Life As Bad Yogi

Bad Yogi: My Everyday 5-Minute Makeup Routine

I am SO not an expert on anything makeup and beauty related, but I get this question a lot, so I figured why the heck not?! 🙂

Full disclosure though: doing this is kind of tough for me because I NEVER do anything without makeup. I’d barely walk to the end of my driveway without it because I’m permanently traumatized from having horrible horrible skin as a teenager. No one made fun of me exactly, but I got random comments about how “bad” it was and I spent a lot of time feeling so hideous and embarrassed that I hardly wanted to be seen in public. It might sound dramatic, but anyone who’s ever struggled with acne knows how much of a toll it takes on your self-esteem. It took me a a few years after that to adjust to the fact that I have freckles, so this felt like a big step!

Phew. Okay, how about we get to it? 🙂

This is sped up, but my whole routine takes about 5-minutes and this is what I do almost every day. I’ll include the brands I use below so you can check them out.

Not pictured: I use a moisturizer and sunscreen EVERY single day no matter what, and I apply Burt’s Bees lip balm like it’s my job.

Foundation: Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Concealer: Lancome Maquicomplet
Contour: NARS Contour compact in Olympia
Bronzer: NARS “Laguna”
Blush: NARS “Orgasm”
Eyeliner: Sephora brand (whichever was cheapest in Black)
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara in Brown Black

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19 Comments

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    Erin

    February 3, 2016 at 8:29 am

    As someone who also had horrible skin as a teenager that followed her into her twenties, I concur. I never did (and probably never will) leave the house without at least a primer or tint on. I am now 32 and am just now accepting my skin… even though I still get breakouts here and there. Thank you for sharing! It’s always comforting to know that you are not alone in your struggles 😉 Beautiful job on the makeup btw 🙂

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    Bonnie

    February 3, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I’m so glad to see woman that I admire a lot has the same problem as I have 🙂 now I’m more comfortable with my skin 😀

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    F

    February 3, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Love it! And you’re beautiful with or without!
    I have eczema, sometimes it is SO bad it comes on my face and neck. I feel so ashamed then cause make-up just isn’t an option. Thankfully ive been seeing a dermatologist who is great and worked wonders with good creams.

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      Erin Motz

      February 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      ah yes, i can definitely understand the feeling! i’ve seen a lot of people have great results with aloe and jojoba oil and things like that, but i’m sure you’ve tried those types of things 🙂 glad you’re finding solutions that work for you!

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    Allison

    February 3, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Saw the Frenchman almost crashed the video. My hubby would just walk in. He is so oblivious to when I am trying to do something in private. Almost as bad as my kids?. Are the products “safe” for your skin? Not loaded with chemicals? Thx

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      Erin Motz

      February 3, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      so funny! i have extremely sensitive skin and these are great for me AND they don’t test on animals. they’re not organic or anything, but in my opinion they’re not too bad 🙂

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      Chelle (yogilove13)

      February 3, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Haha I had to replay it to see it. I didn’t notice it the first time. Funny!

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    Mrs. Ginger Ale

    February 3, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Unfortunately, Lancôme and Clinique are not cruelty free brands. 🙁

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    Amanda S.

    February 3, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this! You are beautiful with or without make up! I’ll be 25 in a couple of weeks, which I’m working really hard on not pouting about, and I still have some trouble with acne. No one really ever taught me how to take care of my skin or really how to do make up. My mom has never really warn make up, she has beautiful almost olive skin that I have always been jealous of. I inherited my dad’s oily, pimply and pale skin. The paleness means that when there is any irritation my skin gets red and all of the pimples and acne scars show up more. My dad told me most of his acne cleared up by the end of high school and that mine would too… I was self-conscious about it for a long time but my husband has also had acne trouble and has never made me feel bad about it, he does have the advantage of growing a beard to cover up his scars though!

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    Diane

    February 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Erin – my husband has always had terrible acne, inherited from his father’s side. What has made a world of difference is a trip to the dermatologist and Clindamyacin (hope I spelled this correctly). Clear, smooth skin. Just wanted to share what works for him. You are beautiful no matter what!

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      Erin Motz

      February 3, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      i’m actually HIGHLY allergic to it! found out the hard way, haha. i’m usually totally good now, just need to stay away from dairy 😉

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    Kodi

    February 3, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I think you are beautiful. Without makeup as well as with it. I know the struggle with acne all too well. It sucks. I suffer from acne to this day. I try hard to battle it myself. I try not to pick my face, which usually makes it worse, but you probably know how hard that is to keep from doing when you have massive breakouts all over your neck. I’ve wondered if I’m allergic to something, because it flares up at random times. I haven’t used foundation in a while now b/c it usually makes it worse & I can’t afford the nice stuff lol But I think you are amazing, inside & out. Namaste <3

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    Cara

    February 3, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    What sunscreen do you use on your face? I still haven’t found one I love so I am always trying new ones!

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    Caitlin

    February 3, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I love this! I always had acne in high school and it recently made a huge comeback now that I’m 26. I honestly had no idea you even wore that much makeup in your videos- it looks so natural and flawless! Gorgeous inside and out ?

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    Sandy

    February 3, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I love cliniques mascara!! Thank you for the tips!!

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    Chrissy

    February 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Hi Erin!!! I sooooo enjoyed this post!! I’ve struggled with acne my entire life, so I can totally relate to you! It really does lower your self esteem and is not fun to deal with. Thanks for doing this video. You are beautiful inside and out <3

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    Sarah Carlton

    February 4, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Despite what I read, I thought you were wearing makeup when the video first started because YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL!!! Your face has amazing structure, and is nearly symmetrical. When I do wear makeup, it’s usually just a bit on my eyes, and MAYBE some lipstick. I would use lip gloss everyday except I like kissing my husband and he doesn’t like how it feels. I like kissing him more than I like wearing lip gloss.

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    Laura Elizabeth

    February 5, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Even though this is a simple video, loaded with traumatic potential for you, I really love the fact that you posted it! Because, not only do so many of us deal with similar problems (and don’t want to spend more than 5 minutes on makeup!) but because the cult of the ‘expert’ is really quite silly and over-the-top. Like with yoga, it seems like with hair, makeup, and style the internet can make it seem like if you don’t have the right gear, money, time, and perfect everything, you can’t do it. Thanks for reminding us we can!

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    Megan Reddix

    March 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    You don’t need a drop of make up to be beautiful! Thank you for sharing your natural to made up face! You’re also an expert eyeliner applier! It takes me 5 minutes just to apply eyeliner!

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