I got a lot of questions recently about my skincare routine and lipstick shade color, so I thought it’d be fun to share with you what’s in my beauty bag these days.
Before we start, here is a recap sheet about me, and my skin.
I am 46 years old, and I have a dry sensitive skin. I have Rosacea that gets worse with alcohol, spicy food, stress, lack of sleep or self care, sun exposition, weather elements – and any other
good reason my skin can find these days.
I am also experiencing the joys of early menopause signs, with a dryer than normal skin, and the products I had been using for a while, my go-tos, are not helping anymore, so I’ve been searching for natural, organic products — because if I care about what I eat, shouldn’t I care about what I put on my skin as well?
Then, earlier this year, I discovered though my sister the power of serums and she recommended me to check Odacité. Have you heard about this brand? It’s a great story! A female entrepreneur and cancer survivor couldn’t find the right products (organic, pure, safe…) when her body was healing, so she created a line of plant-based serums and skincare products, and I can tell you that I’ve seen unreal results with Odacité Sensitive + Redness Serums on my own skin, after only a few weeks of treatment so far.
I use the Ap+P (Apricot+Palmarosa) & Ca+C (Camelina+Chamomile) serums in very small doses either in the morning on a clean skin, before applying my SpF day cream, or (even better) at night, on a clean, makeup-free skin, before applying my antioxidant repair night cream. As you know, it’s at night that your skin regenerates the most. I’ve been using Odacité’s Night Time Repair Serum (again, recommended by the sis) and feel my skin refreshed and highly rehydrated in the morning.
For my day cream, I’ve recently switched to Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream. I love its texture, and above all, the fact that it has an spf30 in it: in sunny year-round California, it’s a must!
For my make up, because my skin’s redness has greatly reduced, I can go with a simple pressed brush powder to illuminate my skin, then a soft pink eyeshadow from Chanel, The Longwear Cream Eyeshadow, Scintillance (804). I adore the creamy texture of these eyeshadows and they are so easy to apply; I then finish with my favorite mascara of all times, The Natural Glossy Mascara from Clinique to dress my lashes; This mascara gives natural, long lashes without leaving residues.
If I want to fill my brows a bit when I go out on a date or event, I use the Gimme Brow from Benefit (#1).
What about the lips?
I have three products that I use for my lips on rotation lately:
- For a natural pink lip, I love the Dior Addict Extreme (Avenue #667), it’s got the perfect creamy texture and I love feeling like I’m moisturizing my lips while coloring them with a soft shade of pink. I am not a matte lipstick fan for sure. You? I have to apply a light contour crayon before applying my lipstick, because #40+yearoldlips tend to get “bleedy” lipstick lines, and it’s not pretty. I apply the Sephora Lip Liner to Go in Pale Beige (#14) with this pink shade lipstick.
- For a red lip, I’ve recently purchased the Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick from YSL, and I am a huge fan of the moisturizing texture it leaves on my lips. I use the Sephora Lip Liner to Go in Deep Ruby (#04).
- If I don’t want to apply any color but want to treat my dry lips (and get a miraculous va-va-voum lip pump effect (si, si, for real, you will notice your lips pumped after application!), I use Odacité’s Lip Serum and highly recommend it.
What about you? What beauty product have you tried and liked recently? Any recommendation?
Voilà my dear, you now know all my latest beauty secrets! Beyond that, I’d say wear your self confidence and don’t forget to laugh, this is the best beauty accessory you’ll ever wear! Xo, Si-
Photography Siham Mazouz & Maya B. (last picture) for French By Design