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she leaves a red print upon his cheek…

written by ChristingC August 5, 2009

Michael Oats for Allure

I get an abundance of emails enquiring about my skin, hair, and make-up rituals, so here I go…it’s beauty post time!

WARNING: I don’t have a strict beauty regime, and would definitely rather see my dough hanging in my closet, or adorning my feet, rather than filling my bathroom cabinet, so sorry for the lack of miracle products.

I am not a hair product junkie and usually use either Loreal Elvive Repairing shampoo and conditioner or the Pantene Pro-V ‘Ice Shine‘ range. I have tried numerous pricier brands and never felt the benefits, so the decision was made to stick with my wallet friendly choices. I always brush my hair with an Aveda paddle brush, and use a serum in my wet hair before brushing. The one product I have found worth every penny is Kerastase Ciment Thermique. You use it on wet hair before blow drying, resulting in super shiny, soft, protected locks. A little goes a long way as well! I also always use a shine spray after blow drying. I don’t stick to one brand, I find any shine spray does the job.

My favorite cleanser is Eve Lom. It takes off all your make-up, and keeps your face hydrated and smooth. At the moment I am using Philosophy ‘Hope in a Jar’ day cream and Garnier Ultra-Lift night cream. I am not attached to either of these, and often just get the face cream that has a pretty package or is “buy one get one free.” More often than not this is Loreal or Garnier. For the body, I’m obsessed with Soap and Glory body butter and Soap and Glory ‘Easy Glistening’ on bare legs. I also stock up on Nuxe body oil, which smells amazing, and gives your skin the perfect sheen. A date night essential!

I find it impossible to live without Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner, Guerlain bronzer, and YSL Volume Effect mascara. I’m very adverse to foundation (any foundation!) and weaning myself off a YSL Touch Eclat addiction. I like to give my skin room to breathe at all times. Other products that are used pretty much daily are Mac eyeshadow in Smut and Black Tied, Bourjois Rouge hi-tec lip tint, Pout Plump lip gloss in clear, and Rimmel Passion Red lipstick.

And I think that’s it…If you have any other ?’s leave a comment and I promise I’ll answer 🙂

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