My skin has been abnormally clear and not requiring powder for the past couple of months, and so I thought I’d share what’s been working [extraordinarily] well.
The biggest skin issue I have is its indecisiveness; in the morning, it can feel void of any and all moisture, but by the afternoon, it can feel oily and look shiny – and not in the pretty, dewy sort of way. For whatever reason, probably just high quality products + getting enough sleep + added water + eating healthy most of the time, my skin has been even throughout the day. It is also far less red than ever, and I’ve experienced few and far between breakouts.
I think that my main two heroes are Glossier’s Moisturizing Moon Mask + Priming Moisturizer Rich. The Moon Mask can be worn as a traditional mask – apply a decently thick layer all over the face, leave on for 15-20 minutes and then wash off – or, as an overnight treatment, which is the road I have been taking. The morning after, I’ll wash off what’s left in the shower, cleanse with Cetaphil, and I’m left with super smooth, plump skin – no dry patches in sight. From there, I apply a generous amount of Priming Moisturizer Rich to my entire face, really massaging the product in. I won’t go straight in with foundation immediately afterwards, rather, I let the moisturizer sink in while I apply eye makeup and dry my hair, etc.
To conceal/cover, I’ve gone back to using only Glossier’s Skin Tint in light. I had been mixing in a bit of Tom Ford’s Waterproof Foundation [a great option for those who want more coverage], but I’ve found that my skin has been doing so well with the moisturizer/mask, that I need less overall. If I want to add more of a glow, I’ll drop in a very small amount of Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonder Glow.
As for color, I’m all over the cream blushes as of late [not pictured – the Glossier Cloud Paints! Full review on those babies coming soon]. A couple more incredible options are the Stila Convertible Color compacts, and the Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tints. To highlight, I’m loving what I find to look more natural, aka, Glossier’s Haloscopes in Quartz and Moonstone, which I apply heavily to my cheek and brow bones.
And, that’s it! A really simple skincare routine that works for me. I’ve mentioned before that I used to have pretty shitty skin when I was younger, and tried a whole slew of products that didn’t agree with me. I’ve found that the more pared down my routine, the better my skin responds. Well cleansed, well moisturized, and not totally covered up with a thick foundation.
What are you loving for base/skincare?