Every day I like to put myself together and go to work. I work from home and you would think I would get straight into it wearing my jammies. No not me!! I can’t get started on anything until my space is tidy + I put on a fresh face and a cute outfit. It doesn’t have to be fancy but I like feeling like I can easily run out the door if I need to. Sh-t happens and you just never know.
Routine is good for my mental health!
Every morning I make my bed, take a quick rinse…I always wash my face before I jump into the shower. I wash my hair every other day so this keeps my hair dry. When it gets wet it makes my whole routine longer and I dread that so much – as it stands now, there’s not enough time in the day.
Make it simple + natural!
When it comes to putting on a fresh face I really love a natural everyday look. We’re talking no more than 5 minutes on the whole process. Cakey makeup is not my favorite, especially, with Florida heat. One thing that helps keep my makeup fresh looking and long-wearing all day long, primer + setting spray. In most cases, I can do a whole Chloe Ting workout and my makeup will not budge. Pretty impressive, yes? If you are not on this bandwagon yet get on it. I recommend these setting sprays here and this one here. I really love this face primer here and if you want to splurge on a really amazing one here’s this one. They are all so good!!
Expensive doesn’t mean better!
On Instagram earlier today, I posted a short 30-second reel on my makeup look. I got lots of questions about the products I used so I’m using this post to leave all the details. I use both high-end and drugstore makeup – I never discriminate. There are so many drugstore brands that perform well. Trust me I’ve had my fair share of high-end makeup returns because they didn’t live up to the hype. If you have ever visited Instagram or Youtube you know how influential people can be #imguilty. I’ve learned having an open mind is key. So just because a product is more expensive doesn’t mean it’s better.
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I’ve been doing this trick where I mix an SPF with a face primer and it’s literally a game-changer! Typically, if I apply the SPF alone and then apply the primer it doesn’t work out. But for some reason, I just love the result of mixing both together.
A loose setting powder is perfect for setting the face + under the eyes. You can’t do this with any setting powder – I find that translucent powders work the best to use all over the face. Some loose powders have pigment and can really throw off the under-eye area making it look dirty almost. The under-eye area is meant to be bright and awake-looking.
This lip color is a pretty pinkish nude which is my favorite. I don’t mind a peachy nude either. With my skin tone, it works well. I love this one pictured above as it’s creamy + smells like vanilla. You know how much I love my vanilla scents.
Concealer is one thing that I always struggle to find the perfect one. I look for full coverage without being cakey, can’t crease + settle into my fine lines, long-wearing. Now that I’m typing that out it doesn’t seem like too much to ask for, right? Well, it’s a lot harder than you think – so when I find one I’m sharing it.
one tip I learned now that I’m in my 40’s, cream products are your best friend. They give you a nice glow without looking like you overdid it. It’s nice that cream makeup is buildable and doesn’t crease or age you. Applying too much powder can actually make you look a lot older than you are if you’re not light-handed.
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