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.
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Time hasn’t been on my side this summer. And this heat wave has me moving. so. slow. Which is why I’m heavily relying on a quick and easy makeup routine. Forget foundation, forget eyeliner… heck, even eyeshadow. Let me tell you about my five-minute makeup routine. Less is more and it’s oh so sweet.
First and foremost—I never walk out my front door until I’ve applied moisturizer. Clinique Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer in Rosy Glow has a perfect pearly finish. Seriously, I would be OK if I didn’t bother with a tinted moisturizer.
Lately I haven’t been wearing eyeshadow but to help prevent oily lids I’ve been using my trusty Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Linen. For these hot summer August days, it’s been working.
While I’m actually on the hunt for a new mascara, I’ve been using Benefit They’re Real Mascara Tinted Lash Primer daily. I rely on this heavily when I do opt for mascara because it makes it so much easier to remove at night.
For that no makeup makeup look (and dewy skin) Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint is my go-to… especially during this horrific humid weather. My skin can actually breathe while wearing this tinted moisturizer. Plus, no need for a brush or sponge to apply. I find that my fingertips work best.
I like accentuating my cheekbones and cupid’s bow so I use Clinique Sculpting Highlight and blend with my fingertips. It has a pretty sheen to it without looking sparkly.
There’s only one bronzer that I love and it’s The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder—this all-over matte bronzer gives my pale complexion just the right amount of color. I use a fluffy IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Powder & Bronzer #1.
Finally, I’ve been wearing Glossier Generation G in Jam on my lips. I love this deep berry shade and it’s my favorite matte lipstick right now.
What are your essential products for your five-minute makeup routine?
My nighttime skin routine has turned in to the ultimate first aid beauty kit for a Polar Vortex. Considering a few years ago I barely spent any time taking off my makeup and applying anti-aging cream never crept in to my beauty routine (crazy, I know), I would say my nighttime skin routine has evolved for the better. Today I thought I would share my favorite winter skin essentials. I have a few different cleansing methods—just depends on the night of the week. If I’ve got time, I massage Fresh Soy Face Cleanser on my face (I love its refreshing cucumber scent). If I’m feeling lazy, I rely on Simple Radiance Cleansing Wipes to remove any dirt and makeup (no greasy/oily residue with these wipes). Lately I’ve been dealing with occasional pesky pimples so I dab The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil on my target area. It smells funky but I swear by this all-natural formula. I apply Shiseido Ultimune, a weightless powerful concentrate that protects my skin from environmental stressors. At night I prefer to mositurize with Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream. It’s heavier than most moisturizers but I wake up to a smooth complexion every morning. Hada Labo Tokyo Age Correcting Eye Cream is like a hybrid gel-cream that soaks in to my eye contour area easily (plus the price is totally right… under $22). There are a few different lip balms I’m using on a rotating basis but Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Overnight Lip Balm is like a stick of butter on my lips (minus the calories). It lasts all night without having to reapply. I also keep Library of Flowers Forget Me Not Coco Butter Hand Cream on my nightstand. The scent is soothing and since I started applying hand cream every night, I’m rarely dealing with ultra dry, cracked hands.
I’d love to hear about your favorite winter skin essentials. Leave me your picks in the comments section!
Photo by Kate Ann
It’s inevitable—I always break out right before or after Aunt Dottie comes to visit and while I pray for clear skin, I always prepare for war. Instead of being armed with a bevy of acne products, my weapon of choice is one tiny bottle of all-natural oil that works wonders: The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil. Forget expensive anti-blemish products—this oil has been my go-to spot treatment that quickly clears pesky pimples without drying out the skin or using harsh ingredients. At first sniff it doesn’t smell very appealing but over time I’ve gotten used to it and I’ve even grown to like it. Simply apply a small amount directly on to blemishes using your fingertip or a clean cotton wool bud. Within a few days the blemish is gone (and I’m being generous here, I’ve seen results in just one or two days). Bottom line—this is one skin clearing oil worth keeping on the top shelf of your beauty cabinet. Check out more of my favorite Tea Tree beauty products here on Glitter Guide.