My Beauty Regime and Recent e.l.f Haul

mecrop1 I don’t consider myself a beauty know-it-all. I pretty much do what works and I stick with it. I do like to experiment with makeup, but my regime and “look” is pretty ingrained. In the morning, I wash my face with Apricot Scrub. I NEED to exfoliate to keep my pores open and breakouts at bay. I moisturize with Timeless Skin. I normally don’t use an eye cream, but I’m trying to make an effort as I am getting older. I didn’t say OLD… just older… and as you age, you have to start preventing some things. For me, I’ve worn glasses since the age of 5, and when I wear contacts, you can tell that I wear glasses. I’d rather apply an eye cream now rather then HAVE to pile on concealers and things later on in life. I honestly don’t have a preference just yet. I’ve been using a Corrective Eye Creme given to me by a friend.

As for makeup, I don’t wear it every day, just when I’m going out into the public. Makeup enhances my natural beauty and I love having a more mature and polished look. I like to look like I make an effort, yanno? So anyway, I love using e.l.f.’s Tinted Moisturizer. It gives me a natural finish without looking like I have on foundation. It contains SPF so I don’t have to use additional product. When I want a more “photo ready” look, I use Natureluxe Foundation. It goes on light and natural as well with more coverage. I’m in love with the summer glow look so I always use a bronze blush and eyeshadow. I alternative between Glistening Sunset and  Sun Glow bronzers. I use Sunlit Bronze eyeshadow. I like to line my eyes and use mascara to play up my otherwise beady eyes (especially in contacts). I usually use Great Lash Blackest Black and  Unstoppable Eyeliner in Pewter. I’m currently addicted to red lipstick;  Hot Passion. I tone it down with a clear lipgloss. I love having a rich color on my lips. I’m interested in trying a nude lip (it fascinates me), but I’m kind of OCD about making my lips pop. I find myself mixing colors if a color is too neutral.

At night, I wash my face with the Apricot Scrub and moisturize with  Timeless Skin. I apply the Corrective Eye Creme if I remember. I have combination skin and by the end of the day, it’s feels oily so I have to wash it whether I have makeup on or not.

Once a month, I’ll do a facial with a Mint Julep Masque. I grew up using it and haven’t used anything else. I’d love to have a facial spa/sauna so I may treat myself to one in the future.

Speaking of treating myself, I recently stocked up on some new e.l.f. products. I own a few of their brushes, love their lip glosses, and of course the Tinted Moisturizer. I needed some more of the Tinted Moisturizer and I added a few more things that I wanted to try. Here’s what I got for $32!

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(2) Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
(2) Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick
Studio Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter
Studio Eye Primer & Liner Sealer
Studio Body Shimmer
Mineral Mineral Lipstick
Studio Eyeshadow “C” Brush
Studio Small Precision Brush

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Here I am wearing Studio Tinted Moisturizer with Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation, Plum/Purple Eyeliner and Shadow Stick, and Party Pink Lipstick. The lipstick color is pretty and natural. It could be a little more bold, but I could get used to it. I’m thinking about picking up a pink blush to pair with it. I’m in love with the Eyeliner and Shadow Sticks. They are SO convenient. I keep one in my purse.

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What are some of your favorite beauty products? Do you use e.l.f. products?

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is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper.

14 Comments

  • Reply September 24, 2012

    Jenny @ MyLittleMe

    You look gorgeous and have amazing skin!

    • Reply September 24, 2012

      Sheena

      Aww, thank you! :-)

  • I love the photo of your finished makeup – looks great!

    • Reply August 20, 2012

      Sheena

      Thanks, Chelsea!

  • I don’t use an ELF products yet but one thing I’m totally in love with is the Urban Decay Naked palette, it’s all neutral colors which is me in every way. When I put on makeup I just want it to highlight my features … not look like I painted them on.

    • Reply August 19, 2012

      Sheena

      Ooo Urban Decay Naked is very earthy, I’ll have to try it. I’m a huge fan of earth tones!

  • Reply August 17, 2012

    Emmi

    girl don’t you just love e.l.f.!? And I love how they have great color matches for women of color skin tones. IT’s always so hard to find quality yet affordable makeup that matches my skin tone. Loving your haul! Enjoy!

    • Reply August 22, 2012

      Sheena

      When I first started buying their products I was SO nervous that they wouldn’t match my skin tone. I am forever a fan!

  • Reply August 17, 2012

    Brittany

    Gimme some of that pregnancy glow. Pleeeease! Beauty lovers totally sleep on e.l.f but I love just about everything I’ve tried from them. Haven’t tried their tinted moisturizers though so that’s next on my list!

    • Reply August 22, 2012

      Sheena

      For real! When I first discovered e.l.f. a few years ago, I was in HEAVEN! I think that’s when everything was $1-$3. I was like, “Sorry beauty gurus but what I’m gone do is pick up this here e.l.f. MAC & Sephora just ain’t happenin’ right now”, lol! E.l.f. is amazeballs! Pregnancy glow? It’s the e.l.f.! Haha!

  • Reply August 17, 2012

    April Decheine

    You look beautiful, what a great selection, I love ELF!!

    • Reply August 22, 2012

      Sheena

      Thank you!! :-)

  • Reply August 17, 2012

    seven

    Ill have to try the tinted moisturizer

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