My skincare usually starts a couple of days before if I want to look my best for a special occasion and that means masking! I have moved away from sheet masks in general due to the amount of waste each produces instead, I love using a traditional wash-off mask. One of my favourites for the extra healthy glow is Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask* which is an oldie but a goodie. It has a combination of chemical and physical exfoliation, Vitamin C and the best part is it only takes 5 minutes for me to see results. Once rinsed, I followed up with Vichy Mineral 89 (long time readers know I swear by this), Kypris Antioxidant Dew (glow in a bottle) and finally, Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore* (reviewed here).
Sometimes my skin feels dehydrated which is quite common in Winter and I will use a hydrating mask to soothe and nourish and I bounce between Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask* or Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Mask*. The latter is very new to my routine but my first impressions are very positive. It’s a scentless gel that delivers lots of hydration leaving my skin soft and plump. A full review will be up in the next few weeks!
Now let’s talk makeup! It’s no secret that I love a good glowy base so I tend to stick with cream products. Touch In Sol No Pore-Blem Primer, Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation* and Self-Setting Concealer* and Natasha Denona Blush and Bloom Palette are my top choices as I know they will hold up well throughout the night. As for eyeshadow, there is nothing better than my most precious Biba Palette. I will complete my look with a good ol’ classic red lips and there should be no surprise Lisa Eldridge Velvet Morning is the one to grace my lips.
*edit: my outfit pictures were corrupted! I am so sorry there are no pictures of it. 😓
ps: Hubby and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day as we strongly believe in celebrating love every day. We don’t need one specific day in the year to so-call celebrate love. Our love isn’t only for each other but also for ourselves. I do think you can’t give the best of yourself if you don’t treasure, love and respect the person you are.
Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?