I’m a full-fledged grandma when it comes to most things. My bedtime, technology, and definitely adapting new makeup routines. I’m also very much the same person who proclaims, “Why haven’t I been doing this the whole time?!” after discovering something everyone already knew. So here are just a few of the makeup/beauty related things I should have been doing ages ago.
1. Sticking with a consistent skincare schedule.
Sure I’ve had a pretty standard skincare routine, but I’ve never been good at sticking with a regular schedule until this month. I would probably do it two to three times a week, but now I’m doing it daily and noticing a huge difference. Clean, happy skin doesn’t just happen with lackluster effort. My skin is loving this daily attention and I’m keeping myself accountable with a habit tracker in my planner.
Now I have been doing my brows consistently for the last year or so, but before then it was literally chaos in my life without brows. They make a huge difference. Huge. If I don’t do any makeup at all, I still always touch up my brows. I’m still not a brow wizard and I probably should go get them waxed and actually shaped for the first time ever, but the basic act of just adding some color to them still gives me an Aladdin “whole new world” moment every time.
I’m definitely still getting the hang of this one, but it’s been way easier than I thought to pat some contour to my cheeks and I’ve been obsessed with how it looks already. It’s been a super easy but noticeable change to my daily routine and I’ve been loving how it looks in vlogs lately.
4. Waterproof vs. Regular Mascara
For ages I thought it really made a difference to my lashes if I used waterproof mascara over regular mascara. It seriously doesn’t. It may for other lashes out in the world, but for me, any mascara will do as long as it volumizes, lengthens, and holds a curl. The mascara world has blown wide open for me.
What are some beauty things that you’re doing now that you should have been doing ages ago? Drop them in the comments!