Okay so you know how I previously said I’m obsessed with skincare products? Wellll that also holds true for make up. Don’t get me wrong – the natural look is great but I love how make up can enhance your beauty. Plus I still have leftover scarring from acne breakouts and dark spots that I’m currently fighting. The only products I don’t use are lipstick (still haven’t found the right one for my skintone) and eye shadow. But foundation, lip gloss and mascara are my almost everyday essentials. I rarely use eyeliner anymore because I noticed my eyes pop a little more when I’m using the right kind of mascara.
When I’m just lounging around the house I don’t wear make up, but I am always sure to double cleanse in the morning and night. Some mornings I’ll give my double cleanse a break if I haven’t wore make up the day before. I love the Simple Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water because it’s usually all I need in the morning. Plus it’s a quick way to feel refreshed when you are running late in the morning. It does a great job with getting the dirt off and after a short time, you’re skin appears brighter and clearer. I use their cleansing wipes to take off my make up. I pretty much became obsessed with all of their products after my first (and last) chemical peel. My skin was so sensitive and the wipes helped cool down and calm my skin – a miracle. I also use their exfoliating wipes in place of their toner a few times a week as well as their facial scrub.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is hands-down the best foundation I’ve ever used. It’s pricey, but it’s worth it. It’s silky, creamy texture blends flawlessly. I use it with my Marc Jacobs The Face I Liquid Foundation Brush. Marc Jacobs brushes work the best for me. They help to leave an airbrushed effect. Just gorgeous. I also use Giorgio Armani’s Luminessence CC Bright Moisturizer. It’s like a tinted moisturizer but without the sheer coverage. I could go through the day with just that, it’s that good. It definitely illuminates and evens out any imperfections. Whether I use the CC cream or the foundation, I set it with a translucent powder. Buxom Lip Cream in White Russian is my favorite nude gloss. Most people may use it for the plumping affect, but I don’t necessarily need that benefit – I just love the color! I for the most part only use Maybelline mascara, with the exception of NYX and Benefit Cosmetics, because they do what they say they will do. Their Illegal Length mascara has fiber extensions and my lashes always look so much longer! Before using that, I will use NYX Pin-Up Tease mascara to separate and curl my lashes.
What are your current beauty and skincare must have’s?