I’ve never really broadcasted my beauty routine, or what kind of make-up I use, but lately I feel like that’s been everyone’s question lately. Honestly, quite a bit has to do with genetics… and the fact that A) I chug a ton of water – no joke – I have giant water bottles in my apartment and B) I love to moisturize. I exfoliate at least once a week, but I have to be really delicate. I only lightly dry my face with a fluffy towel – from the one time I got a facial, I learned you have to be especially delicate with your skin.
When it comes to make-up nowadays, I’m pretty low-key. Unless I have an event or dinner, I just put on a tap of concealer and lip gloss. Trying to get enough sleep might have also helped limit this list 😉
However, if I am doing a full-face, I do have my ritual. Once my face is cleaned, I go straight for a moisturizing lotion or gel which I keep in the fridge to reduce any puffiness or redness. I vary between a few, but Clinique ‘Dramatically Different’ Moisturizing Gel has never let me down. For primer, Laura Mercier is my go-to. I dab a little on my cheeks, nose and forehead and blend before adding foundation. It’s so light and yet it provides all of the coverage I need.
Once that’s dried, I use Physicians Formula for powder and bronzer. For bronzer, start on the upper part of your forehead and sweep down your face into the contour under your cheek bone and then along your jaw line. I especially like the bronzer because I can add a little color to my eyes if I’m running short on time.
Occasionally, I’ll brush on a tad of blush and maybe highlighter, but that’s a big occasionally. I still feel like I’m searching for the right products there, but I might smear a little lip color on my cheekbones.
When it comes to eyes, let’s just say everybody has a version of the Urban Decay Naked Palette for a reason. After brushing on a little color, I apply my first coat of mascara before fixing my brows – I’m sorry, but if you haven’t tried Glossier’s Boy Brow, prepare to become obsessed. Make sure both dry first.
After a second coat of mascara, I might add a cat eye with a liquid liner or lip color.
In my eyes, red lipstick goes with everything.
What’s your beauty routine?
After a week of much needed rest (although ironically I spent most of it recovering from a cold), I’m back in Manhattan and could not be more excited for the upcoming festivities over the next few weeks. My friend, Caroline, is celebrating her birthday tonight and then it’s the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island this weekend – not to mention more of the Olympics to cheer on. Not even a heat wave or a torrential downpour could bring me down Don’t get me wrong: it was wonderful visiting my family, but it’s also great to be back in the city I call home. Happy Friday, y’all!
Was it just me or did this weekend fly by?
I’m still amazed about how much I was able to fit in (catching up with Caroline at my not-so-secret new favorite spot, Blank Slate Coffee and Kitchen), enjoying a girls night out, celebrating restaurant week with some close friends at Indochine then ending the weekend with a leisurely brunch and stop at Levain Bakery).
Whew. It’s going to be a long Monday 😉 Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!