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Self Care on the Go: How to Refresh Your Skin while Maintaining Your Makeup

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

We've all been there- It's mid day and you're between appointments, classes, etc when you've noticed that your skin is in dire need of a pick-me-up. There's just one problem though. Not only have you already applied your morning skincare, but you're now also wearing today's face of makeup which you can't take off until later! How can you refresh your skin and positively uplift your mood without prematurely changing your look? The good news is that there are many multi-use products on the market that can double as skincare and makeup. What are these magical products you might ask? You're in the right place to find out! In this blog post I'm going to break down how to put together a self care kit that will charmingly fit in to your busy schedule and purse! Keep reading for all of the product recommendations, tips, and more.



"Great skin means incorporating lifestyle changes within your daily routine." -Liz Kennedy


First things first. Let's talk about the tinted wonder product, fresh: Sugar Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15. Has there ever been a more magical invention? Not only has this lippie made Sephora's Clean Beauty List, it is also formulated with SPF to protect your lips from UV rays and blue light throughout the day. With multiple finishes and over 10 shades to choose from, you're sure to find a color that will suit all of the unique outfits in your closet. This multi-use product can be effortlessly applied as a lipstick touch up or moisturizing balm.



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Fresh Beauty's Sugar Lip Balm

The next holy grail worthy product that you'll want to include in your go-kit is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir Mist. This mist provides refreshing radiance, is packed full of skin loving ingredients, and doubles as a continuous setting spray for your makeup. If that wasn't convincing enough, this product has also made Sephora's Clean Beauty List. Dubbed the 'Ultimate Spa in a Bottle', Beauty Elixir has amassed thousands of five star reviews and is loved internationally by consumers and beauty industry professionals alike.


"I love Caudalie's Beauty Elixir. I especially like their little one to keep in my handbag—brilliant for traveling. It has quite a lot of essential oils in it, so what I like to do is spray it on my hands and rub them together, then breathe it in. It just smells so amazing and uplifting. And then, I just pat it on my skin. It freshens your makeup." -Lisa Eldridge, Celebrity Makeup Artist


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Caudalie's Beauty Elixir

Another amazing product worth mention is the Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick. This blush is formulated with ingredients such as mango butter, avocado oil, and apricot oil that aid in hydrating the skin / locking in moisture. This powerhouse product currently comes in 8 flattering shades that are buildable, blendable, and universal. Landing itself on Sephora's Clean Beauty List, this is a product that you will be sure to love!


"This cream lip and cheek color comes in a stick that‘s quick and easy to use, so you can swipe, blend, and go—no mirror required." -Sephora


Photo via Milk Makeup / Ipsy
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick

Let's jump in to my final product recommendation with a timeless staple of the beauty industry; the Bare Minerals Loose Powder Mineral Foundation. This foundation has ample benefits for your skin, including its protective SPF content and natural formulation of just 5 minerals that improve your skin while you're wearing it. Use this powder to touch up your makeup throughout the day, or apply it first thing in the morning as a sheer coverage foundation!


"Clinical Results: Based on a 1-week U.S. consumer study of 106 women: 95% agreed this foundation reduced the appearance of flaws and imperfections. 99% agreed this foundation didn't dry out their skin" -Sephora


Photo via Bare Minerals
Bare Minerals Loose Powder Mineral Foundation


I hope that these product recommendations have helped you map out ways to care for your skin and touch up your makeup on the go! Refreshing your skin doesn't have to be hard or impact your busy schedule. Drop a comment below and let me know how these products have worked for you!






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