Last week I woke up on Monday morning with an incredible pain in my neck. I think I pinched a nerve or something.
After about an hour of thinking I wouldn’t be able to lift David or do any of the necessary tasks for the day, I found that the pain subsided a bit and I was able to get through the day. My mother-in-law was “on call” if I needed her, which was so kind of her.
While David was napping, I wanted to throw myself together a little bit since I knew I wasn’t going to shower or style my hair. So I thought, I’ll film a little tutorial showing how I do my “I’m not really doing anything today/minimal makeup”.
Be prepared, I’m fresh out of bed, with bed head nonetheless, in the first clip. My under-eye circles are glaring and my uneven complexion is quite a sight.
Here is a list of products I use, in the order they appear in the video:
fresh Lotus Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex - A favorite face cream. I seriously love this stuff. Hydrating, not greasy or heavy, and smells like cucumbers!
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Peach – Trust me, once you start using this you will never go back.
Sonia Kashuk Core Tools Concealer Brush - A great, basic concealer brush for a great price.
L’Oreal Visible Lift Serum Concealer in Light – Very brightening, not the best coverage but can be layered for more coverage.
Philosophy Hope in a Jar Foundation in #4 – A beautiful light coverage foundation from one of my favorite brands.
Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Face Powder in Nude – A basic powder. Light coverage, stays true to tone (doesn’t orange out like some powders/foundations).
Sigma F30 brush – A large powder brush. Kind of on the fence about the quality of the brushes now that I’ve used them for a few months. One already broke. This one seems fine but I think I may prefer my Sonia Kashuk or Real Techniques brushes to Sigma.
Hourglass Ambient Light Luminous Flush – An absolutely stunning blush that brightens up your face.
Sigma F10 brush – This is the brush that broke. I hot glued it back together. I was told that Sigma would send me a new brush if I sent it in, but “ain’t nobody got time for dat”. SO, while I do think that’s a nice option (and I believe they back up their product), none of my other brushes have ever done that. . . so I may not buy Sigma brushes in the future.
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Stingray – Jet black liner that twists up so no need for sharpening.
CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara in Black – Several coats of this!
Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil in Cool Taupe – A good brow pencil. Nothing particularly to write home about. Lasts all day, comes with a spoolie to smudge out the pencil.
So that’s it. The list looks long when written out, but the entire process takes only a few minutes when I’m not explaining each step. And on any days where I’m just getting things done around the house, or running boring errands, this is my go-to routine.