I’m not particularly a beauty maven, but I really love lipstick and I’ve been prioritizing skincare (both face and body) as I get older. As the seasons change, my skin dries out and my lipstick gets darker and darker. I’m sharing some of my favorites.
Listen to me, please – it is imperative that you wash your face at night. I used to think I only had time for makeup removal cloths until I found cleansing oils and gels. They pick up dirt and excess much more effectively. Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel, in particular, cleans SO well with just a dime-sized dollop against a wet face. My face is washed within seconds and I follow up with Dr.Jart’s moisturizer – the cooling, ultra-moisturizing sensation is beyond words.(From l. to r.) H&M Eyeshadow Palette | Maybelline Foundation | Benefit Mascara | No7 Primer
With great skincare comes less product to put on your face, so I’m keeping it pretty minimal these days. Maybelline’s Matte and Poreless foundation is light-to-medium coverage that I like to help even out my tone, and I use the H&M “Ready, Set, Glow” palette for a light sparkle on the eyes. Underneath it all is a moisturizing primer from drugstore fave No7. Some NYX Sculpt in the cheeks and highlight under the eyes to brighten. I have very, very dry skin. When I was younger, bullies called me “alligator skin” because of the scales on my legs. When the weather gets colder, I always transition to oils – lotions never do anything for me. I apply right out of the shower and my skin is dry by the time I hit the subway. Mixed Chicks Replenishing Oil is viscous and thick so I use it out of the shower and I carry body oil from & Other Stories in my purse. Both smell absolutely insane – I’ve received compliments on both.
What’s in your beauty regimen this season?