Can I let you in on a secret? I’m turning 50 soon and my tried and true beauty products and routines are no longer working like a charm! As we evolve and transition into different stages in our lives–we need to make sure everything we do daily meets our needs, lifestyle, and goals. Your girl had to do some research this year, and I had to update my current routines to ensure I put my best self forward as a Polished woman with minimal effort. I hate wasting time and stressing in the morning. Therefore, creating routines that are easy and maintainable is always best for me! Are your beauty and self care routines not working for you anymore? Keep reading to learn the 5 beauty secrets every polished woman should know!
SECRET 1 – Use liquid foundation instead of powder
As my skin has aged, it has gotten dryer and is crying for moisture. The powder foundations that once gave me great coverage and absorbed the oil in my skin, now make me look old and tired. I converted to liquid foundation this year and instantly felt and looked more youthful. There are so many different kinds on the market–choose the one with the right finish and coverage you prefer!
SECRET 2 – Concealer is my new best friend
Even on days where I don’t wear a full face of makeup, I’ve started to apply a little bit of concealer under my eyes and lips to wake up my face! This trick has definitely helped me not look so tired during a busy week. It’s so quick and easy and makes a huge difference!
SECRET 3 – Invest in makeup brushes
Through the years, I have noticed that it’s easer and faster to apply makeup with brushes. Now these brushes do not have to be expensive. I’ve found the best brushes at Sephora, and believe it or not, Marshalls!
SECRET 4 – Exfoliate and use a mask weekly
Sundays are my days to get myself back together for the week! As I mentioned above, as you age your skin gets dryer. Therefore, it is very important that we get rid off all the dry skin to ensure our makeup looks fresh and smooth. Using a skin exfoliant and doing a moisturizing mask weekly can have you looking like a million bucks! Just pick up a few facial sheet masks while you’re going through the check out line. Many of them cost under $5 and they are truly hassle free! Just pop it on and 10 minutes latter, pop it off. It’s an easy way to incorporate skin care into your routine.
SECRET 5 – Find your signature lip color for the Spring and Fall Seasons
Makeup colors are seasonal, just like clothes. In the Spring/Summer months, you want to wear brighter and lighter colors (Pinks, Reds). Moreover, in the Fall/Winter months, you want to wear deeper and darker colors (Burgundy, Deep Reds). Identify the best shades for you each season and stick to them! Many times cosmetic brands will keep manufacturing the same colors season after season. Therefore, all you have to do is reorder the color online, so you don’t have to hassle with going to the makeup counter.
All these beauty tips have helped me get ready and look put-together when life gets busy. As we get older–it’s inevitable that we switch up our routines and beauty products that are beneficial to our current skin. In addition, we must pay more attention to what we use and how we treat ourselves!