Happy New Year! My daughter, Alexandra did my make-up when we were together for the holidays and my sister and husband each commented: “Wow, you look great!” 🙂 It might have been a good night’s sleep…OR…Here are eight beauty products that are worth the splurge. Followed by some less expensive ones…and my general over-50 make-up routine.
Alexandra used a facial serum first (which I will tell you about–she gave it to me for Christmas). Hydration is really key…I know you know that!
Beauty Products Worth The Splurge
I. Summer Fridays has the new brightening serum with vitamin C that you apply first to clean skin. 2. This tinted cream has a 35 SPF 3. Renergie day and night creams, expensive, but this is a better cost combo deal (pat the day cream on your face over the serum). 4. Cleans better than a regular toothbrush so worth it. 5. Alexandra used this sponge, too…costs a little more but it gives your make-up a smooth finish. 6. These Sake Bomb products make my hair feel healthier than the cheap shampoo/conditioner that I sometimes use. 7. Smooths fly away hair. 8. Expensive eyebrow pencil, but I love how easy it is to use and says on all day. Sometimes I fill in with a drugstore brand to make this pencil last longer.
We made killer margaritas with my sister’s fresh Mexican limes from her “orchard.”
Value Beauty Products
- This powder is the Sephora brand and only $20. 2. I use this as blush and bronzer and it’s on the budget-friendly side as it lasts a long time! 3. This body exfoliating lotion was a Christmas present and a great value. 4. The petite lotion size is less expensive and a treat to keep in my purse. 5. Another Sephora brand micro eyeliner that I like. 6. This is my daily moisturizer with sunscreen. 7. This volumizing hairbrush/dryer is a good price. 8. Gold Bond recommended by my dermatologist..nice after a shower. It takes a while to “sink in” but feels great on dryer areas like your feet, knees, and elbows.
My Daily Makeup Routine
These are the make-up products that I use every day (numbers 1 through 8). I use 9 and 10 (eye shadow and liner if it’s more special). The key for me is speed 🙂
- Tinted moisturizer 2. Concealer 3. Blending Sponge 4. A matte lip stain that doesn’t go into lip cracks. 5. Great eyebrow pencil 6. Blush 7. Love this mascara. I buy the travel size. 8. Powder/foundation 9. Eye shadow that I apply and just blend with my finger. 10. Thin eyeliner that looks more natural.
A Smile Can Wake Up Your Face!
Oh, and I use Crest teeth whitening strips about every six weeks. Those green reading glasses are just from the drug store.
My sister, Teresa took this photo below in her pretty back yard in San Diego.
Really Comfortable Outfit
Cashmere J. Crew turtleneck (Christmas present from Howard–comes in lots of colors) • Velvet pull-on pants • Birdies loafers • The necklace was an impulse purchase with Cindy at a pop-up store in High Point.
Do you have any beauty products that are worth the splurge?
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I wish you a beautiful, happy and healthy 2020! With lots of smiles!