Laura's Beauty List

Here's your list! I have asterisks by additional products that you might be interested in adding into your beauty routine later on. When you click on the product photos, it provides a link to the products, some of which are affiliate links; if you choose to purchase through that route, the company will send me a teensy percentage of their profit which I'll use to research more products to recommend to my clients. It's the beauty circle of life! 🙂


*Collagen Pills $34

We talked about a couple ways to increase collagen: either the dermarolling to stimulate production or eating collagen (powders or pills). This is a pill version that has good reviews.


These are all in the order that you would use them. For a quick basic morning routine, you'd cleanse and then use your toner, serum and light moisturizer (we had talked about using the Trader Joe's hyaluronic acid serum, their sheet masks, and Cetaphyl as moisturizer, or there's a multipack option below you'll see that has a serum and moisturizer). You can add in exfoliation between cleansing and toning--the soft gommage peel 2-3x per week and the bi-phase peel pads about the same (if you're going to do both, I'd do the peel pad after the gommage peel). You can derma roll 2-3x a week as well. The lip scrub can be used as needed. For your evening routine I suggest cleansing (either oil cleanser, cream cleanser, or makeup removing wipes) and then applying your toner, a face serum, eye serum/gel, and then face oil before your heavier cream moisturizer.

Algenist Oil Cleanser $38

My favorite cleanser. Use without water to melt off makeup, then add water to suds up, then rinse. I like using a water wipe afterward to remove any remaining oil before my serum.

*Shiseido Makeup Remover $30

You're using your micellar water right now, but this might be an option for other areas of your face or for when you don't have lash extensions. Amazing at removing waterproof/long-lasting makeup without oily residue. Apply with a water wipe for larger areas or q-tip for more precision.

*Water Wipes $14-35

I use these when I want to clean up the face a little bit. Perfect for getting rid of mascara residue, oil and sweat on an otherwise clean face.

*Savor Beauty Polish Lip Sugar Scrub $22

Exfoliate and hydrate those lips!

Koh Gen Do Soft Gommage Gel $52

Apply a small amount and massage in circular motion to gently exfoliate dead skin.

Algenist Bi-Phase Peel $85

We tried this on your hand--it helps restore the skin's smoothness without over-drying. Apply with cotton pad in a thin layer on cleansed skin. Leave on for 2-3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water to neutralize peel and pat dry. Slight tingling after application is normal.

DermaShine Derma Roller 6 Piece Kit for Face & Body $17

We tried this a bit on your hand during our lesson. Use on cleansed skin after exfoliating. Roll in a back-and-forth motion, making a "cross-hatch" by moving vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. You can either apply serum before or after, but I like to do a sheet mask directly after, so it can cool the skin down and lock in hydration for longer.

*Savor Beauty Tone Dewy Rose Hydrating Toning Mist $34

An option after your Thayer's is done. Ideal for those with dry or mature skin tones or those who want to reduce fine lines and increase hydration. Rose floral water smoothes fine lines and helps prevent wrinkles while improving skin's absorption of serums and creams for a dewy glow. Mist 3-5 times, then follow with serum.

Peter Thomas Roth Trio $52

This is a really amazing deal ($50 off!) and it has a cleanser, serum and lighter moisturizer for your morning routine. I love the hyaluronic acid benefits!

*Algenist Genius Eye Cream $74

Apply with ring finger in light tapping motion around eye during your nighttime cleansing/moisturizing routine.

Algenist Anti-Aging Oil $82

Use this in the evening in place of or in addition to moisturizing cream when you're feeling extra dry!

Algenist Anti-Aging Cream $112

Use as part of your evening cream moisturizing routine.

Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Moisturizer $68

This is an alternative to the Algenist cream that has some brightening effects along with hyaluronic acid. Love!

*Patchology Flashmasque Hydrate 5-Minute Facial Sheet Mask $30

I love sheet masks for boosts of hydration, and these have great ingredients without being too pricey. Apply to cleansed, exfoliated skin in the evening (I like to do it while I'm watching TV) and then pat the rest of the serum into your skin, and use the leftovers in the bag all over your neck, décolleté and hands.


Beauty Blender and Solid Cleanser $25

Use to blend foundation, concealer, blush, highlighter. Use the soap to clean your beauty blender and brushes, get them wet and then swirl around in the soap. I lather them against my hand and then rinse, feeling to make sure all the soap is gone. Then lay your brushes on a towel with the fluffy ends hanging over the edge of a counter to dry. If you need them to dry quickly, you can aim a cool fan at them. 🙂

MAC Brush 217 $26.5

Use to apply and blend lighter colored eyeshadow

MAC 240 Brush $34

You'll need at least two of these--one for darker colored eyeshadows, and one for under-eye concealer.

Smashbox Stippling Brush $38

Stippling brush to apply contour and bronzer.

*Kevyn Aucoin The Large Fan Brush $60

An alternative for applying contour.

