Wearing makeup when it’s 30 + degrees outside is absolutely horrible, as I think most girls will agree. Especially when you’re wearing foundation: it just melts off your face and clogs your pores, resulting in breakouts and a feeling disgusting. That’s why I’ve been doing something I never would have even thought of doing a couple of months ago; I haven’t been wearing foundations. I know. Shock horror.
My skin has actually been looking quite nice and clear lately, so I’ve been a little bit lazy with my makeup which resulted really, really, really, really minimal makeup. Really.
So in order to look a little bit more human the next morning I’ve been using the Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning facial self-tanner. Now I’m not usually one for fake tanning (I’ve never even tried a self tanner before, only those gradual ones), but soaking up the sun and getting some vitamin D has resulted in a nice sunkissed glow on my body. My face, however, is as pale as ever because I’ve been applying SPF constantly, so it needs a little bit of a glow in order to make me look more alive. I really do find that my skin looks a lot healthier the day afte rand needs a lot less concealing. Just put a little bit on a cotton wool pat and wipe it over your face after you’ve completed your skincare routine, and done. A full review is in the works.
After waking up looking like a bronze goddess (just kidding, just kidding) and cleansing and toning my skin to make me feel a little bit more awake, I’ve been applying the Origins Ginzing moisturiser. Now everyone seems to be loving this and it surely didn’t disappoint. It makes my skin look even and radiant and gives just the right amount of moisture my skin needs. My skin doesn’t get oily throughout the day but also doesn’t feel dry after application, and the scent is just absolutely delicious and makes me want to eat it. A winner, yes.
So the next step in this little routine is a little bit of cheating, because on days where I do feel a little bit insecure about my skin and want to cover up some things, I use the Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser. This is some amazing stuff and I would happily use this every day, for the rest of my life. Check my full review out here.
Now I like to define my eyebrows a little bit when I’m not wearing that much makeup, just because they kind of frame my face and I don’t really feel like ‘me’ when I don’t have my eyebrows on (this just sounded like I don’t have any eyebrows- trust me, I do). For this, I use my beloved Catrice Brow Definer in Date With Ash-ton, and this is just the perfect eyebrow shade for me. It also has a little spoolie which really comes in handy as you can quickly brush and tame your brows, and after doing this I feel like I look so much more human.
For eyes, I’ve only been using my beloved L’Oréal Telescopic mascara. I originally wanted to buy the waterproof version but I couldn’t find it literally anywhere, so I settled with the normal one which I think is just as good. I do believe that they’re discontinuing this however, which is such a shame as it’s probably my favourite mascara EVER- it gives perfect length and definition and you can make it either look really natural or really voluminous-, sop lease feel free tos end any other mascara recommendations my way. You’re welcome.
So last but certainly not least I’ve been applying a slick of lipbalm. Now I’ve ran out of my favourite lipbalm ever, the ever-so-hyped-up Nuxe Rêve de Miel, but I found this Cocoa Butter Natural Lipbalm in one of those natural/organic shops in town. I don’t know what brand this is, but it smells and tastes amazing- like a combination of coconut (well obiously) and chocolate. At first I wasn’t really that sure about the scent and taste of this, but it has sure grown on me and know I really, really like it. It moisturises my lips SO well and makes them look plump and hydrated. It’s not matte like the Nuxe one is, but I do like the glossy finish it gives because it adds a little bit extra to your non-makeup makeup look.