Beauty favorites by Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

It’s Saturday morning and as usual we are all still in our pajamas. While Thomas’ is scanning the internet for a pair of dining room chairs, I’m sipping my cup of take-away coffee – we ran out of coffee beans and cups for our machine so there was no other way to get our morning-coffee-fix than running to the nearest coffee shop. Anyway, I was going through my Instastory messages, and reading all your amazingly sweet comments and requests, when I realized it was about time to share a little about my current “beauty routine”. Nothing sponsored, no collaboration, just a simple case of sharing is caring…

As you know, I’m always on the look for the “best” skin care products. Over time I curated an extensive list of favorites. Right now I’m very much into a Lancome “Water-Infused” cream, which I got as a treat on my trip to the Bahamas with Jonathan Simkhai. And it surely is a treat, because as much as I usually dislike watery creams, this one has not that diluted feel. Additionally I use Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Micro gel for around my eyes. Next step, make-up.

My “normal” make-up is really as normal as it can be. Super basic. With dark circles under they eyes as a lovely family inheritance, I have to use a super concealer under/around my eyes to get rid of that tired look. I use Laura Mercier’s Secret Concealer. Not in a tone lighter than my skin – I think that’s a mistake most people make, which results in a panda moment whenever photographed – but a tone that’s similar, slightly darker actually. Trust me, this works!

Eyebrows are something I’m still learning about. I started off with Glossier’s Boy Brow – THE BEST – and added Dior’s Backstage Brow Kit to add some more dimension too them. Since I don’t like the wax that is in that kit, the two products form an ideal combination for me. Also, I’m trying to “understand” my brows, and treat them individually… truth is – so I found out – they didn’t come as twins, they are like sisters. Somewhat symmetrical to my face, but truly different compared to each other.

Last but not least, blush – Chanel’s Joues Contrast Powder which I still have from my trip with Chanel to London – lip balm – Chanel Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care, and Chanel Boy perfume.

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Beauty favorites by Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

H&M t-shirt | Roxanne Assoulin bracelets.


  • super cute photos!




      Thanks :)

  • It’s always good to know products others recommend. For brows, I swear by Tom Fords Brow Sculptor, been using it for years! I haven’t smelt the Chanel Boy perfume so must check this out!
    Have you ever tried LaMer products? I started using them a year ago & they have literally transformed my skin. They’re pricey but do last a long time.
    Hugs Adele xoxo


      I’ve not tried LaMer yet, but thinking of trying it. The price did hold me back to be honest, because there are so many great products for less… But I guess I will need to try to find out if I think it’s worth the money ;) Xx

  • Oh your makeup routine is surprisingly simple! Feels like something I can accomplish too even on my most lazy days :P



      It’s really that simple. Sometimes I add mascara, but more on that next time! I think most important is to find the best skincare for your skin, and then the rest can be simple, because you will glow! X

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Lovely photos and a great routine! I liked your tip re concealer – no one wants a panda eye situation!!


  • Natalie Redman

    Love the photos. So pretty!


  • Chelsea

    Yes to slightly darker undereye concealer! I have pretty fair skin, with darker circles, so going lighter or even the same color as my skin looks ashy!