My fall makeup routine has been pretty very low maintenance, but now that cooler weather has started to trickle in, that may change. If there’s one thing that has been consistent about my makeup routine, it’s my love for any product that gives me dewy, glowy skin. If it helps illuminate—sign me up! Read on to know more about my fall makeup routine and go-to products.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Stila beauty products. When I covered backstage beauty at New York Fashion Week, Stila was one of the few brands that you could see on the runway and then easily translate to everyday life by recreating that look at home. Whether you are totally new to Stila or looking to add a few extra goodies to your makeup stash, I’ve rounded up my favorite Stila beauty products right now.
Aqua Glow Serum Foundation—If you’ve been reading my blog for a long time then you know I never wear foundation. What I love about this new product for spring is that it doesn’t feel like foundation. Just a couple drops helps eliminate any redness and smoothes my complexion.
One Step Complexion Brush #33—This buffing brush is the ideal shape and size for applying foundation and concealer. Although I’ll admit, I haven’t been wearing concealer lately, I’ve been using the smaller brush when I apply foundation around the sides of my nose.
Convertible Lip & Cheek Color—This dual lip and cheek color comes in six shades and can easily fit in to the tiniest of clutches. I’m a huge fan of cream blushes because they last so much longer than powder finishes. Peony and Sweet Pea are my favorites.
Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick—A formula that applies like a gloss and dries to a matte finish that lasts all day. This tube is magic, I swear! Right now I’ve been wearing Baci, a neutral pinky nude, to work every day and at night Beso, a classic red, is my go-to.
Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette—Eyeshadow palettes can be extremely overwhelming, and if you’re not a master of exquisite eye looks, Stila is a great place to start. Each palette is packed with 12 luxe eyeshadows that can be worn wet or dry and each come with a look book of easy tutorials.
Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner—I’ve tested many liquid liners but this is the only one I keep multiples of—one in my makeup case and another in my purse. Applying is so easy with this felt-tip liner and I never have to worry about unnecessary smudge.
Do you love Stila beauty products like myself? Let me know some of your favorites in the comments section!
If you’ve got the winter blues like me, I highly recommend incorporating a pop of color in to your routine. Sapphire, teal and seafoam green keep popping up on my beauty vanity. From bright colored liner to mesmerizing shadow, I’ve rounded up seven beauty products (all under $50) that will cure your winter blues.
Did you see my feature on BuzzFeed last month? In addition to sharing my no-makeup selfie, I also showcased my favorite skin product right now. Tula Revitalizing Eye Cream is my go-to when I wake up and before I go to bed. I think what I love most about it is how smooth my under eye feels, creating the perfect base for applying makeup. I’m also a fan of their Hydrating Day & Night Cream. It really is a must for the dry winter season.
This Pixi Beauty Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Aquamarine Dream has me completely infatuated with sapphire and aqua shades (plus, it’s only $12!). I may just have to try this on my next date night! If you’re not ready to dive in to blue eyeshadow but still want to experiment, try a thin line of Stila Smudge Sticks (waterproof eyeliner) in Turquoise and Mint Julep on your upper and lower lash line.
As much as I love wearing dark red and berry polish on my digits, Mark Mini Nail Lacquer in Teal Appeal (only $3.99!) has me daydreaming of my next tropical escape. Seriously, warm weather I miss you!
And when you’re ready to wash the city off your face… do it with Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt gel-to-oil-cleanser (right now on sale on Sephora.com for $21). I experienced the weirdest sensation as I massaged this gel cleanser on my skin that eventually transformed into a lightweight cleansing oil.
Have any favorite mood-boosting beauty products? Share them with me in the comments below!
Photo by Stacy Bauer
Last week I went on my first business trip to Boston, MA. I had so much fun while I was there but packing up my beauty products was no easy feat. I made a last ditch effort before my flight to stop at Sephora (their mini beauty product aisle right before you check out is everything) and stock up on a few travel beauty essentials to help save me some serious suitcase real estate.
First and foremost, a travel-size cleanser was at the top of my list. I use the full-size version of Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and I can’t live without it.
Next on my list: Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. I’m a hair product snob so I don’t trust those freebies already in the hotel bathroom. This tried and true duo smells divine and my hair always feels silky smooth afterward.
I wrote about Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It a while back on the blog and I’m still using it. If there’s one hair product you decide to splurge on before summer is over, it’s this. It’s the perfect alternative when I don’t feel like blow-drying my hair (or if there’s no blow dryer in the hotel). Lately I’ve been opting for all-natural tousled waves but I didn’t want to risk a heavier suitcase by packing my curling iron. Instead, I combined Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion with Don’t Blow It. It’s the perfect duo for achieving soft, air-dried, natural wavy tresses.
Photography by Kate Ann
What are your favorite travel-size beauty products you like to pack in your suitcase?