Aloha from Hawaii! We are currently soaking up all out time here in this beautiful place. We are still not fully adjusted to the timezone but early mornings and evenings are alright with me! I meant to get this post up on Wednesday but just didn’t hit the publish button. I hope you enjoy!
I like my daily beauty routine to be easy peasy. I tend to linger around in the morning…take my time with my morning bagel and coffee – leaving me little time to get ready before jetting off to work. So, I’ve mastered the 6 minute beauty routine and this one is perfect for spring. This look focuses on getting a natural glow with pops of pretty pinks. I list out the steps and products below – many I’ve already talked about before but they are my tried and true favs!
STEP 1 PRIME: Laura Mercier Radiance Primer – I have switched from my hydrating primer to this one because I want to give my fair winter skin a glow punch prior to applying my tinted moisturizer. Apply about a pea size all over your face. I love how it looks mixed with tinted moisturizer on top. On really lazy days, all you need is this and your tinted moisturizer and your good to go.
STEP 2 EVEN: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – (I currently wear Porcelain) – I’ve been using this since the fall and will switch shades once my skin gets a little more color (I love the Nars Tinted Moisturizer for summer in Alaska). The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a hydrating light coverage tinted moisturizer that looks very natural on! The Nars is slightly more pigmented and also gives your skin a glow effect.
STEP 3 CONCEAL: Nars Creamy Concealer – I will never replace this concealer! It is the best for covering up undereye darkness and any redness on the face. I apply it to my nose area to hide redness and discoloration. I also love that it makes you look well rested.
STEP 4 EYE BASE: Lune+Aster Eyelid Primer – Another product that everyone needs in their lives. You apply all over the eyelid to even the color. I usually wear this alone most days but it serves to be a great base for any and all eyeshadows on top!
STEP 5 EYESHADOW STICK(OPTIONAL): Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color in Gilt – This is optional but I wanted to again talk about how much I love the ease of an eyeshadow stick. They are easy to apply, look very natural, and are great for travel! I used the Nudestix one in my video but also love the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks which has a little more pigment. Apply with your finger or directly to the eye with the style. I usually blend with my finger.
STEP 6 LIQUID CHEEK STICK: Milk Lip + Cheek in Swish – A new to me product that I’m loving! I love the pigment payoff and how easy it is to use. I find liquid blushes can be hard to apply but the design of this product makes it idiot-proof. It comes in a few colors so you need to check this one out! Just dab to the apples of your cheeks to your hairline and blend with your finger.
STEP 7 HIGHLIGHT: Milk Highlighter in Lit – For a subtle highlight, check this product out! Another easy to use product that I apply on the high points of my cheeks and eyebrow bone.
STEP 8 FEATHERY MASCARA: Lune+Aster Stratosphere Mascara – This mascara is amazing for day-wear. It creates the perfect feathery lashes. I love that it is more understated softer black that is ideal for a natural look.
STEP 9 BROW GEL: Glossier Boy Brow in Blonde – A quick and easy way to fill in and add a flattering shape to your brow is with this eyebrow gel. It isn’t a step I always go everyday but I love how it adds a little thickness to my blonde brows.
STEP 10 LIPSTICK: Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in Rose – A pretty pop of pink to the lips is so fun for spring! I also love this formula – very creamy/moisturizing but has great staying power.
PS: Prior to makeup, I used Fresh Soy Cleanser to wash my face, PixiGlow Oxygen Mask to add a quick glow, La Mer The Eye Concentrate to de-puff dark undereye circles, M-61 Hydraboost 2.0 Serum to refreshingly hydrate and plump the skin, and finally La Mer The Soft Moisturizing Cream to moisturize and add dewiness to the skin.
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