Getting glammed up is so fun, but most days, I hardly have time for a full face. I am a busy New Yorker juggling my day job in Midtown, freelance projects and hobbies of my own, so I need an easy, go-to routine I can count on–something that elevates my look and makes me feel confident from morning ’til night (or, in terms of Cloud Paint, from Dawn ’til Dusk).
Don’t get me wrong, I love a bare face, but I work in the beauty industry, so a little glam is part of my job!
Skincare is most important to me, so I start with Glossier Invisible Shield + Drunk Elephant’s D-Bronzi serum. This lightweight combo protects me from UV and blue lights, as well as from environmental aggressors like pollution. I’ll also add Glossier’s Zit Stick to any blemishes if necessary–this revolutionary spot treatment can be worn under or over makeup! The best part is that it is easy to reapply, so some days I’ll bring it with me on the go.
I don’t wear foundation, and I never have before. Instead, I reach for a bb cream or tinted moisturizer. My favorite is Bali Body’s BB Cream (I am in the shade Natural). It has just the right amount of coverage and a skin-loving formula (hyaluronic acid and marine collagen for a supple, youthful bounce, plus green tea to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation). Then, I add Glossier Stretch Concealer (in the shade Medium) to any areas, such as under my eyes, that need additional coverage. I find that waiting 30 to 60 seconds before blending (with my ring finger) gives me the most coverage from this lightweight, no-fuss concealer.
Cloud Paint is blush made easy, and thankfully there are six beautiful shades to suit whatever look I’m trying to achieve. Beam and Haze, two of the OG colors, are always a safe bet, but Dawn and Storm quickly became favorites when they launched over the summer. All it takes is a little dot (or two!) on each cheek, plus another across the bridge of my nose, to brighten up a sleepy face in the morning.
Even when I’m going lowkey glam, I still want a stunning highlight. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Supreme Frosts are a great option because they are low-maintenance and high-intensity–I apply to my cheekbones, brow bones and cupid’s bow with my ring finger, then pat to blend. Frozen Peach is my first-choice shade for a sunkissed glow.
Amplifying my eyes and boosting my brows is easy with Glossier Boy Brow + Lash Slick. I use Boy Brow in the shade Brown for instant thickness and all-day hold, then Lash Slick for long, fluttery, natural-looking lashes that never clump, flake or smudge.
Of course, I change my lip color often, but I do have a rotation of everyday favorites I work my way through. On the daily I tend to reach for a cream or gloss formula, such as Bite Beauty’s The Multistick in Cashew, of Fenty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow. I am also a big fan of nude-browns and golden hues, so I love a gilded gloss like Dose Of Color’s Over The Top, which has a clear base with gold reflects.
What I’m wearing…
- Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi
- Bali Body BB Cream in Natural
- Glossier Stretch Concealer in Medium
- Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam
- Jeffree Star Cosmetics Supreme Frost in Frozen Peach
- Glossier Boy Brow in Brown
- Glossier Lash Slick
- Bite Beauty The Multistick in Cashew
- Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow