Naturally glowing skin. We all want it. And in my 30s, I’ve found it harder and harder to achieve. I’m actually skeptical of girls that do. You know, the ones posting flawless selfies with #nomakeup and #nofilter. Really? STFU. You did NOT wake up in that condition. Don’t care what anybody says.
I don’t like wearing makeup ALL the time either. I teach third grade and I’m pretty sure my 8-year-olds don’t care if my full face is on. In summer, when I might run errands, go to the pool, and go out at night, I have no desire (or $ for that matter) to apply it multiple times a day. I needed a solution. Found.
These are the only things you will need:
I started using Garnier B.B. Cream ($11.99 at Target) instead of foundation on a daily basis. It works because...
- It’s tinted. It gives my pale skin a little color and because it’s thick, I feel covered. I use the Light/Medium tint, but it also comes in Medium/Dark.
- Sun protection! SPF 20. The most proven anti-aging ingredient there is. Nuff said.
- It’s a moisturizing cream so it’s pretty much a one stop shop. I don’t have to put any other product on my face. Saves time and money.
Besides the cream, I do use just 2 other makeup products on the regular. Next, I brush a little bronzer on my cheeks for added glow. (I use Bare Escentials)
Finally, I apply mascara. I never miss this step, mainly because my eyelashes are so blonde and I feel my face looks washed out without it. If they were dark, I probably wouldn’t bother. I’m still hunting for a great mascara though. Suggestions anyone?