Current Makeup Routine

I got the new iPhone and there is something funny going on with the camera. I’ve read all about it and apparently, they did something to “reduce noise” so that photos and videos will look better with low light. Well, it looks like there’s a built-in filter. It’s frustrating because there are SO many ways people can adjust their appearance on Stories. Not just with the native filters in Instagram, but third-party apps where you can do everything from making your skin smoother to making your nose narrower to making your eyes bigger… and this is for VIDEO.

I’m frustrated because so many people have been commenting on my skin and asking for updated skincare and what holy grail product I’m using. Nothing really has changed in my routine. It’s pretty much the iPhone Xs filter. 🙄

But I still have been getting a lot of questions via email + DM about my makeup (particularly about my lip colors, eyeliners, and mascara!) and I haven’t done an update lately. My beauty routine rarely changes. I try new products all the time, but it’s a rarity when I opt to swap something that I love for something new. It’s gotta be GOOD for me to do the switch!


Basic Skincare Routine:

I mix things up every now and then, especially if I’m experiencing a problem (like dryness or acne). I’m also in the process of trying some new products, especially after the Elizabeth Arden trip! But here’s where my routine stands right now:

At night: Fresh Soy Cleanser + Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion (2/3x week) + Kiehl’s Vitamin C SerumSummer Fridays Jetlag Mask or Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules (for overnight)

In the morning: Cleanser + Grace & Stella Energizing Eye Mask + Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil + Kiehl’s Sunscreen

Here’s my current at-home facial routine.

Basic Makeup Routine:

1. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder (worn under and over foundation!)

2. Bobbi Brown Weightless Foundation (slightly more coverage) or Urban Decay Naked Skin (slightly less coverage)

3. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder

4. Nars Blush in “Orgasm”

5. 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Eyeliner in “Demolition”

6. Nars Climax Mascara and/or Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara

7. Bobbi Brown Eyebrow Shaper

8. Elizabeth Arden “Desert Rose” (more natural) or Bobbi Brown Brownie (bolder) + Nars Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm


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Catherine Hannum

This morning I tried applying eyeliner after being inspired to wear eyeliner by you … it didn’t come out so well haha. But I always love the way your makeup looks! Also, such a strange thing for Apple to do re: smoothing function on photos. I wonder if there’s a way to remove that feature.