Sunday, July 21, 2013

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In the very beginnings of Into The Gloss's blogging career, she showed us her own daily makeup.  Since that very moment, I've lusted that Container Store organizer, fruitlessly searching for that exact model in Container-Store-less Toronto.  You can actually find it at Neat, but it's twice as expensive.  Je refuse!

Even with the purchase of a Clear Cube, I found my desk littered with my daily makeup paraphernalia.  I've found that corralling it in one place has really helped me use up products and switch them out more regularly.  That's right. Prepare yourselves for an epic empties post at the end of the season *fingers crossed*.

After washing my face, I'll apply a serum -- either Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, or my new-found Caudalie Radiance Serum.  Immediately after I'll use my equally beloved Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Fluid, which leaves me with glowing, hydrated skin with a kick of SPF without any sort of white cast.  Huzzah.

Next I'll mix myself a base -- a combination of Kanebo Sensai Fluid Finish Velvet Foundation in 203 and 204.5, with the tiniest dot of MUFE Aquarelle in #6 Apple Green.  It makes any foundation match my skin perfectly, and it doesn't make me break out.  I'm weirdly diligent about switching out my favourite concealers, but lately I've been loving a combination of Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Peach and Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage #3.

After my base is done, I'll start playing with various cheek products.  Usually a dot of Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (I don't ever think I'll get tired of this product) on the tops of the cheek bones, and a dusting of Guerlain Meteorites all over to set everything.  Then I'll contour with NYC Sunny Bronzer (sent by the lovely Roses and Rouge), and a light wash of Chanel Joues Contraste Rose Petale to tie it all together.

For lips I'll use any number of lip products -- I've purchased a Muji 3-drawer to contain it all (video? Would you be interested?), and on my eyes, I've gone fairly neutral with Le Metier de Beaute Tamarack, or the Cle de Peau Eye Color Quad #9.  Lately my lashes have been loving Benefit They're Real or Max Factor Masterpiece Max.  For extra-long, Bambi lashes, I layer them.

If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that this is way more makeup than I've ever worn in my life.  Thing is, ever since I started working my grown-up job, taking 10 minutes to really work on my skin and detail my face is possibly the most relaxing part of my day.  I'm not giving it up any time soon.

Can I help you develop a regular makeup routine?  Comment below and we'll get together on Lorious.com!

28 comments:

  1. I'm in a rut and when I'm rushing out the door, I skip foundation altogether, only use concealer under my eyes, powder to set, brows, mascara, blush and lipstick. All done in under 5 minutes :-)

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    1. I wish my skin were nice enough to skip foundation! Sounds like such an efficient routine! Do you switch out your lipstick/blush every day?

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  2. I love the BECCA Skin Perfector too. I've heard a lot about Kanebo foundation, I really need to check out the brand

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    1. I would love to try more from the brand -- I've been so happy with the foundations!

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  3. Putting on my makeup is my "ME" time too. I find it relaxing and will never give it up!
    I think I need some Becca SKin perfector in in my life!

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    1. YES. Best liquid highlight I've ever used!

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  4. where did you get this trasnparent case for your make up? could you tell me on my blog please? <3
    Today new post abour jewellery is on my blog what do you think?:)

    oxoxoxo
    Marie

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  5. I love the caudalie radiance serum. I had a jumbo sample size version that I used up and have been meaning to purchase the full size. It is a perfect replacement for a moisturizer in the summer especially if you like to wear a primer over top like me!

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    1. I love using it alone! Which primer do you use?

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  6. If I'm in a hurry, I skip eye makeup (because I wear glasses anyways). I'd do a BB cream/tinted moisturizer just to even my skin tone out, my brows (vital), a cream blush, and a lipstick!

    Caudalie Radiance Serum ROCKS! I'm on my third bottle!

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    1. Funny, brows are the things I often let go of, but I always feel better when I have them on!

      Holy moly! Tod has been through two I believe. It's a cult favourite :)

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  7. Yes about the relaxing!!! Applying makeup totally puts me at ease. Even if the rest of my day doesn't offer me any down time, I at least got to relax and enjoy some creativity in the morning.

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  8. There's a Solutions store at Yonge & Eglington that sell cubes like that and I even got a similar one from Caboodles from the Wal-Mart at Dufferin Mall. I wear a full face of makeup every single day unless I'm sick lol.

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    1. You know, I looked for this specific configuration there, and I couldn't find it! They do have several similar ones though!

      Caboodles! I haven't thought about them in years -- I LOVED their stuff!

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  9. i have those container store drawers!!! Love them. Haha.

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    1. Best beauty purchase I've made in a long time!

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  10. I love this container!!! If I was home on a regular basis I'd love to have something like this sitting on a vanity. But I generally keep my 'in rotation' makeup products in my travel makeup case - Oh, hey I finally got the LM Custom Artist Portfolio and LOVE it (though it's a bit heavier than I'd like). I'll usually wear the same thing for a week or 2 and then try to switch it up at least by using a few different products. Love this post - thank you for showing us your routine!!

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    1. Isn't it fantastic?? I've been using mine as a portable mini-kit; when my friends want to do a getting ready party before going out or something. It is a bit heavy, but I half believe that it's mostly the product I put in it ;-)

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  11. yes to the video!

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  12. I usually end up sleeping in too much so it's a 5-minute face for me, then rushing out the door. But on my days off and when I'm meeting up with friends, I'll definitely take the time to properly do my face (and also that means I can wear contacts so I'll actually be able to see where that eyeshadow brush is going!) and it's quite fun.

    I've heard a lot about Muji drawers. I'm curious as to your opinion on it!

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    1. Five minutes is something -- it just anchors your entire day.

      I'll do a proper review in my lipstick video!

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  13. these sound like great products, been wanting to try Guerlain!

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  14. Which shade of meteorites do you use, if you please? I thoroughly loved the luxe aspect but had to give mine away (too many comments on how bad my skin looked...'sallow' 'dull' 'are you tired? You look sick' are some memorable ones)

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    1. I believe I use the beige one -- 02. I think the colours are all pretty similar though!

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  15. Glad to see you're loving my favorite serums & day fluid. Caudalie really is ace eh ;)

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