The Best & The Worst of Micellar Waters

I also filmed a video on my Youtube Channel about this. CLICK HERE to watch.

One of my favorite skincare products for the last two years or so has been micellar waters. Simply put micellar waters are a solution of water with small oil molecules in it. They can be used to remove makeup, cleanse the skin, and moisturize at the same time. Pretty much it’s the lazy girls best friend! Can I get an amen?

Over the last couple of years I have tried A LOT of different micellar waters, and I wanted to share thy knowledge that I have accumulated with thee.

#8 – Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water

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I had high hopes for this cleansing water. A Youtuber that I watch, FleurDeForce, raved about it being one of her favorite products for months. Of course I had to try it out. It did remove all of my makeup… My waterproof mascara and liquid lipsticks were no match. However, it had a this crazy strong scent and left behind a nasty, sticky residue on my skin. More then that though, the reason why I ended up HATING this micellar water is the taste. It tasted HORRIBLE!!! My husband would kiss me goodnight and cringe. Needless to say, I never repurchased this product and never will.

#7 – Eau Thermale Avene Micellar Lotion

I got a sample of this cleansing water in my IPSY bag. I liked the fact that the scent was very mild and it didn’t irritate my skin. I really didn’t like the fact that it didn’t remove my makeup. Considering that’s solely what I use micellar waters for, this was a big let down.

#6 – Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water

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Caudalie is one of my favorite skincare brands out there. While working at Sephora I got to try a lot of their products. I even got a full size of this one in gratis. What I like about is that it’s on the natural side of skincare. It’s removes my makeup well. It’s demise, much like the Sephora Collection Cleansing Water, it has a strong scent and leaves behind a sticky residue. The only reason it actually ranks above that micellar water is because it doesn’t have a horrible taste.

#5 – Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water/ All-In-One

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There hasn’t been too much hype around this micellar water, but it was a drugstore option, so I had to try it out. I didn’t like or dislike it. Truly I almost forgot that I had even tried this micellar water. The scent was fine. It didn’t leave behind much residue. Plus it removed makeup decently. I just found myself feeling very underwhelmed by this option. If you’re looking for an inexpensive skincare product, you may like this. My recommendation though, is to read ahead and see if there’s a better one for you.

#4 – Dior Micellar Water

I’ve heard nothing about this micellar water online, but when I worked at Sephora it was my go to. It didn’t matter what I had on my hand, this bad boy would take it off in a heartbeat. If money was no object to me I would ALWAYS purchase this micellar water, but it’s $42 for a small bottle. I can’t quite wrap my head around that; However, if you’re looking for a luxurious skincare product to splurge on, this is amazing!

#3 – Bioderma

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This is cult beauty Micellar Water on the market. It’s not available anywhere in the US, so I waited until I went to Europe and picked one up. Bioderma definitely lives up to it’s reputation. It removes makeup easily, doesn’t have a strong scent, and won’t leave behind ANY residue. The biggest downsides to this product is the price and it’s availability. It’s a spendy little booger and hard to get your hands on.

#2 – Belif Herbal Cleansing Water

I have a personal love for the Korean Skincare brand Belif. I love that they use herbs in their products, and that they’re classified as a “clean skincare brand.” Second to Dior, this is the Micellar Water I would reach for during skin preps at Sephora. No waterproof makeup will stand up to it. It does have a scent to it, but it’s very Earthy and not the slightest bit overwhelming. The price is reasonable, but I still wouldn’t call it budget friendly.

#1 – Simple Micellar Water

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AND FINALLY… MY FAVORITE…

Simple Micellar Water is amazing! I would compare it to the effectiveness of Bioderma, but it’s less than a third of the price. It leaves absolutely no residue. My skin feels clean without being tight and dry. This is the Micellar Water I can’t live without! I always have two to three of these bottles on hand. One for personal use, one for removing swatches, and one for my professional makeup kit. This baby is my Ride or Die.

Kylie Cosmetics Birthday Collection – My Honest Thoughts

I think I may be the last makeup lover on the planet to try out Kylie Cosmetics. Basically, on principle I decided not to order any of Kylie’s lip kits when they first came out. There was so much hype around it, and I didn’t want to just hop on the band wagon. Alas, I caved. When I saw the Vacation Collection release back in May, I fell in love with the June Bug lip kit. Still, I was determined not to give in to the hype. After three weeks of a constant bombardment on Social Media, I finally decided I wanted to order June Bug. Too bad it was SOLD OUT, and it never returned!

