I’ve posted this before but it’s been a while. Recently I had the sweetest comment on one of my photos:
Have you ever done a post on what skincare system you use or a makeup post about favorite products? If not, could you? That close up of you is gorgeous and your skin looks so pretty!
Aw, shucks. Well . . . I can tell you that I often photoshop my closeup photos for ye olde blawg but that one was straight out of the camera. So you just made my day!!
I absolutely love this line of medical grade skincare. I used to write for them, but I continue to use the products because they are fantastic.
As for the makeup portion of my skincare routine, I have a few favorite products and some others that I change out regularly.
Then I use a foundation from MAC, their Studio Sculpt - “a creamy, luxurious, gel-based foundation that provides medium buildable to high coverage with a natural satin finish. Hydrating, instantly revitalizes the skin while keeping it looking smooth, soft and plush.” I really love it. I usually apply it with my fingertips, but if I’m feeling fancy, I’ll use a foundation brush.
On top of that, I use this PurePressed Base by Jane Iredale. It has great coverage; it could really be used alone, but I prefer to layer it on top of my foundation.
I’ve been using Laura Mercier’s Concealer for years. I like to use it under and around my eyes, and also sometimes in the creases around my nose.
I’m not stuck on any one blush, and I change my eye shadows up frequently. I’ve been meaning to post a video FOR MONTHS on my eye shadow application process. It took me 41 years to master a great system. I have the video footage; I just need to edit it and upload it to YouTube. I PROMISE I will post that before the holidays.
I like Sonia Kashuk’s Dramatically Defining Long Wear Gel Liner, but sometimes I use Lancome’s le Crayon Kohl in black coffee, which is really brown. And sometimes I use eye shadow and a brush to achieve a softer look.
My mascara is non-negotiable. I’ve used Lancome mascara since I was 16, and currently it is the Hypnose Drama mascara that I adore.
And eyebrow pencil . . . I am not brand loyal, but it is an essential. My eyebrows are verrry thin, especially on the ends. Gotta love the aging process, dontcha!?
And finally . . . lips! I love and adore this Chanel lipgloss. I have it in several colors. And I always use lip liner.
That’s the long and the short of it.