Fashion Over Reason: A Few of my Favorite Things: Face Edition

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Few of my Favorite Things: Face Edition

It's been a while since I've done a beauty post but I've updated some of my products and since it's always a topic that is fun to discuss among us girls, I thought I'd share some of the things I'm currently using and loving in both the skin care and cosmetics departments.

Hope you enjoy and also dying to know what kind of things you guys use!

Beauty favorites: Skeen Eye Perfect Powder, Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell cleanser, Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser, Crest White Stips 3D Advanced Vivid, Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque, Replenix Antioxidant Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 50, Glossier rose water Soothing Face Mist, J'adore Dior beautifying body milk, Clarins Eye Contour Balm, Stephanie Sterjovski Heart Of Gold print

Skincare for me is really tricky because my skin is so incredibly sensitive that I have to be extremely careful with what I use. One of my biggest problems in all of my existence (I hate to be dramatic, but that's the spectrum of it) is the dark circles under my eyes. They're hereditary - my mom has them too - and no matter how much sleep I get or how much water I drink, they just don't go away. I've tried a lot of different things (including keeping spoons in my fridge to de-puff my eyes in the morning) and some products work better than others, but one I've become particular fond of due to real results is from a French brand called Skeen that I discovered last summer while in Paris. They have this loose powder that is essentially concentrated vitamin c that you apply under your eyes. It's kind of brilliant.

The Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell cleanser has made my skin pretty clear since I've been using it and I've been really loving the Liz Earle moisturizer as well. It's creamy and thick without being greasy and it absorbs very quickly. I got some of Glossier products back in the winter and I have to say, I've really been enjoying them (I'll probably dedicate a full post to them soon), and the rose water spray is super soothing for my skin after cleansing. I've been using rose water since last summer and I can't recommend it enough.

I do the Dermalogica Refining Masque a few times a week in the morning and on the days I do, I always have more of a glow, honest. For around my eyes, I've been using the Clarins eye balm, it's not gummy thick, which I prefer - I don't like how some eye creams feel like you're applying salve. I hear that it's not good when they're too thick either because you want your eye cream to fully absorb in your skin so that it won't leak into your eyes through the night.

The Crest White Strips are a once a week or every two weeks affair, which I do for 30 minutes at a time to ensure my smile stays nice and bright. I think teeth are so important so I make sure I take care of mine (fun fact: I floss every single night, even on very late ones, if you know what I mean). Of course, SPF is crucial to skin care and I try to always have it on when it's sunny outside. My favorite is the Replenix sunscreen, it's smooth, goes on clean and is not at all greasy.

Lastly, I go through phases with fragrances but through the years, my signature scent has been Dior J'adore and I like to put on the body milk instead of spritzing the perfume. It has a lighter, yet more all-encompassing nature to it, and it really smells divine. And to cap it off, one of my favorite prints by Stephanie Sterjovski: the heart of gold, which to me represents my favorite Neil Young song.

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NARS Radiant creamy concealer, Matte Multiple in Anguilla, Contour blush and makeupbrush, Soft Velvet loose powder, Audacious Lipstick in Greta, Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation, Jean Paul Gaultier LE Mâle cologne, Kjaer Weis highlighter in Radiance, YSL Babydoll Mascara, Deborah Lippmann nail polish

Ok so, I cannot hide the fact that I am a total Nars addict (#narsissist through and through) and these are some of the products I use on my face on a daily basis.

My favorite foundation ever is this Koh Gen Do moisture foundation, it goes on so light and provides the right amount of coverage. I use the Nars concealer for the bags under my eyes (my biggest problem, as mentioned up there) and then to set everything, the loose translucent powder works magic.

A subtle stroke of the Nars contour blush, a smear of Matte Multiple in a soft pink shade called Anguilla on the apples, and when I'm feeling more frisky, I'll add my new favorite highlighter from this amazing brand called Kjaer Weis. To finish everything off, YSL Babydoll is what I swear and live by. There's no better mascara out there, I promise.

For a fresh pop of color this spring, I'm all about a bright fuchsia and my shade of choice is the Greta from the Nars Audacious collection. The Jean Paul Gaultier Le Mâle cologne is one of my favorite fragrances to wear, especially if I'm dressed up real fancy for nighttime. It brings balance to an overly feminine outfit and ads a bit of an edge. I love wearing men's cologne. I also sometimes steal some of my husband's Comme des Garçons Wonderwood too. When it comes to nails, I've been either into deep plums or as of late, metallic shades and I've also fallen in love with the Deborah Lippmann line of polishes.

Now your turn, tell me what you use and the products that you think I should try.

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Photos by Ian Rusiana

1 comment:

Lux G. said...

I could swear by these products. Really good ones.