June 5th, 2019
AKD Obsessions

50 for 50 Day 3: The Holy Grail of Makeup

50 for 50 Day 3:

The Holy Grail of Makeup

It takes a lot of effort to look like you are not making any effort.  Who is with me on this.  The older I get, the harder it gets.  I can now get through my make-up regime in under 5 minutes, which I think is a lot less than when I was younger.  I simplified the number of products and steps after I had children. I have this whole routine and these products down to a science.

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Nars Radiant Cream Concealer

Best concealer that stays on all day.  Goodbye under-eye circles.  My shade – Medium/Ginger.

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Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer

Balm Shelter was introduced to me by a makeup artist years ago.  It is very light, has a tint, and keeps my complexion looking smooth.  The SPF 18 is a bonus if you are anywhere but Chicago – Bahahaha.

Buy it here

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Nars Soft Velvet Pressed Powder

Nars Pressed Powder.  Keeps my foundation set all day and says goodbye to a greasy complexion.  My pick: Mountain

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Nars Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Nars Bronzer. I don’t use blush, just a little bronzer all over – on my eyelids, cheekbones, jawline. It makes my skin look healthy and like I have a touch of sun. It’s a win-win.

Buy it here

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Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara

My girlfriend and makeup guru (you know who you are, K.M.) introduced me to Diorshow Iconic Mascara years ago.  It is the best.  I would never, ever, ever use anything else.  Ever.

Buy it here

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Brilliant Beauty Eyelash Curler

I used to use the very expensive and much talked about Shu Uemura eyelash curler. It was fine and I just figured since people said it was the best, that it was. Well, not so. One day I discovered this much less expensive curler and it works brilliantly with my stick-straight lashes.

Buy it here

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Nars Sheer Lipstick in “Cruising”

I read a magazine article years ago that had the lipstick brand and color that Jennifer Lopez wore listed. It was probably fake news but surprisingly I fell in love with the color and it’s staying power. It is the perfect nude color with just a touch of pink.  Of course, it is by Nars. Nars Sheer Lipstick in “Cruising”.

Buy it here

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Olio e Osso Natural Lip and Cheek Balm

I read about this product on Goop, bought it and was immediately sold.  It is a natural balm made from olive and shea oils. Before I go out, I swipe this on my cheeks and eyelids and voila.  A nice, natural glow.  My color: #6.

Buy it here

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Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

My final, final makeup trick: make-up setting spray.  A little bit goes a long way.

Buy it here

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Cuyana Leather Jewelry Case

Amy, how do you manage to keep all these products organized and where do you pack them when you travel, you might ask.  Don’t worry, I have you covered.  Meet my favorite company for my travel accessories – Cuyana. This specific accessory says jewelry but I love that it allows me to open it and see everything in one glance. No more digging.

Buy it here

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Let the skincare games being…

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