All that to say, I was committed to not make the same mistake with the launch of Kylie’s 20th Birthday Collection. 6 PM EST rolled around on August 1st, and I was sitting down at my laptop ready to grab everything that I wanted from the launch. Since I’d never tried anything from Kylie Cosmetics I decided to purchase a good variety and try to get a good feel for the brand. My reasoning was as follows. One… I had to share my thoughts with you guys of course. And Two, I wanted see if all the hype was really warranted.

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First things first, can we take a moment to appreciate this packaging??? I mean, COME ON! Gorgeous metallic stars and glitter, on baby pink packaging. Kylie, from all girly girls everywhere, we salute you. It’s the perfect mixture of cutesy and sophisticated. I give this collection a 10 out of 10 on the packaging.

The first product that I decided to try out was the palette. The fifty-six dollar, outrageously priced eyeshadow, blush, and highlighter palette.

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A moment of silence for the glitter packaging.

Slay… Me… Now!

Most of you guys reading this don’t know me personally, but if you did, you would know I have a weakness for glitter. My wedding day could accurately be described as a glitter bomb. And as any lover of glitter knows, where there is glitter there is a serious mess waiting to happen. With this palette, that’s not the case. Hallelujah!

Now to what really matters, the makeup. I wanted to create an eye look where I could try a good amount of shadows. This is what I came up with.

The quality of the eyeshadows were impressive. The mattes were pigmented and buttery. They blended well. The shimmers, although weren’t as pigmented were still beautiful. Especially when applied with a damp brush. I really appreciated the selection of neutral colors mixed in with the bold pinks. There’s a little something for everyone.

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The blush, Cheers, was another story. There was little, to no pigmentation in the blush. Honestly, you would find more pay off from kids makeup at the dollar store then that blush. I dug my brush into it several times, and barely got any color on my cheeks.

The highlighters, Confetti, was pretty, but I would say nothing special. A couple of the other products I ordered from this collection were Kylie’s loose pigment highlighters, and in comparison Confetti doesn’t hold up. If you didn’t want to purchase a separate highlighter it’s nice that it’s in there, but as a girl who loves her makeup, I would rather spend the extra money on an excellent highlighter.

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When trying out these products, I decided to try all three highlighters at once. I put Confetti down the center of my face, King on the right side, and Queen on the left. King and Queen are the two loose pigment highlighters. Now you would expect that since the two loose pigments are the same product just different colors that they would have the same consistency, right? WRONG. King goes on the skin silky smooth and leaves the most beautiful finish; however, queen is like a glitter. It’s chunky and acts much more like a glitter pigment than a highlighter. Both are beautiful in their own way, but if I could go back in time I would only order King.

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In the picture above I applied each loose pigment dry and wet. The bottom is King and the top is Queen.

Finally, what I was waiting to try this whole time. The matte liquid lipsticks. In the Birthday Collection there were two sets of liquid lipstick minis. One set was in Kylie’s velvet formula, which many people prefer over the mattes. The other was in her original matte formula. I chose mattes solely based on the color selection. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I was obsessed with the June Bug lip kit from the Vacation Collection. In the matte minis there was a color called “August Bug,” and it looked identical. That alone meant i was getting the mattes.

Honestly, I agree with all the critiques these liquid lipsticks have already had. They are very drying, and the brighter the color, the more streaky it becomes. That being said, the colors are gorgeous and I was just as in love with August Bug as I thought I’d be. I don’t mind having to apply two layers to get an opaque color. As far as the drying factor, I just apply the Bite Agave Lip Mask underneath and I’m good to go.

Final Thoughts

I’m going to keep this simple. I love August Bug liquid lipstick and King highlighter! They’re by far my favorite products from this collection. I really dislike Cheers blush and Queen highlighter. I get it now. I understand they hype. Is it warranted? In some regards, yes. The liquid lipsticks didn’t let me down. They’re beautiful and I’ll definitely purchase more in the future.

