you asked for it and here it is. a blog post devoted to skin care, makeup, and hair care. plus, over on YouTube, there are three videos devoted to each topic. yes, there are step-by-step guides that demonstrate how i get ready in the morning. and, yes, i’m sporting a new ‘do’ to boot. but here on the blog i’m talking about the same subject just not as in-depth as the videos on YouTube. are you ready? let’s go.
first up is my skin care routine. i divide my products into daytime and nighttime. why? well, in the evening i am able to use a heavier cream or oil that nourishes my skin all through the night. but during the daytime hours, i like a lighter moisturizer. i also include an eye cream into the mix in the a.m.. currently, i am using la prairie skin caviar products. again, one for daytime and one for the night. as a product of the 1970’s where we would slather on baby oil and bake for hours under the noonday sun in order to sport a deep tan all summer long i do have sun damage on my face and body. while we all love summer and those long days to frolic by the beach and pool we now know sunscreen is our best friend. and hats! to date, i am 58 fast approaching my 59th birthday, i have not had any cosmetic procedures or surgery. so far, i rely solely on the latest and greatest skin care products to nourish and replenish my sun damaged skin. so what am i using? here is the rundown:
cleanser – origins three part harmony; daytime moisturizer – la prairie skin caviar liquid lift; evening moisturizer – la prairie skin caviar; eye cream – origins GinZing; clarifying clay mask – malin + goetz; glycolic acid pads – malin + goetz
skincare video: note each video has the same thumbnail photo.
after my moisturizer and eye cream is applied i dab on a few products to keep me looking my best. again, i share a step-by-step tutorial over on YouTube. if you would like a list of all videos to date or want a notification of the most recent video hit the subscribe button. but these are the makeup items i currently use in my summer routine.
easy makeup routine
makeup mirror – conair; cosmetic brush kit – sonia kashuk; cosmetic brush kit – japonesque; powder brush – Shiseido; concealer brush – shiseido; eyelash curler – shiseido; foundation primer – smashbox photo finish; tinted moisturizer – laura mercier; concealer – laura mercier; eyeshadow – bare minerals; eyeliner – smashbox kohl; eyebrow kit – benefit; blush – smashbox echo park pink ; mascara – origins; lip liner – chanel nude; lipstick – checkmate; mojito lip balm – checkmate
makeup video: note each video has the same thumbnail photo.
last but not least i am sharing the haircare products i use daily and weekly. the styling products change out depending on whether i want a smooth finish or more wavy. also, i have thick coarse hair and stubborn colics to work with.
shampoo – kerastase; conditioner – kerastase; weekly conditioner – kerastase; hairdresser’s invisible oil – bumble and bumble
hair tutorial: note each video has the same thumbnail photo.
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
You’re doing great with your videos, Beth! Kudos. Love the new ‘do! It has lots of body–you’re fortunate with your thick hair. I have very baby-fine, thin hair, and have always been envious of folks with tons of hair. The only thing I’m grateful for is how quickly I can dry mine! You look great.
awww, that’s the best compliment sue! YouTube is a whole other ballgame, but i’m slowling getting the hang of it. i’m kind of jealous your hair dries quickly. just sayin’.
I love your hair, and you style it almost exactly the way I do, except you appear to have more wave and less cowlick. Ha! I’ve been letting mine grow a bit, and I’m going to take it back to that bang length next week, I think. It’s just too much work and too many frustrating stages to grow it in the hopes I’ll like it better. Your length right now is perfect IMO. 🙂
it is tough to grow hair out isn’t it? things go along smoothly and then one day it doesn’t! when in doubt i always go shorter. but so far so good with this haircut! i’m keeping my fingers crossed i’ll still like it in two weeks.
Thanks so much for this fun video series. As I expected, you look good without makeup but makeup provides a vibrant and polished finish. At this age (and I admit to being older than you!!), lack of makeup can really contribute to an invisible, bland look for many of us. So, why not!!
I think this haircut is a winner. Lucky you with thick hair, I relate to the comment by Sue Smith as I have dealt with baby-fine thin hair for most of my life. Its saving grace is a nice soft curl.
hi rebecca! are you over your cold? i am finally feeling back to my old self. and i agree 100% that makeup gives us a vibrant polished finish. which is especially important as we age since there’s a whole lot of changes with our skin, hair, and body.
yay for a soft curl! bet it looks beautiful.
LOVED the tutorials, you are a natural beauty!!! Fun fun to watch. Your hair is perfection, love it shorter, it is so chic. Going to check out your mascara. I use the Laura Mercier radiance primer for every day and love it. I use a expert face brush that is fantastic by Real techniques to apply it….. The eye primer I use is NYX I saw it on several make up artist vlogs. It is so inexpensive and I pop it in the middle of my eye lid and it brightens my whole eye. I then us a pop of pink shadow, literally tap one finger on the eye shadow rub two fingers together and pop it in the middle of eye lid and work it out. I do not use a highlighter under my brow because it is naturally lighter there and for me it only would highlight my hooded eye. Love your look, keep doing what you are doing it is working!!!! Your are gorgeous.
i think i need to break down and try an eye primer. especially if it brightens the whole eye! thanks for sharing your tips miss kathy!
Beth, I love the tutorials, and your new haircut is fabulous!
hi maggie! i always love to hear from you. and i’m so happy you like the YouTube videos. it’s a whole different ballgame over there. but i’m learning.
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