I wash my face with Dove soap and a face washer every day and once a week I exfoliate my skin with St Ives Apricot Scrub. Exfoliating once a week seems to be enough to keep my skin smooth. I then moisturise with Olay lotion. The pink one is used in Autumn, Winter and Spring. When Summer comes I switch to the white lotion which has an SPF of 15. I try to stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible. Olay lotions are great as they are absorbed into the skin quickly, then I can start putting on my makeup. I remove eye makeup with tissues and no name brand Vitamin E cream from Woolworth or Coles - it doesn't matter. They both work really well.
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Deodorants have been a bit tricky for me. I've tried many brands over the years including the expensive ones and I've found the Avon deodorants work really well. I use the 24 hour aluminium free one for every day use. When the weather is super hot or I'm filming under hot lights I switch to the 24 hour plus one. It just seems to work a little better. The problem is I can only use this one for a couple of days before my skin reacts and becomes itchy.
The makeup I use consists of different brands. I use face powder purchased from the supermarket. I was using a brand called Tania and it was around for many years but has now been deleted. Now I use a brand called Classics. Face powder feels better than liquid foundation and looks natural ( with a little coler ) on my face. The blusher brand I use at the moment comes from the $2 and cheap shops.The brand is BYS. I try to pick a color that looks like a natural blush. Nothing brown or orange. Eye liner comes from Avon and is called Glimmersticks For Eyes in Cosmic Brown. Eye shadow has been a problem for me. I like to wear a medium brown color and every time I find one I like it gets deleted. At the moment I'm using Rimmel but I have used Maybelline and Avon. I always use dark brown mascara and for many years I've been using the Maybelline Waterproof. Full N Soft range. A year ago I switched to their standard Full N Soft one.
Lipstick is generally an Avon one. I'm using a Smooth Minerals lipstick in the shade of Rosy Brown at the moment.
When I'm on tv, all makeup is applied in layers as the lights wash it out. I learnt that the hard way with the first tv story I did about 3 - 4 years ago. I thought I'd put plenty on. The mirror told me I had enough but when the story went to air it only looked like I had a bit of lipstick on. Now I put about six layers of mascara on, three of lipstick, two of face powder, three of eye liner and extra blusher and eye shadow. It's not a look I'd normally wear out.
Here are the approximate prices I pay for my makeup -
Dove soap - $1 or under
Exfoliating scrub - $10
Olay lotion - $9 - $10
Vitamin E cream - under $5 for a 500ml pump bottle
Deodorant - $1.50 - $1.99
Face powder - $6
Blusher - $4
Eye liner - $7
Eye shadow - $7 - $10
Mascara - approx $8 on clearance
Lipstick - 2 for $20