beauty in the details.



first photo Urban Decay eyelash primer potion | NARS smudgeproof eyeshadow primer | Clinique bottom lash mascara | Caudalie beauty elixir | NARS blush palettes | Tarte "smooth operator" clay based finishing powder |  Sephora brush set | Benefit "high beam" luminizer | Urban Decay "naked 2" eyeshadow palette

second photo (all Acure Organics) facial cleanser | brightening facial scrub | firming body lotion | radical wrinkle complex | eye cream | line eraser | french clay facial mask

For as long as I can remember, I've been a huge proponent of organic, plant based facial cleansing products. As we are surrounded by makeup products that are not necessarily composed with the most healthiest of ingredients, it is always a good antidote to free our skin of harsh elements and chemicals after a long day's work. My all time favorites happen to come from the Acure Organics line, which I normally buy physically at my local Whole Foods. I basically wash my makeup off with the facial cleanser, apply the brightening scrub every 2-3 days, and hydrate my face daily with the eye cream and radical wrinkle complex cream. Good stuff, I tell ya.

As for makeup, I do use drugstore brand foundation, powder, and lipstick just because the colors match my skin tone the best. To create a barrier between the makeup and my actual skin, I use Tarte's clay based Smooth Operator powder to create a matte look that lasts all day. I'm quite a sucker for eye makeup, so I prep by applying Urban Decay's eyelash primer and Naked 2 eyeshadow palette, NARS' smudgeproof eyeshadow primer, and Clinique's bottom lash mascara. I also like a good glow on my cheeks, so using cult favorites such as blush sets by NARS and Benefit's High Beam luminizer always does the trick. And on the weekends when I like to have a bare face, spritzing on some of Caudalie's beauty elixir always makes me feel brand new.

What are your favorites? I'd love to know! I figured this beauty regimen post is long overdue, so I hope this helped answer some of your questions. Love you all.
          

              @_thefancyteacup

48 darling comments:

Petite and Hungry said...

i recently changed my makeup products to more natural, paraben-free, and talc free items. it's been hard, but it makes my skin healthier in the long run!

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CMA said...

Loving this post!

jyothisethu said...

informative...!

smiriamstyle said...

I like to use natural cosmetics, especially from Norway or Sweden. I don't like when my face cream or body lotion has a lot of silicon or other "hard" ingredients...

Candy and Treats said...

Interesting choices for sure! I'm going to have to look into some of your favorites :-)

<3

Candy and Treats said...

Interesting choices for sure! I'm going to have to look into some of your favorites :-)

<3

Alicja said...

Great post Dear, and good choices, xoxo

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ka milka said...

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Peet said...

My bf's obsessed with organic stuff, but I'm all for drugstore everything.:)

In a Dolly's World said...

Wow, your photography of your beauty routine is gorgeous! Thanks for the tips, I've never tried NARS cosmetics, but I just might have to give ti a try.
By the way, love the gold stagecoach prop in the first pic. :) Can't wit to see you in a few days!!!

Floortje van Cooten said...

Nice stuff!

lucia m said...

i love nars!

xx

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Adora Mehitabel said...

Looks great
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Suzie Q said...

I also try to use organic, bad-chemical-free cleanser/moisturizer line. I swear by Origins for all of their moisturizers and facial cleansers. For make-up, I like Smashbox eyeliner since it's without parabens and cruelty-free, and it totally lasts. Tarte is also great about staying away from bad chemicals too.

xoxo,
Suzie Q
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Marie Zamboli said...

I love all of your items :) your blog is so inspiring <3
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oxoxoxo
Marie

Fashion is for idiots [like us] said...

What a great post!
Lovely how you edit the pictures! x

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Pretty Tiny Things said...

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Denisa said...

Really great post and perfect choice of items. Would you like to follow each other via bloglovin? Have a nice day.

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Lola said...

oooh those products sound so amazing, i need to feed my skin with this stuff X

Giu Lia said...

I was so looking for something like that. Especially this organic collection since my skin is highly sensitve. I actually only use facial treatments without silicone and parabens. How are the ingredients of these things?

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Anata Kusuma said...

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I'm following you now! :)

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Anata Kusuma said...

I really like your blog, it's so inspiring.

I'm following you now! :)

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Anata Kusuma said...

I really like your blog, it's so inspiring.

I'm following you now! :)

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Ashley said...

I have to try Tarte's Smooth Operator, I haven't been able to find the perfect base for my makeup, and this one sounds promising!

-Ashley
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Lida Vinnikova said...

gorgeous details!)
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WTFab said...

Love it! Putting some of these on my last minute xmas wish list :)

xo
Elise
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Coline Chavaroche said...



I wish you a wonderful Xmas Time :)

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Coline.

Milna Mandusic said...

Nice post!
Marry Xmas! <3

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tory said...

Great pictures, you have some seriously, fabulous goodies!

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Rocio Otero said...

amo este post! me gusta tu blog!

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Théa Unknown said...

Great beauty details!



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Sofia Donatelli said...

Love your blog!

If you get a sec, checkout my latest post 'Lovely Leather'. I would love to know what you think.

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ZxM Style-Squared said...

NAKED ROCKS!!!!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Love the lipstick! =)

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Northern Style Exposure said...

I love the high beam highlighter

Aleksandra said...

I love that NARS blush !

Happy Holidays !

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RockTheBallerina said...

lovely details...

xoxo

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Zuzana Konecna said...

Great post! I love NARS.

Staci (LeatherandLeops) said...

I love all things Bobbi Brown and Kiehls ultra moisturizing face lotion. Thanks for sharing your makeup tips.

Following you on bloglovin!

xx
Staci

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Redischic said...

nice bag!
kisses,Elle

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Sarah said...

So pretty! The first two pictures are just gorgeous! Hope you had an amazing holiday season.

Rocio Otero said...

un post genial! los productos de NARS me encantan!

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Marie said...

Beautiful photos, lokks like a magazine :)
Nice blog!
Bisous, Marie

Alison Chan said...

I love the effect of the photos...♥♥

Alisonous✿

ANWAR KHAN said...

Thank you for a fantastic Fashion blog. Your Fashion tips look absolutely sublime.
LA Fashion

Meredith Ernst said...

hi,
loving your blog, so happy i found you!
is your tarte clay powder the white color or bronze?
i am dying to try it

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Magali Rodriguez said...

I too been a huge proponent of organic, plant based facial cleansing products, I think it is the best care for the face that way.

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