Moving From WA State to WA DC… My Thoughts 2 Years Later

It’s official. Jake and I have lived in the DC area for two years now. Almost two years to the day we packed everything and flew from Washington State to Washington D.C. I can’t quite believe that I moved away from home over two years ago. I moved away from comfort, my friends, my church, my favorite restaurants, the best coffee, and so much more. Thinking back to our lives in Spokane feels like a lifetime ago, and it’s only been two years. TWO YEARS!!! So much has changed. I’ve changed. My husband has changed. Our family has gone from two to three. Our jobs, dreams, desires, and passions have changed. Anything that was once familiar to me is different.

One of the main things I learned about myself in this journey is that I’m horrible at adjusting. The reason Jake and I moved is across the country is because we prayed. We prayed and we felt a green light, so we went. It was as simple as that. Little did I know, that decision would be one of the most painful ones I’d make in life up to that point.

As a little girl I remember telling my mom that I didn’t want to live an ordinary life. I wanted to live in a BIG city and do BIG things. As I continued to grow up I always had those thoughts in the back of my head. I loved the world of beauty and fashion and always knew that opportunities in that industry would lead me closer to cities. But I never could have imagined the level of sacrifice that would come with it.

It has been one crazy journey, but I’ve learned a few things on the way that have helped me find peace and start to make the most of my time here.

 


 

Make Your House A Home.

Our first week in D.C. Jake and I shared a condo with my parents. Our belongings were in trucks being driven across the country. That was my worst week here, to date. Not only were we dealing with the stress of moving, but we didn’t have our bed, shower curtain, dishes… ANYTHING! I didn’t realize just how much of a toll that was taking on me until our belongings got delivered. The movers started unloading our things, and as soon as I started opening the first box I cried. That was the moment Jake and I decided to invest more into furniture and decorations that would make our place feel a bit more homey. Even if things were crazy and unknown outside of our apartment, we were determined to have a little piece of peace inside.

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Don’t Conform.

Culturally, D.C. and Washington State are VERY different. I am as West Coast as they come, and I was thrown into the heart of the East Coast lifestyle. The fast paced, business minded, professional, ain’t got time for nobody attitude threw me for a loop. I am a laid back, chill out kinda, social butterfly, who loves her some Hipster style and Birkenstocks. Needless to say I stood out like a sore thumb. I felt pressure to change my appearance and attitude to fit in. It wasn’t until a trip home, that I had a revelation that I could live the same lifestyle I loved in Washington, in D.C. Why that had never occurred to me til then… I don’t know. So now I am a natural haired, laid back styled, friendly customer and coffee lover who loves being kind and open with strangers. And I’m happy.

Invest In Relationships.

Invest into your current relationships and into building new ones.

When Jake and I moved out to D.C. we were the only person the other knew. Therefore, it was incredibly important for our relationship to be strong. We talked about EVERYTHING in the first few months and had to make sure that we were 100% open and honest about how we were doing. Through a lot of effort, love, and understanding I am so thankful to say that Jake’s and my relationship has grown and deepened in so many ways since moving out here. He is truly my best friend.

On the other hand, building new relationships is also super important. Now this is the area I probably struggle the most. One of my number one tips for people moving is to try and invest into new relationships as soon as you arrive. Especially on the East Coast, you have to be the one to initiate with people because it takes a lot of work and time to build community.

 

Take Care of Yourself.

What do you love doing? I love doing my makeup. I love taking baths. I love watching Youtube videos. During the the transition from Washington to Washington D.C. I spent more time then normal taking care of myself and doing the things I loved. I tried to keep a gauge on how I was doing emotionally. The more I was in tune with how I felt the better I could take care of myself. And truth be told, I felt pretty down a lot of the time in the first few months, so I would intentionally have a more me time.

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Go Home.

One of the main things that keeps me going on hard days is thinking about my next trip home. When I’m missing good coffee and the best pizza in the World, counting down the days brightens my day. There is something about home that is so refreshing and brings peace to my soul, so I try and go back as much as possible. Each year since Jake and I moved out to DC, I have gone home at least three times. We’ve always made it a priority and I’m so thankful for that.

ABH Subculture Palette – Review & Swatches

Click here to watch my Makeup Tutorial using Subculture.

July 19th, 2017…The day the Earth stood still, but for a moment, to announce the launch of ABH’s new palette Subculture. Beauty bloggers were shook to their core the moment Anastasia Beverly Hills posted on their Instagram that they were releasing a sister palette to Modern Renaissance. Anybody who’s anybody in the beauty world loves and reveres the Modern Renaissance. Quickly after it’s launch in 2016 it became the MUST-HAVE eyeshadow palette of the year. So as you can imagine, when people heard the news about a new palette being released, things BLEW UP!!!

