Right now, what do you wear on your face? You have done it, or are you proud of it? You may be shocked that on days that I have Zoom meetings, I typically play a natural loud lip. In addition to the severe and profound matters, my “lipstick testing ground” was last year, when I studied new colors and upgraded my skill. The stakes feel lower on a video pixellated, so I am unaware of coffee pots or misplaces of red on my teeth.
After months of various successes in natural beauty, I think I’m ready to take the lead (after being safe to mask free in the real world with a daring pink lip). But I wonder what beauties or hacks my team members of The Good Trade love right now? But I wonder what personal renaissance?
Each one of our publishers reveals, fresh from their routine, four of their current favorite goods. Whether it’s skincare, make-up, haircare, or anything else, it allows us to feel a bit more together.
Since I’ve spent more than ever on video, I chose more than less color. I’m easily washed out, and my face looks like a blank thumb if. Before I log in, I do not add a slight dimension to it. I keep it basic, however: SPF, eyes, lips, and cheeks, and I am ready for whatever. I’m sometimes adding a slight brow color to my barely blonde Eyebrows when I feel dramatic – but most of the days, I don’t, do you know, have the emotional width for anything other than natural?
I am squeezing the last drops out of ILIA, which is the same natural product that AOC uses, according to Twitter. Therefore I find it a fantastic record. I get a little glimpse of the covering at first, and as it settles down, you would never know that I was wearing anything. Putting a slight color and highlight on my cheekbones and mix them softly with my fingertips NOTO multi-purpose sticks (their Hydra Highlighter makes me feel like an Instagram model). I swipe on whatever mascara that I initially can reach (usually ILIA).
My hero is often a natural lip cream from Kosas. The colors of the lipstick are tremendous and last most of the day without being reapplied. (If I use a mask, a mild dye works too — it simply provides enough color to a hyaluronic lip ball. I’m so hydrated that sometimes I put it in front of my bed… but then my pillowcase is all over, so if you’re sensitive about your linen, I’d not recommend it.)
Speaking of bedtime—I drink a massive mug of peppermint tea every night. A whole mug. I can’t just get enough! When I am hydrated before sleep, I tend to wake up to feel less crustaceous. This Rishi loose leaf tea is organic, US-grown, cheap, natural, and incredibly tasty. (It takes me about six months for a one-pound bag!)