Molly Burke’s 10-Minute Makeup Routine Is All About Fun, Not Perfection

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Molly Burke’s 10-Minute Makeup Routine Is All About Fun, Not Perfection

“The fun part about being blind and doing your makeup is you don’t need a mirror, so that makes life easier,” jokes Molly Burke. With a wicked sense of humor, it’s no wonder the Canadian YouTuber is so beloved by the Internet. She’s built a reputation for being candid about her blindness in a lighthearted-yet-empowering way. And for Allure‘s latest installment of 10-Minute Face, Burke walks us through her makeup routine while dishing out all her “blind-girl beauty hacks.”

Burke keeps it simple from start to finish. She preps her skin with a quick rinse of water followed by toner and a light moisturizer. Then she moves on to primer: one pump of Too Faced HangoveRx Primer for the face and a couple of dabs of Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer for the eyes. 

Although packaging has become a major selling point for those looking to show off their shelfies, vanity isn’t the focus for Burke when it comes to choosing products. “As a blind person, it’s not necessarily about what [a product] looks like because I can’t see it,” she says. “I really focus on texture: how it feels in my fingers, how it feels on my skin, and how it feels and wears throughout the day.” Burke will do check-ins throughout the day — touching her forehead to see if it’s oily or inspecting her lashes for flaking — and listen to feedback from friends to see if a product is worth keeping in her rotation.

When it comes to foundation, Burke is a fan of Too Faced’s Born This Way Matte 24 Hr Foundation. She dots it all over her face, then blends it with a slightly damp Tarte Double Duty Beauty Quickie Blending Sponge. “I find the combination of this matte foundation with this wet sponge is like the perfect way to apply it.”

To complete her base, she then dots a bit of Tarte Shape Tape Concealer on any blemishes she can feel. “It’s not perfect, but makeup isn’t about being perfect; it’s about having fun,” she adds while applying concealer. She then sets everything in place with the Too Faced Born This Way Setting Powder.

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