Beauty Diaries: A 37-Year-Old, COSRX-Obsessed Attorney’s $407 Routine

By August 3, 2018

How much does your daily beauty routine cost? Welcome to The Klog Beauty Diaries. Inspired by Refinery29’s Money Diaries, we thought it would be fun to recap a day in the life of people with different occupations and highlight their beauty routines. In this Klog beauty diary, a 37-year-old attorney from Springfield, Missouri shares her obsession with COSRX products and her “melt-proof” makeup routine.

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Occupation: Attorney
Industry: Legal Aid
Age: 37
Location: Springfield, MO

7:35am – I time my mornings down to the minute so I can sleep as late as possible! I wash my hair with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Shampoo ($10.50) and condition with the brand’s Super Strong Conditioner ($14). My skin gets really oily during the day so in the mornings I wash it with the Drunk Elephant Juju Bar ($28).

7:45am – I’m obsessed with COSRX and everything they make. If ever my skin is breaking out, I know COSRX will rescue it! In the mornings I use the brand’s One Step Original Clear Pads ($19) to keep me from getting too oily, too soon. I follow it up with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54). It’s ridiculously expensive but you don’t have to use very much.

7:50am – I try to keep my makeup melt-proof and idiot-proof. I use the tiniest amount of Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer ($19) followed by some combination of shadows from Tarte’s Tartelette in Bloom Clay Palette ($39) and Sephora Collection eyeliner ($12). I searched high and low for the best foundation for oily skin and gigantic pores and the best I’ve found is Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation ($5). It’s incredible! For under my eyes I use Glossier Stretch Concealer ($18) and mascara is Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Mascara ($10) which is perfect for sensitive eyes. My powder is Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($38) and blush is Sephora Collection Blush in So Shy ($7). I’m really into lipsticks lately because they make me feel like a grown-up. My favorite is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blushing Nude ($5).

12:00pm – My face starts melting around this time with running around court and meetings so I touch up with Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper ($16) and Gloss Bomb ($18).

5:00pm – Some women are excited to take off their bras when they get home, but I’m most excited to take off my makeup! I take the grime off with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water ($8) which is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser of makeup removers. Then I do a deep clean with COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Cleanser ($11) which makes your skin feel clean but not tight. COSRX One Step Moisture Up Pads ($19) do the same thing.

7:00pm – I like to wind down early. Sleep is the best! I use COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence ($19) because it cures all that ails you: redness, acne, dry skin…everything! When that soaks in I use the brand’s Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask ($16) because my skin will be so soft and clear in the mornings! Once in a while I use The Ordinary Marula Oil ($10) which is surprisingly good for oily skin.

9:00pm – Every night I try to fall asleep to a black and white movie. I find it relaxing. I also use Glossier’s Balm Dotdom in Coconut ($12) before bed.

Total Skin Care: $146
Total Hair and Body: $24.50
Total Makeup: $237
Grand total: $407.50

+What skin care brand do you rely on for cure-all products?

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