Beauty

Glowy Summer Makeup.

By: Jen Shoop

I have a protracted skincare and makeup regimen. If you’re looking for “five products to achieve a flawless face,” this is not going to be your cup of tea. I truly enjoy the process of applying products in the morning; it is a quiet ritual I enjoy alone while my children run amok downstairs under Mr. Magpie’s supervision, and the final preparatory step before I greet the work day. Beyond that, I’ve always found beauty and skincare fun as a general product category — I enjoy testing new discoveries and playing around with application. At the moment, my daily beauty routine centers around the question of how much extra glow I can add to my face. Matte we are not. Below, sharing my step-by-step routine for achieving maximum summer glow, in the exact order in which I apply:

1 // LIVING LIBATIONS CLEANSING OIL — I WET A SHISEIDO COTTON SQUARE, SQUEEZE OUT EXCESS WATER, AND APPLY OIL TO THE SQUARE; WIPE ALL OVER FACE; THEN RINSE SQUARE WITH WATER, SQUEEZE OUT, AND RUN THE SIDE NOT PREVIOUSLY USED ALL OVER MY FACE

2 // BIOSSANCE VITAMIN C ROSE OIL — I USE THE DROPPER TO APPLY A DOT DIRECTLY ONTO MY FOREHEAD AND ON EACH CHEEK, AND THEN MASSAGE INTO SKIN

3 // CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM — NOTE THAT NORDSTROM IS OFFERING A SPECIAL NSALE TWO-PACK VALUE DEAL

4 // ORIGINS GINZING GLOW BOOSTING GEL MOISTURIZER — INEXPENSIVE AND A NICE CONSISTENCY; THE SMELL IS DISTINCTIVE, LIKE CLAY?, BUT NOT BAD…CLARINS EXTRA-FIRMING ENERGY GEL MOISTURIZER IS SIMILAR AND MY PREFERRED DAILY MOISTURIZER BUT THE ORIGINS IS LIKE 1/5TH THE PRICE AND A PRETTY SOLID SUB

5 // EVAN HEALY EYE BALM — THIS IS A THICK BALM THAT I’M ADDICTED TO; SOMETHING ABOUT THE EASE OF APPLICATION HAS TRANSFORMED ME INTO A RELIGIOUS EYE PRODUCT USER! IT GLIDES ON AND TRULY MOISTURIZES…I DO FIND I NEED TO LET IT SIT AND ABSORB FOR A MINUTE BECAUSE IT’S PRETTY RICH, BUT THIS IS OFTEN WHEN I GO AND GET DRESSED

6 // BIOSSANCE SQUALANE AND HYALURONIC TONING SPRAY — THE LEAST IMPORTANT STEP IN MY ROUTINE, AS I’M NOT SURE IT DOES A LOT OF WHAT IT PROMISES (?) BUT I LIKE THE FEELING OF HAVING IT SET / SEAL IN MY SKINCARE

7 // SUPERGOOP GLOWSCREEN + IT COSMETICS YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER BB CREAM — I HAVE BEEN BLENDING THE TWO OF THESE TOGETHER IN MY PALM AND THEN APPLYING ALL OVER MY FACE FOR THE MOST GORGEOUS LEVEL OF GLOWY COVERAGE…REALLY SPECTACULAR TOGETHER. WHEN I’M REALLY DIALING UP THE GLAM, I MIX A PUMP OF SAIE GLOWY SUPERGEL INTO THE MIX AND WOWWWW

8 // KEVYN AUCOIN SSE — THIS IS A PRETTY THICK, FULL-COVERAGE CONCEALER, BUT IT’S THE ONLY THING THAT HIDES MY DARK UNDEREYE SITUATION. I APPLY TO UNDEREYE AREA AND ANY BLEMISHES AND BLEND WITH MY ARTIS OVAL 6 BRUSH TO BLEND

9 // GUERLAIN BRONZER — ON CHEEKS, ALONG JAW LINE AND HAIR LINE, AND NOSE…I HEAR SAIE’S SUN MELT IS ANOTHER POWERHOUSE ALTERNATIVE IF YOU PREFER BALM/GEL VS POWDER

10 // WESTMAN ATELIER BLUSH STICK — MY FOREVER FAVORITE BLUSH PRODUCT…I APPLY TO CHEEKS AND LIPS; DOU DOU IS MY FAVORITE EVERYDAY COLOR. I WAS ALSO REALLY INTO ILIA’S COLOR HAZE PIGMENT IN THE CORAL HAZE COLOR, BUT MY DOG CHEWED ON MY TUBE AND I CAN’T GET THE LID OFF ANYMORE! BEFORE, I WOULD ALTERNATE BETWEEN IT AND MY W.A.

11 // NYX EYELINER — THIS STUFF IS JUST SO GOOD…I DO A VERY THIN LINE JUST ON MY UPPER EYELID TO DEFINE THE EYE…IT HAS A VERY THIN APPLICATOR AND DRIES MATTE

12 // GIORGIO ARMANI MASCARA — MY O.G. RIDE OR DIE…THIS WOULD BE MY NO. 1 DESERT ISLAND BEAUTY PICK

13 // ILIA BROW GEL — REALLY HELPS FINISH THE FACE / ADD POLISH AND DEFINITION

14 // A HIGHLIGHTER UNDER BROW + ON CHEEKS, TIP OF NOSE, CUPID’S BOW, CLAVICLE! — I AM CURRENTLY OBSESSED WITH SAIE’S MARSHMALLOW HIGHLIGHTER IN THE LILAC SHADE…IT DOESN’T LOOK AS HOLOGRAPHIC AS YOU THINK; JUST ADDS THE PRETTIEST GLOW AND LAYERS BEAUTIFULLY OVER BLUSH…OTHER FAVORITES I ROTATE BETWEEN ARE W.A. LIT STICK AND RMS BEAUTY LIVING LUMINIZER, BOTH OF WHICH ARE TOTALLY COLORLESS

I’m currently trying to figure out how to fit my new tan drops into this regimen — mix into the moisturizer step I think?

A few other items in the beauty category I’m currently eyeing —

NUXE SPF — BEAUTY GURU COURTNEY GROW HAS BEEN RAVING ABOUT THIS

PETER THOMAS ROTH EYE PATCHES — THESE ARE APPARENTLY LEGENDARY FOR DE-PUFFING

CHRISTOPHE ROBIN SALT SCRUB — MY FRIEND AND HER HUSBAND ARE OBSESSED WITH THIS…DYING TO TRY

NUXE ROSE REFRESHING MIST

JULIA AMORY TOILETRY SET

WEEZIE SCALLOPED TERRY ROBE / WRAP

THIS VACATION EDIT BEAUTY MINIS SET LOOKS LIKE HEAVEN…WANT TO TEST ALL THE PRODUCTS!

P.S. When are you the best version of yourself?

P.P.S. My favorite coffee and tea gear.

P.P.P.S. I love gingham.

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