My beauty routine changes drastically in the winter. During the hotter months, I wear little to no make up because I hate the feeling of sweat mixing with cosmetics.
Gross to describe, gross to feel.
I kick into cooler weather beauty once my skin dries out enough that I need to moisturize every day.
This is my routine-
-Water. Water water water. Water. Drink lots and lots of water.
-I start out with a layer of moisturizer, I like the St. Ives collagen moisturizer, I’ve used it for years.
-Then I mix foundation into more moisturizer in the palm of my hand and apply that as a tinted moisturizer. Sometimes I follow up with a layer of Tarte’s mineral powder.
-If I have time, I dust with E.L.F’s color correcting powder.
-I prime my eyelids with Monistat chafing gel. You read that right. It’s the best eyeshadow primer I’ve ever used.
-Then comes mascara-normally black-brown or brown. Normally just my top lashes, I don’t have the patience to deal with the bottoms.
-Eyeshadow is generally E.L.F. from one of my trays. Normally neutrals for work unless it’s casual days, though lately I’ve been wearing orange or pink.
That’s it. I’m too nearsighted and shaky to do eyeliner comfortably and I hate reapplying lip stuff so that goes bare. And I feel ridiculous wearing powder to cut dow on redness to then turn around and wear blush.
-Like I mentioned I use St. Ives in the morning and then after I wash my face at night. Once or twice a week I’ll oil with coconut or olive oil as well.
-If I’m windburned I’ll use diaper creme. Seriously. It’s a tip I got from skiers. And it works wonders. I use Nivea on my face if it gets horribly dry between oilings.
-Three or four times a year I’ll oil my hair as well. I soak my dry hair with coconut oil, let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash it out.
-I do use facial wipes. Ahem. I know, not frugal or green but I won’t wash off my make up otherwise. I do wash my eye make up with remover lotion or coconut oil on cotton balls.
-Once a week I use apple cider vinegar as a toner.
Honestly it sounds like a lot but I have it down to where I can have it done in less than 10 minutes. And this is assuming I’m going to work. If I’m going in on an off day, all I do is moisturize and use powder. If I’m not going in at all, all I do is moisturize. I don’t put make up on when I’m staying home.
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