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#tbt: Makeup Routine

Today’s throwback is actually a bit of an update on an old post. Since we’ve been travelling a lot lately, I’ve been throwing my makeup into a bag quite regularly for overnight, road trips, and plane rides. Even though I like to experiment with fun new makeup (thanks, Birchbox!), I stick to my tried-and-true basics on a daily basis. Over 2 years ago – April 2013! – I wrote about my favorite products.

How about a little Now and Then action?


The Amateur Librarian // Routines

1. Moisturizer – Cerave AM

2. Foundation – Clinique Acne Solutions liquid foundation in Fresh Alabaster

3. Cream Powder – Too Faced Flawless Foundation with SPF in Warm Vanilla

4. Blush – Too Faced bronzer in Snow Bunny

5. Eyeshadow – Clinique quad (I use the Lucky Penny and Dark Plum shades the most often)

6. Eye liner – Maybelline Define-a-Line eye liner in Black

7. Mascara – Maybelline Great Lash or L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes (not pictured, but a frequent pick if it’s on sale)

8. Lipstick – Clinque Almost Lipstick in Black Honey or Maybelline Color Sensation lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon

And 2015:

The Amateur Librarian // Tried and True Makeup Routine

1. Cerave AM moisturizer
2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Brightener
3. CoverGirl Aquasmooth cream foundation in Ivory
4. Jouer tint in Petal (lips+cheeks cream tint, but I only use it as blush)
5. Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit and No Pressure
6. Maybelline Define-a-Line Eyeliner in Soft Black
7. Covergirl Lashblast Volume mascara in Black Brown
8. Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey (and Burt’s Bees chapstick)
And to wash it all off (not pictured):
Burt’s Bees makeup wipes
Cerave PM moisturizer
These days, my routine is mostly the same with a few new favorites. The biggest change is now that I’m living down South again, I like creamy makeup – my favorite foundation, blush, and eyeshadows are all cream instead of liquid or powder. I still don’t have a favorite mascara, I just pick up whatever is on sale. (If anyone has a tried-and-true favorite, I’d love to know!)

Happy Throwback Thursday!


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