Why You’ll Love Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye

Today, I wanted to share a new-to-me find that I adore.  Over the years, I’ve learned that cream-based makeup is the way to go when trying to create a natural, fresh face for aging skin. 

The Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye is a gorgeous, highly pigmented, easy-to-use eye shadow that glides on perfectly. Add this to your makeup bag for when you want a finished faced in under 10 minutes. 

Unlike traditional eye shadow that can fall out all over your cheeks, this “stick eye” won’t smuge or settling into your eye creases. 

If you are tracking the Nordstrom Sale, they added many new beauty options, including the set below. You receive three full size sticks, in highly wearable, neutral colors for $58. Usually, one stick retails for $30. 

Why You’ll Love Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Set, $58 

What’s nice about these is their versatility. Swipe it on like an eyeliner along your lash line for a smokey look or blend with your finger over your eyelid. 

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St. Tropez One Night Only Wash Off Face & Body Lotion

Long-time readers know I consider myself to be an authority on self-tanning.

I wish I could blame a year of Covid isolation for why I look like I live in a cave, but I am just naturally as pale as a ghost.  And as I age, I’m getting paler and my skin thinner, so you can see everything.  A little healthy color helps make my skin look smooth, slightly toned and hides all those veins, lumps, and bumps.

This time of year, I’m all about achieving a realistic faux tan, whether it’s at the local salon or in my bathroom, but I don’t always have the time to go through the whole process. And it is a process. 

Earlier this month, I found myself getting dressed to go to a wedding (I wore this high/low maxi in red from Nordstrom) and just ran out of time to pull off all the steps for an at home tan. But I knew I would feel better if my legs didn’t look like they glowed in the dark so I ran to my local Ulta and picked up St. Tropez One Night Only.

So far, it’s my best beauty buy of 2021.

St. Tropez One Night Only Wash Off Face and Body Lotion

St. Tropez One Night Only Wash Off Face & Body Lotion

Face and Body Lotion, $18

Meg’s Rating: 10/10 

Here’s how this works: 

Apply this while you are in your undergarments before you put on your outfit. You don’t have to, but I use this mitt to apply, just like you would with a self-tanner. It helps you cover more area. This lotion goes on dark and sets immediately. It goes on quickly, and a little goes a long way. You can build the color quickly, so start with a light hand and go from there.

You may get a little on your underwear/ body shaper, don’t worry, it washes off. I put my dress on 10 minutes later, went to a wedding, and danced my butt off. It didn’t sweat off during the night but came off right away in the shower.

Unlike a traditional self-tanner, you don’t need to do all the skin prep. This is essentially makeup, so it doesn’t have to activate.

The key is to blend it out evenly, which is simple. 

Use this for any upcoming event.  It works wonderfully on your legs and arms, chest and neck. I added a bit to my face too using my beauty blender. It looked totally natural and was just what I needed for a night out. 

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BB Cream for Mature Skin

When I was young, I used to make up as camouflage. Like an idiot, I layered foundation and concealer over my smooth, flawless skin. I never considered myself pretty growing up, and I thought, if I used makeup in a certain way, I could change the way I looked. Sad and silly, I know. 

Thank goodness with age comes a certain level of confidence and self-acceptance. Now that I’m in my 40s, I’ve turned my focus to skincare. I spend the time and money nourishing and protecting my skin. And makeup is used to highlight my features rather than hide or reshape them. 

These days, I just want to look like myself, like the best, most well-rested version of myself. (lol)

Over the years, I’ve discovered a few game changers for my makeup routine that help me create a healthy, natural look in minutes. I’ve mentioned several of these earlier this month

Today, I want to highlight the Purlisse Radiant Glow Illuminating BB Cream with SPF 30. Ladies, I love it, especially for this time of year when you want something light, that evens out your complexion and gives it that youthful glow we took for granted when we naturally had it 😉 

As always, the post is NOT sponsored. 

Purlisse Radiant Glow Illuminating BB Cream SPF 30

 

Purlisse Radiant Glow Illuminating BB Cream SPF30

 

BB Cream, $35

I use their “Illuminating” BB cream designed for fair (me) to medium skin. They also have their “Perfect Glow” BB Cream, which is available for all skin tones. Both are wonderful.

Most days, this is the only product I use for coverage. If I need a little more, depending on what is going on with my skin, I’ll add a touch of concealer. That’s it.

