November 7, 2013
Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Cream SPF 30 | Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 | Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick | Chanel Glossimer | Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat | Smashbox Soft Lights Prism | Yves Saint Lauren "Volume Effet Faux Cils" Mascara
On Tuesday, I referenced how rough I looked in my blog post and then posted a picture of myself about two hours later on instagram looking pretty damn good. Disconnect? Need for praise? Nope. I promise I wasn't full of shit when I wrote that I looked tired and unkempt earlier that morning, because I was and did.
I don't really have time for more than five minutes of fix-up in the mornings. And usually that comes closer to 11am when I start to think about getting really fixed for the day. Sometimes applied in my driveway while the babes are buckled up in the backseat.
I've always loved makeup and pre-kids used to have a pretty lengthy morning fix-up routine for work. Let's be real, those days are long gone. Even when I have to look presentable, I just don't have the time or energy for that kind of effort. I've vetted so many products from so many companies over the years and have finally settled into a really easy and quick routine that leaves my face looking flawless and natural. You know, the I rolled out of bed look fabulous look? That's my goal and these products really help with that quickly.
Does this sound like a paid promotion? I wish. Laura? Trish? Bobbi? Want to sponsor me? No really. I just feel really passionately that everyone can look fresh in just a few minutes and that goes a long way to starting your day off right. I have more confidence and am more willing to leave the house when I feel good about how I look.
What are your favorite make-up products? Anything here that you've used or been hoping to try? I'd also like to disclose that I have freakishly dry skin with eczema. Even on my face and neck. So I treat that with prescription steroid cream and aquafor. Skin prep is everything on your face.
I also am a firm believer in a metallic headband and pretty scarf going a long way to transform your look on the fly. But we'll leave that for another post!