I’m often asked about my beauty routine – more specifically what makeup products I use. I feel confident in saying that over the years I have likely tried them all – foundations, bronzers, beauty balms – but for nearly ten years I’ve remained devoted to a few lines – Clé de Peau for one – and rarely deviate from my routine.

Without further ado this is what’s currently in my makeup bag –

Beauty Balm: 

I discovered Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm last year and absolutely love it. It’s a great all-in-one skin perfecter that can be worn alone or under makeup. When I want  minimal coverage I use this in place of my foundation. Added bonus – an SPF35.

Foundation: When I’m looking for more coverage than my BB cream offers I use products by Clé de Peau. During the summer months I usually use their Refining Fluid Foundation. In the winter I use their Silky Cream Foundation. Both give skin a beautiful, dewy finish.

Concealer: Hands down, Clé de Peau’s concealer is the best on the market. This is by far my favorite beauty product. 

Bronzer: I rarely if ever use blush, but always give my face a dusting of bronzing powder. My go-to choice for years and years is made by Guerlain. It gives my skin the perfect golden glow.

Eye Shadow:

Clé de Peau satin eye color.


Always Definicils, black.

Lip pencil:

Chanel nude or rose, depending on my mood.


My go-to lipstick is always one of several shades from YSL or Laura Mercier.

Eyebrows: I’ve never been very good about doing my eyebrows. During my high school days I got a hold of a pair of tweezers and went to town turning my beautiful thick brows into a waif thin version of their former selves. While I certainly have eyebrows they’ve never really grown back to their former fullness. I’ve had my brows done by the famed  Anastasia at her Beverly Hills Salon and she did an amazing job. It’s her products I use on my brows when I remember to do them (which is rarely) though her handy little stencil kit makes filling in your brows a snap.

Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm / Clé de Peau Beaute Silky Cream Foundation / or Clé de Peau Beaute Refining Fluid / Clé de Peau Concealer / Guerlain Terracotta  Light Sheer Bronzing Powder /Clé de Peau Eye Shadow / Lancome Definicils Mascara /Chanel Le Crayon Lévres / YVES SAINT LAURENT LIPSTICK / Laura Mercier Stickgloss Lip Colour / Anastasia Beauty Express 

That’s what’s in my bag. What about yours? I’d love to hear what your favorite products are. xox~M