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Monday, February 10, 2014

The Five Product Face of Winter



Winter has sucked everything out of me. It’s true. This arctic blast These arctic blasts are slurping the moisture out of my skin; the flu season is defeating my immune system (and juicing isn’t fixing this one); the onset of deadlines and rehearsals galore means I’ve been rolling over a few too many times under my duvet, thinking the beeping of my alarm is the sound of ‘We are the Champions’—if only I was—and I’ve been rising with not a second to spare.

So, makeup has been placed on the back burner (of course, it’s never skincare) and a five product face in five minutes flat reserves more time for quinoa fuel in the morning and less for brushing away on my cheeks; sorry, Parisian To Be readers, but that’s the way I like it.

For as minimal a base as possible, I always turn to more pigmented options, but my moisture yearning complexion needs the added moisture of a tinted moisturizer. The Jouer Matte Moisture Tint seems to be the super-base in my stash. It covers in the pigmentation department, adds a hint of radiance yet stays matte and non-oily appearing all day, isn’t drying, and doesn’t initiate another turn for the worse in terms of my complexion.
But, because I’m such a tinted moisturizer maven, I usually always follow up with a concealer. At the moment, I’ve been smoothing on the Origins Plantscription Concealer. With a hefty dose of pigment, nearly invisible remains, and a formula meant for aging complexions, it’s hydrating and has been working really well on my wreck of a face.

Now, it’s time to initiate the job of some real multitasking wonders. With a five product limit, there’s no time for blush, bronzer, and the rest of the nine yards. Then, when considering makeup, we also have to consider what it’s going to do for the skin. Well, there’s the RMS Lip2Cheek in Muse* which, just like the tint is doing for my complexion, seems to save the day. It’s completely natural, organic, vegan, and complete with any bell or whistle you inquire. But, on the cosmetic level, it produces a sheen that’s highlighter-worth, and, then, it’s pigment in all its brown, pink, and slightly peach tinged glory ticks off the bronzer, contour, and blush categories.

Last on the route of superhero products are the true staples. The Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil is always gracing my brows, adding a sophisticated and polished touch to my overall visage and a hint of length for a more face-flattering arch.
Then, mascara by the name of the Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Waterpoof is wiggled and jiggled into the roots of my lashes for volume and then dragged to the tips for length.

Five products that have now been applied, and I can now fuel-up for the coming day; if only surviving winter was this easy.

17 comments :

  1. I still haven't mastered my perfect 5 product face but I will say I understand early mornings and hectic schedules. As a swimmer, I've had my fair share of rushed mornings!

    Amber

    Lovely Notions

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  2. My dream is for one day be able to get my makeup application at/under 10 minutes. I would be ecstatic. I praise anyone who can do it in 5. Well done, well done.

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  3. God, I must get the Jouer TM and the Hourglass Brow Pencil! Love your little pouch by the way, where is it from?

    find me on 9outoften.com

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  4. I really am on the edge about the Hourglass Brow Pencil because I am so in love with my Anastasia Brow Wiz

    Casualllyawkward

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  5. I really want to try the Jouer tinted moisturizer! I keep hearing amazing things about it!

    http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

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  6. Your entire collection of products is to die for. Seriously! I just love everything you own and have it all on a huge wishlist! My poor bank account!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  7. Wow, I now need every single product you mentioned. The Origins Plantscription Concealer is already on my wishlist for a while, and now it's time to pick it up. The RMS Lips2Cheek is just a product I would love so much, I'm a sucker for multi-porpose products and this sounds so amazing, plus it's natural! ahh.

    x Giada | The Beauty Recensionist

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  8. Wish Jouer did more shades in there matte moisture tint I only ever hear good things :). I love the Origins concealer although the NARS one seems to take the top spot. I love a quick routine when it comes to make up...I like sleep haha x


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  9. You swim?!? That's awesome; I'm always a fan of fellow athletes. xo

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  10. Haha! I'll be honest: this is definitely a lazy day/weekend routine. Sometimes, my skin misbehaves far too much for this. xo

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  11. You really do. (: As for the pouch, it's actually a purse (I really liked the color for this photo...). It's a Cole Haan crossbody. xo

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  12. The Anastasia Brow Wiz is my next to try after this one runs out. I'd say it's definitely worth a try; I did a review of it last year. xo

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  13. Haha! You have no idea how happy this comment makes me. Trust me when I say that my stash is smaller than it appears on here.... xo

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  14. I think the RMS Lip2Cheek is right up your alley. xo

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  15. Don't tempt me; I'm already lusting h a r d after the NARS Creamy Concealer. Luckily, both of my existing ones are on their way out. I like sleep more than makeup, too--but I like my Bloglovin' feed more than both. xo

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  16. Well that's good news to me because don't want to end up spending all the money I make on the products you buy! ;)
    xx

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  17. I love Cole Haan, I must google this as I'm in the market for a small purse. And well... all these other things I keep putting on my to buy list haha! Good thing is that my current intern/traineeship gives me a monthly pay, meaning more money to spend (don't tell my mum I said this, ha)

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