Beauty & Makeup Products I’m Loving Lately + My Recent Skincare Routine (video)

Beauty & Makeup Products I’m Loving Lately + My Recent Skincare Routine (video)

After dealing with my cystic acne and doing different treatments with my esthetician, I love trying all kinds of different products at home. Whether that’s skin products or makeup, I love trying it all! And because of reader recommendations and my esthetician, I’ve been able to find all kinds of products that I love and use every single day. So I thought it would be a good time to update you on exactly what I’m using on my skin every morning and night, along with the makeup I’m obsessed with right now! So let’s do this…because this is about to be a looooong post! And you can find a little video at the bottom! I tried to shorten the video as much as possible because people get bored easily, but be sure to follow me on instagram because I often share videos of my skincare routine along with how to properly use different products!

First Let’s Start with My Morning Routine –

Tinkle Facial Razor – I forgot to mention this is my video but I like to use this razor once a week or every two weeks. I get my face dermaplaned regularly which takes off all the baby fuzz, hairs and dead skin, so I like to use these razors in between seeing my esthetician. These razors are super cheap and I use them all over my face. Seriously, everywhere. I don’t use any sort of serum or cream, I just use the razor by itself. And no, my hair has not grown back darker or thicker. It grows back exactly the same, or it has for me! As you get older, those mustache hairs get darker and more visible. But not if you shave that face of yours! And it’s cheaper than waxing!

Tula Dual-Phase Skin Reviving Treatment Pads (use code PALEOMG for 20% off skincare) – The pads have a white, smooth side that disperses activating serum and natural plant fibers over the skin, then you flip the pad to the textred side and massage gently for 1-2 minutes to exfoliate. After you rinse your skin, your skin is instantly smoother and softer! They include a probiotic + lactic acid cocktail which helps reveal healthy skin cells, strengthens and hydrates the skin. In the treatment pads you’ll find Papaya Fruit Extract, Willow Bark Extract, Witch Hazel, and Cotton Plant Fibers, all which work together to help brighten and remove excess oil and dead skin! I like to use these once a week!

Vivant Skincare Mandelic Acid Face Wash – This is the face wash I use the most and I LOVE it. It has little beads so it exfoliates your face, but it’s also great for acne, anti-aging and skin brightening!

Vivant Skincare Mandelic Acid – After I was my face, I use this mandelic acid which is also great for acne, anti-aging and skin brightening just like the wash!

Beyond Complexion Vitamin C w/ HQ Lightening Serum or Vivant Skincare Spin Trap Serum (Vitamin C) – I’m using one of these just depending on what’s going on with my skin. I was having some trouble with some extra dark spots on my face after traveling to the Caribbean over the summer, so I started using the HQ once the summer ended and I was out of the sun. And it cleared those dark spots right up! You have to be careful not to overdo the HQ serum and use it in cycles so when I’m cycling off of it, I’ll use the spin trap to make sure I’m still getting Vitamin C on my skin every day!

Tula Volume Defense Deep Wrinkle Serum (use code PALEOMG for 20% off skincare) – I don’t believe you can simply get rid of wrinkles by using a cream. Which is why I get different laser treatments and profractional, but I do believe in using a wrinkle cream to help improve the skin and hydrate it in between those treatments! And I’ve loved using this one daily!

Vivant Skincare Daily SPF Treatment – Because SPF, duh. I’ve had the best results with this stuff when it comes to break outs so it’s the brand I use daily.

Revision Skincare Revox 7 – I don’t use this product every day, but I love it on days I have to take photos or on days that I’m trying to look my extra best! It’s an oil-free serum that helps reduce the appearance of expression lines. I call it botox in a bottle because a reader told me about it and that’s how she explained it, but don’t try to sue me when it’s not like botox. Botox is like botox. But this stuff is pretty damn awesome and definitely helps with those smile lines!

Tula Illuminating Serum (use code PALEOMG for 20% off skincare) – This is my all-time favorite product by Tula because it really does make your skin glow. Even when I don’t put on any sort of makeup, my skin still looks better and more dewy because of this serum! It’s amazing!

L’Occitane Divine Eyes – It’s taken me a little while to find a eye serum that I like, but this stuff is fantastic. It’s especially helpful when it comes to concealer – this cream make the concealer under the eyes stay smooth throughout the day, instead of clumping up and sinking into the lines and wrinkles.

