Last week, both Laura and Lauren posted about their makeup and skincare routines, and I thought I’d join in on the fun. It’s always interesting to hear how others take care of their skin, because there are so many products out there — sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin! I have very sensitive skin (sometimes dry, sometimes oily, occasional breakouts). I’ve been following most of this routine for years, and it hasn’t disappointed me yet.
I wash my face with this cleanser morning and night. It helps even out my skin tone, which tends to get a little blotchy in the cold, dry winter months, and it doesn’t leave my face feeling dry.
I got the Clarisonic Mia 2 for Christmas, and I love it! In the beginning, I only used it once a week (I wanted to see how my sensitive skin would handle it), but I am using it once a day, everyday now. All I have to do is lather my face with my cleanser, turn on the Mia 2, and let it do the work. It came with Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster, so I use those on occasion also, if I feel like it. The soy face cleanser is really gentle and great for removing eye makeup!
Purpose was recommended to me by my dermatologist when I was 15, and I’ve been a loyal customer ever since. This moisturizer is light enough to wear everyday, yet thick enough to soothe my dry winter skin. It also contains SPF, which is a must for me. I apply it every morning after washing my face. The best part is, it’s only $7.89 at Target, and it lasts a very long time!
In my teens, I was dedicated to Proactiv, like many other people my age. As I got older, however, I realized that I didn’t need to use something so strong, and my Proactiv repairing lotion was doing more harm than good. I found Yes to Tomatoes at Target, and I love it! The formula is very light, and it’s 97% natural. I’m not sure that it would’ve been strong enough for my teenage skin, but it works well for me now. I use a small amount every other night after washing my face.
I’m convinced that once you switch to bareMinerals, you’ll never go back. Believe me, I’ve tried liquid foundations and off-brand mineral makeups, and they’re just not the same. bareMinerals prides itself on being so gentle that you can sleep in it, and my sensitive skin is a fan! It is a little bit more expensive, but one jar of foundation can last you at least a year, and in my opinion, the benefits outweigh the cost. I apply this makeup with the Full Flawless Application Face Brush, and I wear the same color year-round, as it blends with both my winter and summer skin!
I was never a bronzer girl, until I discovered this bronzer. It makes me look sun-kissed anytime of the year, which I love, and it doesn’t give me that fake, shimmery look that we all strived for when we were 13 . Like all bareMinerals products, this one is definitely worth the investment. I apply this with the Flawless Application Face Brush.
Blush is one of those things that I could take or leave, especially when I’m already wearing bronzer, but I bought this color for my wedding, and I like it so much that I’ve been wearing it everyday. It has a slight shimmer to it, and goes well over the bareMinerals Warmth. I couldn’t find this color on the website anymore, so I actually think it’s been discontinued, but the good thing is, this stuff lasts forever! The jar that I bought seven months ago is still full. I apply this with the Flawless Application Face Brush, as well.
If I could only wear one item of makeup, it would be mascara. I have really light eyelashes, and if I don’t wear it, people ask me if I’m tired or sick. I love it when they do that . This is waterproof and really does last all day long. I like the color too, because it has flecks of gold in it, which looks a little more natural on my blonde eyelashes. Oh, and I always curl my eyelashes. I heat my eyelash curler with my blow dryer, curl my lashes, apply two coats of mascara, heat my eyelash curler again, and curl my lashes again. It sounds complicated, but I’ve got it down to a science. It figures that I’d have curly hair, but stick straight eyelashes .
Ever get to the end of the day and feel like your powder eyeshadow is creasing, fading and sliding off your eyelids? Just me? Well, it happens, and it’s exactly why I love this stuff. It has a built-in primer, so it stays on all.day.long, and it comes in a bunch of fun colors. It goes on with the swipe of your finger, and you can even layer regular eyeshadow on top of it with a brush for a more dramatic look.
I got this palette for Christmas. It’s very neutral, so it’s perfect for a simple daytime look, but it also includes darker colors that are great for shading. When I wear this, I apply chafing gel on my eyelids first (sound weird, but it works just like a primer, I promise) and then I layer it to my liking with a brush.
I don’t wear eyeliner too often because it tends to look really dramatic on my eye shape and complexion, but when I do, I wear CoverGirl. I stick to the light brown color because I do have really light eyelashes, and if I wear something too dark, I just look like a raccoon. This one lasts a long time and goes on fairly smooth, plus it’s very affordable! The only downside is that it’s not waterproof.
And there you have it! Looking at this post, it might seem like I have a complicated routine, but it really doesn’t take me too long to do my makeup in the morning. My
lion’s mane hair is a different story .
What does your makeup and skincare routine look like?
What is your favorite brand of makeup? Face wash?
**I was not compensated to review any of these products. I simply enjoy using them, and wanted to share!**