Lush to Blush blogger Megan Elliot has a lot of things we covet.
A swoon-worthy wardrobe. A cool bohemian urbanite style. Hair texture that actually holds a hot iron curl.
But, above all, we want her skin’s healthy glow.
We want the same even, clear skin that radiates warmth and the barely there makeup routine that begs the question, “Is she even wearing makeup?”
To learn how Megan nails that effortless no-makeup makeup, #WokeUpLikeThis look, we asked her which beauty products she uses every day. The answer? A surprisingly low-maintenance beauty routine with a handful of key products.
Want fresh-faced glow as much as we do? Read on for Megan’s favorite foundation, facial cleanser and the beloved mascara she’s applied every day for the past ten years!
Top 5 Everyday Beauty Products from Lush to Blush
Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash. Megan’s combination skin makes it hard to find a face wash. “This is the only cleanser that works for me. I have tried every line under the sun and nothing clears my up like this stuff,” she says. Every morning and night, Megan soaps up with Dermalogica’s foaming cleanser to gently buff away dead skin and remove makeup. The soothing formula of salicylic acid and balm mint, eucalyptus and tea tree kee skin hydrated and clear—a miracle worker for oily, dry and combination skin types.
bareMinerals Mineralixirs 5-Oil Blend. Once you turn the big 2-0, add an anti-aging formula to your beauty routine to maintain your youthful glow—and get a headstart on preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Megan’s hands-down favorite formula is the bareMinerals Mineralixirs 5-Oil Blend. This treatment is a blend of anti-aging oils to restore radiance and elasticity. To apply the oil blend, Megan sweeps it over her skin with her bare fingers, “I use it every night and in the morning my skin is luminous and glowing. This is by far the best moisturizing treatment I have ever used.” A small bottle of this elixir will set you back $50, but fortunately, a dot of the oil goes a long way.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue™ Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. Summer’s arrival means it’s time to phase out your winter foundation, which can look too heavy, pale or cake-y in the warm weather. A tinted moisturizer is Megan’s foundation of choice May through September. But if you need to bump up your coverage, Megan recommends bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. “This brand new formula is the perfect mix of a BB cream, a CC cream and a tinted moisturizer. It provides all the benefits and layers for more coverage perfectly,” Megan explains.
Maybelline Full & Soft Thick & Healthy Washable Mascara. Megan is known for her soft and natural curling lashes, so take note of her all-time favorite mascara: Maybelline Full & Soft Thick & Healthy Washable Mascara. “While I've tried and loved other more expensive mascaras, I always find myself going back to Maybelline Full & Soft. I've used it for over 10 years,” says Megan. The mascara goes on smooth to define and lengthen lashes.
Vaseline Lip Therapy Petroleum Jelly. Nothing ruins a bold lip color more than dry, flakey lips. To keep her pout looking plump and smooth, Megan turns to Vaseline Lip Therapy: “You can pile on Chapstick all day, but nothing compares to good ol’ Vaseline.” Carry the mini-pot in your purse to moisturize throughout the day; or do as Megan does and dab it on before bed to wake up with soft, hydrated lips.