If you are not sure which beauty products are a MUST in your pouch, just follow our new Beauty Editor at Large, Franziska Marr, and read about her favourite beauties which will round up your daily beauty routine.
My absolute make-up essential is the Corrector by Bobbi Brown. It instantly brightens the eyes for an I’ve-slept-8-hours-effect. Used on the eyelid as a base or brightener, it even helps to balance cavernous eyes (which I have).
Therefore I’m more in favour of lipstick than eye shadow. Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Lipstick in “Dominant” really affected me to wear lipstick at all. This bright pink settles on your lips in a cool, elegant way. The texture moisturizes and feels rich without a sticky or glossy feeling.
If you’re not blessed with those Angelina Jolie lips (like me), here is the trick: Don’t use a lip liner (especially not with bright colours), just dab on the lipstick. Because if you do not strictly line out the contours of your lips, they will seem to be more voluminous.
Back to the complexion routines in concerns of make-up: I am more of a dry skin type, which
is why I use a fluid foundation, but to be honest not on a daily basis. Diorskin Nude Fluid Foundation by Dior perfectly evens your complexion, whether you use it partially or as a complete make-up base.
Either way, I like to finish my make-up with a thermal spray or tonic. I am a huge fan of
Caudalie’s Eau de Beauté. It really smoothes the product with my skin for a more natural look.
Under my make-up, I remain true to Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer. During the winter season I like to top up my moisturizer with a facial oil. But now there is no need for that anymore, since Kiehl’s came up with a richer version, the Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm. I think it’s the perfect skincare for outdoor activities in the cold or can be used as a rich night treatment.
As loyal as I am to skincare, as adventurous I am with hair care and hair styling products. There is one special shampoo which is perfect after lots of experimenting: Philip B’s Avocado Peppermint Shampoo refreshes and deep-cleans your scalp and hair. Ideal after heavy hair stylings or long beach sessions. But during my daily routine, I like to use it with every third to fourth hair wash.
These helpers keep me company on all travels and in my daily life. Of course I like to experiment and always try new things but some classics will always stay in my beauty pouch.