Fashion Over Reason: The Five Minute Face With Geri G.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Five Minute Face With Geri G.

Geri G. Beauty and Skincare, Transceutical Canvas, Innocent Foundation, Plush Mascara, Lip Gloss Crème

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.

Geri G. Beauty and Skincare, Transceutical Canvas, Innocent Foundation, Plush Mascara, Lip Gloss Crème

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.

Geri G. Plush Mascara

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:

Transceutical Canvas

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.

Innocent Foundation

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.

Plush Mascara

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.


Samantha Mariko said...

I really enjoyed this how to video! this is my first time hearing about these products, and they look very high quality. you have flawless skin, by the way!!

ALLIE NYC said...

Yes you are right they are great products, I like the mascara with out the canvas first as the canvas being applied first made it run. But is so nice and creamy.


Anonymous said...

Did you hear it true that 85% of what your face looks like is based on your diet. I feel that unless I eat everything perfectly all of the time I will never attain clear skin.. :-( What are your thoughts on that?

I'm blogging about similar things, check it out and let me know what you think:


Unknown said...

Great job on the video!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your testimonial with others who care about using healthy cosmetics for their skin! Let me know fi you want me to send you Cheek/Eye Powder to try??

Geri G.