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When I was a teenager, I never though of skin care as a 'health' issue. Like most of teenagers and 20 somethings, I took 'young looking' skin for granted! I am sure I am not the only one to feel lazy and sleep in the make up on few occasions! But as I grow
older wiser, I have become more responsible and regimented about my skin care. As someone with adult hormonal acne issues, I am even more careful about what I put on my skin. In fact, recently I even visited a dermatologist to make a game plan for my skin care routine in 2015! As a long time Neutrogena fan, I was not surprised when my dermatologist recommended Neutrogena cleanser to wash my face! She also stressed that no matter what, I have to put sunscreen before going out and ALWAYS take my make up off at the end of the day! So in today's blog post I am sharing my skin cleaning routine and a make up look that is polished yet non-cakey. This look is perfect for V-day/date night. It requires very few products but the finished look has bright eyes, bold lips and a flawless looking skin. Keep reading for the step-by-step tutorial!
How to 'do the face' in few quick steps
I love Neutrogena Healthy Skin Primer (with SPF 15) for a smooth, pore-minimizing look. It gives me a perfect base for foundation and powder.
Just dab the primer all over the face and blend in with a foundation brush.
After the primer, I am ready for my foundation. I recently started using a sponge for my foundation and it blends in really nicely!
Neutrogena Skin Clearing mineral powder does triple duty for me. It sets up the foundation, controls the shine and helps clear the skin by preventing break outs! I put it over the foundation with a big powder brush.
Tip: If you have bigger pores, put on the powder with quick strokes - first clockwise and then anticlockwise. It really helps minimize the look of pores.
For the sculpted, full brows I like to first brush them and straighten any stray hair. It helps define the face and make it easy to fill in the brow pencil (or powder).
As a big fan of double duty products, I love this nourishing eye liner from Neutrogena. The pencil and the smudge tool can create many a versatile eye looks - from cat eye to smokey eye to a defined eye liner look! The pencil does not require sharpening, you can just twist it to use! Because I have black eyebrows, I can this as a liner and also as a brow pencil. I don't press it hard on the brow, just lightly fill in and smudge it to blend in!
Now comes the fun part. The Neutrogena crease proof eye shadow (in plum) works as a charm to create a smokey eye look that can go from day to night. Really, It is as simple to use as it looks in the photo. Just roll it all over your lid! It doesn't crease and looks as if you have blended with many different blending brushes!
Now I use my liner once again to line the upper lash line and the corners of the eyes.
Curl your lashes if you wish and put the mascara on. Eyes done!!
With a tapered brush, I put my blush and blend it in upward 'C' motion along my cheek bone- from the apple of my cheek towards the end of my brows.
The Neutrogena Moisture smooth color stick (in Plum) is super smooth, light weight, non sticky lipstick. It feels like a lip balm really, with deep, long lasting color!
Voilà, I am done!
As much as I appreciate the flawless make up, I can not forget the 'after the day is done' routine! The complete removal of make up and eye shadow/mascara is as important as any anti-aging products to slow down the skin aging! Dermatologists suggest you take off every speck of makeup before bed so your skin can breathe through the night and your pores are not clogged. If you use anti aging products /night time moisturizers, the products have a clear skin to settle into.
For me Neutorgena has been a gold standard for make up removers! I have been using their make up removing towelettes for a long time and just tried the new Neutrogena Naturals make up removing towelettes. Just one towelette takes all the gunk out with few gentle swipes! No irritation or reddening of skin, but you still get the freshly scrubbed feeling!
I got my Neutrogena make up, rapid clear cleanser and make up removing towelettes at Target, The Cartwheel coupons at Target always get me the best prices! For limited time, you can take advantage of the Cartwheel offers. 5% off on Neutrogena cosmetics and 10% off on Neutrogena facial skincare products!
No better feeling in the end of the day than to have a freshly scrubbed, clean face! Here is to the healthy, break-out free, young looking skin and a beautiful face in 2015! What are your beauty must haves and skin care routines this year? I'd love to know!