Quick Beauty Queries Vol. I, No. Seven
Nov 10, 2015
My boyfriend so kindly pointed out this weekend that my lip hairs are starting to turn brown. Do you wax? Pluck? Dye?
Thoughts?! Thanks! Emily
Against the advice of most beauty magazines, I just shave. Yeah, allow that to sink in for a minute. The hair on my upper lip is a fine texture, so shaving works fine. I just make sure to use a different razor than I use on my legs so it’s always sharp.
If you want to remove it without the razor, I used to use this hair removal cream from CompletelyBare.
How do you keep your skin in shape during the winter? I feel like every inch of my body is either dry, pasty, or in serious need of exfoliation.
Thank you, Suzanne
Winter skin problems are the worst. Start with exfoliation. This Luminous 3-Minute Peel takes care of your skin in a flash. Another option is to keep a full-body loofah in your shower and use it regularly.
To moisturize post-scrub, Kiehl’s Creme de Corps is my lotion of choice. For a cheaper option, a friend just bought that in-shower body lotion from Nivea, and she swears it’s the best thing she’s every used.
What foundation do you use? I can never find one that is the right color, and even when I find something close, it feels too heavy on. Does a good foundation actually exist? My skin needs decent coverage and lightweight.
Love your style. PA
The makeup struggle is real. If you live near a Sephora, they have a machine that helps you find a foundation that is the perfect shade for you and meets all your needs. After searching for a medium-coverage foundation for months, I found CoverFX Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation. It blends flawlessly , lasts all-day, and doesn’t feel heavy.
Another option is Dior Airflash, I use this when I’m going out or have a special occasion. The spray feels super light on the skin for long wear comfort. Spritz a little on a Beautyblender sponge or fluffy foundation brush and you get near flawless coverage.
Need a drugstore brand? Several beauty magazines rave about the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation.