Ok, I have to admit since turning 34 I have been diligent in doing a morning skin care routine but before I would splash with cold water and start my makeup (using only a great primer as skin care). I keep it super simple with these easy steps:
By splashing my face with cold water... I hate and love the jolt that gives me in the morning.
Using Laura Mercier Perfecting Water. This temporarily over hydrates my skin and prepares it to absorb my moisturizer more quickly.
I depuff by using Thalgo Collagen Eye Roll On which is perfect for under concealer because it's more like a gel and has a metal roller tip which feels like a little massage every morning.
On mornings after I've used my Rx treatment my skin is usually a little flaky and dry so I use Kate Sommerville Oil Free Moisturizer. I adore this product and it's packaging. On alternate mornings when I haven't used an aggressive treatment the night before, I use Boots Botanics Shine Away before applying my primer. This is an amazing product and another fabulous drugstore find! I only wish it was packaged in a tube so I didn't have to contaminate it with dipping my finger in it.
With Refresh Liquigel drops.
That's it! On to the fun stuff - COLOR!