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.
My Charlotte Tilbury obsession grew this Summer! I already was a fan of her foundation but I am not legit addicted to Flawless Filter!! I wear it every day and have only worn foundation maybe twice in the past 3 months. It gives light coverage but mainly a serious glow that makes me feel put together without looking heavy.
Wondering what color to get? I started with shade 2 and liked it fine but currently, am using shade 1 on days when I am not fake tanning and shade 2 on days where I am. I can’t say I see a HUGE difference in the colors which is kind of nice.
So everymorning goes like this: chemical exfoliant, magic cream moisturizer, flawless filter, glossier under eye, blush, highlighter, mascara. Does it get any easier? I have seen a ton of bloggers talk about Charlotte Tilbury beauty light wand and I now get it! The dork in me is extra obsessed because there is an on/off twist so its just wasting product was smashed in your makeup bag. Once dabbed on I use a beauty blender to blend that goodness in! On days where I want everything a little less, ‘is she sweating or is she glowing?’ I use the Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Powder.
I am not sitting in my bed in these photos because it’s on theme with the blog post title…I do my nightly skincare routine in bed. I am that person and proud of it!
Makeup remover wipes, I go through serious phases with these, either I am a huge fan or hate them. Right now I am a fan but only of the Target brand ones. Random, I know but I have a theory. Months ago I was at Target and bought them because they are cheaper than the Neutrogena ones. There was no film or leftover residue after using them so I was pleased. Fast forward and I was at Kroger where of course my beloved Target wipes are not sold so I got the Neutrogena ones. This brand swap of makeup remover wipes was the only thing I changed in my nightly skincare and my skin freaked! Aka next time you are at Target I highly suggest picking these up!
Now I know I mentioned that I do all of this in bed, which is usually the case but if on the off chance I am normal human and not doing this in bed I will double cleanse. Don’t have a particular cleanser I will use, just whichever I am in the mood for but I rotate between Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem, Tata Harper (part of a Nord Anniversary Sale bundle), and Laura Mercier Flawless Skin. j
Sunday Riley Good Genes + Luna Night Oil. Some say you shouldn’t mix retinol (night oil) and lactic acid (good genes). I am with the latter camp and just listen to my skin, if it feeling extra sensitive that day I will just go with the oil and be a little gentler. Without fail, I wake up and my skin feels even toned and ready to take on the day!
Any questions, concerns, comments?
The only two things I have ever immediately bought from someone’s Instagram story have been bronzers/highlighters. Last Summer it was the Tom Ford bronzer and this Summer the Smashbox pallet. With three colors it is perfect for any skin tone and no matter which week of your fake tanning routine you are in. My favorite has been the middle with the far right coming in second, not to say the lightest one isn’t good I just use it more on my forehead/nose.
Let’s start with me telling you that I and my bed are ONE. I love being in bed, eat the meals in bed, watch the shows in bed, do the night time skin care routine in bed….all the things in bed! Having a perfectly styled side table has never been my thing, at least not the table on my side. Ever since I can remember my side table has been filled with differ cups or bottles of water, candy wrappers, and a book. As I have gotten older not much has changed except for a few editions and slightly more organization. I now have a few different skincare options so that no matter my mood I don’t have to get up.
Let’s talk makeup wipes for a second. I used to use them exclusively until Glossier Milky Jelly. A few months ago I randomly picked up a pack from Target, the Target brand specifically. Enjoyed them, used them every night, loved the way my skin felt after. One day while grocery shopping I remembered I needed a fresh pack and grabbed the Neutrogena ones….bad call bad call. Why a bad call? It was the only thing I changed in my skincare routine and my skin was a mess and I blame it 100% on the Neutrogena makeup remover wipes. Moral of the story, you should try out the Target brand ones!
Every once in a while I will try and clean things up haha! But really that means making it look like this photo not putting away the advil!
Spring is officially here which means it is time to switch up your makeup. I know the last makeup post I wrote was all about drugstore foundation which is completely opposite of today. If it seems like I am phony or liar but I am NOT! I love the foundation I talked about in that video and still use them daily BUT have found that they are a little heavy for the heat that is rolling in.
Thankfully the budget has lightened up a bit which let my finally splurge on the moisturizer I had been wanting. Wait let me back up because that is not truly how it went down…I was at Nordstrom returning something and of course, ended up at the Charlotte Tilbury section chatting away with my new bestie. She took one look at my face and said your skin is too dry and kinda dull. Well THANKS, how can I fix it?!
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter– have worn it every day since I bought it!! She said the main difference between this primer and the other CT primer is that this one is more moisturizing(?). There are multiple colors, I have #2 and it’s all the things 😉 I use it alone and under foundation, depending on the day. If you buy anything after reading this post, it should be this.
So after I was hooked on the primer she asked me if I had used Magic Cream. I rolled my eyes because it’s just soo expensive. I then proceeded to black out and buy it and am here to tell you, I have no regrets. My skin feels so calm and a little goes a long way. You may be thinking well you are only using other CT products so of course, you love it…..I have used non-CT foundation (my Maybelline) and it is still amazing.
The issues I was facing were that my under eye looked gross halfway through the day and my face wasn’t staying on. She solved the first two with CT products and BLEW MY MIND with her solution to the first. eye.cream.in.the.AM. WHAT?!
So the next day I took out my never used Khiel’s avocado eye cream and applied it after my moisturizer. Have I already used the term game changer? Because this is a game changer! My under eye (glossier) is staying on perfectly and isn’t doing the weird spotty thing it used to. I will say, it does make for a dewy look so if that is not your thing I would suggest using a setting powder.
Thoughts? Questions? Concerns? New products you are in love with?