My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine


If you’ve been a long time follower of my blog, you would hardly recall any “makeup routine” posts! I only get into a routine when I’m traveling because I carry limited products. On other days when I’m home, I tend to change up my look and products often. I have to say, there is something comforting about having a makeup routine, I get ready much quicker and I don’t have to think too much about what look I’m going for.

My current makeup routine is more or less composed of the products mentioned in this post. I go for a luminous base with a hint of bronzed pink on the cheeks, brown/plum liner on the eyes (with kohl on some days) and a rose pink lip.



My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine
My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine


My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine
My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine





My Current (VacatMy Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine
My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine




Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation

Absolutely LOVE this foundation! Sheer, lightweight, doesn’t ever look cakey and evens out the skin really well. Stays long without making the skin dry. One of my favorite products of 2014! I use the shade O60.


Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

Medium coverage, lightweight, easily blendable, moisturizing but non greasy and stays well. Love the natural finish, perfect for everyday wear! I’m scraping the sides of the tube, need to repurchase this. I use the shade Honey.


MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder

Sheer, natural, perfect for setting foundation and concealer. Not great at oil control but since I’m in a really cold place right now, my skin doesn’t need much oil control/blotting.



Clinique Chubby Stick for the cheeks – Roly Poly Rosy

Pretty rose pink color – smooth texture, easy to use (just dab and blend) and satiny finish. Adds a lot of freshness to my face. I was using this for the first couple of days of my trip though now I’ve switched to the Wet n Wild blush mentioned below.


Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush – Pearlescent Pink

Pretty warm pink with a bit of soft gold shimmer. Very pigmented, smooth in texture, blends easily and really affordable! The color has been compared to NARS Orgasm,  I think its more pink and less gold – more flattering for deeper complexions. Love it!


Physicians Formula Bronze Booster – Medium/Dark

When I spotted Physicians Formula products in the pharmacy here in the US, I just could not resist this particular bronzer. The pattern and packaging was just too pretty to pass up! I’ve been using this everyday, it gives the loveliest warm glow to the skin without looking metallic or overly shimmery. Unfortunately, the strong bronze color is only an over spray and underneath is a more satiny bronzer.



My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine
My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine




Stila Smudge Stick – Umber

This is an eye shadow crayon which can double up as liner as well. I absolute love this – its soft in texture, really pigmented, waterproof and smudgeproof and a great multi tasker. I wear this in the day as liner and smudge it as shadow in the evenings for an instant smoky eye. Umber is a beautiful plummy brown, I’m wearing it along my top lash line in this look.


Bourjois Khol n Contour Pencil – Ultra Black

I find the Bourjois kohls very comparable to MAC Smolder. They are very soft, creamy, super pigmented and can be easily smudged for a smoky look. They wear a little better than Smolder on me and I don’t get raccoon eyes with this. I had planned to pack the Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal for the trip but packed this instead. Its not smudge proof (not good for top lash line) but it fares well on my waterlines.


Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eye Liner – Brown

My makeup kit is never complete without a brown liner and on this trip, I packed this Rimmel one. I’ve been wearing this on the days I don’t use the Stile Smudge stick. The formula is creamy and pigmented though on oily lids, it might transfer a bit to the socket line. Powdering the area before application should solve the issue. I like the slight bronze tone in the color.


Maxfactor Brow pencil

One of my oldest brow products, still love it! Its great when you don’t want to bother with brow powders, gels etc. and much quicker for daily wear. I use the brush on the cap to comb my brows and then fill in the arches lightly.


Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette

Most days I don’t wear eye shadow but when I do fancy a little more elaborate look, I reach for the Revealed 2 palette. Even though I did bring 2 other palettes with me, I just find the colors in Revealed 2 more flattering on myself.


Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara

A fabulous volumizing mascara that is very waterproof as well! Probably not the best pick for daily wear but I like my lashes big and bold so I’m not complaining. If you apply it well and carefully do 2-3 coats, it almost gives a false lash effect! Love that it doesn’t clump and doesn’t give spidery lashes either.



My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine
My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine




Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm – Sultry

Great earthy rose color for medium to deep complexions. I’ve been using this color a LOT lately though I don’t love the matte finish in the winters so I top this with a sheer lipstick from Bourjois. Highly recommend this! (Wearing it in this post).


Revlon Colorburst Lipstick – Soft Rose

An old favorite that never fails me. Beautiful soft rose color, smooth texture, feels much more comfortable and hydrating than the Matte Balm and doesn’t leave the lips feeling dry.


YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick – Rose in Tension

A slight deeper rose/soft berry color with a soft, glossy finish. The formula is soo good, softens and hydrates the lips deeply and doesn’t wear off too quickly too. I love this lipstick and it feels fabulous in the winters!


Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick – Mauve Tabloid

Very wearable sheer plummy pink with faint shimmer. Great color for daily wear – just adds a touch of color with shine and moisture. I wear this by itself or top it over a matte lipstick like the Revon Matte Balm.



My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine
My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine


My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine
My Current (Vacation) Makeup Routine



[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Do you have a makeup routine? What products are you using currently? Share your comments below! [/note]



  1. Its simple and natural love it,love the post, something different…stila crayon attracted me,is it available in India?love the color of your liner n lips too Enjoy your trip 😊

  2. Well to boost up my lost confidence i have again started doing makeup… & my current makeup rouitne is Loreal gel eyeliner, Lakme kohl, Mac lipsticks & lipglass, Loreal blush, Mac Select sheer pressed powder…& in skincare i am using Kama Ayurveda rose & jasmine face cleanser, Kama Ayurveda rose water (toner), Forest essentials date & litchi cream….

  3. makeup routime …
    nivea moisturizer and ponds age miracle cream and maybelline baby lips ..lakme sunscreen and sometimes if i get few more minutes to reday then chambor kajal 🙂

  4. hey ankita :
    please share ur skin care routine with us ..

    last week i was searching skin care routine in corallista , even i i had some queries regarding skin care routine and products and want to ask you but last sunday when i got some time i bought jovees gold facial kit ,jovees peeloff mask and ponds age miraclce face wash …i have used scrubber from jovees facial kit and peel off mask dat night … till now i have not used other product …will try dis week .. but i was happy and want to share so i am tellin you 🙂 and its scrubber is really gud which is in facial kit and peeloff mask was so sticky … it was not removed easily but atlast it was removed and skin was also soft n smooth

  5. You look beautiful. Even I tend to carry rosy shades while I am travelling. I dont have a makeup routine as such, but been lately wearing smudged kajal on upper and lower lashes a lot 🙂

    1. Hi Swati, you can look for Shiseido counters in Shoppers Stop stores. I have seen a counter at Shoppers Stop, Metropolitan Mall in Saket. I'm sure there are other ones in Delhi too.

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