…These are all the fancies (or lack of fancies) that I use to decorate my face. From this high quality collage, I’ll elaborate a little bit about my daily cosmetic routine. Although I’d love to look like model every morning, my lack of motivation and general laziness (at times I just don’t have time) mirrors my beauty routine. I’m the no-fuss kind of girl. Polished and simple. I rarely use eyeliner, which I’ll explain why later. Above is a visual of what works for me, which as you can tell, is why I still use these products almost daily (with the exception of two products). If you are looking for an elaborate review of dozens of products..let’s be real here. I’m not your ideal candidate. But for y’all who need a simple, roll out of bed (to class..) formula, voila! Let the festivities begin!
After I sulk out of bed, do all the contacts and teeth brushing business, my face is in need of some cleansing. WATER cleansing. That’s right, no facial cleanser for the morning. Having dry skin, all I need is a little splash of water. Think about it, how much dirtier can a face get laying on a pillow? Yeah, not much. After that, I apply my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. This is by far, my favorite facial lotion. It leaves my skin smooth, moisturized, and fresh. I use this both day and night after cleansing.
Afterwards, I use my Sonia Kalshuk all-purpose powder brush to put my i.d. Bare Minerals Foundation on my skin. This one’s a little SPF 20 travel-sized sample in Summer Bisque that I got in a Sephora Sun Kit. I got it on sale last summer in a little bag containing a bunch of SPF goodies, and I’ve really liked it so far. It doesn’t leave my face dry like other face powders, as long as I apply facial lotion on before (which I always do, otherwise my face is tight and uncomfortable). A side note about the brush: it is fantastic for its price. I got both the contour and powder brush (contour pictured above) for less than $15 total. The quality is top-notch for a Target line and the bristles are not synthetic. SO SOFT. Just make sure to clean them regularly. Plus, the handles? Comeon.