Today I am going to show you the beauty products that I use on a daily basis.
I start off by washing my face either with Nivea's Refreshing Facial Wash Gel or Nivea's Peel Soft Mild Scrub. Next, I use a Clearasil Refreshing Pad in order to make sure that my skin is completely clean.
I occasionally apply Shiseido's Day Moisture Protection as well as StriVectin-WF on my forehead to minimize fine wrinkles.
I have discovered Paul & Joe's Moisturizing Foundation Primer through this little sample on the left. I use one layer all over my face including eyelids. Unfortunately this product is unavailable in Luxembourg but I recently bought a full version when I travelled to London.
Next, I apply foundation. I have been very happy with Givenchy's Teint Couture which depending on the shade I need, I blend it with Sephora's Perfectiong Cover Foundation. As Sephora had run out of Teint Couture, I have bought Yves Saint Laurent's Teint Resist. It's as good as Givenchy's.
After one or two layers of foundation, I finish with loose powder Poudre Majeure Excellence by Lancôme.
During the day I maintain the matte look with Poudre Majeure Excellence, pressed powder, also by Lancôme.
Next up are the eyes. I use Color Focus eye shadow by Lancôme. For smokey eyes, a look that I rarely wear, I also resort to Lancôme: Ombre Absolue Duo (My dear Montmartre).
To fill my eyebrows, L'Oréal's Brow Stylist does the trick.
I could skip all make-up products, but one item I cannot go without is black eyeliner. My favourite is the Super Liner by L'Oréal. Sephora's liquid eyeliner also yields very long-lasting results. Next I am going to try Yves Saint Laurent's Shocking eyeliner pen, which I recently purchased.
Since November I have rarely used any mascara. Nowadays I wear falsies on most days. When I do put on mascara, I really like Le Volume de Chanel, or Boots' No 7 Extreme Length. I have previously tried Diorshow and I would rebuy that one again.
I have been faithful to Lancôme's Blush Subtil for years.
For a discreet look, I use Chanel Rouge Coco Superstition (38). Most of the days I wear Chanel Rouge Allure, either Surprenante (129) or Séduisante (91). They look quite alike. For bolder statements, I like to apply red lipstick: Rouge Vibration by Lancôme or Revlon Colorstay Red Velvet (345).
Even when I am extremely tired, I diligently follow the same routine at the end of the day (or night). Remove eye make-up, use cleansing milk and wash gel on my face. The last steps include Clearasil refreshing pads and a generous application of night cream. I am currently using Nivea anti-wrinkle cream but I make sure that I rotate between brands (Lancôme, Clarins, Dior, Guerlain, Shiseido, Clinique).