauty Routine?

by October 23, 2012 2 Comments

When I was at work full time I had a very specific make up routine.  To the point that if I slept in any longer than usual or changed a step in the morning, I would be completely thrown off my regular schedule and order. Today, most days have very limited beauty products required.  When I'm chasing the kids or getting groceries, I'm not in full make up any more.  But I always where face cream (with an SPF) and lip gloss. My old routine was rather specific.  After a shower I would:

  • Apply face cream
  • Apply concealer
  • Apply powder
  • Add Eyeshadow
  • Put on Eyeliner
  • Use Mascara
  • Apply lipstick/lipgloss
Everything had to be done in that order. If I got side tracked I'd end up without eye shadow or mascara and not even realize it. Another routine I finally instituted? A 'wash the make up off before bed' routine when I do wear it.  It took me many years to do that! It seems like a lot in retrospect but that's what worked for me.  Now, my face cream/lip gloss routine is far easier. Do you have a beauty routine? Is it the same all the time or does it change depending on the day?


2 Responses


October 23, 2012

The routine does change after kids – make up won’t be a problem, it’s the actual shower and blow drying of the hair that is tricky ;) Your rules are completely acceptable I think :)


October 23, 2012

I’m a first time mom-to-be. My current morning routine takes an hour. It never matters if I’m putting on make-up or not, for some reason I always take 1 hour to get ready, even when I’m rushing. (it confounds my husband) I realize that after our little one arrives that my life will change drastically, and I’m interested to see how it will ultimately change my beauty “routine”. But I think I will continue to stick to my 2 rules. 1 – Brush teeth before putting on make-up and 2 – Don’t leave the hosue without mascara. The rest I think I can live without (or will keep in my purse in case it’s dire).

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