Beauty Lessons From My Grandmother

I believe that the beauty routines you observe growing up impact your own philosophy on beauty. I know for certain that seeing my female relatives and the way in which they chose to present themselves to the world shaped my own approach to the world of skincare and makeup, hence why I've decided to begin a little series talking with the women in my family about their routines. First up is my lovely maternal grandmother, who I'd personally swear never ages.

On Skincare:

  • "I have very dry skin, if I don't put a moisturizer on, I feel like my face is gonna crack."
  • She's used Estée Lauder products for over 20 years because they "make my face feel good" and used to use Avon but, "It's annoying to have to buy it from someone...they were okay though."
  • "I'm not a Briana where I buy every little thing I see...If something works stick with it." (I can't argue with this one lol)

On Makeup:

  • "I have no eyebrows, so I have to use eyebrow pencil - that's also Estée Lauder."
  • She doesn't use an overall base product just "concealer under my eyes and I might use a little brown eyeshadow."
  • "I can't use mascara because it affects my contacts."

On Hair:

  • "I get it cut and colored once a month - because I think I'm getting grey."
  • "I have naturally wavy hair that I just blow-dry and use a brush to style."

On Nails:

  • Occasional pedicures are apparently the way to go! "I don't do my finger nails because when they break it's ugh...I have very strong nails though."

Overall Lesson: "Your own self is beautiful, don't over make-up."

 Pictured: Resilience Lift Moisturizer, Radiant Vitality Cleanser, Soft Clean Hydrating Lotion

Pictured: Resilience Lift Moisturizer, Radiant Vitality Cleanser, Soft Clean Hydrating Lotion