MY EVERYDAY SKIN CARE AND MAKEUP PRODUCTS

Today I thought I would mix it up and share with you all my skin care and makeup products. Overall, I wear fairly light face makeup and I try to stick to mineral makeup on my face. When I want to play with my makeup a little I usually do so with my eyes or a bold lip. So, today I will be sharing with you my everyday makeup and skin care. 

SKIN CARE

When it comes to my skin care, I have always had a very simple and basic set of products that I use everyday. For years I was using the brand Medique which was given to me by my dermatologist after I had a terrible allergic reaction to Lush when I was 16. I just recently switched over to the Beauty Counter at the end of last year, and I absolutely love their products. 

I have fairly sensitive skin and so I tend to find a product that works me and stick with it forever. I do not have oily or dry skin, but fairly normal, non-acne prone skin.  The following products I use are: 

Face Wash: Beauty Counter Nourishing Cream Cleanser

Moisturizer: Beauty Counter Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion

Eye Cream: Beauty Counter Nourishing Eye Cream 

MAKEUP

For my makeup I tend to do a very light face and focus my attention on doing some glowy eye makeup and add some glowly highlighter. 

Tinted Moisturizer: Pur 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer in Light 

I love this product to provide some SPF everyday as well as a light even finish to my skin. 

Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in 20B 

My under eye darkness is my biggest insecurity when it comes to my complexion, so I take my concealer game real seriously. I have searched near and far to find the right concealer, but I didn’t find one I truly loved until I used the Tarte Shape Tape. It is high coverage but does not cake, plus it is fairly affordable and a tube lasts you at least 6 months. 

Under Eye Powder: Covergirl Professional Loose Powder in Light 

This powder is perfect for under the eyes because it is light and finely milled so it does not crease. 

Pressed Powder: Pur 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation in Light 

I use this powder all over the face to give an even look, to set the tinted moisturizer, and to eliminate any shiny spots. 

Bronzer: Lise Watier Havana Bronzing Powder 

I love this bronzer to give you a nice even glow to the face without leaving you looking brown or orange. 

Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Nude 

I like my blush to be nice and light or it starts to look really clown-like, so I think this blush does a really good job and lasts all day. 

Highlight: Maybeline Metallic Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold

          OR    Sephora Collection Illuminate Palette 

Both of these highlights work fantastic. I love both the Maybeline powder and the set by Sephora. They both work really well and leave an iridescent shine without being sparkly. 

Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original 

Primer is absolutely critical, especially in the summer heat. So, I make sure to use this everyday to prevent and creasing or transferring. 

Eyes: Pur Dual-Ended Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Kit – I use in inner corner 

          ColorPop “It’s a Princess Thing” Palette – “Ray” all over the lid and “One Kiss” in the crease, and “Chip” in the inner corner and under brow bone

Although I change up my look quite often, I do typically go with a simple champagne lid which helps to brighten up the eyes.  

Eye Brows: NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe 

          AND   Annabelle Eye Brow Pencil in Taupe 

My current favorite brow look is accomplished with a combination of both of these products. They are both inexpensive and work just as well as the big name brands

Mascara: Clarins Supra Volume Mascara in Intense Black 

I have never been very tied to a mascara. But, I do really love this one that I received as a gift. It holds curl and it does not clump. I always curl my eye lashes because otherwise my lashes are pin straight. 

Overall, this is what I tend to put on my face everyday. I hope that you enjoyed this and some of you found it informative and interesting. 

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Your trusty, gutsy gal, 

Nathalie xx

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#TransformationThursday . . Today I want to talk a bit about my body transformation since surgery and how my scar has healed. I had my bowel resection open surgery July 10th 2018, so it has been exactly 6 months today since I had my surgery. This surgery left me feeling 1000x better and I dont regret it for a minute. Unfortunately, with the surgery came some scars. . . At first I had a hard time excepting the scars, mainly because they were causing me pain. It took me quite a few months for me to live without pain in my scar. But, I can happily say that for about the last two months I have had no more pain in and around my scar. . . The main things I did to help with my recovery was exercise (after 6 weeks post-op), mainly focusing on doing yoga, and core. At first core, was so hard, I couldn't even do 5 sit ups. But slowly with time I got stronger. It wasnt always easy but I stuck with it and listened to my body along the way. As well as exercise, I made sure to use bio oil twice a day since 6 weeks post-op. This really helped to keep the scar moisturized. I also recently started massaging the scar by pinching lightly up and down the scar. My doctor told me this helps to stimulate cell regrowth. . . Overall, I am super happy with how my scar is looking, and I am so proud to show off my battle scars. The first picture here was taken on my trip to Florida a week ago. The rest are as followed: 📷July 16th, 2018, day 6 post-op. 📷July 20th, 2018, after staple removal. 📷August 20th, 2018. 📷October 18th, 2018. . 📷January 10th, 2018. . . . #crohns #colitis #ibd #ibdlife #crohnswarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness  #autoimmunedisease #inspiration  #blog #love #hope #photooftheday #instagood #positivity #happiness #blogger #selflove #selfcare #mindfulness #wellness #yqg #windsor #surgery #scars #beautiful #progress

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I am a 22-year-old Canadian woman with a passion to share my Crohn's journey with the world. My mission with this blog is to help Chronic Illness Warriors go after a better life with the use of self love, motivation, and health tips. I am currently in my 4th year of university for architecture school, and will be doing my Master's next year. If you want to know more about my health journey and myself, make sure to check out the "About Me" tab at the top of the page.

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