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At first glance, I was a bit puzzled by the colors that were chosen for Subculture. They seemed oddly bright for an autumn appropriate palette. The ratio of mattes to shimmers is pretty unbalanced, but something about that I liked. There are eleven “ultra-mattes,” two “duo-chromes,” and one “metallic” shadow. I kept finding myself intrigued by this palette because I hadn’t seem something quite like it before. Subculture is unique there’s no denying that.

The day I received my Subculture palette, was the same day I had my wisdom teeth surgery, so it was a much needed highlight to my day. As soon as I opened the box I wanted to take photos for this blog and get to swatching. Alas I had to wait another twenty-four hours because I was hyped up on pain killers, but as soon as I had the opportunity, I jumped on it.

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The number one thing I noticed about the eye shadows when I swatched them was how opaque the eyeshadows were coming across. I barely had to press my finger down to get highly pigmented swatches. Sadly, the more I would play around with this palette, the more I would realize that high pigment doesn’t always mean beautiful eyeshadows.

The first time I played around with the Subculture palette, I got about three colors deep into my look and decided to start over. Prior to using these shadows on my eyes, I had swatched them on my arms and didn’t forsee fall out being as big of an issue as it was. And when I say their was a lot of fall out, I mean there was A LOT of fall out. Now if that was the only issue, I could work around it for the beauty that is this palette. However, my biggest issue with Subculture is the blend-ability of the eyeshadows. I have to use an incredibly light and precise hand to pick up just the right amount of product on my brush. If there’s too little the colors don’t come across as potent, but if there is even a pinch too much the shadow refuses budge on your eye.

Don’t get me wrong, this palette is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! But personally, it doesn’t live up to my expectations, and I don’t think it compares to Modern Renaissance. Will I use it? Oh 100%… Like I said above the one word that comes to my mind to describe Subculture is, “unique.” I haven’t seen many palettes like it, so I’m happy to have it in my collection. What I don’t see happening is Subculture becoming a ‘cult palette’ like Modern Renaissance. In that regard, it just didn’t live up to the hype.

I’m curious what your guys thoughts are on the situation… Do you love Subculture? Are you disappointed? Let me know how you feel about it in the comments!

Xx Katie

 

 

 

Zoella Beauty – Jelly & Gelato Collection & GIVEAWAY

Read to the end to learn how you can enter my giveaway…

Yesterday I got my Feel Unique box in the mail full of Zoella Beauty goodies. Ever since I heard Zoe was going to be releasing a new line of products I was swirling with anticipation. However, when I heard it was going to be a collection based around #JellyAndGelato I was a bit disappointed. I’m not a huge fan of sweet scents, but still wanted to give it a chance. I embarrassingly squealed when I saw the delivery man pull up. I’m glad only my four month old son was around to hear me!

As soon as I opened up the package I was hit in the face with the new scent. At first glance I was in love. At first sniff… Well, I was undecided. I quickly rushed upstairs to take some pictures for this blog, and then moved on to film a video catching my first impressions. Click here to watch. But for those of you who would rather read my thoughts then watch them, this is for you!

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Can we take a minute before we get into the products to admire this G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S packaging. Seriously though, it’s phenomenal.

GELAT’EAU – Body Mist

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I thought it made sense to start with the body mist. Simply because every other product in this range was based off of this fragrance. The immediate thought I had when I smelled the body spray was, “APPLES”, and after thinking about it a bit more the one word I would use to describe it is JUICY. It has notes of pomegranate, cream, and elder flower(does anyone actually know what that is). On a scale of 1-10 I would give this fragrance a 7 1/2. It is my favorite scent Zoe has released so far because ‘fresh and fruity’ is right up my alley.

SHOWER SHAKE – Moisturizing Body Wash

Shower Shake was one of the products I was most excited to try. My skin is outrageously dry, so any body wash I use needs to have some moisturizing benefit to it. I have tried Zoe’s other shower gels and they are WAY too drying. When I tried a bit of Shower Shake I was amazed. It sunk right in and rinsed off leaving a beautiful silkiness to my skin.

