Switching Up Routines

I used to start my day with either the eve lom morning cleanser or a cleansing water if not a cleanser with vitamin c in it. Right now after reading the one interview with Charlotte Gainsbourg I instantly had to have the evian water spray. She was talking about how she spritzes it on her face in the morning then wipes her face with cotton or something. Just really simple but cool so I started doing that in the mornings and I was still dry and I added a new non-alcohol toner the Mario Badescu aloe one. I am so happy with the MB aloe toner I had to write about it. that’s step 2 in the morning and then I finish off with a nice cream like Dr. Hauschka or Dermalogica.

Nights I will start my removing process with either burt’s bees or the sample of Erno Laszlo Phelityl oil. To my surprise they both smell similar like a more lovely version of J&J products. Very soft and almost powdery. Then I’ll wash my face with a white tea cleanser tone with MB aloe toner and slap on some dermalogica.

My makeup routine has changed too. I’m on my very last bit of the it cosmetics your skin but better cc cream (which I plan to repurchase)and I just recently bought a bottle of the Chanel vitalumiere aqua foundation. It has a strong scent to it but the thinness is nice to blend with my regular tinted sunscreens. I mix the two and then I tap on some tarte shape tape in medium and finish my look with some by terry cream blush. lip products I switch around but I feel like my summer products are going to be between 3 items: the Charlotte Tilbury light wonder in #4, the Chanel vitalumiere aqua, and the it cosmetics cc cream but I’m leaning towards the new illuminating one to cut me some slack of blending items. Oh I want the Charlotte Gainsbourg + Nars skin shimmering thingy. don’t know the official name but I want it….im still shocked she chopped off her locks.

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I love Tarte cosmetics.

I read up on some items I had been interested in and I ended up purchasing the tarte 12hr highlighter powder and the contour tape concealer. I haven’t been this excited and happy about products since the Charlotte Tilbury stuff came out. Don’t get me wrong my go to products are between Charlotte Tilbury, it cosmetics, and Chantecaille. Having such sensitive skin and it being dry during the winter makes things harder. I noticed this sad dry patch that formed while I was on my trip and it just flaked it was so sad. I actually wished I had taken a tiny jar of Egyptian magic or aquaphor just so people wouldn’t stare at my odd flaky chin area. I need something to take away from imperfections. That’s where the tarte contour concealer and the highlighter come in.

I bought the contour concealer for one thing, my dark circles. Boy do they conceal. I was so happy I got it. I bought it in a darker color than my skin because my dark circles can get real bad depending on how little sleep or how bad I feel physically. The hightlighter is sold in three colors but I bought the darker shade possibly the darkest. I’ll have to check that later but all of them are beautiful. The powder is so velvety and it smells strongly of vanilla. So those 2 are new staples in my bag.