Here’s what’s on my face. Using all the products I love.
I’m doing this thing where I don’t wash my face with cleanser in the morning. All I do is go in with a muslin cloth with warm water and do a swipe down.
I then dry my face and use Avène Hydrance Optimale Rehydrating serum along with Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion. Sometimes I skip the Avène -usually in the summer when my skin is not dried out by the heating. However in winter, I will pair these two together and use it day and night. These two are made for each other (at least on my face). Whenever I don’t use it I experience dry flaky cheeks. To fix it, I slap both of these on and from my experience within 48 hours my cheeks a smooth again. I also pop on Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream on my lips to begin rehydrating them.
As the years go by I enjoy wearing less makeup. Mainly it’s because I don’t have time in the morning (or I don’t make time for it the morning).
I use Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer and mix together Porcelain and Nude for a shade that matches my skin. I paint my forehead twice, under my eyes, around my nose and my chin. I skip my cheeks and the bridge of my nose because violette_fr said so and I tried it out it looks great. Really.
I then follow Lisa Eldridge’s technique and spot conceal with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3. Under my eyes I mix the leftover tinted moisturizer, a bit of Secret Camouflage and RMS Un-Cover Up in shade 11 and pat underneath my eyes. If I really need a ‘omph’ to brighten up my eyes then I’ll add Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Neutral Fair to the inner corners. I finish my base by patting on all the places I’ve concealed with Laura Mercier Pressed Setting Powder.
Usually this is the end.
My sometimes step depends on the weather (hello 33 degrees in December!) and how long my face needs to stay put. When this happens I will spray down my face with Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray– to really lock it in.
SOMETIMES I’M A BIT EXTRA:
On rare occasions- when I decide that I want to be a little extra I will add on mascara.
I don’t usually curl my lashes or use mascara. I find it incredibly hard to wash it off at the end of the night. So on the rare occasion, I will curl my lashes with a teaspoon and coat my lashes with Max Factor 2000 Calorie Waterproof Mascara. I also add a bit of Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base on my lids to prevent any possibilities of an oily eyelid making contact with the lashes.
Okay, now we’re done.