Beauty in Review | What I've Been Using in Quarantine

My makeup routine was non-existent for the first few weeks of quarantine but then one morning, I decided I needed to put a face on. That day, when I applied minimal makeup for the first time in weeks, I felt good. I was a little happier and more positive all around.

I realized that the act of putting makeup on, even if it's just a few products, really helped brighten my mood. It was almost like it tricked my mind that it was a normal day. I also always feel better when I'm put together; when my nails, hair, and makeup are done...even if I'm wearing sweats.

I've been keeping up with this mini makeup routine during the quarantine and these are the products that make it easy!



Colourpop Pretty Fresh Tinted Moisturizer

Before quarantine, I was on the hunt for a tinted moisturizer that could be applied with my hands. I also didn't want to spend a ton of money so enter Colourpop. I don't know if this is my favorite tinted moisturizer ever but it gets the job done. My skin looks pretty dewy & fresh when I apply it and it has great coverage. It applies easily with my hands, doesn't cling to dry patches, and lasts a good amount of time throughout the day. It's the perfect tinted moisturizer for an elevated no-makeup look.

Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation

I don't know the last time I was this excited about a complexion product. When I saw Covergirl release this new 'Skin Milk Foundation' I was super pumped. I saw Lili Reinhart's commercial debuting this foundation and something inside me moved. I needed this foundation more than life itself. I really love any makeup product with the word 'milk' in the title and I'm not sure why... maybe it's because I feel like it will heal my dry skin. I probably could've used a shade darker in this foundation (I have the shade 540 Light) and it's just a touch too white for me. I apply this with my fingers and then will further blend in with a brush. I really love this foundation and I would even say this is similar to a tinted moisturizer. It doesn't feel heavy on my face, has light-medium coverage and looks like skin, which is all I need right now. I really enjoy Covergirl foundations and this is a little reminiscent of their old Ready Set Gorgeous foundation that was a holy grail of mine back in the day. If you need a new foundation to wear in the house, I recommend this!

Too Faced Peach Perfect Instant Coverage Concealer

This is another product I got right before quarantine started and one that I was pretty excited to try out. I love Too Faced concealers so when I saw this pot concealer, I immediately had to have it. I'm a sucker for a new concealer! This is a dry concealer in terms of it's not that creamy in the pot. It's not drying on the eyes and once it touches your skin and begins to warm up, it blends into your skin really easily. This is a great medium coverage concealer and really helps brighten the under-eye area. It has a nice, natural finish (the website says it's supposed to have a matte finish but I don't really get that vibe) and I've been wearing it every day. It doesn't really feel like anything under the eye which is great for lowkey days.

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara

I haven't been curling my lashes a ton during this quarantine so I'm using my go-to mascara on the days when I AM wearing mascara. Mascara is usually my must-have, cannot leave the house without, product but I've been skipping it more and more. However, when I apply Monsieur Big, my lashes look fierce and I feel even more put together. This is one of my top 5 favorite mascaras of all time and one that I've purchased multiple times. It makes my lashes look long, separated, and voluminous; everything I have ever wanted in a mascara.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm

This is a new find and a product I was pleasantly surprised by. A few months ago, Bite reformulated their Agave lip products but I hadn't tried the new lip balm because the old lip balm gave me a bad allergic reaction. However, recently, this was on sale for $11 so I figured I'd give it a try. Oh wow, this new formula is SO GOOD! It's creamier than the old formula and really sinks into your lips to deeply hydrate and repair. It has been my go-to balm for the past few weeks and I simply cannot live without it during the day. If you need a new lip balm, please go try this



What are your quarantine beauty products?

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