Like most other women I know, I don't have a ton of time to get ready in the morning. In between a workout, packing lunchboxes, early morning text messages from colleagues, and getting my mind ready for the day, I like to be able to get ready quickly, but still look presentable.
I also prefer to use as many clean products as possible, so that with my minimal makeup, I can feel good about what I'm wearing on my face all day.
Sidenote: Did you know the beauty industry in the United States is essentially unregulated? Beauty companies are not required to tell you what is in their products.
I don't know about you, but I prefer to know.
The other day I filmed this quick IGTV episode about my 5-minute makeup. You can find that in two parts here and here. I'm talking through and linking you to my products used below:
Foundation: I like a medium coverage that is hydrating and looks natural. That's why I've been loving the Beautycounter Tint Skin Foundation. I use the shade 'Sand' and use a Stippling brush to blend in effortlessly.
Concealer: I've been using Glossier Stretch Concealer for months now. It has a nice dewy finish and is easily applied with my fingers under my eyes and on any blemishes. I use the shade 'Medium.'
Bronzer: After a full face of foundation and concealer, I'm craving a little bronze-y color. I love the W3LL PEOPLE Bio Bronzer Powder. I sweep this under my cheekbones and around the frame of my face.
Blush: I follow the bronzer by the W3LL PEOPLE Nudist Multi-Use Color Duo for a little natural flush. I don't love TOO much pink on my cheeks, but there's something about a little peachy pink that makes you look a little more awake.
Brows: It wasn't until last year that I really started trying to do anything with my brows. I've used my fair share of pencils and other fill-in products, but I prefer a more natural, "fluffy" look to my brows. I use the Glossier Boy Brow religiously - in fact, I have it on a subscription delivered every other month and don't really leave the house without it.
Mascara: I've also been really loving the Glossier Lash Slick mascara. As a contacts-wearer, it can be difficult to find an effective mascara that doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. This mascara is natural and super lengthening, giving this 'barely there lashes' girl something flirty to work with. ;)
Lips: I finish off the whole look with a little lip balm at the beginning and a swipe of my Beautycounter Sheer Lipstick. I love that it's not too shiny, not too matte and feels really smooth. I've been loving the colors 'Terra' and 'Rose' lately, but I'm also excited to try Orchid and Currant for fall/winter shades. Plus, that gold packaging has me giving all the heart eyes.
Like I said, I like to wear a little bit of makeup on an everyday basis to make me feel alive and put-together. Working at home, it can be so easy to skip this step in my routine (which I do give myself the grace to do at least once a week), but something about getting yourself ready like you DO work in an office has a serious effect on productivity.
Tell me your fave clean beauty products in the comments below!
I joined Beautycounter in September 2018. The idea that a company could be so committed to clean beauty and help mobilize thousands of women to affect real legislative change is so inspiring and empowering. Plus, the idea that I can trust that all of the products from one company are safe is helpful for this busy bee.
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