Over the summer, I’ve been putting up a question box on Instagram most Sundays and then answering the questions that come in over the following week.
One question that has come up more than once is about my everyday makeup and skin care routine.
I am NOT a beauty junkie by any stretch of the imagination, but I DO wear makeup every single day.
Also, for the record, I have pretty easy skin. I don’t break out super easily or deal with a lot of skin issues (and I never have).
Anyway, with those disclaimers, here are the makeup and skincare products I use on a daily basis.
My Everyday Makeup and Skin Care Routine
I wash my face morning and evening with Dime Beauty’s THE WORKS Line. (By the way, I am militant about washing my face. I haven’t slept with my makeup on in probably two decades. The idea of not washing it off before going to bed makes my skin crawl. It would literally feel as awful to me as getting into bed with shoes on).
I use one of these makeup removing washcloths to get all my makeup off.
I also put on a little Babe Lash serum on my eyelashes every other night (use the code JANSSEN for 20% off).
Before I put on my makeup in the morning, I use this facial sunscreen which acts as a terrific primer.
When it comes to actual makeup, here’s what I use:
I have used Shine Cosmetic’s BB Cream for the last year and it’s really phenomenal. It goes on super smoothly (I use this brush) and hits that perfect combination of making your skin look amazing without looking or feeling like you’re wearing a bunch of foundation. I use the color Awaken. You can use code JANSSEN10 for 10% off.
I use this Babe Lash brow filler to brush out my eyebrows (I have very thick, dark eyebrows so it’s really handy that I happen to live in an era where dark, thick eyebrows are a thing – I get the occasional message on Instagram telling me that my eyebrows look ridiculous and that the color doesn’t match my hair or coloring AT all. Sorry guys, this is their natural color – I’m sorry it offends you). I use Dark Brown and my discount code is JANSSEN.
I did not understand eye shadow AT all until Flekk Cosmetics. The palette comes with a little illustration on the inside of the cover that shows you exactly where each shadow is supposed to go on your eye and then has a coordinating brush set with the brushes numbered so you know which brush to use for which shadow on which part of your eye. Basically designed for people like me who have ZERO idea what they’re even doing. I use Flawless most days but also love Flirty when I want a little more pop and color. I use the dark brown from the Flawless palette as an eyeliner on both my top and bottom lids. Use the code JANSSEN for 20% off
I’ve never found a mascara I just LOVE – I’d say my favorite currently is one from Red Aspen.
Like eye shadow, I didn’t understand a THING about blush or highlighter AT all until Flekk Cosmetics. Now I use the Quinnlyn Quikk Contour palette and it’s seriously the perfect finishing touch. Use the code JANSSEN for 20% off
Also, because our house is 70 years old and doesn’t have an en-suite bathroom, I get ready in our bedroom, so I keep all my makeup in one of the smaller top drawers of our dresser. I have these organizers and I use these adhesive dots to keep them from moving around.
Any questions or things I missed? Happy to answer!
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Photos by Heather Mildenstein