Covid-19 Skincare and Makeup Picks
Hey everyone! I hope all is well, staying safe and healthy!
Like everyone, it's been a boring 6 months. YouTube has become my best friend. While I have been fascinated with every dog video that ever existed, I have been somewhat inspired. I've decided to create a list of my favorite products so far.
Now, I have to state a few facts:
1) I am not a makeup person. I do not do contouring. I do not wear a lot of makeup, period!
2) I have purchased all these products myself. This blog is DEF NOT sponsored.
3) I do not claim to be an expert. The opinions I am expressing are that of my OWN. These products work for me and my skin type. They may not work for everyone! I will include links to the products!
With that said, let's begin!
Daytime Skin Care
I wash my face every morning and night with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser. I have EXTREMELY SENSITIVE SKIN! Cetaphil is gentle enough that it does not irritate me. Not to mention it's affordable and available pretty much everywhere!
Another cleanser I recommend is Tachta Pure One Step Camelia Cleansing Oil. This one is pricey, but its great for sensitive skin and I love using this especially in the dryer months of the year, October thru March!
I have combination skin. I use this before I put on anything. A little goes a long way and this lasts for a long time. Again, this is pricey, but it does last awhile.
This serum stick glides smoothly on my face. I use this under my eyes, on my cheeks, forehead and crease of my nose. This stick will last a few months. While I have provided a link to Amazon, it is cheaper on QVC here is the link.
My holy grail moisturizer is Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream. This stuff is great. You only need a little, and it leaves my skin so soft and luminous! I love a dewy look as its more youthful. This does not irritate my skin at all.
Evening Skin Care
Tatcha Violet C Brightening Serum
Pricey. But one pump is all you need. I use this every other night. My skin looks more even toned and I just started using it.
Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Serum
Again, pricey... But my skin looks great when I use this product. I alternate this with the Violet C serum.
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Night Concentrate
This stuff is GREAT! MY skin loves this! Pricey, but you should use a little at a time. I wake up with my skin looking hydrated.
Kate Sommerville EradiKate Acne Treatment
This is AWESOME!!! Gentle spot treatment. It dries out your acne but NOT your skin!
Me in the morning. I just washed my face with Cetaphil.
The Too Faced Hangover 3 in 1 spray is a great makeup primer and setter. Made with coconut oil, it's refreshing and very light. You do not feel as though you are wearing anything and very gentle for sensitive skin!
The Armani Prima Color Control Glow Moisturizer
As far as foundation goes, I really do not use that much. I prefer tinted moisturizers and this one is a nice one to try. It's 1 oz, comes in 3 shades, I wear shade 4, medium with cool undertones. It has an SPF 35 and is sheer. I use a drop and it applies smoothly all over my face. It's lightweight and looks natural, with a healthy glow!
Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer is another great option. This one is a little heavier, but still sheer. A little goes a long way. It has an SPF 15, which is nice but not great. It gives you a nice finish. I use this one in the dryer months. If you go to Bobbi Brown's website this comes in 9 shades. If you go to QVC , they have 7 colors.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. This is a medium coverage foundation and is also buildable. It comes in 20 shades. This foundation goes on nicely. It does not feel heavy, and you are able to control the coverage. I am very light handed when applying foundation, and this really looks lovely on. I wear color 6, neutral golden yellow, medium skin tones with neutral olive tones. It's 1 oz, and looks very natural on the skin. It gives you a finished look without looking too made up. I do not use a setting powder, I use my Too Faced Hangover spray to set it to keep a dewy healthy look. https://www.sephora.com/product/magic-foundation-P433518?icid2=products%20grid:p433518
The Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Concealer. I've recently discovered this and I LOVE IT!!! It goes on great. You do not need a lot of product, a little goes a long way and it's buildable on the days when YOU DO NEED A LOT OF PRODUCT! It's a medium coverage concealer. I use very little. It does not crease and lasts all day. It leaves a nice luminous finish when it dries and does not need to be set with powder. It's comes in 20 shades, I wear 5.5, medium with neutral undertones. While it is pricey, to me, it worth it!
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Cheeks and Lips
This goes on really nicely. It looks natural. A little goes a long way and it last forever! The creamy texture goes on really smooth. It comes in 3 shades.
Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Infused Gloss.
A nice gloss that is not sticky. It gives a natural look. It is pigmented, however, still sheer enough to look pretty. It comes in 13 shades, I have the shade New Romantic.
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint
This is really pretty, but be warned, you get minimal color. Its a natural tint to your lips with a little sheen. It goes on nicely, but this is not long lasting wear. It comes in 6 shades.
Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick
This is a nice matte lipstick. It comes in 24 shades. It glides on smoothly and can look either on the natural side or glammed out to the max! I have the shades Wedding Day, Interview and First Kiss. It does last a few hours, so all in all, not to bad!
Urban Decay Brow Blade Waterproof Styling Ink
This eyebrow ink has CHANGED MY LIFE!!! OMG this stuff is AWESOME! Easy to use. The pencil is thin to mimic eyebrow hairs and the ink is also the and goes on smoothly. The end result is natural looking eyebrows! QVC is the better deal but only has 4 shades. Sephora has 9 shades to choose from.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
This dryer is really the best dryer I've ever OWNED!!! While it is pricey, its well worth the money. My hair dries in 8 minutes! Now, I know some will argue that my hair is short, so what's the big deal. I've used my previous dryer and it took 25 mins to dry! I mean, come on now! Now this dryer is not for everyone. If you have really thick hair it might take longer. It comes with 2 concentrators and a diffuser. While it on sale on Amazon, QVC has easy pay.
KMS Hair Play
A great texturizer! This gives me great body, definition and hold! Especially when it humid out, my hair still looks great! Does not make your hair hard or waxy.
Kenra Volume Spray (non-aerosol)
This is a great hairspray. Good hold, nice volume and touchable hair!
Lasts all day!
ArmaniPrima Color Control Glow Moisturizer
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Concealer
Urban Decay Brow Blade Ink in Cafe Kitty
Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Gloss in New Romantic
KMS Hair play