Somewhere around age 35, I realized that I needed a little extra coverage on my face. I have never been a big fan of a full face of makeup unless I have a big event or a photo shoot – I’m lazy, and like to keep things simple. In my twenties and even early thirties I mostly would just do skincare and then a little bit of bronzer… and MAYBE a bit of concealer if I had something I wanted to cover up.
But as I’ve gotten older, my skin needs a little help. Just a little bit… nothing too crazy or time consuming! I’m always trying out new things but here are two that I really love for what I call my everyday skin. Not working from home and not seeing anyone (I do this a lot and don’t wear any makeup!) but not a big night out!
It’s just two products, three if you count a BeautyBlender!
The first product is Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow Primer.
If you listen to the podcast, you know that Becca and I are both BIG fans of this product. Our makeup artist friend used it on both of us before the New York live show and we both ordered immediately as it’s one of the prettiest highlighters either of us have ever tried. It’s amazing as a primer under makeup or tinted moisturizer but I also like patting a little bit on the tops of my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose OVER makeup. It looks really natural; like you just happen to be really glowy and radiant.
I put this on after skincare. Depending on my mood I’ll put it on my whole face or just areas I want to highlight (cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow).
After that I will apply Beautycounter’s Dew Skin.
I LOVE this tinted moisturizer. I had always been a big fan of Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer (still love that even more but it’s one of the products I replaced in my effort to use more clean products. I’m about 80/20 clean vs. dirty and NO the Charlotte Tilbury is not clean but I love it. You have to pick your battles, and I’ve found Dew Skin to be the closest clean swap I’ve tried.) It’s the perfect no-makeup makeup, and I LOVE that it’s also got SPF 20.
That’s it! Then it’s the usual stuff; a little bronzer, a little blush, mascara and brows and I’m out the door. But these two products make such a huge difference in terms of achieving glowy, radiant skin. (And let’s be honest… looking awake, haha).
photography by Carter Fish.