|1. Bare Escentuals matt foundation powder, bronzer, and blush 2. Benefit Pore Reducer(sampler) 3. Revlon Colorstay Quad in Adventerous 4. Ulta Automatic Liner in Black Brown 5. Burt's Bees Facial Cleaning Towlettes (cheap at CVS) 6. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing and Anti-Aging Routine 7. Covergirl Outlast Lipcolor in Sun-Kissed 625 and Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara 8. Facial Cleansing brush NOTE: Brushes are Bare Escentuals (Really Expensive) and ELF (Really Cheap) - and they are both equally good|
I've written before about the horrors of wrinkles (damn Ulta salesgirls) and you will notice the referenced post is from about this same time two years ago. When I find something that works - like the Bare Escentuals my mother turned me on to to cover up "pregnancy mask" - I tend to stay faithful. The moment the weather cools off enough to stop sweating before, during, and after every shower, I am suddenly and intensely interested in make up again. This new routine has gone above and beyond anything I've ever done before. It, of course, goes back to Ulta.
I walked in with one thing on my mind: Fix My Skin. I have skin that is prone to oily breakouts and I tend to use harsh things (cleaner, lotion and spot-fixer with salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide that have stainer/ruined all of my brown towels) to clear it up and then it gets dried out and I have to use greasy things to moisturize it. It's an awful, terribly cycle and I have been through everything in the face care aisle to help. Promise. The facial brush DOES DO WONDERS BUY ONE NOW but it is not enough on my skin.
I was turned on to Juice Beauty. Moderately price, the starter kit was great. You can read about it on their website - but I will go ahead and tell you that it is awesome. Time consuming and movie-starlette ridiculously awesome.
My winter make up routine: foundation, bronzer, blush, eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, lipstick.
My new skin routine includes a twice weekly fruit acid peel (as totally amazing as it sounds. How can I moisturize DEAD skin cells?! Can't. A peel removes them and starts fresh, like whoa). My morning and night routine includes the wash, serum, and moisturizer - BEFORE putting any make up on.
All of the sudden I feel very high maintenance. I might even like it. Beauty.