Welcome to My Beauty Ritual, a weekly series where editors, experts, and pros reveal the ways in which they use beauty — especially skin care — as a method of self-care. In this week’s installment, makeup brand founder Christen Dominique shares all the products she used to get ready for Mother's Day this year.
Mother's Day might look a little different this year due to the pandemic, but that didn't stop Christen Dominique — aka the founder of Dominique Cosmetics — from getting dressed up, doing her makeup, and treating it like the special day that it is. "While we've all been at home, I've been loving getting to spend extra quality time with my son and filming TikToks together. He always puts a smile on my face," she tells Allure.
Before doing anything else, Dominique always washes her face with the It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser and moisturizes with Benefit's Triple Performing Facial Emulsion. "This routine sets the tone for my day and is so important, even if there's a million things on my to-do list," she explains.
After moisturizing, she'll then use a jade roller to give her skin some extra T.L.C., and when she has the time, she reaches for the Le Mieux TGF-B Eye Firming Mask to brighten and depuff her under-eyes.
For makeup, Dominique keeps it fairly simple with glowing skin, defined brows, and a glossy light pink lip. Lately, she's been loving using her brand's Skin Gloss, which she says feels like skin care because it has hyaluronic acid in it. To fill in her brows, she uses whatever brow pencil she has on hand topped with a coat or two of the Diorshow Pump 'N' Brow for extra fluffiness. And for her lips, she loves Dior's Lip Glow because it's both natural-looking and super-moisturizing.
After finishing her skin with Hourglass's Veil Translucent Setting Powder, she's good to go. It takes her all of ten minutes, which she's all about — especially on Mother's Day when she just wants to spend time with her son.
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