Jane Iredale Mineral BB Cream (SPF 25) using the Beauty Blender – I’m legit OBSESSED with this BB cream. Before, I was using a powder but since it’s so dry in Colorado, it felt a little cakey sometimes. So this is the perfect alternative and it gives you SO much coverage. And you really don’t need much to give you great coverage. It’s seriously the best! And I use this under eye concealer for under my eyes, dark spots and any blemishes!

Beauty Counter Best of Brushes Set – If you’re in need of some basic high quality brushes, I’ve been using this set for my face and eyes. The brushes are super soft and I haven’t had any annoying shedding issues which seems to happen with some brushes.

Beauty Counter Matte Bronzer #1 – Since my BB cream is on the lighter side because winter is coming and I refuse to purchase a different color, this bronzer warms the skin without shine!

Beauty Counter Matte Bronzer #2 – I use this bronzer as a contouring effect, since I know absolutely nothing about makeup or how to contour. I use this darker bronzer on my neck and neckline, cheekbones and the top of my forehead!

Smashbox Eyeshadow Primer – Love this primer! It keep the eyeshadow from creasing and keeps my mascara from coming off onto my eyelids!

Beauty Counter Ultimate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette or Beauty Counter Winter Jewels Palette – These have become my go-to palettes for any of my eyeshadow looks and they are seriously beautiful! I live the use the winter jewels palette lately because I love the pinks and rose golds in the palette.

Beauty Counter Color Intense Lip Set – This is a great gift set for the holidays because the set comes with 5 different lip colors so you can figure out which one is your favorite while still mixing up your look sometimes. My favorite is “Brunch” and I’ve been using that almost every day for a little bit of color without looking like I’m wearing lipstick!

Ardell Lashes – I often get the question about my lashes on instagram stories so I thought I would share it here. These lashes are cheap and flexible so they are easy to apply! I apply them with Duo Lash Adhesive and I’ll reuse them 3-4 times before I toss them. I simply pull off any excess glue before I reuse them!

Now For My Night Time Routine – 

Beauty Counter Instant Eye Makeup Remover – I finally found a makeup remover that I trust that doesn’t have sketchy ingredients in it! Beauty Counter is all about safer skincare products and as they continue to grow, their products continue to improve. And this makeup remover actually removes everything!

Beauty Counter Multi Masker Set – I’ve used the charcoal mask and charcoal bar from the Beauty Counter for quite some time now, but I love this set because you not only get the charcoal mask, brightening mask, and plumping mask, but you also get an application brush to make applying the masks super easy! I seriously LOVE all of these masks! I just used the charcoal last night! I like to use these masks once or twice a week, whenever my skin is in need of some love!

Vivant Skincare Daily Repair Pads – I love these pads and highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a product to use nightly but doesn’t want to spend money on a ton of different products. I cut these pads in half so they last longer! They have been great for skin repair, but also for acne. I was having some random acne on my back where my sports bra sits and I used these pads on that spot for a couple weeks and it really helped heal that issue faster than without them!

Beyond Complexion Vitamin A+ Exfoliating Therapy w/ Lactic Acid – I love using a Vitamin A every night and this product has been awesome. This cream is suppose to help with cell turnover with minimal irritation and help improve skin tone and texture, fewer lines and wrinkles, and acne impactions loosened and cleared. And yes, I did take that from their website. I don’t know all the facts, ok!?!

Tula Multi-Spectrum Overnight Skin Rescue Treatment (use code PALEOMG for 20% off skincare) – Those last two products can be a bit drying, especially if you’re new to them or live in a dry place. This overnight treatment coats your face and protects it throughout the night, so you wake up with more hydrated and healthier looking skin. This stuff is magic!

Check out my video below! I share more info about these products! And if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below! I’ll answer them as quickly as possible!

Quick Summary of My Favorite Products

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And if you’re in Denver, I absolutely ADORE all the women I go to that help my skin look it’s very best! Here’s their info if you live here or you’re ever in Denver!

  • My esthetician in Denver – Shawn Haviland (Cherry Hills Facial Aesthetics 720-459-7960)
    • See the treatments I get here
  • My eyebrow specialist in Denver – Lea Curry (Oxford Spa 303-628-5435)
    • See my microblading experience here
  • Lyndsay at Glamour Bar for spray tans – 303-444-2100 (seriously the cutest salon you’ll ever step foot in)
  • Best botox specialist in Denver – Tricia Stephenson (Rewind in Cherry Creek 303-601-6533)


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