A goal for myself this year is to try to embrace simplicity. I try to streamline the time I spend on things that aren’t really filling me up and spend more time doing the things that do fill me up. One thing I’m trying to also embrace is my natural self. This means I’m trying to wear less makeup and go for a more “natural” look most days. One method through which I’m implementing this change is by buying more Glossier makeup because the brand’s motto is “skin first, makeup second.” Since moving to Virginia two years ago, my skin has undergone some changes for the worse. My skin is so much drier than it’s ever been and I’m hoping that wearing less makeup most days will help keep my skin moisturized.
So, I wanted to share the products I purchased recently and how much I’m enjoying them! my top product is the moisturizing face mask, Moon Mask. It goes on almost clear and needs about 20 minutes on the skin before rinsing, but it left my face feeling soft, moisturized, and glowing. I don’t usually use face masks, but I know this one is going to be a staple in my routine now.
The next two products I picked up are Cloud Paints in dusk and beam. Both are great neutrals and I love how easy they are to use. Granted, I definitely over applied on my first wear, but you get the hang of it and once you do, applying blush becomes so easy! I also wear them on my eyelids in lieu of eyeshadow. I saw one of the Glossier reps, Emily Moline, do this on her Instagram and I loved the look.
I’d seen a ton of bloggers saying the Glossier Mascara, Lash Slick is amazing. After trying it, I think it’s important to note that because Glossier is designed to heighten your natural look, the mascara is much thinner than most mascaras I tried in the past. This isn’t bad, just different than what I’m used to. However, I like the look of it because it makes you look like you have eyelash extensions without looking clumpy.
I also picked up the Boy Brow in clear. I’ve used Boy Brow for years in brown, but I recently lightened my hair color so didn’t want to make my eyebrows any darker. The clear is great! It gives my brows shape and definition without adding color. Obsessed!
So here’s to a more natural look and the end of summer. I’m definitely trying to add products to my routine that will keep the glow of summertime going strong into the academic year!