Between beauty school, watching Youtube tutorials, and over 15 years of experience wearing and experimenting with makeup and skincare, I feel like I have a good grasp on it. But there is always room for learning more, and I learned so much when Andreea was doing my makeup a few weeks ago. (You can watch the video here!)
My latest skincare routine, in the morning, has involved Ole Henriksen Truth Serum and fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex. I apply the Vitamin C serum first and let that sink into my skin. It does wonders for hydration and I swear it makes my skin look a few years younger, and then I apply a decent amount of my long time favorite face cream on top of the serum and let that sink in for at least 20 minutes before applying any makeup.
I was using the Bare Minerals Prime Time but after buying a full-size container, I discovered that it separates quite easily and feels greasier than it felt in the smaller trial-size container. I certainly could have gotten a bad batch, but ever since this happened I’ve avoided using it.
So I’ve been primer-less for a few weeks! I can definitely live without using primer, but I do believe it helps my makeup look more flawless. I was thrilled to have a new one tested on my face when Andreea was applying my makeup, and it was SO GOOD that I bought it the next day.
She used Bobbi Brown’s Vitamin Enriched Face Base Moisturizer, and I can best describe it as an ultra-hydrating moisturizer that feels like a silky primer on the skin. I love the way it smells, it’s like lemons and cucumbers, and it felt amazing on my skin. She was essentially giving me a facial massage while applying it so that made it feel ultra luxurious, but I’ve been so pleased with how my skin looks and feels, as well as how my makeup applies and lasts with it.
I have dry skin, with constant flakes around my nose, so using these 3 products (in the order they are shown in the photo) has helped seriously combat the dryness. Once the humidity levels kick up here in the summer, I may skip the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, and see how just using the serum and the face base work together, but for now I’m happily using all three!