If your skin is dirty in the morning, it means you didn't clean well at night before going to bed and that is kind of bad.
In the morning I only splash a little bit of water on my face and after that I refresh my skin with Diadermine Micellare Tonic with rose extract. I never, ever use soap or any other cleaning products in the morning. After my skin is refreshed I’m ready for the moisturizer and these days I use Vichy Idealia Smoothing and Illuminating Cream. This cream discourages skin pigmentation and re-balances my skin with lasting moisture.
Around my eyes, my skin is extremely dry and I've just been lucky to find a great eye contour gel, Natural Intensive Eye Gel from dr. Van Der Hoog that keeps my skin soft and hydrated all day long. This brand is very popular in the Netherlands and I am personally a big fan of all their masks.
Time to prime and fine my skin and for this I use a primer from Catrice with vitamin A, E and C followed by my favorite foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place. I just love this foundation, it is non-transferable, oil free, has a great coverage and a long lasting formula.
I skip the concealing part as for the moment I don’t have any dark circles around my eyes or much to cover anyway. Having such a great foundation saves me from using concealers and from spending extra money.
The right blusher is a must for a fresh morning makeup look. Never forget to add a touch of blush to your cheeks to add liveliness to your pale morning face. I use just a bit from a matte color wheel. I prefer a matter blush/bronzer over a glowy one, I just don’t like the glittery cheap look. I fix everything with a puff of semi-transparent loose powder.
I open up and define my eyes with black mascara. I brush my eyebrows and make sure they look tamed and for the finishing touch I dab a bit of sweet glossy lip balm from Essence and I am ready to go! It takes just a few seconds to apply lip gloss and you can do it while you are heading out the door.
I can only hope my morning makeup routine will help simplify yours and that it works for you as well as it has worked for me! Please remember there is NO need for smokey eyes, glitter and false eyelashes in the morning to look beautiful!
How long does it take your beauty routine ?