BODY PUDDING – Body Cream

When I opened up Body Pudding I had completely forgotten that it had pink beads in it, so that was a fun surprise. The fragrance in this product is quite strong, and stayed on my skin for a few hours. I was really happy that a little bit of Body Pudding goes a LOOONG way. It feels like this has a water base because it is very lightweight and sinks right in. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked this product.

SHOWER SAUCE – Body Wash

Now this is a product I purchased solely to let you guys know my thoughts. Truth be told after I tried Shower Shake, I will probably never use this. It is far too drying for me! Although Shower Sauce has the same scent as the rest of the collection, there is a real soapy note to it that I’m not a big fan of. Out of all the products in this collection, this is the biggest bust.

CREAMY SCRUB – Body Scrub

I’ll be the first to admit that I am an exfoliator junkie. It’s the only body care product that I could never buy enough of. So when I saw Zoella Beauty was launching a moisturizing body scrub, I couldn’t resist. Now I was surprised by the color of this scrub when I opened it up. It’s a mango orangey-yellow, and the texture of it is glorious. The sugar grains in it are very gentle, so if you’re looking for an intense body scrub to deal with ingrown hairs, this probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re like me and have sensitive dry skin, this will be your jam. It leaves behind a softness that sticks around long after your bath. I’m pleased to say that the Creamy Scrub held up to my high expectations.

PINK BATH WAFERS – Moisturizing Bath Fizzer

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Pink Bath Wafers are the reason I was squeaking at the delivery man when he pulled up. I ADORE Lush’s Bath Melts(now luxury bath oils)! And when I heard about a moisturizing bath fizzer I was sold. Sadly these didn’t live up to the hype. When I tried these out they left behind a very strong fragrance, and the bath water was slightly silkier then normal but just barely. For this dry skin girl, I need a products that packs more of a punch.

BATH FROSTING – Bath Milk Powder

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BATH FROSTING IS AMAZING!!! In case that isn’t clear enough, this is my favorite product in the Jelly and Gelato Collection. It is everything that I wanted out of the Pink Bath Wafers and more! You take a sachet and pour it out under warm running water, where it dissolves instantly. This milk powder makes your bath water incredibly luxurious! There isn’t too much of a scent left behind in the water, but the texture of my skin was drastically different after using this. I will definitely be purchasing more.

GIVEAWAY

I am holding a giveaway on my Youtube Channel. I will be giving away the Beauty Clutch, Shower Shake, Pink Bath Wafers, and Bath Frosting. Click HERE to go to my video and learn more.

Zoella Jelly & Gelato Unboxing

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette – Hit OR Miss??? Swatches, Review, & Tutorial

In case you haven’t heard Urban Decay just released their newest Naked Palette. Naked Heat, and it’s chalked full of warm fire inspired colors. The internet’s been buzzing about this palette since it was still just a rumor, but now it’s gone VIRAL. I’m a pretty skeptical person and saw a lot of unhappy reviews on this palette, so I needed to try it for myself.

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If you guys want to see how I got this look, click Here, to see my tutorial.

Honestly, I knew I wasn’t going to hate this palette as soon as I looked into it. I am a girl with warm undertones who loves a good coppery eyeshadow, especially in the fall. And orange just happens to be my favorite color!

Now getting to the actual makeup… There are a selection of twelve different eye shadows, seven mattes, four shimmers, and one satin finish.

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Let’s break it down.

THE MATTES – Chaser, Sauced, Low Blow, He Devil, Cayenne, En Fuego, Ashes

I do love that this Naked Palette has a great selection of mattes! Having a total of seven means that the majority are matte. Outside of the Naked Basics that’s pretty much unheard of for Urban Decay. Although, all seven of the shadows listed above are considered matte some seem to have a different formula. Specifically Low Blow and He Devil. I was pretty disappointed in the blending ability of these two mattes. If you watched my YouTube Tutorial you’ll see me working and working at He Devil trying to get it seamless. It’s a real high maintenance color that most days I don’t have for, but sadly for me it’s still beautiful. My favorite color in the palette happens to be En Fuego. It is the opposite of He Devil when it comes to blending, and the color makes any look with this palette more smoldering and smoky. I LOVE IT!!!

