I like to keep my makeup routine pretty minimal on most days but one step that always seems to make a world of a difference is a little smudged eyeliner. It has that sort of Kate Moss undone vibe to it that I love. I typically start with a lighter version of my “everyday smokey eyes” look and pile more liner on for evenings that call for a bolder statement. Finding the perfect eye pencil is where the secret lies. You want it to smudge easily without moving around too much during the day. My go-to favorite has been Trish McEvoy’s classic eye pencil because it has a creamy texture and blends perfectly. Here are my other essentials shown above: Laura Mercier eye basics as a base and Sonia Kashuk #202 brush.
A couple of months ago I walked into Space.NK in search of a new facial regimen. I had been bouncing between random products for far too long and my skin was completely confused and a mess to say the least. I needed something stable, something that worked. So I started browsing and told the salesgirls my struggles. They rattled off a few questions and suggestions before landing on a line called Tata Harper, which is 100% natural. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical at first. Not that I wouldn’t love something that was actually good for me but every “100% natural” beauty product I had tried in the past, never seemed to improve my skin in any way. “Here try this,” one of the girls said. And before I knew it my face was being misted with a hydrating toner that had the most amazing and refreshing floral scent to it. I was immediately curious to try more.
There are days when I don’t feel like putting much makeup on. Ditching mascara and loads of eye shadow is incredibly freeing. But walking out of the house with a completely naked face can be a little alarming so I rely on a few products and steps to get a natural everyday glow. Exfoliating, hydrating and evening the skin with a touch of foundation can do wonders while highlighting and adding a little cheek color will brighten and give a youthful touch. Here is my everyday glow routine.
Hydrate: Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser and Rejuvenating Serum
Foundation: Cle de Pea Cream Foundation
Highlight: Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, Laura Mercier Secret Finish
Cheeks: Sonia Kashuk Cream Blush in Blossom
Dress by Myne, find it here.