I’ve been asked a few times what kind of foundation I use on my face, do I have a cleansing regime, how long does it take to apply my face…etc-etc-etc. So I decided to do a quick post answering most of your questions about my makeup, skin, and how I don’t take care of it as well as I should.
1. What foundation do I use on my face & what are my favorite products?
Generally, my face is no fuss and I really have to thank my good genes. They have done me well for all of my 42 years and allowed me to live a pimple-free life. But there are a few products I cannot live without.
I set my makeup a few times. I put my primer on, set my primer and then foundation and then set again. My go-to powder is from DermaBlend. I am literally addicted. My Nars Climax Mascara is another must. With or without my foundation. It’s moderately priced but leaves my lashes feeling like I’ve got on those really expensive lash strips from the MAC store.
After cleaning out my beauty swag bag I found a blush that rocks my world. Milani baked blush is like heaven to me and it’s a drugstore find. AND L’Oreal makes the BEST eyeliner. I love the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner because of it’s no mess mechanical adjusting pen. I hate sharpening pencils. And of course, I need a good red lip to spice up any look. I am now crushing on Fenty Beauty BUT I did a post with the 5 best red lips of all time, read that here.
I’ve managed to get my routine down to about five minutes. I did a video a while back, check that out too.
2. What do I use to remove makeup and clean my face?
I probably shouldn’t tell you beauties any of this. And hopefully, after my next few sentences, you won’t judge me. I use to be a Noxema girl. For so long my mother used it and that’s what I used. I remember having a separate washcloth that was white. We’d use that along with warm water to rinse our faces. Then we’d sleep in that stinky white cream all night. I’m not the only one right?
Well I kept that routine…kinda.
To remove my makeup I use regular ole facial wipes from Walgreens. I’m currently obsessing over Neutrogena’s Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes. But usually, it’s whatever ones are on sale when I get to the store. I cleanse my face Dove DermaSeries Face Wash Gentle Cleansing. Then I follow up with Dove DermaSeries Face Cream SPF 15 and I do a spot treatment on my super dry areas with the Dove DermaSeries Expert Repairing Balm.
3. Do I use any anti-aging creams?
Truth is I’ve been using anti-aging creams since my twenties. What the world doesn’t tell you is that you have to start anti-aging before you actually begin to age. I mean it say it…anti, duh! But society will keep pushing the narrative of old women putting creams on in the mirrors. When in reality, as soon as you hit 25 grab you some anti-aging everything and get to work!
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