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Disclosure: I’m by no means a Beauty buff! I honestly rarely wear make-up during the day (if I can get away with it) but when I do I always like to have a natural and minimalist look. When it comes to any beauty routine, make-up & skin-care products are NOT cheap! I don’t know if it’s just me but whenever I enter into a Sephora or Blue Mercury I find myself purchasing so many different products and over-spending because I’m not sure which product or shade is exactly right for me (not to mention I’m wanting to try out the newest or latest thing & it doesn’t help that the options are endless)
Over the years, I’ve stayed true to a few go-to make-up products that have helped me reach that natural look that I’m going for. I usually stock up on my tried & true items + a couple of new products that I want to try a few times a year aka whenever Sephora or Blue Mercury is having a sale. Speaking of a SALE! From Today Until Monday, Sephora is having their SPRING BONUS SALE where all insiders will receive 15% off their purchase. If you’re NOT a Sephora Beauty Insider member, you can sign up for free today and join to get 10% off purchases! Check out my Beauty ROUTINE BELOW & ps if you are looking for a cute robe to get ready in or lounge around in check out my grey lace-trim robe! (Yes its technically from a maternity brand but I love the longer length & wear it all the time. It’s also on sale for $34! )
TINTED MOISTURIZER: For my everyday look, I love the Giorgio Armani tinted moisturizers & foundations. In particular, I use thisLuminesscense CC Color Control Bright Moisturizer. It’s the perfect barley there color that still provides a tint of coverage. I love that it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy on my skin & like I’m barley wearing make-up. It has 35 SPF so is perfect for Spring & Summer. I also utilize this tinted moisturizer (SPF20) from Laura Mercier.
REGULAR SPF MOISTURIZER: I utilize a specific sun damage & protection mositruzier from my dermatologist’s office but when I’m out and about at the beach I like the SuperGoop products. I recently received a package with a variety of SuperGoop products that I’m excited to try out & review on the BLOG on a later date 🙂 For sunscreen, this “unseen” version with SPF40. For an even higher SPF50 try this.
FOUNDATION: If I’m going out at night I will usually mix some of my tinted moisturizer (a slightly darker shade then my normal shade) with a drop or two of this Luminous Silk Foundation. It’s still very light & natural but gives you a little bit more coverage then your tinted moisturizer. I also utilize this Silk Creme Oil-Free Foundation from Laura Mercier for when I need a little more coverage. (It’s thicker then the Luminous Silk Foundation and is meant to last for up to 12 hrs)
CONCEALER: Post moisturizer or Foundation, I use this Radiance Perfecting Pen fromYves Saint Laurent. It’s a secret weapon for brightening your entire face and ultimately helps you achieve that natural glow. The instructions in the package provide an example of exactly where to use it on your face which was very helpful! They also have a similar tinted moisturizer: here To cover up pimples and red spots I use thisSkin-Foundation Stick from Bobbi Brown and sometimes I will wear this by itself with no tinted moisturizer or foundation. I also use this duo for camaflouging dark circles & other imperfections.
BLUSH:If I’m using powder, I like this compact blush from Bobbi Brown & this from Nars. If I use a stick which I tend to use in the spring & summer months I opt for thisNARS Multiple which gives a glowy look & can be used on the eyes, lips & cheeks!
MASCARA & EYELINER:DiorShow is my go to for Mascara when I’m going out at night. I like this speefic curled wand to add definition paired with this black eyeliner. For everyday Mascara that has a more affordable price-tag I also use this from Better Than Sex For BROWS, I’ve used this brow duo & this brow wiz pencil from Anastasia! But I have to admit I haven’t used it in forever! If you need help with shaping & filling in your brows then I would definitely recommend giving it a whirl!
SKINCARE:When it comes to skincare products, I usually buy them directly from my dermatologist’s office. Over this past year, I added thisVitamin C E FERULIC Serum from SkinCueticals to my morning routine at the direction of my dermatologist. (It’s definitely on the expensive side) It’s actually the most expensive item that I’ve incorporated into my skincare routine but I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my skin. I usually get mine directly from the derm but you can find it on Blue Mercury as well. **More on my daily skincare routine during a later post** Recently a friend of mine recommended the Drunk Elephant Line of Products (they offer a more affordable Vitamin C- Firma Serum: here that she swears by. I’ve also added a few of their products to my Sephora cart this time around as well! In particular I’m going to try out thisPolypeptide Cream as an everyday moisturizer & this Intensive Hydration Gel. (I have dry & very sensitive skin so I’m told this will work wonders for my skin-type)
MASKS: I’ve seen this natural & non-toxic brand’s product on pretty much all of my favorite bloggers BLOG’s so I think I’m going to give this mask from Tata Harper a whirl! My dry winter skin is in need of a pick me up! As mentioned my skin & make-up routine is very minimal. I honestly start using a product and then after a few weeks I get lazy and discontinue the routine. I’ve been wanting to incorporate a night-time oil into my night-routine so I’m also going to try this version from Sunday Reilly which is also a big fan favorite & is on the Top Best Sellers list at Sephora!
PERFUME: I don’t wear any perfume because I’m allergic to it. Every-time I’ve tried to wear it I end up all itchy & sneezy. So I had to call in some back-up for this one. My friend swears by this scent from Tocca Florence plus it comes in a really pretty bottle that I would fancy myself keeping on my night-stand.
For the rest of my BEAUTY ESSENTIALS & PRODUCTS that are included in the SEPHORA SALE see below!