I receive a lot of reader e-mails asking what beauty products I use every day. So I thought I would take a moment to type out the current list of favorites.
Hairspray. Big Sexy Volumizing Hairspray ($18). Very good in the humidity.
Mousse. Pantene Stylers Mousse, Extra Hold ($7).
Makeup Removing Wipes. Yes to Grapefruit Makeup Removing Wipes ($6). I like the thicker wipes for strength. Their larger size also means that I only need to use one.
Serum. iS Clinical Active Serum ($78). It fights wrinkles and acne. It’s also light enough that you can wear it without needing to moisturize.
Moisturizer. Tammy Fender Intensive Repair Balm ($130). This is my favorite moisturizer ever, but it’s not cheap, so I ration. If you’re looking for something comparable for less, Skincando Miracle Cream is a decent duplicate.
Body Lotion. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps. I buy the liter size for $75, and it last for about a year. I try to grab it at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Foundation. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream ($37). The tube lasts four to six months. It doesn’t have a tone of “BB” benefits, but it has good coverage and isn’t drying.
Concealer. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer ($7). Good coverage, neither too heavy, nor too light.
Blush. Bobbi Brown Blush ($27) in Pale Pink or Plum.
Eyeshadows. Stila eyeshadows ($18) are my favorite. I wear the Oasis shade every day.
Eyeliner. Tom Ford Liquid Eyeliner ($55).
Mascara. Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara ($28).