Fall: Look Now

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For most of you, Fall has been well underway for at least a month. We do things different down here in Texas. Here’s the look I’m sporting as I transition through the Texas still-hot-fall, into Texas somewhat-cooler-fall (ACL here I come!).

Skin

Cleanse: I’ve returned once again to an old favorite, Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser for general cleansing. I’m also using the MAC Makeup Remover Wipes, useful for getting rid of that awesomely stubborn water-proof mascara.

Treat: Retinol, by prescription, 3x per week (as always). What’s new: Skinmedica TNS Recovery Complex.

Moisture: MAC Mineralize Charged Water Face and Body Lotion

Makeup

Face: My Lowbrow-Lust selection, L’Oréal Magic Nude Liquid Powder (#316, Nude Beige). So lightweight I almost can’t tell I’ve got foundation on, Magic Nude looks perfect every time. It boasts broad spectrum SPF 18, which makes me happy. Add a smidgen of MAC Ladyblush blushcreme, and I’m set.

Lips:  I start with Skinmedica TNS LipPlump System (from my PS), followed by Mac Hug Me. Pulls off the “my lips but better” effect, and is by far the best nude I’ve found to date. The Lustre formula is moisturizing and smells like vanilla cake. Yum!

Eyes: BeneFit They’re Real Mascara, L’Oreal Infallible Eyeliner. Sometimes I get wild and break out the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette.

Hair

Cleanse: Kerastase, Cristalliste (aka, the Pink bottles). My hair looks and feels better than it has in a long time. Prepare yourself for sticker-shock, and trust me when I say the shampoo and conditioner are solid investments.

Treat: Kerastase, Cristalliste Lumière Liquide. Supposedly inspired by Blake Lively’s hair in Gossip Girl, this stuff is made for long hair. I like it a lot, but haven’t decided yet if it’s worth the hefty price-tag ($59 from my hairdresser).

Style: No bangs, high, messy bun finished with Elnett. Because I’m always ready for horseback-riding, or that new 5-star restaurant downtown. Also, I splurged on a CHI hairdryer.

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6 thoughts on “Fall: Look Now

  1. Never seen you look better, dee. That L’Oreal base is seamless but pretty sure those luscious lips don’t need plumping! The bangs really suited you but you look great without them too – very youthful.

    I also love the Mac blushcremes and Benefit mascara.

    • Wow, thanks Tara!

      LOL, well, the point behind the lip stuff is actually to keep them smooth and prevent fine lines… prevention is EVERYTHING.

      I’ve got RougeBunny, Chanel, and Armani foundations, but the one I keep reaching for over and over? That darned L’Oreal! It’s so good! Haha, thank goodness! I can use the pennies I save there to put towards the over-priced shampoo. ;)

      I haven’t worn my hair like this a long time. It’s fun to recycle <3

  2. Beautiful luminous skin! I think I need to get me some Retinol three times a week, even though it would probably be a case of closing the stable pores after the collagen has bolted. ;-)

    My fave cream blusher is NARS Penny Lane – a peachy pink that seems to work with anything and everything.

    • I’ll look for the NARS! I love peachy pink–like you say, goes with anything ;)

      The retinol is awesome–honestly, I think it’s the main reason my skin looks as good as it does. Prescription stuff really does what it claims! Makeup sure helps, too, though, lol.
      <3

  3. You look great, Dee! My beauty routine is pretty much all drugstore (Cetaphil and Nivea Soft for the face, Neutrogena sunscreen, etc) but I adore my Nars Orgasm blush. Plus I get a big silly grin every time I think of the name. :)

    • Thank you so much Dionne! I love being 33, lol. ;)

      There’s some damn good offerings at the drugstore these days! I’ve been meaning to try Orgasm (*giggle*) for ages. It magically seems to look great on anyone. How is that even possible???
      <3

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