With the cold weather these days and winter coming, it’s important to stay hydrated and moisturized. I don’t use that many beauty products to be honest. I travel a lot back and forth between London and Amsterdam these days and one thing I hate is carrying a lot of stuff with me. I like to stick to essentials – products that will do the trick in no time. Here are some of my current fall beauty essentials!
My first pick is the Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control – I have been obsessed with this lately. Basically it’s a bb cream in a container and you apply it using the cushion provided. The cream is so much lighter than regular bb cream but it gets the job done. It gives you a flawless looking skin, it brightens, it’s moisturizing but definitely not dewy (more matte actually). But it gives you a natural look, not at all like you’re using anything. I just wish the container was a little bit more compact but other than that, great product!
If you’re a beauty nerd, you’ll know a typical Korean skincare routine covers as much as ten steps. I have been using the Missha Time Revolution line for a while now and I love how silky smooth and moisturized my skin feels after using the products. I use the Missha Time Revolution Clear Toner to remove any impurities on my skin in the morning and evening. I apply the Missha Time Revolution Essence after the toner and before I use my moisturizer. An essence is a concentrated liquid that you apply between cleansing and moisturizing. The only thing I don’t like is that both products are scentless – a little bit of a floral scent would have been nice!
The SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick is probably my favorite product of all this season. It’s the perfect cleanser to remove your skin from all impurities after a long day. It leaves my skin feeling soft and it brightens the skin as well, leaving a soft glow. Foam it up under the shower and apply it all over the face. It has a nice rosey scent to it and I love how my skin smells after this!
If like me you don’t want to spend a fortune on cleansing brushes (let’s be honest, they’re absurdly overpriced), this is a great alternative. I came across the Oil of Olaz Cleansing Brush in a magazine and when I saw it was only EUR 16 (that’s right, that’s like the price of one brush from the other brands) I knew I had to try it. The cleansing brush does the job. It cleanses and the bristles are soft to the skin but sturdy enough to clean the skin. Don’t let the price stop you – it’s a steal!
I am a sucker for face masks and this one is a new favorite. The Origins Rose Clay Mask makes your skin feel like a baby’s butt. This is probably the best mask I’ve tried so far. Apply a small amount all over the face and rinse after fifteen minutes. It feels so gentle but you could see the impurities removed from your skin after you’ve rinsed off the mask. The scent is very pleasant as well.
What are your fall beauty essentials? And which one of the above would you try?