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THE SHIMMERS – Lumbre, Dirty Talk, Scorched, Ember

Now the shimmer eye shadows in this palette are what I’ve heard the most controversy on. In reviews people have been severely disappointed in the pigmentation of them. To the point that some have said you need to use glitter glue as a base to see any real color pay off. And honestly, I see what they’re saying. The color Lumber when I swatched it was gorgeous, but I had to DIG my finger into it and add several layers to get the pigmentation I wanted. Then as soon as I rubbed it with my hand the color became dull and lackluster. Scorched is sadly the same way, but to my surprise Dirty Talk & Ember seem to have the same intensity and quality as the shimmer eye shadows I’m used to from Urban Decay. Ember is by far my favorite shimmer in this palette! Just look at the swatch of it… Tis amazing!

THE SATIN – Ounce

Ounce is the perfect highlight color. It is creamy in consistency, and gives the perfect sheen to the brow bone and inner corner. It hits the perfect balance between matte and shimmer, where it’s not dull but also doesn’t give a disco ball appearance to your highlight.

SOO…IS THE NAKED HEAT PALETTE A HIT OR MISS???

It’s still a HIT. Although the quality of the shadows aren’t all up to PAR with the other Naked Palettes, I would still give it a 4 out of 5 star rating. Anything over a three to me isn’t a miss per se. I would ask that Urban Decay steps it up a bit for the next Naked Palette, because even though it’s not a MISS I still expect more.

One thing is for sure…between this palette, ABH Modern Renaissance, and NARS Fully Reloaded I’d say I’m set for coppery eye looks this fall.

If you haven’t already, definitely head over to my YouTube Channel and check out the Eye Tutorial I did using this palette.

 

How To Build Your Own Skincare Routine

I also created a YouTube video on this topic.

As a makeup artist and a licensed Esthetician I get a lot of questions about what one has to do with the other. I used to work at Sephora in the skincare, and it would always baffle me how people would come into the store willing to spend $500 on makeup, but were appalled when I tried to introduce them to a $30 cleanser. The truth is makeup is a quick fix. You notice an instant difference in the mirror when you put on foundation. Skincare isn’t the same in that regard. Skincare takes commitment and time to notice a difference; however, it can end up being one of the best investments you’ll make. So I’m here to help you build your own customized routine.

First things first… I want you to answer these two questions.

  1. How would you describe your skin?
    • Shiny
    • Bumpy
    • Flaky
    • Dry
    • Red
  2. What is your primary concern with your skin?
    • Acne
    • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
    • Discoloration

There are obviously a lot more ways to answer those questions, but those are some of the common answers I’ve heard to them.

After answering those questions you have a pretty good place to start looking at products. In a basic skincare routine you will always have these three steps:

  1. Cleanser
  2. Toner
  3. Moisturizer

If you’re a really low maintenance person and three steps is too much to start with you can forgo the toner and splash your face with cold water after you’re done cleansing.

Once you’ve gotten a handle on the basic skincare routine you may want to add in additional products to further address your concerns. If you’re wanting to prevent or address aging I would always recommend investing in a serum and eye cream. If hyper pigmentation and discoloration are you concern, I’d look into chemical exfoliators and serums. Or if acne is your concern I would look at spot treatments, masks, and chemical exfoliators.

The Next Step…

DO YOUR RESEARCH!

This is by far the most time-consuming part of the process. We are blessed now days with the internet that contains endless reviews on products, so take advantage of them. One of my favorite places to look for skincare is on Sephora.com simply because they have a great tool in the skincare section to do research. You will take your answers from the questions you answered about your skin and select those words when Sephora asks you. Or if you’re wanting to just use google, type in “cleanser for (fill in the blank with your concern)”. Do that for a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer and you will have a pretty good grip on what products would best suit you.

Tips to Help You:

  1. Feel free to mix and match products from different brands. Each brand has a few products that they specialize in, so picking the best product from three different brands won’t cause any issues.
  2. Try Samples… I do say this with a disclaimer. As a previous employee at Sephora I know nothing is more annoying then someone asking for 6 samples at once. Try to stick to three each time you go in, and don’t become someone who abuses Sephora’s generosity.
  3. Invest more in your moisturizer… In the basic skincare routine a moisturizer is what’s going be on your skin the longest, so it really is worth investing into a good quality one.
  4. Some of my personal favorite Brands – Products
    • Cleansers
      • Boscia
      • Kate Somerville
      • Farmacy
      • Lancome
    • Toners
      • Fresh
      • Kate Somerville (specifically Clarifying treatment toner)
    • Moisturizers
      • Caudalie
      • Belif
      • First Aid Beauty