I am sure that I am not alone when I say that I am constantly on the lookout for beauty products that will fit my lifestyle, be good for my skin and that actually enhance my appearance. Not an easy feat, since there is an ocean of them that claim different miracle solutions.
As a person with very sensitive skin that often has a bad reactions to things I put on my face, I have to be extremely careful and selective of what I buy. And when I find something I like, I feel like it's my responsibility as a woman to spread my knowledge to you, my compadres.
Skin care and makeup are usually two different ball games, but to be winners in my books, they must not be mutually exclusive. I have to feel good about what I apply to my skin and having skincare components to cosmetics is the ultimate holy grail.
It also must be said that, ironically, I'm seeking to look more and more natural as I age, because I always feel a bit ancient when I have too much stuff on my face. I absolutely loathe that caked on look, and truth be told, I just don't have time in the morning for an extensive makeup routine. I don't have the patience to be in my bathroom for more than five minutes to be applying makeup.
In thinking that I am not the only one with all this strict beauty product criteria, I do feel like I need to share my knowledge when I find some gems, and this is precisely what this blog post is about. I recently discovered a brand that is out of LA called Geri G and it has kind of changed my whole beauty routine, the reason being that the line is pretty much skincare and makeup all in one.
Basically you can feel good about what you're putting on your face, it saves time in the morning, and Geri created the line to enhance natural beauty, as every product feels incredibly natural on the skin.
I was lucky to get my hands on 4 of the products from the line, which I've integrated seamlessly into my routine and quite honestly become slightly obsessed with. Here's a breakdown of what you see in the photos:
This is basically a moisturizer and primer all in one, as it preps your skin for what comes next. It has an amazing texture, goes on completely smooth and smells absolutely divine. Leaves my face smooth, soft and glowing and allows foundation to take perfectly to my face.
The most lightweight and non-oily foundation I've ever used. It provides the perfect coverage without feeling cakey. The kicker? It's incredibly long-lasting.
This is not the Mascara you use to have night-out disco lashes, but rather the lash lengthening formula you want to use on the daily to look like yourself.
Lip Gloss Crème
Literally the most perfect shade of nude peach ever. Not only is the color perfect, but it's also super hydrating, which is highly unusual in a gloss.
I also made a little video to demonstrate exactly what I'm talking about. How to be out the door in 5 minutes. It's not a joke.