Okay, in full honesty I just started wearing sunscreen daily maybe last year? I understood that I “should” and it’s the “holy grail of not aging” blah blah blah, but I am lazy and it takes me a minute to really get into a routine (for more than a week) with something. BUT, now that I am passed the phrase of only putting it on if I’ll be outside, I have found a few favorites.
The first is the setting spray from SuperGoop. It is setting spray with SPF….I mean talk about a 2 in 1! I used to carry the mini bottle around in my purse so I never had the excuse of “I forgot”! Plus it would be great to carry around to re-apply throughout the day!
Next up is from EltaMD – their “UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 for Sensitive or Acne-Prone Skin, Oil-free….”. I use this on top of moisturizer and have loved it for the main reason of I never noticed it. It didn’t break me out or make my makeup lay funky.
Most recently, I have been using Glow from SuperGoop and love love love it! It reminds me a little of Flawless Filter from Charlotte Tilbury which you know I love. It is not as dense at FF but in a good way, it gives minimal coverage that is perfect for little to no makeup days!
I got a sample of this Tatcha eye cream, after learning my nearest Sephora doesn’t carry Charlotte Tilbury, and FELL IN LOVE! It is a tinted moisturizer…for your eyes!! I get this sounds so simple but I have never come across a product like this. My under eyes tend to get dry even after using a moisturizer pre-concealer, they tend to get cakey. This is no longer the case thanks to The Pearl Eye Illuminating Treatment . It is super creamy, covers my dark circles and offers the perfect amount of brightening.
All in all, couldn’t recommend more!
After seeing the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concretre all over IG I finally ordered it and am obsessed. The popular French drug store brand has a lot of fans and now I understand why. First off it’s only $20 which is great considering I am obsessed with Magic Cream that is $100…so my wallet is happy. I have been using it for about a week now and love the way my skin feels and more importantly how my makeup lays on it, not too heavy! A little goes a long way and make sure to warm it up with your fingers before applying.
Second new skin care purchase was the newest eye cream from Glossier. I love so many of their products so this was a no brainer. Honestly, I can never tell if an eye cream is working but I like the consistency and again how my makeup lays under it.
I had always seen Truffle bags around town but have enough Glossier bags to last me so I never got one for myself. My gal, Cat, got me one for my birthday last week and so far I love it! For you single or non-married girls there is that point in a relationship when you start traveling with a small cosmetic bag for nighttime skincare. Nothing that would scare the guy away if they saw how much you were traveling with (ease them into that) but enough to get your makeup off and get some type of p.m skincare. This small bag is perfect for that, it fits my mini face wash samples and one full-size oil/serum!
Second use, lipglosses! Was also kindly gifted this nude set that fits perfectly for weeks when I want all the options. Right now my go-to’s are Charlotte Tilbury lip liner + Nars Orgasm Lip Balm or Clarins gloss.
What do you carry in your ‘sleepover bag’?
My parents went to France a few weeks ago and the only thing I asked was they go to the Biologique Recherche and get me some goodies! My mom is the best did so and brought me back a few things including a sample of the Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant mask. After doing research and using ONCE I ordered the full size! “They,” say that if you use two times a week you will never age…I cannot speak to that because that is a big promise but I will say that my skin is straight up glowing and so firm after I use it!
BR is not known for having “pretty” products but effective. It is super thick and smells bad but you don’t need a lot so this one bottle is going to last me a long time! It is a balancing mask made with Yeast, Cucumber, and Witch Hazel extracts renowned for their skin purifying properties!
I have mentioned this before but BR products can be a little harder to come by in the states but the website linked above is super easy to make an account with!
A few new products have been serious game changers in my day to day beauty routine. First up is this lip combo: Nars Orgasm Lip Balm + Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner in Pillow Talk. I got the liner a few months ago after IRL friends and bloggers were posting about it ended up loving the color but did not use it very often. So you know about Nars Orgasm, the universal blush that is the bomb dot calm on everyone? Well, Nars recently came out with new products in the orgasm color! The lip color I got is more of a balm with light color and shimmer in it, perfect for everyday use. The liner came into play when I was unpacking my makeup bag and had this ‘ah ha’ moment of I think these two colors would look killer together….and they did!
The second favorite is the Joanna Vargas revitalizing eye cream! The consistency and scent are perfect, not too thick, absorbs into my skin quickly and smells so fresh! Eye creams with a pump sometimes make me nervous because if too much comes out it feels like a waste, thankfully the perfect amount comes out each time making it super easy to layer on my makeup.