The 2 questions I get asked most. Can I have your closet? What is the secret to your glowing skin? So I do my best to try to help you with both lol. I will be doing a YouTube video of my whole skincare routine so you get get all the details , and watch a demo. Today I will be telling you my favorite face creams. No matter your skin type; it’s always important to keep your skin moisturized. To start off; I should say that I have Normal to Dry Skin. I currently live in Las Vegas which makes my skin even more dry.
I own several face creams, and they are my ride or dies. I often like to layer creams, but that is a personal preference. I do think it is important to own at least 2. Your skin changes depending on the season, climate, hormones and environmental aggressors. So one lotion may not work for you all year; or you may like to use a different face cream day and night.
I linked all my favorites below. Some are very expensive other’s more affordable, but I love them all. Welcome to my RIDE OR DIES.
*Disclaimer: I do not collab with Tom Ford. I actually purchase their products. The products I listed are the ones I personally love, and work great for me. Like every skincare and makeup line they have their strong points. For example: They may be the top for foundations, but I may think their blushes are just normal. Like in my post a “Note To My followers” I will never post an item I do not love or have not highly educated myself on. I feel like as a blogger you should work with your strong suites. If you don’t know much about skin care; don’t post about it. I stay true to this. I want m followers to trust me, and know I am authentic . Makeup and skincare is one of my passions.
If you have been following me, and my blog for sometime now; you know my love for Tom Ford cosmetics. My love for Tom Ford started when I was young, and he was the creative director for Gucci. I had a total crush on him. I also thought Gucci was at their prime with him as their director. But like all good things they must come to an end. He had to step down as creative director.
Well you could only imagine how I excited I was when he came out with his own line. Along with his amazing couture he had makeup and skincare. Now seeing the prices if his products definitely put me off. I didn’t even want to go near the products, but then the buzz began. More and more I kept hearing how amazing his foundations were, and his mascara etc. So in true Lana fashion I tested the products myself. I went to Neiman Marcus and made my first Tom Ford makeup purchase. It was their traceless foundation, mascara and eyeliner in Metallic Mink .
As much as I didn’t want to love the products I did. The foundation was beautiful. It had a skin like finish and was light and lasted. It is now in my list of favorite foundations. The mascara made my lashes pop. So of course I was intrigued and bought more products. I can say I have a decent collection of Tom Ford Makeup. Obviously everyone who follows me knows I use a wide range of products at different price ranges. Sometimes I feel a splurge is necessary; other times its optional. If you can afford to buy all Tom Ford products go for it. If not one or 2 products may be just enough for you. Thats why in this post I broke down my favorites of his line thus far.
Since I have been getting a lot of questions about the face washes I have been posting on Snap Chat; I decided to put them up on my blog so you can shop my favorites. If you follow my skin care routine you know that I always remove me makeup with a wipe and eye makeup remover first. Then I wash my face; alternating between the ones I have listed below. The titles are links to the products so you can shop easy.
I know cleaning your makeup brushes isn’t your favorite thing to do , but it is very much necessary . Makeup brushes and sponges breed a lot of bacteria. Every time you use dirty brushes your spreading that bacteria all over your face, and eyes. This can cause acne, or even worst eye infections. Cleaning your brushes also extends their lifespan. If you ask a dermatologist they would tell you to clean them daily. This may not be practical for everyone. I totally get it; that being said I would recommend cleaning them weekly. Especially your eye brushes and foundation brushes. I am a devout user of the beauty blender. I recommend cleaning them daily; since they need to be used damp anyway. Just clean them before you apply your makeup, and squeeze out any excess water. Below I have listed my favorite, and what I feel are the best makeup brush cleaners. They also make cleaning your brushes a lot easier and faster. The title of each product is a link to where you can buy the items. There are also links at the end of the post.
I have a recent obsession with facial oils. I have been using them for months now, and can’t believe all of the beneficial things they have done for my skin. Most people are afraid of oils because they think they will break out, but this is not always true. For anyone; any change in product may cause a little disruption in your skin which is normal. This should not discourage you. There are oils out there that actually help with acne such as Tea Tree Oil. Also, over stripping your skin can lead to break outs because your body naturally makes seabum to try to rehydrate its self. Oils are amazing for hydration . They are also anti-aging. Bio-Oil for instance is great for dark spots, acne scars, stretch marks and more. I also love mixing oils into my foundations. The Farsali Oils has gold specs in it; that make your skin luminous when mixed with your foundation. I also like putting a few drops on my beauty blender to apply my concealer. Below is the a list of my favorite facial oils. The descriptions are links to the products so you can shop easy, and learn more about each oil.