blank'/> A LITTLE BIT OF LACQUER: April 2018

April 15, 2018

Current Skincare + Everyday Makeup


Hi all! Today I wanted to share some of my current skincare and makeup products! I've done these posts before, but my routine is always changing so here are the updated products I use! As I always say - skincare is king in my routine, and the makeup is optional!

Morning Routine:
  1. Wash with a gentle cleanser - I love Cerave's foaming facial cleanser - perfect for normal to oily skin like mine! I always use a super gentle cleanser in the morning.
  2. Apply this eye serum under my eyes - love the cool rollerball effect. 
  3. Critical step that is missing from my routine - Vitamin C/antioxidant serum. I have yet to find one that doesn't break me out! I loved this one (most dermatologists swear by this one or its more moisturizing and more famous partner) but even though it's supposed to be better for acne-prone skin, my annoying skin still broke out :(
  4. Moisturize/protect/coverup with my favorite all-in-one product - Avene Complexion Correcting Shield. It comes in only 3 shades which can be problematic for some, but I love it so much I bought the dark shade too and add the tiniest drop to my medium for the perfect color match. Seriously - for women who are worried about dark marks and sun spots and fine lines, etc. THE most important part of your daily routine should be SUNSCREEN! And the SPF 8 that some makeups tout is just not going to cut it. I have a full post on sunscreen here.
  5. Fix up my eyebrows a bit with this pomade.
  6. Apply a bit of this lip tint that has SPF 15. Perfect hint of color and awesome that it's got some SPF. 
  7. If I want to put in a little extra effort I love this blush/bronzer that I lightly brush on my cheeks and nose, and follow with my most favorite mascara ever!
Evening Routine:
  1. Remove all makeup with this micellar water on a round cotton pad. Love how easily everything comes off. I finish with a final gentle wipe with the dry side of the pad. 
  2. In love with this exfoliating cleanser - it's got glycolic acid, salicylic acid, arbutin, green tea, and more. For sensitive skin I'd recommend this only 2-3 times a week. I use this nightly though, applying a small amount to dry skin and gently massaging (no need to scrub - scrubbing causes more irritation)! I leave on for maybe a minute and then rinse off.
  3. Apply this nighttime serum that feels so soothing and really keeps my skin glowing.
  4. Apply a tiny bit of this eye cream to my upper and lower lids. Feels so m oisturizing and really plumps up my undereyes.
Here's to happy, healthy, and glowing skin!


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