SPRING BASICS

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I always look forward to spring because it’s a time to strip down and simplify. It’s all about fresh, dewy, and fun! I’ve been putting away my boots and oversized sweaters and bringing out my white denim and wedge heels. Similarly, I tucked away my matte makeup and lined up my favorite cream formula makeup: In the spring and summer I like my skin to look dewy and my makeup to look sheer. That means BB and CC creams, chubby color pencils for cheeks and lips, cream blush, and liquid highlighters. Anything to brighten up my face! And the best part about my spring makeup regimen is that it’s much more simplified; I can apply most everything with my hands for an even more natural finish and I’m done in just a few minutes. 

My go-to’s lately have been a very simple selection of high quality favorites from all ends of the cost spectrum. 

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I’m always on the lookout for a good BB or CC cream; a few years ago I was such a fan of tinted moisturizers, but now that they’ve combined the sheer quality of a tinted moisturizer with the benefits of a skincare product, I can’t get enough of BB’s and CC’s. My latest discovery is the Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting Moisturizer aka CC cream: It’s got a dual chamber that deposits both the sheer color and the skin-perfecting element in one pump. (I got the medium/dark shade. With a very sheer formula I like to go a bit darker with the color selection.) To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect from a drugstore item since I’m very picky with my skin products, but the results were truly amazing! One sheer coat and all of a sudden the minor imperfections of my face seemed to be airbrushed away. And not only that, it gave my skin a youthful, healthy glow that just made me light up. I now reach for the Olay CC Cream every single day!! If I’m in a hurry I’ll just apply with my fingers, but if I want a super smooth, extra dewy finish, I use my EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush to apply. I love this brush for practically any cream formula so I’ll be using it a lot this season!

Another favorite in my springtime beauty arsenal is the Time Balm concealer by theBalm. I’ve always loved this concealer but most especially for the spring and summer because it covers well but the finish is practically undetectable. I use this anti-wrinkle concealer only under my eyes and I almost always just apply with my fingers, patting it into my skin to blend away. And speaking of under eyes, I’ve got another favorite from Olay: The Eye Brightening CC Cream. It’s a genius combination of a brightening eye cream with a bit of correcting color. Every time I apply this tinted eye cream my entire eye area instantly brightens up! I prefer not to wear concealer every single day, so it’s a nice substitute and it even goes well under the concealer. 

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That’s it for my must-have basics this spring. Of course color is huge in the springtime so stay tuned for my favorite color cosmetic picks!

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Here I am wearing just the eye cream!

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And here I am wearing the Tone Correcting CC Cream.

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6 Comments on SPRING BASICS

  1. kashmir
    April 30, 2014 at 6:35 am (7 months ago)

    Hi Teni,
    Greetings from Singapore!! Come visit us soon. You look great with no make up on!!
    Teni could u pls suggest a few coral tone or nice orange tone lip color that you would use for your skin tone.
    Thanks
    Kashmir

    p.s Love your blog

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  2. Teckie
    April 30, 2014 at 8:05 am (7 months ago)

    That’s a really pretty CC cream! Very subtle finish.

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  3. Marie
    April 30, 2014 at 5:03 pm (7 months ago)

    can you please do an updated skin routine? your skin is flawless!!

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  4. Maria A.
    May 1, 2014 at 10:17 am (7 months ago)

    Lovely post!!

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  5. Megan
    May 1, 2014 at 8:55 pm (7 months ago)

    Hey Teni have you tried the Loreal Miss Manga mascara? It has blasting reviews and i was wondering if you were willing to try it out. I only love and trust your reviews. Please and thanks xoxoxox

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  6. Mira
    May 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm (6 months ago)

    Wow Teni the CC creme is really effective. I will definitely give it a try! Thank you for the recommendation <3

    Reply

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