I’ve just never worn a lot of makeup, and with the youthful skin of my 20s, [audible sigh] didn’t really need it. Now? I need a little help. Nothing too crazy, but I’ve been wearing a few basic products that I really love so I thought I’d share.
Random people have asked me if I’ve lost weight, why I’m dressed up, and look at me quizzically like “something is different.” A few people have actually specifically noticed the makeup. Who needs to actually lose weight when you can spend 7 minutes applying makeup to your face?
So, here are my favorite beauty products for a simple morning routine:
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As I just mentioned, this powerful combination has been life-changing. And I hate to admit this… but I catch myself in the mirror and admire my hair. I’m sure this reaction will be short-lived, but I’m in shock that it can really look that good, even at 4 in the afternoon. For real.
Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer & Double Wear Light
Next time, I may try the Illuminating primer because I’ve heard great things, but sadly, they were out when I was shopping the last time. (PS – those makeup counter girls are AGGRESSIVE! I knew I wanted Estee Lauder and a neighboring competitor circled, offered to answer my questions, and then tried to lure me away from the counter to her makeup area! Yikes!) Anyway, I also have the concealer — and this kit has all three plus a brush. I’m sure they are smaller size, but a GREAT way to try the makeup without having to commit to full sizes… and ordering online will save you the uncomfortable confrontation with sales ladies, “no thanks NO SERIOUSLY NO THANKS BACK OFF I DO NOT WANT PERFUME OR A MAKEOVER I KNOW WHAT I WANT ok, thanks, yes, I am interested in learning more about your gift with purchase.”
Aveda Petal Essence Face Accents – Tesserae
The title may be a little confusing: this is just blush. This is a very natural looking blush, maybe a little like a bronzer because I brush it all over my face, but it just adds a little color, it does not make me look tan.
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Now that I’ve discovered hair & makeup, I want to learn more. Please PUH-LEASE share your favorite pinterest boards, tutorials, blog posts, products, etc.