FEBRUARY’S BEAUTY HACKS


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.

Hope this answered a lot of your questions. Let me know if this is something you like to see more often on Thefashionguitar.com and if so, WHAT DO YOU want to know :)

Beauty favorites by Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

H&M t-shirt | Roxanne Assoulin bracelets.


YOUR THOUGHTS

  • super cute photos!

    xxx

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    • THEFASHIONGUITAR

      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

    • THEFASHIONGUITAR

      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

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    • THEFASHIONGUITAR

      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!!

    Rebecca
    xx
    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  • Natalie Redman

    Love the photos. So pretty!

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  • 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!

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