One topic I get asked a lot about is my morning beauty routine. And since I don’t wear much makeup, I’m always surprised by it, but I think what it comes down to is the fact that women really want a regimen that’s fast, super fast!, (especially if you’re a mom of young kids) and women really want to achieve a natural look. I will preface this post by saying that I am the furthest thing from a makeup expert. I rarely change up my products, because the truth is, when I find something I really love, or a product that really works for my skin, I stick with it. For a long, long time. And again, I tend to use so few products. But here goes! I start out everyday with this moisturizer and once that has set in, I smooth on this sunscreen. Yes, even in the dead of winter. I am a sunscreen fanatic because I thrive on the sunshine and would much rather lather up with SPF than stay indoors. I have been using this CC Cream for just over a year now, and I love how little is needed, the fact that it offers additional sun protection, and the attention to anti-aging that’s given with a boost of omega-3. I use the light to medium shade and it sort of blends into my skin. Using my finger, I dab three dime-sized dots of this cheek tint in an upward diagonal line from the apple of my cheek to the corner of my eye and tap into my skin until it settles and gives my face what looks like a natural glow. I have read so much about favorite mascaras out there, but I keep coming back to this one. It is my tried and true. And I literally cannot leave the house without it, if it is the only single product I use. Otherwise, I promise, you will not know if I am awake or still sleeping. 😉 If there are any dark spots or blemishes that need a little hiding, I use this foundation as a concealer. A little goes a long way and the shade I love is ‘honey.’ Fun fact, this foundation was listed as one of the items Jennifer Anniston carries in her makeup bag, though this was forever ago, and found in an article in a women’s magazine that I cannot for the life of me remember (Shape?, InStyle?, Allure?). All I know is that I have been a big fan of hers forever and whether or not she actually carried this beauty product in her bag, it was enough for me and have used it ever since. I have linked all products in the content, but have also listed them (in the order in which I use them) below. Just click to shop!
- moisturizer: OLAY regenerist whip
- everyday sunscreen: SUPERGOOP! unseen sunscreen SPF 40
- cc cream: SUPERGOOP! SPF 35 daily correct cc cream (in light-medium)
- cheek tint: SUPERGOOP! perk up! lip and cheek treat SPF 40
- mascara: BENEFIT they’re real! lengthening & volumizing mascara
- concealer (technically a foundation, but I use it as a concealer): BENEFIT hello flawless! powder foundation in ‘honey’