The 5 things I put on my face every morning, for the past 5 years:
1) moisturizer/sunscreen: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 – The best basic. No smell, non-greasy, protective and hydrating. Not to mention fairly affordable at $31 for a bottle that lasts about 2.5 years. Are there expiration dates for stuff like this? shrug
2) concealer: Benefit’s Play Sticks – I only put it on whatever spots I happen to have that morning, and around the edges of my nose where I’m always red. 30 seconds and I’m done. The best non-drying, full coverage concealer ever, though it is marketed as a foundation. One $34 stick will last me almost exactly a year.
3) and 4) powder foundation: Bare Minerals Matte Foundation/Bare Minerals Mineral Veil – No need to talk about it right? Hasn’t everyone and their mama tried this out at least once? I hate having to put two things on for the same purpose, but the Mineral Veil does make a difference. One $28 tub of the foundations will last me about 6 months and one $20 tub of mineral veil will last me a year.
5) blush: Finally, my favorite product of all time, Tarte Cheek Stain in the color Blushing Bride (stupid name). I look like a colorless zombie without at least some cheek color on. This stuff is the best. All natural, smells great, sheer, no shimmer (I hate shimmery stuff) and versatile. Makes a great lip color too. $30 and I’ve had the same tube for 2 years so far. More than half the stick is still left. Granted, I do switch out this item for others here and there, but I always go right back to it eventually.
All in all, my 5 step morning routine takes 3 min, tops (not including teeth brushing and face washing – otherwise it would be 6 min). Not bad right?
oh, and something fun I saw in the Mission a while ago out with Aimee and Anne: holla!!