Ready Regimen: Shelby
My skincare and beauty routine is ever-changing. Despite my slightly sensitive skin, I love testing new products and am constantly scouring the web for products with the best reviews. Over the past few months, I've discovered a few skin-changing products that have worked wonders.
My morning routine starts with Glossier Milky Jelly on dry skin. Next, I gently pat SK-II Facial Treatment Essence using my fingertips all over my face and neck. I rub any excess product into my hands.
Then I apply Drunk Elephant Firma C. It gives a healthy glow, even under makeup and has improved my overall skin texture. I try to let this soak into my skin for about 5 minutes before applying Rodin Lavender Facial Oil. This oil is unbelievably luxurious. It quickly melts into the skin and the smell is subtly sweet, smells like lavender and reminds me of chamomile. Technically, it's a combination of rosehip, neroli and evening primrose.
Then I use La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat. I focus on under-eye and areas of my cheeks with acne scars. I've recently been trying to use SPF daily. I know, I should have been doing this forever.
Now, for daytime makeup. First up, I'll use primer to set a good canvas for the products I'll use. I'm still not sold on a particular kind yet though. After that, I'll apply Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (Shade 3.5) with a damp beauty blender. I've recently switched to this foundation and now I understand the hype. It's the perfect amount of coverage, lasts all day, has an extremely natural finish, and works well with other products.
Next, I'll use a tiny bit of Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer under my eyes and on either side of my nose and blend with a beauty blender. After concealing, I use Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint in Watermelon on my cheeks and lips. I also use a beauty blender for this product on my cheeks. I'm usually not into pink tones but this color is perfect and gives your skin a healthy wash of color. I immediately look more alive.
For highlighter, I use Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. I love it because it glides over foundation with ease and it's very pigmented. Afterwards, I dust makeup for ever loose setting powder under my eyes and in my T-zone.
For eyes, I brush shade #2 from Charlotte Tilbury's Sophisticate Eyeshadow Palette with Nars Blending Eyeshadow brush #42 across my lids. It's the perfect natural color for me. Then I will occasionally flatline using bare minerals Lash Domination Liquid Liner. I use my finger to blend out so it looks more natural.
I always use the Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler before applying a coat of Gucci Iconic Black Infinite Length Mascara on my upper lashes. It really is one of the few mascaras that I've tried that doesn't clump or smear.
Finally, I set everything with Tatcha Luminous Dewy Mist. This mist moisturizer has red algae, hyaluronic acid, and over 20% botanical oils and humectants to hydrate your skin. It can be used with or without makeup.
At night, I use Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar. It's got marula oil, blueberry extract, and honey, and is very gentle on skin while removing waterproof eye makeup surprisingly well. Twice a week I use Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial after cleansing. This product is unreal! It makes your face feel ridiculously soft, shrinks pores, and brightens. I would use it more often if I could. I always follow with Rodin Lavender Facial Oil or Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil.
If I'm breaking out, I make sure to use Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack once a week. The white clay and leafy greens help to draw out impurities from the skin while aloe and avocado oil nourish. For spots, I apply a small amount of UMA Oils Deeply Clarifying Spot Treatment to the problem area. I have very stubborn pimples and this oil works better than any topical prescription I've used.
Overall, I've found that oils have been extremely helpful with my complexion, in addition to chemically exfoliating regularly. Of course, I play with other products but I find that these are my go-tos.