The product blends into your skin beautifully, allowing you to use a little at a time for buildable coverage. It doesn’t end up cakey or resting in your fine lines or wrinkles after a long day. And I swear, I get complimented all the time when I have it on. 

BB creams are designed to be skin-focused, meaning they nourish the skin while also providing coverage. The formulation is designed to hydrate and protect, which is why they have SPF in them. 

I still apply a stand-alone SPF in the morning, let that sit for a few minutes, and then layer on the BB cream. Give the BB cream a minute to set as well and you’ll get a smooth finish, with a touch of glow, that looks like your skin only better. 

 

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What to Buy at Sephora’s Spring Sale

I love Sephora. 

I can spend hours walking up and down the aisles.  And now that I’m almost always running in with one of my girls, it’s even more fun to explore. 

When I leave, with my glossy black bag filled with goodies, I’m convinced for a brief moment that when I use these new products, I will emerge as a better, more beautiful version of myself. Lol.

Maybe it’s just me, but opening up a new box of product is like my version of Christmas Morning. 

Right now is the  Sephora Spring Sale , marketed specifically for their “Insiders.” 

What does that mean? 

Nothing special, you just have to sign up for their rewards program. If you’re not a Sephora Insider, sign up on their site before you start shopping. It’s easy, it’s free and they don’t bug you about anything. 

This sale is different in that the discounts vary based off  your Insider level, and your Insider level is determined by your annual spend. 

If you’re just getting started you’re called an Insider and get 10% off, if you’re VIP  you get 15% off, and if you’re what they call Rouge you get 20% off. The more you spend annually, the greater the discount you’ll receive. 

Regardless of which level you are, use the code OMGSPRING at check out. 

The saving is significant if you use many of the brands they carry, or worth it if you want to try something new at a discount. 

My Favorites 

For today’s post, I stood in my bathroom and looked up all of my favorite products to see if you can grab them on sale. Most of these you’ve heard me talk about countless times, others I started using a few months ago and am happy to recommend.

Below, I broke this down into Skincare, and then Makeup, Fragrance and Tools.

Skincare

If you’ve been following for any amount of time, you know I spend time focusing on keeping my skin healthy. I’m 41 years old, with fair, freckled, sensitive skin, and dealt with terrible cystic acne – as an adult – for many years.

Skin issues profoundly impacted my self-confidence. It wasn’t until I got my skin issues under control that I felt confident enough to put my face on the blog, so I am more than happy to spend here and save in other areas.

Also, I hope this goes without saying, while I do spend on better beauty products, I don’t buy all of these at once. Some products I have to replenish every month, most require only once or twice a year. 

I would rather spend on skincare than designer shoes, but that’s just me. 

When there is a sale, I do stock up to take advantage of the savings. 

Now, my skin has never looked better.

Please note, I use other products and tools in my routines, below are the ones available in the sale. 

Skincare Picks from the Sephora Spring Sale

A collection of skincare from Drunk Elephant and Sunday Reiley from Sephora

In the evening.

I double cleanse every night. This means you wash your face twice, first with an oil-based cleanser, and then follow up with a gentle gel-based one. For this, I use the Tatcha Oil Cleanser by far, my favorite gentle cleanser. It quickly removes makeup and cleanses skin without stripping it of moisture. For sensitive skin, it’s a dream. I’ve been using this for years. It’s currently out of stock at Sephora and Amazon, but you can buy from their website here. 

Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, $32 This is a fantastic gel cleanser. You get a deep clean, again, without stripping your skin. 

I’ve been using the SUNDAY RILEY A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum ($85) in the evening after other oils and serums. Because my skin is sensitive, retinol can be too harsh, but this is gentle, and I’ve been pleased with the results. 

I apply the Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Plumping & Hydrating Moisturizer, morning and night. As a final step, I use Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask, $52 on top of my moisturizer right before I get in bed. It helps lock in all my products, and I wake up with soft and hydrated skin. 

Finally, the Caudalie Instant Detox Mask, $39, is my forever favorite mask. It’s so simple and effective, only takes 5 minutes, and helps clear your skin. I use it once or so a week; even my daughters regularly use it to help with breakouts. 

In the morning.

Not everyone washes their face in the morning, but I feel like by the time I get around to my routine, it needs a gentle cleanse, so I use the Tatcha Oil Cleanser.

