A Beauty Minute With Ellen

8 months ago by


Erik Melvin

Morning: I always wash my face with Shiseido Benefiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam, super rich and creamy and doesn’t dry out the face. I end with cold water to make sure I wake up! (I have a baby girl, so those deep-sleep night are long gone…)

After washing my face, I put on some Intense Hydration serum from Eve Lom, and some Eye Lift Cream from Eve Lom. After, I use my day cream from Image called Vital C Hydrating Repair Cream – full of antioxidants!

Now my face is ready for the little makeup that I use. Chanel has a Sheer Illuminating Base, which during winter months I use underneath my Laura Mercier Candle Glow Soft Luminous Foundation, it has a bit of a luster in it and is giving my face a soft and natural tone. Under my eyes (yet again the baby-effect needs some cover up) I use some Secret Concealer from Laura Mercier. I gently add some shaping gel from Mac on my eyebrows and add Diorshow Iconic on my lashes. I got married in May and to tear-proof the party I bought the waterproof version, and I’ve been hooked since! Last but not least, my cheeks get a dash of Soleil Tan, a bronzing powder from Chanel. A spray of the Cologne Indélébile from Frederic Malle – and I’m ready to rumble!

Day: I carry about a thousand moisturizers for my lips. Not that I need them, I’m just a handbag-horder with too many things. I usually have a travel size of my perfume with me. But apart from that, I’m not good at keeping up my face during the day, even if I wish I would. But running in and out of meetings just makes me forget about anything to do with makeup.

Night: My new routine is that I’m trying to wash my face and put on my night serum right when I get home from work! Again I’m using the Shiseido Cleanser and for my eyes the Helena Rubinstein All Mascaras Complete Eye Make-up Remover. The Dior Show is rock solid on the lashes! Once a week I use the Max stem cell masque from Image Skincare – a true booster! Leave it on for 10 minutes and then gently wash with water. After that I put on my Night Cream Turn Over from Dermaceutic, a stimulating night Cream with 15% Glycolic Acid Solution. It burns! But also does the trick…

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