I got a lot of questions last week when I posted a video of myself about my makeup. I’m flattered, as I don’t think of myself as a “beauty” person at all, but thought it would be a fun opportunity to answer all your questions about what I use in one place. I have a core group of products I use- I’m not someone who has 30 eyeshadows and lipglosses. I like to keep my selection edited down (mostly due to limited vanity storage!) So here are the items I use everyday (with some commentary after the collage about what and why I like them).
I tried to clean up my skincare routine since getting pregnant. I have been devoted to my Tammy Fender cleanser for years though, and it’s totally non-toxic. It’s so good- smells amazing and doesn’t dry out your skin. Right now I’m having some skin issue right now (these girl hormones!), but typically it keeps me blemish free. I alos love, love her Epi-peel once a week. It’s like getting a mini facial. I also started using the Goop Glow pads once a week too, they sting a little, but the results are visible the next day! Everyone and their mother (including my dermatologist and every facialist I’ve ever seen) recommends Skinceuticals C E Ferulic for pigmentation issue and protecting the skin from free radical damage. So I use it. I alos have starting using this gua sha tool on my face in the mornings and it’s AWESOME! Feels so good and I look way more awake after I use it. For nighttime I use Beautycounter’s Countertime since I can’t use retinol right now- I like how it feels. For daytime, I’ve been using this Roche Posay lotion for years too– feels like a big drink of water for your face. For undereye I’m trying this Farmacy cream and I like it! At night I use good ol’ Kiehls Avocado Eye Cream which is SO moisturizing.
I just discovered this primer/ moisturizer from Bobbi and I love it for wintertime! Smells like lemons and really keeps me hydrated. For foundation I switch between it Cosmetics CC cream and Nars Sheer Glow Foundation (although nothing “sheer” about it- great coverage that is glowy- also you have to buy the pump separately which is bullsh*t…). The CC cream I apply with fingers and the Nars I started using with a buffer brush and it does make a difference! I am a concealer ADDICT, I always am trying new ones- but these two are lifers in my drawer- Wander Beauty’s Dual (both a thicker crayon and illuminating liquid) and the new high coverage version of Touche Eclat.
I have used Bobbi’s Shimmer Brick in Bronze for maybe 10 years. OBSESSED. I get lots of “you’re glowing!” comments when I use it. For a matte bronzer I like Bobbi too– the Stonestreet color is really natural. For blush I have two faves- new to my routine is Gucci Westman’s Baby Cheeks stick in Petal- very easy to blend and a great color. For powder blush I love Nars Dolce Vita– I think I’m the only person on earth who does NOT like the Orgasm color.
I love me a good eye palette- this Tarte one has been my fave the past few months. Great selection of neutral colors in varied intensity. I just wish they’d make the pale, all over colors BIGGER as I use them up first by far. For a light, allover shimmery color I have used Stila Kitten for probably 20 years, no joke. Wakes the eyes up, especially if you use in the inner corners. For eyeliner I have always used a wet angled brush and powder liner– I don’t own a single eyeliner pencil! I got a sample of it Cosmetics mascara and I’ve been reaching for it over my others the past two weeks- it’s quite nice and really amps up lashes without clumping. Also really like this Fenty brow pencil for filling is the sparse areas of my brows from when I used to wax them into skinny sperms (WHYYYYYYYYY???) And finally, lips. I don’t wear lipstick, don’t own any. I’m a gloss or stain girl, I don’t like to play up my lips. This Lip Whip feels so good on and has a wash of sheer color. I also always have this Bobbi gloss in Nude on hand too.
all of these products look luscious! thanks for sharing!!
fyi – i did notice that the tammy fender has calendula… you might want to avoid that since you are expecting.
Amazing… Thank you for sharing
How you you apply the Bobbi Brick Bronzer/Highlighter? And do you mix all 5 Colors?
PS I’ve been reading your blog for many months now and also bought both books, but this is my first comment :) The community here seems really nice!
Celine from Zurich
Ooh I love getting some new makeup and skincare ideas! I LOVE Bobbi Brown and didn’t know about that primer. Thanks for the recs!
NARS Orgasm doesn’t work on me at all either
Our beauty routines are so similar! I love my It Cosmetics CC cream, it’s a go-to for a quick routine before work! I haven’t tried Bobbi Brown products before, but I’m definitely gonna try the shimmer stick now! Thanks for the recommendation!
Laughed out loud at “skinny sperms” (: (:
Hi. Erin! Which color lip whip do you use? I’d like to purchase it. Thank you!
What were your thought on Vintners Daughter??
You were trying it and were going to let us know your thoughts.
Turns out I’m allergic to it! And I’m rarely allergic to anything! Gave me a bunch of small red bumps all over my face! Such a bummer when I spent so much money on it!
You can never go wrong with Bobbi.
Ooooh i love when you do these beauty posts. You have such terrific style and that certainly translates to skin care/makeup also ❤
If you’re obsessed with concealers, you should try Beautycounter’s Touchup Skin Concealer Pen. I think it’s one of the best concealers I’ve ever used.
But the best part of your “beauty look” are your killer eyebrows and smile. And both those come from good genes. Send us the link to those great eyebrow genes?