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{beauty} My "Beauty Routine"



  Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,, 
Yesterday Leandra, aka The Man Repeller, did a post on why she does not wear makeup because a lot of people call her out on that fact and some even have the nerve to call her 'ugly.' This got me thinking - what is the fascination with makeup and if people wear it or not? Some days I wear makeup, some days I don't. Does that make me ugly when I don't wear it? Certainly not! (at least I hope) So today, I thought I would share my beauty routine, or lack of depending on your views.

At one point in my life, a few years ago, I actually used foundation every day even though I hated it. Then I thought to myself, why am I putting this junk all over my face if I don't want to? To be fair, it was Chanel, so not exactly junk, but you know what I mean.

My list of makeup and beauty products (that I actually use) is small, and because of that I splurge and buy Chanel most of the time. I do have a drawer full of things I've acquired over the years but barely use any of it. The photos below show the products I use on a daily basis. Click on the product in the image to shop or use the text links below.

Morning: When I wake up I use L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum and L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream followed by my makeup. I start with Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush (Rose Ecrin) on my cheeks followed by Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow (Spices), and CoverGirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara. I finish up with Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick. I love this lipstick because it's pretty much like colored chapstick, I have a few shades: Fiction, Espirit, Deauville, Elise, Bel-Ami and Bonheur. When Summer comes I may add bronzer back into the mix depending on my mood. [the blush and eyeshadow are my backups since my current ones are almost empty]


Night: I remove my makeup with Caudalie Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water (with Shiseido Cotton pads) and follow that with L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum and L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream just like in the morning. Nice, simple, effective!



And there you have it, my 5 minute beauty routine, I rarely deviate from this but sometimes I do try something a bit different with my makeup like a different eyeshadow (pretty much the only change).

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14 comments:

  1. I love seeing other peoples beauty routines and you can never go wrong with Chanel - thanks for sharing!

    Abby
    www.champagneplans.com

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  2. I also love getting a peek into what other people do makeup wise...and I'm jealous of all your Chanel!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  3. I used to never wear make up, but then I spent a semester photographing a woman who was obsessed with makeup. It was a crazy extreme and sometimes I thought her make up was a little ridiculous, but then there are people in this world who think sequins are ridiculous, so to each their own, right?

    But at the end of it I was feeling more receptive to the idea of makeup and eventually fell into my routine. Like you I tried wearing things I thought I was supposed to wear but did not like. Foundation gets all over my clothes! I have a habit of rubbing my eyes and I'd always mess up my mascara/shadows!

    So now I have my simple routine of sunscreen, powder, blush, eyeliner, lipgloss, and a little shimmer. I like it. I feel pretty when I leave the house and that is all that matters.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  4. I've heard really great things about Chanel blush!

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  5. I always love hearing about other bloggers' beauty routines so I enjoyed this post : ) Can't believe it only takes you 5 minutes to get ready. (I WISH!)

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  6. I always love seeing what makeup/skin care goods others use. Have you ever tried Indie Lee? It's my all-time favorite skin care line. Natural and totally amazing. :)

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  7. Most of the time i actually think people not wearing make-up are the prettiest ones. Although i'm ALWAYS wearing make-up myself, i love people looking really natural. And i certainly don't understand why people are considering it to be ugly?

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  8. Mine is pretty basic too. The only Chanel in mine is the face powder and the mascara. The rest is Stila or Smashbox.
    I hate wearing foundation specially since i live in a hot and humid country… it does not favour these climates!

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  9. I read her post and I cannot believe that guy called her ugly!! Just because you don't wear makeup doesn't make you ugly, natural beauty is the best way to go. I don't always wear makeup, but when I do I keep it to a minimal, blush, lipstick and mascara. Great post, thank you for sharing this.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  10. I remember there was a study that found the optimal amount of makeup was actually oly 40% of what girls wear daily. Even though I'm aware of this fact, I still like to go all-out (full foundation, eyeshadow, blush) some days because I consider makeup an outlet of creative expression, just like fashion. I do it for my own satisfaction!

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

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  11. I've been wanting to do a post like this one for a while. One with the everyday makeup and another one with the cleansing routine.
    I do wear makeup everyday, weekends lighter than week days. I can leave the house without make up but never without mascara (i just feel like I look sleepy without it!).

    xXx
    Blog: http://unspeakablethoughtsunspoken.blogspot.com
    Shop: http://unspeakablethoughtsunspoken.tictail.com

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  12. I am also a big fan of Chanel beauty products, one of the few brands I think are worth the splurge.

    http://myfifthavenue.blogspot.com/

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  13. You definitely should only wear what you want to :) Does the L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector actually diminish lines?

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