Then I apply a few drops of Vintners Daughter’s (not available at Sephora, but I mention it because it’s made the most impact on my skin) and then use this SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum, $85 after

Always give your skin a few minutes to absorb your products.

Finally, I apply the Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Plumping & Hydrating Moisturizer again and then use the Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30, $34 every single day, as my final morning layer. 

Sunscreen is your most important beauty product, so be sure to wear a generous amount daily and always apply it as your last step. 

Makeup | Fragrance | and Tools

One of the many benefits of focusing on skin health is you don’t require much in terms of make up. You’ll never see me “baking” or conturing to an inch of my life. I like to see my skin come through, freckles and all.

You have seen all of these on here before. These are my everyday, go-to, 5 minute face essential.

A collection of makeup, fragrance, and tools from Sephora

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick Balm, ($38) Like a lipstick and lip balm together, super hydrating with just a hint of pigment. 

Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, ($142) This has been my signature scent for several years. It’s just lovely, and I am forever complimented on it. 

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, ($49) What’s great about it is that it isn’t heavy or cakey. You can build for the kind of coverage you want (use a BeautyBlender for easy application). The best thing about Bobbi Brown is the array of skin tones. You can be pale as a ghost (like me) or have deep and dark skin. It’s truly inclusive.

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer, ($30) I have been using this bronzer since I was in my twenties. For my skin tone, it looks natural. If you want a healthy glow, you seriously don’t need any other product. And it lasts forever. 

Benefit Cosmetics Big Brow Love Eyebrow Pencil & Gel Value Set, $30 It’s a well known fact that I believe strongly in eyebrows. They shape your face and make you look youthful, happy, and healthy. As I’ve aged, mine have become thin and sparse, so they need a little love, that’s why I use all of Benefit’s eyebrow products.  This value kit is a great opportunity to give some of their best sellers a try.  I also use and love their highlight pencil, here

SEPHORA COLLECTION Skin Perfecting Brush Set, ($55) It’s under $60 and has everything you need to get the most out of your application. 

beautyblender ORIGINAL BEAUTYBLENDER Makeup Sponge, ($20) I add these to my cart every time there is a sale. 

tarte Power Bar Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette, ($19) I’m a big fan of tarte. Their Shape Tape concealer is the best concealer I’ve ever used. I picked up this simple under $20 eyeshadow palette for the season, and it’s incredible. Simple, pigmented, smooth application and lovely neutral colors. 

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Easy Steps for a Flawless At Home Self Tan

Looking back on my childhood, there were so many glimpses of who I would become as an adult. Little moments where seeds were planted that grew into something significant for my future, “grownup” self. 

Career-wise, I should have seen all this coming. I was a big-dreaming, optimistic, fashion-loving, creative kid. 

I was also relentlessly teased about how ghostly pale I am, and I HATED it. So my tenacious young self decided to put an end to it. I scrounged up some money and walked over to Rite-Aid to buy their least expensive self-tanner. 

The moment I got home, I slathered that stuff all over, checking the mirror every few minutes to see if I was transformed into one of the supermodels whose pictures covered the back of my bedroom door. 

It never worked. I never looked like Cindy Crawford or Niki Taylor. But I also never stopped trying. Like I said, I was an optimistic kid. 

Year after year, I went through the same ritual.

It was how my family marked the start of Spring – Oh look, Meg’s trying to tan again.” 

Over time, I upgraded from Rite-Aid brand to “better” drug store options. When I got a high school job, I splurged on anything I could get my hands on in the department stores. 

So I’m not hyperbolic when I say I have tried every self-tanner under the sun. 

Happily, products have evolved along with my expectations. I’m not trying to look like a bronzed goddess. I’ve grown to appreciate my fair and freckled skin. 

It’s just that when the sun is shining I look radioactive and a good tanner helps to tone it down, even out my skin, hide my veins and cellulite, and help me feel more confident in shorts, skirts, and swimsuits.

