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I just read an article about Triple Cleansing being the newest trend for glowing skin and honestly, who has time for that?! Does a wipe count? Guess what, it doesn’t! It gets better, the same article recommended starting your makeup application with a face massage 😀 How early are these people getting up in the morning?! Anyway, that all sounds great but not something that I am working into my routine any time soon since, I dunno – like to sleep…? The average woman already has 27 steps in her beauty routine and personally, that seems outrageous to me. I have started to determine what steps in my beauty routine seem superfluous and can be axed.

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The first to go is curling my lashes *gasp* but they look exactly the same if I do it or not! What is the purpose of this step besides pinching my eyelids – I am truly bad at it and am lucky that I haven’t just sheared the damn things off.

Priming my lips, over it. Now I am a big believer in the importance of primer not only making your makeup last longer but also protecting your skin from free radicals and other gunk. But I start my routine with a lip balm already and usually just prefer to apply a little more prior to lippie application anyway. I have not noticed a difference in wear as most of my lip products are matte or long-wearing anyway.

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Tinted powder over white powder to prevent flashback – I don’t take pictures, who was I kidding!? If you are taking a lot of photos this is handy but total overkill for everyday.

Spritzing my hair with perfume, nobody is smelling my hair – I am not even smelling my hair and this seems like a waste of product to me. Plus, if anyone was like, Oh, your hair smells nice, I would be weirded out – why am I even doing this?

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Lining my water line with a nude pencil, I might still do this for special occasions but nobody is noticing under the soul-sucking fluorescent lights I spend my days under. I am also cutting out highlighting my arches because I don’t have arches.

Wearing a lengthening mascara in addition to a volumizing mascara, no lie – I will probably keep doing this 😛 But it takes me for-ever to get my mascara on, I wear about 6 coats of each and it takes time that I don’t have.

Finally, I am no longer concealing my under eyes! What am I concealing – I have no idea, I just do it because I feel like I should and that is so lame. Most under-eye concealer almost highlights my eyes, why not just use a highlighter? In fact, giving that a whirl – to hell with beauty faux pas.

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Don’t get me wrong, there is something very luxurious about a 45 step beauty routine and I love feeling really well done. (Is that a thing or is this like the fresh baby thing)? I love feeling like there is not a square inch of my being that has not been primped, primed, concealed, spritzed, and highlighted but I think that companies are tapping into this and using it to sell us products that we just don’t need. And by we I mean literally nobody will ever need these products, ever.

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What beauty steps seems like a waste to you? Thanks for stopping by ❤

12 replies »

  1. I love this post! You are so right. I don’t get lip primers. Do you mean lip balm disguised as a “lip primer” for $32 Sephora? lol. Also eyebrow primer seems ridiculous (Benefit has one), and cuticle cream! I’m sorry, who ever actually applies cuticle cream besides a nail tech? I use lotion which makes it’s way into my cuticles. I do prime my face though, although sometimes a rich enough moisturizer is good enough for me! xo J

    • Thank you ❤ Right?! It is just lip balm and it drives me nuts that these products are marketed as something totally new and different when they aren't! Cuticle cream…LOL. Honestly, who comes up with this stuff 😀

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