Makeup Monday x Skincare

I love makeup as much as the next gal, but all the makeup in the world can’t hide skin that isn’t taken care of! I’ve been trying to be much better about establishing and consistently maintaining a skincare routine. I think I finally found the perfect formulas for me! They have really evened out my skin tone, diminished dark circles, and make me look way way less tired than I always am.

Day Skincare

1: Simple Micellar Cleansing Water

I’ve raved about micellar waters before, but they really are great! I love how they remove makeup at night, and also are fantastic for taking off your sleepy face and refreshing your skin gently.

2: Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail

I won’t lie, I initially bought this based on the name and the fact that when you shake the bottle the oils blend together like some cool 90’s toy! Wowza, it’s amazing though! It quenches my dry patches without making my oily patches oilier. Magic. Plus the vitamin C really is brightening and smoothening. I’m on my 3rd bottle!

3: Kate Somerville CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Creme

This is not a concealer, and does not contain pigment. It is an eye cream though that makes both of those less wanted, and makeup free days possible. Smooth and the littlest bit goes a long way, this eye cream really does all that it claims!

Night Skincare

4: boscia Purifying Black Cleanser

My oily skin lovessss charcoal products! I went to the dermatologist for acne many times through my teen years, and I credit my clear skin now to charcoal cleansers (which no dermatologist ever suggested…. go figure). This one has a relaxing warming sensation that makes the day and your makeup melt away.

5: Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

Have you ever used a retinol? Experts say to start in your mid 20s for prevention against wrinkles and dark spots. I have nothing against showing your age, but I do love how they smooth and even out skin tone now, and if they help down the road I’ll take that too! I’ve used a couple, and they were painful- especially when combined with sunlight. This blue oil (literally blue out of the bottle) is unnerving, I thought I was going to look like a Smurf, but goes on colourless. Major awesome results, basically I’m addicted + no issues with my best friend the sun!

6: Sunday Riley Good Genes

Chock full of all the good for you skincare ingredients, I like the idea of it soaking into my skin overnight delivering magical gifts to all my cells. Since using this, the oily parts and uber dry parts of my skin have started playing nicely, and my skin is even.

7: Dr. Brandt Needles No More

Cutesy name, heavy duty product- this baby moisturizes, and when you go to bed noticing those little lines from laughing all day know that when you wake up they will be completely gone. I don’t know how, but it works!

I’m getting better about sticking to my skincare routine! Now I just have to keep working on the whole sunscreen thing…..

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PS: The Sunday Riley products are currently available as a set for less than the price of one! Check it out here.

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34 Comments

  1. Audrey
    May 22, 2016 / 10:13 am

    I love this post!! I always love new recommendations to try on my skin! xoxo, Audrey

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 22, 2016 / 2:02 pm

      I’m the same way! Thank you gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

  2. Kylen
    May 17, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    I want to try that dark circle cream!

    xoxo Kylen | Kylen Every Wear

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 19, 2016 / 3:48 pm

      It’s so good!!! Hugs, Kait

  3. Angelle Marix
    May 17, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Ahhh, these all seem amazing. I need to check them out. I do Love Kate Somerville products!!

    Xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 19, 2016 / 3:49 pm

      She does really good skincare for sure! Have a great rest of your week love. Hugs, Kait

  4. Morgan
    May 17, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    I love all of the skincare products that you shared. I need to try these out. I love trying new products like this.

    Xo Morgan
    http://www.styleonedge.net

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:01 pm

      I’m the same way! Trying new products is so much fun. These are definitely my tried and true favs though! Hugs, Kait

  5. Jalisa
    May 17, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing your current skin care faves, beauty! I really need to jump on the micellar water bandwagon because I’ve been reading nothing but great reviews on them, regardless of the brand. They seem so much better for your skin that tugging with the wipes! I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      They are amazing- kinda like magic. So many fewer chemicals as well. I hope you’re having a great week so far love. Hugs, Kait

  6. May 17, 2016 / 10:04 am

    I love hearing about other girls’ skin care routines! I’m always looking to improve mine–definitely going to look into that Sleeping Night Oil for sure!

    xox,
    Kristin

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      Me too! You’ll love it- especially at the great price for the two! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:04 pm

      It’s soooo good! I’m looking into some of their other products now too. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:05 pm

      I hope you take the time to check some of these out! Have a great week love. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Thanks babe! Hugs, Kait

  7. May 16, 2016 / 11:38 pm

    I was always taught that it is very important to use night and day creams to have the perfect skin and it does help. Good thing you are letting others know about this!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you for reading babe! It really is so important. Hugs, Kait

  8. Madeleine
    May 16, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I absolutely love needles no more! I have been wanting to try Micellar water and you have finally talked me into it! Thanks for a great post.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Isn’t it amazing? Definitely try one! Hugs, Kait

  9. May 16, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Anything that’s going to make me look less tired, I’m all game! That Dr. Brandt cream sounds wonderful. I have so many laugh lines on my face, I’d love for it to be smoother!
    Emily
    Darling, Dearest

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Right?! The DR. Brandt is really great. I hope you are having a great week love! Hugs, Kait

  10. May 16, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    Great products beauty! I need to try it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kisses, Raysa

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Thanks love! I hope you are having a great week babe. Hugs, Kait

  11. May 16, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I am such a skincare and beauty junkie. Always excited to read these posts. I may need to try the miscellar water. I have heard so much about it.
    XO,
    Anna
    http://www.blushingrosestyle.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Me too! I love reading about what everyone else loves. Thanks for reading gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

  12. May 16, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    LOVEEEE skin care posts!!! I use that Simple Micellar Water and it’s seriously amazing! I’m on my 3rd bottle oooopsies!! Luckily it doesn’t break the bank so I don’t feel bad about buying it. I’ve heard such amazing things about Sunday Riley but have never tried any of their products. I think you convinced me! 🙂

    http://www.brunchonsunday.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      They are always so interesting to read. It’s so easy to pick up everywhere now, which is great. You should definitely give it a go- especially with the set that’s available! Thanks for dropping by love. Hugs, Kait

  13. May 16, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Great choices! I love your recommendations!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:14 pm

      Thanks babe! Hugs, Kait

  14. Lindsay Rosasco
    May 16, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Great routine! I can’t live without my Vitamin C serum : )

    • Kait Elizabeth
      May 17, 2016 / 6:14 pm

      Vitamin C really does all that it promises in terms of brightening! Hugs, Kait

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