Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Skin Routine Update and Secrets 3.9.10

I have been getting quite a few emails regarding my skin routine and makeup on an everyday basis. It has changed a little bit but not much since I now know it which makeup and skin products were wreaking havoc on my skin.

I will first start with my skincare morning, makeup and then night.

I know some of you will gasp but I only was my face once a day, and that is at night. When I wake up I splash cold water on my face and use Cetaphil Moisturizer and thats it. I have very dry skin so washing two times a day dries my skin out. Next comes the make up!

Foundation (Only one of the below, depending on the day):
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (NOT the Oil Free one)
  • Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer- In the warmer months usually with a slight tan.
  • Chanel VitaLumiere- For night time, fancier occasions or a bad skin day when I want coverage. NOTE: this is for drier skin types. People will Oily Skin will HATE this.
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium or Medium Plus when I don't need or want makeup on.
  • Make Up Forever Concealer
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer

That's it for makeup on the skin. Next, Removal, Cleansing, Exfoliating and Moisturizing.

To take off my makeup, I use a makeup removing wipe( Neutrogena, I personally hate the MAC ones. I think they are greasy and gross) and I use Vaseline or Lancome Bi-Facil on my eye makeup. Vaseline is a skin secret I learned from a woman in her 50's with the best skin I have ever seen. It is my sisters friends mother and she said she never uses anything drying around her eyes, only Vaseline to remove makeup. It works like a dream. It will break down ANY makeup.

To cleanse I use Bliss Clog Dissolving Milk, I love this, gentle, effective and smells amazing. I use Cetaphil Cleanser when I am not wearing a lot of makeup, sometimes I feel that this can not break everything down if I am wearing a heavier foundation like Chanel.

To exfoliate I love Lush Ocean Salt. This is something I have bought over and over, this is an exfoliator that is a bit harsher. I personally love harsh exfoliators but again that will depend on your personal preference and skin type. This scrub makes my skin baby soft and smooth.

Lastly, I put on Cetaphil moisturizer again let it soak in. When I get into bed I use Dr. Haschuka's Rose Cream as a night time cream and Lancome's eye cream. I use Terry's Baume De Rose on my lips- LOVE this! very expensive but SO worth it!

For me, this is the perfect routine, I have been using this for over 2 months with zero breakouts or any problems. I do not see myself changing in the future.

I would love to hear about all of your routines! Please share!



  1. Lancome Bi-Facil is the best! Except when I spill the whole bottle...nightmare xx

  2. ALice! That is such an annoyance. I haven't done that yet. Thank goodness!

  3. Recently started using Laura Mercier Cleansing Oil and LM Perfecting Water toner with a Liz Earle face cream.
    Nars Sheer Glow made me skin break out like crazy so I scrapped my old skin routine and started using the above one to try and clear up my skin.. so far so good!

  4. Lydia, I disliked Nars Sheer glow as well.

  5. What's the difference between the 2 laura merciers moisturizer? I use the regular one as well.