Kevyn Aucoin The Blush Brush $48

A bit redundant, but this is for blush! I think it's a good idea to keep your contour/bronzing brushes separate from your blush brush, otherwise you can end up with pink all over your face, ha!


All of the following makeup is in the order that you will apply: face primer, eye primer, eyeshadow, foundation, concealer, under eye hydrator, under eye concealer, mascara, contour, bronzer, blush, highlighter, lips, setting spray.


Becca Primer $39

This is great for counteracting dull, sallow tones. Apply a thin layer with a foundation brush all over the face after moisturizer, let set before applying foundation.


Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion $13

Apply a dab right under your eyebrows and then smooth all the way across and down to the crease with a smooth concealer brush. This is your primer for the upper lid area.

I chose a couple different eyeshadow palettes that could work for you, with more neutral/golden/brown and cooler pinks and mauves, like we tried in your lesson. Both of them have a combination of matte and shimmer, with the lighter colors being just right to have in your tear duct and brow bone, and a darker option for if you want to add a little as "eye liner". You can have fun with just one, but later on if you purchase more, feel free to mix and match and come up with your favorite color combinations!

MAC Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette - Solar Glow Times Nine $32

Use fluffy brushes, just a light tap into product. Lighter color in the tear duct area and up under the eyebrow. Mid range color in the crease and middle of the lid, darker color on the outside (not too far!) and tapped toward the middle.

Buxom May Contain Nudity Eyeshadow Palette $40

Use fluffy brushes, just a light tap into product. Lighter color in the tear duct area and up under the eyebrow. Mid range color in the crease and middle of the lid, darker color on the outside (not too far!) and tapped toward the middle.

Foundation & Concealers

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation--choose shade #4 Sand $52

Squeeze some onto your hand, tap onto face with finger, then blend (pat motions) with moistened beauty blender.

*It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream (Light Beige) $31

Tap a tiny amount with your pinky finger onto a stubborn pimple or red area and then blend with beauty blender. Wait for it to dry before adding foundation to face, or you can apply after foundation.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - Nc20 $24

Use a concealer brush to apply around nostrils or on pimples, then tap to blend with beauty blender.

Under Eye Primer & Concealer

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer $29

Smooth under eyes and wait a few minutes before adding concealer.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer--#22 Sand Beige $28

Smear some onto one finger and using a fluffy brush, tap into concealer and then tap under the eye. Start with very little, as you can always add more. Use a beauty blender to blend into skin with tapping motions.

*Kett Sett Pressed Setting Powder $22

Tap a fluffy brush with this over your undereye concealer to set it if you notice any creasing. You can also use it on days that you might get oilier than usual--sweep lightly with stippling brush around nostrils or t-zone area.

Mascara & Brows

*Yves Saint Laurent Volume Mascara $32

For your undereye lashes or when you don't have extensions, this is my favorite volume-building mascara that stays soft to the touch.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Mechanical Brow Pencil - Medium Brown $21

Use side edge of pencil to create small hair-like strokes in sparse places. Then use the spoolie side to brush through.

Contour, Bronzer, Blush & Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin Contour Powder $44

Use the stippling brush (pinch to make a tighter line) or an eyeshadow fluffy brush directly under the cheekbone, under the jawline, around hairline. Blend any harsh contrast with a beauty blender.

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder - Medium $30

Use a stippling brush (not the brush they include!) to tap on product, and then sweep along cheekbones, temples, forehead. When you have a little less product on brush, sweep along cheeks and nose.

Bobbi Brown Blush--choose Pretty Pink $33

Use to blend foundation, concealer, blush, highlighter

*Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Blush $38

This is such a cool product because you can choose to use one or more colors at a time, either staying with a cooler pink or edging more towards warm coral when you're doing more of the gold/brown eyeshadow look. Use blush brush to sweep from apple of the cheek up to your sideburn/temple area, like an upside down apostrophe.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter - Moonstone $41

Pump a small amount onto the back of your hand and then use the pointy side of your damp beauty blender to pick up a small portion and tap and blend along your cheekbone, over your eyebrow, down the middle of your nose, on your Cupid's bow, on the top side of your chin. If you want an extra dewy look, you can take the blunt end of the beauty blender and tap/blend onto the middle of your forehead and apples of your cheek. Be sure to blend any edges. 🙂


Sephora Oil Infusion $3

This is the sheer moisturizing product we tried that provides a splash of color, but not too intense!

*Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lipstick $39

These have lots of great stuff for your lips--hydrating and anti-aging oils! Any of the colors would look great on you.

Setting Spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray $33

Spray with a sweeping “T” motion and then an “X” to get full coverage of your face.

Laura, I hope that this is helpful for you! Please let me know if any links aren't working, or if you need clarification on products/application/anything at all. I'm always happy to add extra products when you feel you need to address any concerns or just to add more fun options!