For my 2017 skincare routine I’ve started skipping using water on my face in the morning. I find it makes my skin too dry. Instead I use the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic on a flat cotton round. Afterwards I’ll use 100% Organic Rosehip Oil, pressed into my skin. I’ll use my Etude House Moistfull Collagen Eye Cream followed by Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser on my face. After this has all sunk in I have started using SPF 50 everyday to combat ageing caused by the sun. I like the Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk because the texture is so light.
At night I’ll remove my makeup initially with Simple Kind To Skin Facial Cleansing Wipes which I cut in half as not to waste too many. Then I will cleanse using the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and a muslin cloth. Sometimes I’ll use a mask, my favourites are the Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask and the Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask which I only use targeted on blemishes as all over can dry out my skin. After I’ll apply the same routine as in the morning, oil, eye cream and moisturiser. I have been using the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm for over two years now and really like it.This year for makeup I’ve experimented with lots of different products but these are the ones that have been the best. I’ll start by swiping the Maybelline Master Strobing Stick in Iridescent on the high points of my face. I blend this in using a damp Beauty Blender. Next I apply Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in either 51 or 52 depending on the time of year. This is the only foundation I’ve found that won’t stick to dry patches. Coverage can be built to medium. I use a stippling brush. I really like the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, but the pot is annoying. I’ll apply using my fingers, pressing it in. I use the shade Light 2 Vanilla. I then set it by lightly baking it with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder with the Beauty Blender. I am still trying to find the perfect bronzer but this year I like the Hourglass Ambient Light Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light. My eyebrows don’t need much so I just brush them up with L’Oreal Cosmetics Brow Artiste Plumper in Dark Medium/Dark. I’ll sometimes use eyeshadow and eyeliner with a primer but none of these products have really stood out to me. I always curl my lashes and I’ve started using the Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Waterproof Mascara, which is a pain to get off but barely smudges. My favourite lip liner is Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner in Soft Rose. I often change my lip colour but my two favourites are the Nyx Cosmetics Soft Matte Gloss Lip Cream in Stockholm, a peachy nude and Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lip in Nude-Ist, a dark dusky pink. For blush I like Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in Grapefruit Jelly.