What’s Your Work-Day Touch-Up Routine?
To help my combination skin survive 6-7 hours of screen time at work, I always pack a work-day touch-up bag. Here’s my tried-and-true routine to help me revive my skin and makeup.
🕙10:00 a.m. The usual demi-matte work-day look, I set my t-zone with a light powder and avoid the sides of my nose because I wear blue-ray glasses at work. It’s easier to touch-up when there’s less powder.
🕐12:30 p.m. Expecting my lipstick to last through a decadent salad is false hope. So usually I’ll just dab it off before lunch.
🕐2:00 p.m. After a morning of typing, touching my face (which I shouldn’t), wearing glasses, eating (and shamelessly snacking)…my T-zone is looking more oily and the side of my nose have some clumped up concealer.
Enter my 3 min work-day touch up routine
1. CLEAN YOUR FINGERS. PERIOD.
2. NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Oil Blotting Paper/ Original Blotting Paper
This specific Sativa oil blotting paper is not sold online, but I’ve used the original blotting paper from NYX and it works just as well. Blotting is oddly satisfying, don't judge me.
3. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – Original
I’m currently on a heavy-duty lip balm grind after a couple weeks of wearing matte lipstick every day. No one said you can’t use a lip mask as lip balm so…… fight me. 😎
4. Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance - No.21 Beige
I don’t wear foundation every day, but I always keep this cushion it on me to touch up. The formula is hydrating with light-medium coverage, just enough to refresh my base without disrupting the other products on my face.
5. NYX Lip Lingerie Push-Up Long Lasting Lipstick – Seduction
My favorite Lip Lingerie Liquid lipstick in stick-form, zero complaints. This longwearing lippie is described as a “Reddish Brown Nude”, it can be full coverage but I prefer a soft blotted effect when I just put a light coat over some lip balm.
6. Morphe Continuous Setting Mist
MIST, not your typical spray. I’m sure you’ve heard Youtubers rave about this and they so rightfully do so. The mist is superfine and has a pleasant scent, and most importantly makes my makeup look super refreshed.
7. Get back to work and feel cute doing it.
What is your workday routine?