Monday, February 15, 2010
My current skin and makeup routine
Before I get all excited about trying new products, I thought I should share with you what I'm wearing at the moment. Gives you an idea where I'll be starting from!
My skin - 80% oily, just my outer cheeks are normal. Can get very dehydrated. Large pores, and quite a lot of redness. Concerned about first signs of ageing (I'm 27) and making my makeup last all day.
Cleanser - Garnier Anti-Detox foaming gel. Which is now discontinued. Which is always my luck! Look out for cleanser testing in the future! At night I use alcohol-free baby wipes. Just like facial wipes, but cheaper :)
Toner - Witchhazel. It works nicely in summer to keep some balance in my skin, and gently exfoliate.
Moisturiser - During the day I use Garnier Nutritionist with SPF15. At night I don't have a solid routine, I tried to use Nivea but it was too rich for my skin. So it tends to be my rosehip oil with whatever moisturiser I have on hand that doesn't have SPF. Again, Garnier discontinued my favourite ('Stop' range). If they could 'Stop' doing that, it would be great!!
Foundation - Graftobian (pro makeup artist brand) applied with foundation brush. Colour is a tad dark for my liking, but it is summer after all.
Concealer - Graftobian. Trust me, you don't need another concealer. Just apply with your fingers for a heavier coverage.
Powder - Ben nye Neutral Set. This is me being lazy. It's a translucent powder (and a proper one, not a cheap makeup I-really-have-colour type) and it lightens my foundation just enough to make it look like my correct colour. I have hard skin to match for powders, as they can be too pink or too yellow.
Eyeshadow - an old Elizabeth Arden compact. Has nine colours, depending on how bright I want to be. I have many other eyeshadows, but during the work week this is enough to get me through.
Eyeliner - Prestige pencil liner in Black. Prestige has some great products that last well. Big fan. I spend so much on my kit I tend to buy cheaper makeup for myself.
Mascara - Gorgeous Cosmetics Formula Five in Black. Only because I got it as part of my makeup kit. It's quite good actually, does a great job of lengthening my thin, spidery lashes without clumping.
Cheeks - Cover Girl Trublend in Golden Sunrise. Too dark for anything but contouring my cheeks, but it does a nice job of that. Other than that I usually steer clear of blush, due to the redness in my face.
Lips - Whatever lip balm is in my handbag.
As you can see, I'm far from perfect with my makeup or my routine. But it does give me an idea of what I can focus on first.
I'm dying to try out the new Revlon Photo Ready Foundation, so I think that will be my first experiment. But remember - I'm doing this for you. I will get no pleasure out of it.
Have a great day!!