Wake Up & Makeup

Hi my loves!

Sorry my posts have been far and few between.  I've been extra busy at work and traveling every weekend, so it's been tough.  All part of being a #girlboss right?  I noticed that there was a lot of interest in my makeup look on a recent instagram post, so I thought I'd share a quick tutorial with you of what I did.

My skin is looking extra glowy lately because I amped up my routine.  I've been cleansing with my Clarisonic.  Then at night, I apply Drunk Elephant's All TLC Frambois Glycolic Acid Serum.  I let that dry, then I use Clinique's Super Rescue Night Moisture Cream on top.  During the day,  I apply Drunk Elephant's C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum.  I let it set, then apply a moisturizer with sunscreen like Kate Somerville's Daily Deflector.

I think this routine really works for me because the Clarisonic gives me a deep clean.  The glycolic acid serum exfoliates my skin, getting rid of dead skin cells and over time getting rid of fine lines.  The vitamin c serum brightens and evens out my skin tone.  I swear you'll see the difference immediately.  I  am really loving Drunk Elephant's products, as they are eco-friendly, natural, fragrance free, packaged to maximize antioxidant shelf life, and they really really work.  Seriously not sponsored, I'm just obsessed and can't wait to try more.  Ask for a sample at Sephora and see for yourself! 

I've been keeping my makeup pretty simple lately-focusing on good skin and good lip colors. In the photo I'm wearing Tarte's new lip paint in "tbt" with the matching lip liner.  I have super dry lips so lip paints normally don't work on me, but since this contains maracuja oil, it is pretty hydrating and i was able to wear it for about 6 hours comfortably.  

I've also been wearing Bite Beauty's new Amuse Bouche lipstick line.  the colors are really pigmented and go on completely opaque with one swipe.  They're also super hydrating, but also wear pretty well for being so moisturizing.  I would say that I can wear it for 4 hours (eating included) without having to touch up.  I love the citrus scent! 

Remember, for the perfect lipstick application, let your lips first soak up some Aquaphor, then scrub them with a warm damp towel to get rid of any flakes, and follow with a matte lip balm or lipstick primer like Mac's prep and prime lip.  Line your lips, being sure to fill in a bit with the liner, then apply the color on top. This will ensure a full pout that lasts! 

Let me know what colors you try and what makeup tricks you want me to write about! 

stay gold,