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.