Beauty update: March 2015
One of the requests I got with the redesign/relaunch was to do an updated beauty routine. As a tiny disclaimer, I really don’t know much about makeup so I am by no means an expert. A lot of these products are ones I have been using for years but there are a few new things I really like as well. Here goes!
1. Lip products: I am a loyal fan of orange-toned products and unless I’m only wearing lip balm (see below), I’m using one of the above. The YSL Babydoll Kiss/Blush is really pigmented but i use very little and blend it out for something more matte. The Loreal lipstick is shiner and sheer but is more moisturising. I don’t even know the brand of the last one but it is from Sasa and is a pink/orange tone- I usually dab it on instead of applying it like a normal lip colour for a subtle touch. I keep this mirror from Cool Enough Studios in my bag always, just in case.
2. Eyes, brows, and base: I think I’ve used the Maybelline Falsies 24h Waterpoof Mascara since it was introduced- I have to use a waterproof formula otherwise it doesn’t hold a curl since I have really straight lashes- I curl them with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and if I use mascara, I use it on both the top and bottom lashes. If I’m feeling fancy I tight line my eyes with the Shu Uemura Pencil Liner. For Brows I use the Shu Uemura Hard 9 Eyebrow Pencil (I think its the darkest shade) and sometimes the By Terry Brow Gel if I’m bothered. On my face, I always wear sunscreen (This one is Shiseido) and if i need it I use a Nars Tinted Moisturizer. If I’m not using the tinted moisturiser, I’ll just use the sunscreen as a base with 3 Concept Eyes Concealer and if I look tired I’ll use a Bare Minerals ‘Stroke of Light’ Concealer/Highlighter but I usually skip this step.
3. Skin and body: I use this Bio Beauté by Nuxe lip balm I picked up in Paris and it is the best. For my body i use this body oil from L:A Bruket from a gift bag, and lotion from & Other Stories, both smell really nice. On my face, I use the Aesop Hydrating Serum as a moisturiser, Le Roche Posay Effaclar when I’m breaking out and the Aesop Parsley Seed Mask at least once a week. I’ve been using this Dermalogica Cleanser for ages now and it just doesn’t seem to run out, plus its very gentle.
Removal: If I’m not at home, I use these Bioderma Wipes to clean my face (I usually use a cleanser afterwards as well). At home I use Coconut Oil from Whole Foods which i cannot recommend enough.
Aaaaand…that’s about it! If you have any recommendations or beauty tips in general comment below.