InTruBeauty: Prep and Perfect

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Prep and Perfect

Hello!  We've done quite a few makeup looks, but we haven't talked as much about perfecting the all over look of your complexion so that makeup looks go on even better!

We will list the products and who makes them, followed by approximately how much they cost.  Keep in mind many of these products we don't spend nearly the retail price on as they are available at our local TJ Maxx store!  We would love to know your skin care routines also!  Leave us comments.

Here is Justina's current routine:  (Combination Skin)

Nighttime: 

  • Remove eye makeup with Neutrogena Hydrating Eye Makeup Remover Lotion ($7)
  • Wash face with Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild ($9)
  • Exfoliate with Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub ($5)
  • Remove any lingering eye makeup by applying Vaseline and wiping off excess with a cotton ball. ($2)
  • If skin is feeling dry, use Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Visible Skin Renewer serum ($42)
  • If skin is feeling oily, use a more liquid serum- the Balm Time Balm White Tea Strawberry Nourishing Facial Serum Infused with Strawberry Extract ($49)
  • Apply Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel to entire face and neck area.  ($13-24.50)
  • If eye area is feeling dry, apply Clinique All About Eyes ($29-47.50) 
  • Apply Vaseline on eyelashes and eyebrows to strengthen and for growth. ($2)
  • On occasion, when skin is flaring up with breakouts, apply prescription Trentinoin (retinol)- available through your doctor's office

**I am currently review the RoC Microdermabrasion Cleansing Discs ($10), and will let you know soon what I think!

Morning:

  • Rinse face with cold water.  Towel pat dry.
  • Apply one of the following Clinique serums:  Turnaround Concentrate ($42.50), Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector ($49.50), Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum ($39.50) 
  • Apply Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel ($13-24.50)


Follow with normal makeup routine.  I like to use some sort of luminizer every day to make my skin look even more glowing!  My favorite right now is High Beam by Benefit. ($29)





Here is Jessica's current routine: (Combination skin)

Nighttime:

  • Wash face with Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar ($2)
  • Use Clinique's Clarifying Lotion 2 ($14)
  • Apply the Balm Time Balm Skincare White Tea Eye Perfection Gel Infused with Brazil Nut Extract ($30)
  • Apply Lancome High Resolution Eye Refill 3x on facial areas showing the start of wrinkles ($40)
  • Ponds Dry Skin Cream on whole face and neck area. ($8)
  • Vaseline on eyelashes and eyebrows to strengthen and for growth. ($2)



Morning:

  • Wash face with either Lancome Cream Radiance Clarifying Cream to Foam Cleanser ($25) or Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Clear Scrub ($6)
  • Ponds Dry Skin Cream on whole face and neck area. ($8)
  • Occasionally use Rare Minerals Triple Treatment Eye Cream when experiencing dryness. ($19)
Follow with normal makeup routine.  Jessica likes using a luminizer every day to continue her glowing complexion.  Her favorite right now is the Balm Mary Lou- Manizer ($23)




Yours in Beauty, Justina and Jessica

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