Hello Lovelies! After the (ho-hum) Golden Globes, and the announcement of the Oscar nominated movies this year, I realized I had not seen any of the said films. I hate when that happens. Must correct. Hubs and I are planning to see “American Sniper” this weekend (NO spoilers please!!!!). Last night, we watched “Boyhood”. While I think the concept of filming actors over a twelve year period is absolute genius, the almost three hour story left me me wanting a bit more. I do love me some Patricia Arquette though!
Onto my current evening skincare routine!
Much like my morning ritual, I am a bit of a stickler in terms of staying with the tried and true. I don’t change my skincare up that much.
First thing at night, makeup removal.
I have been using the Maybelline Clean Express eye makeup remover for a while. You can’t really see it in the photo, but there is a bottom layer and top layer that requires shaking up to blend, although the formula is oil free. I am not sure exactly how that works, but it works. Pour it on a cotton pad, hold it against your lashes for a few seconds to melt away the mascara, then swipe away the rest of your eye makeup. It does not sting, and is very gentle. And you can actually see afterwards because you don’t have heavy, oily makeup remover in your eyes.
That being said, I am totally in love with cleansing oils for the rest of my face. I had been using Philosophy’s “Purity Made Simple” (liquid) cleanser for years. When they came out with an oil version (mineral oil free), I was all about it. You simply apply this ultra lightweight oil all over your face, massage it it in, apply a bit of warm water to emulsify, rinse off, and you’re good!
However, I do use my Clarisonic Mia at night (after emulsifying the Philosophy cleansing oil). The Luxe Cashmere Cleanse brush is the reason why. I know the photo looks like the brush is wacky out-of-focus, but it is so luxe soft, it really looks like that (like the top of the actual brush head box!). I used the Sensitive skin brush initially, but found it tended to make my skin a little pink. This brush is extremely gentle but still cleans really well. I do love my Clarisonic, but use it only at night.
After the cleansing ritual, I apply my prescription skincare eye cream, and Renova.
Final step is my beloved Shiseido Bio-Perfromance Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream. Especially when it’s cold.
I am still testing out a few new products. Stay tuned!
Thank you for reading!