This is my most essential beauty products, that I mostly use everyday and simply cannot do without.
Water and sleep
The most obvious beauty tip one can give! Staying hydrated and getting enough sleep is crucial.
Smelling good is really a mood lifter. Picking your scent is as personal as finding the right foundation shade for your skin. It has a science behind it along with a touch of personal preference. The combination between the chemicals that our bodies produce and the perfume that we choose will ultimately determine if that specific scent suits us. Perfume always have three notes, top, middle and base. The base note will last you the longest. When you are picking out you signature scent, it is important that you smell for all these notes before deciding. I typically go for sweet ones that smell fruity. My favorite at the moment is Taj Sunset from Escada, but I switch it up all the time. It smells like mangos, with a hint of pineapple, orange and peach. I always get lots of compliments on it.
Keeping your lips moisturised is actually more important than many would think. It should be a part of your daily routine. Licking your lips instead of putting on lip balm will only do more damage, and may cause them to dry up and chap. The lip balm provides a protective layer on the surface of your lips and seals the moisture in. My favorite is the strawberry one from Rosebud, it smells like candy! And it will literally last you forever. I have it with me at all times.
An important part of my everyday routine is putting on lotion, and since I have dry skin I find a body butter best fit for the job. I always buy mine at The body shop, my favorite at the moment is the peach one. If you use the right skin care body lotion your skin would have a healthy and glowing look. An essential step before putting on lotion are scrubbing! Once a week is enough. Doing this will make your skin soft and smooth, it also reduces the chance of premature aging.
White eyeliner can work wonders, I use it almost everyday. It is literally an eye opener. Apply a light line on the lower waterline, if it turns out to harsh blend it out abit. I have been using the shade called satin white from Isadora for a long time, and they dont test on animals!
I have really dry skin, and in the wintertime it is truly a nightmare. After applying my makeup it is difficult to moisturize with a gel or creme without ruining the makeup, so then I use a face spray instead. You can also use it to prep your skin for makeup, set your makeup, especially nice for getting rid of that powdery look after application, or as a moisture boost on-the-go. Mine is from Clinique and is part of the moisture surge set.
Gettin off mascara or heavy eye-makeup after a night on the town can be quite tricky! I find that it always help to use something targeted for this purpose, to avoid unnecessary stretching and pulling on the thin and sensitive skin around the eyes. I have put my trust in one from TheBalm, called balms away.
You may find my full skin-care routine here, where I use some of these products.