Last year I shared a step-by-step video over in my Instagram highlights

 

 
 
 
 
 
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☀️Anyone else craving sunshine and normalcy right about now? . 🤚🏼 . This time of year I usually start up my bi-weekly spray tans in anticipation for warmer weather and shorter hemlines. . But since my local salons are nowhere near opening 😭I have to go back to my roots and do it myself. . Luckily, I’ve been self-tanning since I was 14, which pretty much makes me an expert. . So today I’m breaking down my easy at home steps for a flawless at home tan. . Including how to get a natural, streak free application and my favorite products that make the process a breeze. . ☝🏼For the step-by-step guide follow the link in my profile and click “New on the Blog” or head to my highlights to watch the tutorial in full 💕

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Easy Steps to a Perfect Self Tan

Loving Tan Self TannerSelf Tanner, $40 In Medium | In Dark

Skin Prep

The key to success is all in how you prep your skin. Do not skip this part 🙂 

The night before you apply your self-tanner, shower, shave and exfoliate, paying extra attention to your elbow, knees, heels and hands and feet. Areas with dry or rough skin will absorb the tanner in a way that will leave it looking dirty. 

After you get out of the shower, dry off and slather your favorite moisturizer all over. 

Nails

Be sure you remove any nail polish and push back your cuticles. I also apply some cuticle oil so they do not dry out. Much like rough, dry skin, if your cuticles are dry or overgrown, and come in contact with your tanner, they will quickly turn yellow. 

Do not skip prepping your skin, it makes all the difference in how your tan comes out. 

Application

These days, there are a ton of effective products on the market. It just depends on the results you are looking for and how much time you have. 

The St. Tropez line is terrific, though it will give you a much darker tan. I use it if we are going on vacation, so I start darker than usual, but then it fades throughout the week, extending the life of the tan. 

But my all time favorite is Loving Tan’s 2-hour express. I use the medium, which is great for fair skin. They also have dark – ideal if you tan easily.

You’ll achieve a subtle, low maintenance tan.

It doesn’t smell, streak, or stain fabrics –  so wins all around.

Because it goes on dark, you can see exactly where you are putting it to make sure it goes on evenly.

Important! Use an applicator mitt – this will save your hands from getting stained AND help you cover more surface quickly and easily.

Best Practice

I’ve been doing this process on Monday mornings. (It’s just what works with my unconventional work schedule.) Which means I start to prep on Sunday night.

In the morning, remove your clothes and put your mitt on your left hand.

With the mitt on your left hand, work from your left leg up your body and apply on your right arm, chest, and neck.

Then switch hands and with the mitt on your right hand, start at the top of your right foot, and apply moving up your body, finishing on your left arm, chest, and neck.

You want to work with two-three pumps at a time.

As you work up your leg and arms, avoid your knee and elbow until there is very little product left on the mitt, then apply to those areas. This will ensure an even application. 

Finally, you can use this on your face, but be careful. Start with one pump, and go from there, paying close attention to your hairline and ears. 

Alternatively, you can skip your face and neck and instead use this face oil by Tan-Luxe. Add a drop or two to your moisturizer right before bed, and you’ll wake up with a natural, sun-kissed glow. I use this regularly even when I don’t go through the self-tanning process. 

When you’re done, throw on a loose fitting dress – and skip a bra for a few hours. I keep an old tank dress from when I was pregnant on hand just for this.

With the Loving Tan formula, you let it sit for 2 hours (it drys almost right away) and then hop in the shower to rinse it off. The tan continues to build over the next few hours.

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5 Finds to Freshen Up Your Spring Beauty

Who doesn’t love a beauty bag refresh now and then?

Now that the weather is warming up, I like to lighten my make-up to coincide with the season. Over the last month, I’ve tried out some new-to-me products and can happily share five that have earned their keep in my own routine. 

5 Finds to Freshen Up Your Spring Beauty Routine

 

Beauty Buys

As usual, none of our content is sponsored. I personally purchase these products, test them myself and do not receive compensation for a positive review. 

YSL Shine Lipstick Balm 

Shine Lipstick Balm

 

Shine Lipstick Balm, $38 

This is NOT a thick, rich, highly pigmented lipstick. Instead, it’s like a whisper of color for your lips in a super hydrating balm. My allergies are off the charts this time of year, and between congestion and medicine, my lips get dry. I love using this since it’s a more elevated version of a lip balm. And the chic packaging doesn’t hurt either 😉

Eyebrow Pencil and Highlight Pencil Set

Eyebrow pencil and highlighting set

Eyebrow Pencil and Highlighting Pencil Set, $32

Long-time readers know that eyebrows are my favorite. They are a game-changer for effortless, natural, everyday beauty. Grooming them properly will bring a lot of life to your face and highlight your best features. But you don’t want to spend too much time fussing with it, that’s why I recommend many of benefit’s brow products. I recently added this pencil and highlighting duo for spring and summer.

