Daily Makeup Routine by Kardelen
For some reason, I always structure my day so that it starts absurdly early. Because of this, I try to get as much sleep as possible- but this can be at the expense of the time I spend getting ready for the day. Below are my makeup favorites for getting ready for work at 8:30 am.
I use these products and these only for my brows, because they help to shape and fill them in. An upside- the brow gel is only $2.99! Below are Essence's Make Me Brow and It Cosmetics' Brow Power Pencil.
This is where I get a little fanatical about my skincare regimen: I try my best to keep my skin hydrated, matte and blemish free, and am constantly experimenting with new products to see which is best for my combination dry skin. These are tried and true for me. Below are The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid serum, Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Skin Tint, Glossier's Priming Moisturizer, and Glossier's Wowder.
For every day, I don't wear as much eye makeup as I used to. I used to go to my 9 am chem class with a full smoky eye, but that was first year. Now, I dab on some mascara, blot on some concealer, and call it a day. These go-to products are Loreal's Lash Paradise Mascara and Glossier's Stretch Concealer.
I wish I was the kind of person to wear lipstick every day, but it's not easy- it can be messy and hard to keep up with. I instead opt for smooth, hydrated lips with a little wash of shine using the cult favorite Balm Dot Com, and if I'm feeling fancy, I dab on a little of Elf's Lip Stain for that bitten-blotted lip look.
Then it's a little lavender cologne on the wrists, and it's time to go!
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