As a very sensitive-skinned person, I know exactly what it is like to want to try new trends in makeup products, but often become disappointed that my skin had a reaction when I did. Over time and through experience in the beauty industry, I’ve also learned that some of the best makeup looks come from the products that always deliver appropriately for your skin type. If you are one of those people who have reactive skin like me, I do recommend these makeup staples from Clinique to give you a great base of neutrals that you can always then modify with colors, based on the trends of the season. These products are fragrance-free, and allergy tested.
For my everyday eye makeup, I swear by two things: Touch Base for Eyes in Canvas, and Cream Shaper for Eyes in Egyptian. Here’s why –
- Touch Base for Eyes in the Canvas shade is a perfect shade of champagne, that goes on like a silky cream. It dries to a powdery finish, and has a slight shimmer. If the counter is out of stock, I’ll grab one of the Chubby Sticks for Eyes in Bountiful Beige as a substitute. These products act like primer, preventing creasing and prolonging wear of powder shadows. But their neutral champagne shades allow other eyeshadows or colors to be vibrant and true as you create your final eye look.
- Cream Shaper for Eyes in Egyptian is one of my favorite liners of all time. Reason being is that it’s actually a dark olive green, but has a bit of gold shimmer. It appears like a soft black on the lid, and is a fantastic shade for all eye colors. I love blending the pencil for a soft smudgey effect, and the formula stays all day. Just a great everyday shade that you can build to be more dramatic if you like, and works well underneath or on top of eyeshadow.
For my lips, I often wear a softer shade everyday, rather than bold. But I usually layer my shades, over a neutral color.
- Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Balm in Heaping Hazelnut is an awesome neutral color that looks great on many skin tones. I also like using this lip balm as a base for other brighter lip colors on top. I love layering this shade under a bright pink or a deeper berry color for Fall. It’s moisturizing, and yet will give subtle shade of color on it’s own, similar to a gloss.
No matter what other products I choose for the seasonal trends, I typically have these products layered underneath to act as a great neutral base that is perfect for my sensitive skin type.
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