Last week we had skincare, this week we have make-up. Quarantine has really been teaching me to take a less is more approach to my daily make-up routine. Well, on the days that I do put on make-up. I have also honed in on the products that I really love and reach for every day.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. An oldie but a goodie in my make-up routine. I have been using this tinted moisturizer for longer than almost anything in my routine. I will try other options, but always come back to this tinted moisturizer. I love how it really sinks into the skin and feels weightless when you are wearing it. I also love that it evens out my skin tone while not being too heavy. I have also tried the oil free version, but prefer the original formula because I have drier skin.
Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Airbrush Powder. I discovered this past within the last year and was instantly hooked. It is another product that feels like it gives me coverage, while not being too heavy. It adds just enough extra coverage that I am good to go on the make-up front throughout the day. I use the light color under my eyes and along the center of my face, then use the medium shade everywhere else. I also use this super lightly by just dusting it across my face with a brush.
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer. This is one of the best drugstore finds out there. I have been using this for a couple of years now. I have tried a lot of bronzers at all corners of the market and nothing quite compares to this one. It glides on so smoothly, is not patchy and has the most lovely undertones. It gives me the perfect sun kissed look even when I have been inside for three months.
Benefit Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel. I was blessed with full eyebrows, but love to tame them just a bit. I tend to go back and forth between this brow gel and the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel. I like this one a bit more because it has a slightly smaller brush and really lets you get in there and tame your brows without having to use a brow pencil.
L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara. This is another amazing drugstore find! I have always believed that there is no need to buy mascara anywhere but the drugstore. I have tried higher end products, but they never seem any better than drugstore options that I have tried. I have had a few favorites from the drugstore, but this has been the one for many years now. It makes my lashes look so full and long. I love it!
I am a huge make-up lover and have been missing putting on a great full face of make-up. Having my little everyday make-up routine has been helping me feel more normal each day of this weird time. Until next time, friends… CML