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Morning Beauty Regime.

24 September 2015 4 comments

Skincare/makeup routines are one of my favourite posts to read. For all you us nosy parkers out there, it's beyond tempting to delve into someone else's beauty cabinet and find out what we're all wearing on our faces. Today, I add my current routine to that collection, enjoy!

It's still summer in my mind and I'm busy and/or lazy (they're not always mutually exclusive...) so I like to keep things pared down, glowy and natural looking. My morning skincare routine consists of a quick cleanse, protective serum and SPF. 

I'm not one who's enthusiastic enough to wash my face with water in the mornings so a swipe of Bioderma Hydrabio and I call it a day. If I'm feeling adventurous, I'll balance my skin with a toner (I'm currently loving Serozinc, especially as you can just spray it on), and maybe tidy up my flaky nail polish (!), but more often than not just skip straight to the serum. I'm loving Clinique's Smart Custom Repair serum at the moment, it's one of the best I've tried. Otherwise, I like to chop and change; the Jeffrey James serums are fantastic and full of antioxidants for the day ahead and I very much like the Skin79 Whitening serum too. 

SPF, SPF, SPF. I like to go as high as possible but a minimum of 25-30 keeps me happy. Soap & Glory's translucent BB is a nice, light SPF and feels weightless. RMK do another fab one with SPF 43 (odd, granted but they've rounded it off to 50 now) which I also love. Lately, I've been finishing off with Stila's gel highlighter on my cheeks and surrounding area; it's a primer and glow-ifier in one.

There are many light, undetectable bases around these days which fills me with no end of delight. On any given day, I choose an arbitrary tube from my collection and smooth over the skin for a little coverage but nothing high maintenance. (I'm loving the Ginvera BB, Estee Lauder's EE, Clarins Instant Light and Complexion Rescue at the moment!) These often also include higher SPF's and whilst there's no cumulative effect with sunscreens, it doesn't hurt! I still stand by my MAC Studiofix to conceal any blemishes. 

The rest of my makeup is ungodly simple. Stila's Liquid Luminizer is a subtle blush and highlight in one so I pop that onto my cheeks for a rosy glow. For my eyes, their Smudge Crayons are my one stop shop. A cream stick that sets to a stay-all-day finish, I adore the champagne Kitten shade and blend that onto my lids, before doing the usual mascara routine that I'm sure you're sick of hearing about!

And that's about it.. I carry a lipbalm in my handbag (I love the tubes by Les Couvent Des Minimes atm) so that will make it's way onto my lips. My routine is definitely short and sweet but I think it's down to whittling away the unnessacrys and investing in/relying on Good. Products.

Hope you enjoyed! 

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