When something works, I stick with it. Not to say that I won’t continue to buy and try new beauty products constantly – you can bet any amount of money I will. I just like the ease of waking up during the work week knowing what my routine will be, knowing that I’ll like the results and will feel put-together.
The routine I’ve been following this past week isn’t the fastest, or really minimal, but hey, it’s autumn – and I can’t say no to a good smokey eye. After hydrating (look out for a new skincare faves post soon), I take It Cosmetics CC Cream in Fair, dotting small amounts all over my face, and blending in with the larger side of the It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Dual Foundation Brush, also known as, the brush of my dreams. I spend a decent amount of time buffing the product in for a really natural, yet air-brushed finish. Then I take It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer, apply in upside-down triangles underneath my eyes, and blend using the smaller side of the brush. To ensure everything stays in place, I take a very small amount of Mac Translucent powder and tap on my t-zone, and where I applied the concealer.
For a really easy contour, I have been LOVING the Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand. I take it underneath my cheekbones, on my temples, and on the sides of my nose. It takes no time at all to blend with a finger, and does not look like too much whatsoever. To bronze up I take a Tom Ford Bronzer on a big fluffy Jenny Patinkin brush (sooo soft, her brushes are insane) and sweep the powder onto cheeks, forehead, and across the nose. For blush I’ve gone back to a very long-time favorite, Nars Deep Throat. It’s the perfect peachy-pink without being too shimmery. SO gorgeous with any look, especially a fall bronze-y smokey eye. To glow up I take Charlotte Tilbury’s Highlight Wand, which I love equally as much as the contour, and tap onto cheekbones and down the center of the nose.
For eyes I really can’t get enough of Charlotte Tilbury’s Dolce Vita Palette. To me, this palette is all you need to get through the colder months, as I think it is so versatile. If I do a bold lip, I’ll take some of the pale gold shimmer onto the inner corners and call it a day. If I want to really dial it up for a night out, I’ll take the deepest brown shade onto my lids and lower lash line, really smoking things out. For everyday, I take the russet shade (top right) onto the crease, really blending away. I then take the pale gold onto the inner corners, brow bone, and a small amount right on the center of my lids. I finish everything off with a quick wing a la Soap and Glory’s Skinny Cat, and lots of lashes with L’Oreal Lash Paradise.
My lip color isn’t the same everyday, but I have been reaching for La Prairie’s nude liner a ton. The shade is pinky-nudey-brown perfection, and feels so comfortable and creamy on the lips. I love it on its own, underneath any pink or nude lip color, or with a little gloss (Glossier’s version) patted onto the center of lips. I’ve also really been enjoying an all-time favorite, Tom Ford’s Pink Dusk. Expensive, yes, but the formula is creamy, rich, long-lasting and opaque.
Anddd, that’s it! Expect to see lots of the Dolce Vita all over my page/blog/everywhere. If you don’t own this, I cannot recommend it enough. Now, tell me, what products have you been loving?