May 21, 2013

My Skincare Essentials

I am always curious of what products people use and just devour magazine articles with reviews of skincare products! Granted, I rarely try new things... but it never hurts to stay updated. If you have been following for a while, you have probably noticed that I am not much of a makeup junkie. I am a strict concealer, powder, mascara, and cheek & lip stain gal. I haven't worn foundation since high school and hate most powdered blushes. I look like a weirdo with eye shadow now and can't see with eye liner-- not enough light gets in my eyes and my vision goes blurry. 

However, I wanted to share some of my favorite products that if the world was ending and I had to buy out the stock at Target this is what I would get. Behold, a peek into the ole kaboodle.

Skincare Essentials

As soon as I get out of the shower, I slap on this Clinique Moisture Surge. It is like thick water and is not at all goopy or slimy. I am very particular about my facial moisturizers (I don't even like Cetaphil, which is supposed to be the lightest type on the market), and this one is the bomb. Go buy it. You'll thank me later.

For a light color that looks natural, I brush on this Pixi Lip Blush. I use the closest shade to my natural lip color, Youth, and it simply looks like I ate a pink popsicle for breakfast. I also like that the applicator is similar to a marker so there is less chance of revealing my shaky hands to the world when I get the stain on, say, my earlobe (which has happened before). The Revlon lip butters are an easy swipe-on tinted moisturizer! I use these on a daily basis as well. Sheer color, light moisture, but just enough to make my face pop. My favorite shades are Raspberry Pie and Cherry Tart.

Because I am not fond of powdered blush and prefer a more long-lasting shade, I use cheek stains. I have 3 or 4 colors in my stock but use the Pixi stain in Flush. It is a gel product, so it does not go on and feel sticky all day like a liquid, balm, or even lipstick. I also dab a bit on my lips when I want a darker base color for a darker shade.

Like I said earlier in the post, I have not used foundation since high school. However, my skin is oily oily oily so powder is a must! After I apply concealer under my eyes and cover any blemishes, I put a light dusting of power on to keep the shine away for a bit. After about 45 minutes, however, I could change the oil in an 18-wheeler. That means I will age gracefully though, right?!

And finally, my all-time-favorite-cosmetic-ever: mascara. My lashes are fairly light, but very long and naturally curly. Curly is not exactly the word I would use to describe them, though. They basically stand up on their own. I'm the girl batting her eye lashes a zillion times when trying on sunglasses, making sure they don't hit the lenses. 

I used to be a strict Clinique mascara gal. All other designer and drugstore brands made my eyes hurt-- has anyone ever had this problem? My lids would be sore for days. A couple of years ago, however, I forgot my mascara at home and the Clinique counter at the mall near school was completely out of mascara (???) and I decided to try the CoverGirl Nature Luxe because 1) T. Swift endorsed it and 2) it was on sale. Not that I rely on Taylor Swift's product endorsements, but I was pleasantly surprised that after a few days of wearing it, my eyes were not sore! I quickly nixed my Clinique as soon as I finished it and have been a fan of the NatureLuxe ever since.

1 comment:

  1. I use Clinique eye cream and I love it - it looks just like that photo of the moisturizer haha. Also, I don't know how to use cream blush. The end!