Simplicity is my summer mantra and it’s finding it’s way into all the nooks and crannies of my life, including my bathroom drawer. Between samples, promos, and my own purchases, the drawers in our bathroom vanity are easily overrun with beautifully packaged products and makeup in a myriad of hues. A few weeks ago I noticed my skin looking congested and breaking out and decided to get back to the basics of my favorite tried and true products. You know what? My skin has been clear ever since. I thought I would share the products that make there way onto my face EVERY day and I would love to know yours!
These work wonders when I haven’t gotten a full 8 hours of sleep. Even if I have slept well, they always make my under eyes feel brighter after 10 minutes.
If I could only choose one favorite product? It would be this one! It works instantly on contact to slough off dead skin cells without any burning or irritation.
I stumbled upon this while looking for a hyaluronic acid serum. It’s a toning spray that I put on in the morning and evening after washing my face. It’s an ultra-hydrating boost that I layer underneath whatever I’m about to do next. Also, you know how sometimes when you put on foundation you’re skin feels super dry? I’ll give my face a quick spray if that happens and it helps the foundation to look smooth and natural.
I spent the better part of 2018 looking for an every day moisturizer that I loved before landing on this one. It’s ultra-moisturizing but not greasy, has a pleasant but subtle smell, and absorbs really easily.
A makeup artist on set turned me onto this product years ago and I haven’t gone without it since. My eyebrows are so blonde and I find that this makes such a big difference. I would choose it over mascara! (Speaking of mascara, I should have added a sixth item because this Thrive Causemetics mascara goes on just about every day, too and I love it! It doesn’t smear but also doesn’t require makeup remover to get off.)
(PS. My skirt is Faithfull the Brand, for those that I know will ask!)
Photography by Katie Jameson