I'm 21 and still feel like I don't know how to do my makeup. To be honest, I feel like I don't know how to properly do anything beauty related. This most likely comes from laziness. I'm a simple girl when it comes to hair, skincare and makeup. I'm all about the 5 minute look. My hair is bone straight and I can go from the shower to ready in 15 minutes. It's handy, but as I've gotten older I've realized I need to have better "manners" when it comes to my beauty routine.
I use the word manners because just like saying thank you and chewing with your mouth closed, I think those some ideas can be applied to beauty. It's time I start treating my skin with respect and applying my makeup and fixing my hair the proper way.
I turned to my bestie and beauty guru to get the best tips on which products to use. Megan has the best manners when it comes to all things makeup and skincare. She takes her beauty routine seriously and it's definitely noticeable.
Let's start with skin. After reading article after article about skin-care tips or "what I wish I would have told my 20-year old self," everyone talks about how important it is to take care of your skin. I've started to listen a little and added sunscreen, flossing and heavily moisturizing to my everyday routine. I've also been applying vaseline to my dry areas and eyelids before I go to sleep.
Now for Megan's tips and favorite products:
She uses an incredible cleanser and moisturizer as well as a Clarisonic. For a cheaper version, Megan suggests Orgins - Checks and Balances cleanser, Cetaphil - Oil Control moisturizer and Biore`- Acne Clearing Scrub. A good cleanser, scrub and moisturizer are the first steps in skin care. Below are more of her favorite products!
Step 1. Cleanse
Omorovicza Cleansing Foam-worth it
Step 2. Moisturize
Omorovicza Radiance Renewal Serum- revives tired skin
Omorovicza Balancing Moisturiser- for long lasting hydration
J.Berry Beauty Balm- A beauty lined started by Megan's facialist back home. I've tried this product and it rocks, put it on everything.
Kiehl's Creme D`Elegance Repairateur- you can't beat Kiehl's
Now for makeup. I love having Megan do my makeup for special occasions, she makes me feel like I'm sitting at the makeup counter in the mall! She has all the brushes, primers and highlighters to make you look great without looking like you tried too hard.
Step 1. Prime
Too Faced Hangover- for that red puffy "after a night out" skin
Smash Box Photo Phinish- to reduce redness
Step 2. Foundation
Bare Minerals Original powder- for light coverage
Chanel Viltalumiere Aqua- for medium coverage
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation- for full coverage
Step 3. Conceal
Laura Mercier in Secret Camaflage
Step 4. Add some color
Nars Bronzer in Laguna
Nars Blush in Orgasm
Nars Highlighter in Albatross
Urban Decay Naked Palatte- every girl's favorite eyeshadow
Step 5. the finale
Chanel mascara #10
Now that's a long list, so I asked Megan to pick her tip top/can't live without products and she said...
1. Omorovicza Cleansing Foam
2. Nars Blush in Orgasm
3. Bare Minerals Original powder
4. J.Berry Beauty Balm
5. YSL Touche Éclat
6. Chanel mascara #10
Okay so who just wrote down all the beauty buys they need to go make? My hand is raised. To start, I'm thinking a big tub of Kiehls, Laura Mercier's primer and Nars blush and highlighter. Thanks Megan for sharing all of your wonderful makeup manners!