The pencil comes with a spooly on one end and a pencil on the other. You’ll get a more subtle look with this than Ka-Brow (which I still use and love). With the pencil, you fill in any sparse spots and define their shape, and you’re done.

Follow by swiping the brow highlighter under your arch, and dab some in the corner of my eye to look more awake and bright.

Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara

Thrive Causmetics Mascara

Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara, $24 

Coming in a close second to eyebrows is eyelashes. I love a strong lash and try all kinds of mascaras. I discovered Thrive Causmetics late last year after many readers listed it as their favorite beauty buy of 2020. So, of course, I had to try it myself.

This stuff is for serious lash lovers. If you want a bold, long, defined lash, you’ll love this.

It did take me a few applications to get used to the formula. It’s wetter than what I’m used to but dries quickly. With this, you don’t have to add more than one, maybe two layers. Less is more.

The look is gorgeous, and as a bonus, it’s so easy to wash off—it kind of flakes off when you wash your face, so it’s gentle, and you don’t have to deal with raccoon eyes.

If this testimonial isn’t enough, I find this in my 14-year-olds makeup bag every day. 😉

Use this link to get $10 off your first purchase of $50 +.

Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Vitamin C Brightening Serum, $85 

I talked about the benefits of incorporating Vitamin C into your morning skin care routine here. I decided to test out, C.E.O by Sunday Riley, a new-to-me product with great reviews. It’s pricey but gentle on your skin and easy to incorporate into whatever you’re already using. 

If you are looking for a more affordable option, I like these Vichy Vitamin C Capsules.

 

(Re) Setting 100% Mineral Powder 

ReSetting Mineral Powder

(Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder, $30 

Finally, sunscreen should be the number one product in your skincare routine. Wear it all day, every day, no matter what you are doing, regardless of the time of year. Daily, I apply SPF 30 from Drunk Elephant at the end of my morning routine. And now, to freshen up my make-up mid-day, I use this (re)setting powder from Supergoop.

You can keep it in your bag or desk drawer and swipe it across your face mid-day to freshen up your make-up and reapply your sunscreen. Genius! 

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How to Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

Today we’re going to talk about how to clean your make-up brushes, an essential but often overlooked step in a healthy skincare routine.

There are dozens of ways to go about this, BUT, last year, I stumbled on an inexpensive and easy tool to use that cleans and dries your brushes in seconds.

SECONDS.

As usual, this post is not sponsored. I buy everything myself and try out dozens of different items and gadgets that never make it to this site.

Last year, during the early part of lockdown, I ordered this make-up brush cleaning kit from Amazon in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep. And then I promptly forgot about it until it landed on my front door.

Admittedly, when I unpacked it, I thought it was going to be absolute junk. Still, I grabbed my make-up brushes and got to work. 

In minutes my brushes weren’t just clean, they were dry. And this goofy, middle of the night impulse buy became one of my best purchases of last year. 

How to Clean Your Make-Up Brushes in Minutes 

How to Clean Make Up Brushes

Brush Cleaning Kit, $21

All you need is this brush cleaning kit and some Dawn dish soap. 

The kit comes with a bowl, the battery-operated wand, and various collars used to help hold any size brush and attach them to the wand. You’ll also receive a storage stand to keep the collars organized. 

Simply take one of your brushes, find the best collar to fit, attach it to the wand and then dip it into the bowl filled with soap and hot water. 

Dunk the bristles up and down for 10 seconds, and then push the button on the wand to spin. 

When you’re ready to dry, slowly lift the wand and spin it in the bowl above the waterline. 

The brush will be dry in about 30 seconds. 

Dry like you can use it immediately. No more laying flat to dry overnight. 

You’ll have to replace the soap and water a few times, but other than that, this is the most efficient way to clean make-up brushes I have ever come across. 

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How Often Should You Clean Your Make-Up Brushes?

Once a week is ideal. 

How Should You Store Your Make-Up Brushes?

The most important thing to remember is where NOT to store them. Avoid keeping them out on your counter or vanity in your bathroom. They will absorb all the moisture in the room (along with other gross things) and will become a breading ground for bacteria.  

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