My ultra-sensitive cosmetic routine--and mascara advice
So I finally figured out how to apply my makeup so that I don't feel as though I have to go right to the bathroom and wash it off. It isn't that it irritates my skin (sometimes it does). Rather, I just hate the feeling of makeup on my face.
At any rate, my routine now is as follows:
I use neutrogena oil free moisturizer with a drop of licorice extract (mixed together in my hand), followed by hydropeptide solar defense sunscreen.
I apply Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide foundation with an Hourglass finishing brush No. 7 (similar to a kabuki brush). I use only one large drop for my whole face. I finish with Nars light reflecting setting powder. My favorite blush at the moment is Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Fig/Opal followed by Nars powder blush in Unlawful (both are nude-apricot shades).
My eyes are the difficult step right now. I can use Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in smoke (matte dark gray). But as soon as I apply mascara, I want to wash it off. It isn't an allergic reaction. It isn't even much of a reaction at all. It's just that my eyes are more comfortable when my lashes are naked. I'm wondering if I should go back to Blinc mascara. Right now, I'm using a different brand of tubing mascara. My eyes just feel faintly (and I mean, really faintly) irritated by it, just a touch more watery than they normally are. They aren't even irritated enough to turn red or water much at all. But I just want that stuff off of me. I don't have to use mascara. I do have naturally dark brown lashes. But I just like the look of it. Any suggestions? I do best with tubing mascaras.