I don’t know about you but I love hearing other women’s beauty routines and hearing about their “can’t live without” products. However, I also like hearing what they were taught about beauty growing up and how that has shaped their perspective of what beauty is as an adult. The first feature is on one of my best girlfriends/family, Cait Fore, from Sophisticaited. Cait and I have known each other for a couple years now and one thing I have noticed is how polished Cait always looks. So I thought I would get the inside scoop on what products she loves, her daily beauty routine and more.
I have to be totally honest and say that I’m not huge into the “beauty routine” thing like everyone is supposed to be. Like, I don’t usually wash my face every night. I usually moisturize when my face is just super dry. Oh and I maybe wash my hair three times a week. So let’s say that dry shampoo is my best friend and I love the Dove dry shampoo. It smells so good and doesn’t leave a ton of white residue and gives a little bit of volume, and what’s not to love about that. Oh and I also love the Sachajuan dark volume powder I found it a my favorite blow dry bar Parlor and it also helps add volume at the top of the crown. Which I feel like is hard to get when my hair feels super heavy. And I just love the way my hair looks when there’s a bit more volume (who doesn’t right). Okay back to the beauty routine, I wear make up everyday. I literally have worn it basically everyday (even when I worked at a camp one summer in college) since like 7th grade. I think my first little bit of make up was light blue eye liner from bath and body works (back in the day when they sold make up) and I wore it like eye shadow. I’m sure there’s super embarrassing pics lingering around somewhere. And I feel like of all things beauty aren’t really my thing, but I dabble in things anyone tells me about. But here are my favorite beauty products for my daily make up routine. I wear liquid foundation with powder foundation on top to set everything. Then I brush on bronzer on the hallows of my check bones and up around the crown of my forehead. It gives me a sun kissed look – instead of just looking like I just put a lot of make up on. Then I add blush to the apples of my cheeks. Dust on some brown eye shadow in the crease of my eye lids and a little bit of a lighter shadow in the corners of my eyes. Add some black liquid eye liner and volumizing mascara and a bold lip gloss is what completes my daily make up look. It might sound like a lot – but it usually take less than 5 minutes to do it all. Then onto my hair! It is definitely my thing and I have found what works best for my thick hair. I usually take night showers, just because it can take so long to blow dry my hair. But, if I do blow it dry, it is usually a rough blow dry, then when it’s almost dry I use a round brush to blow it out and give my hair volume. Then I use my straightener like scissors curling ribbon to create loose looking waves. And hair spray to hold it all together.
2. What do you think makes a women beautiful?
When I was thinking about this I totally imagined a chic blonde woman wearing red lipstick. Not sure why, because I think there are so many different things that make a woman beautiful. I think confidence and lipstick are what makes me feel the most beautiful. I believe most women feel their most beautiful when they are confident with themselves. It’s just something that beams from within. It’s definitely something that my husband helped me notice. He always let’s me know when I look beautiful and can always tell when I am my most confident. And I just love that he can notice it in me. I do have to say it’s amazing how beautiful I feel when I workout! I love how I feel after a good yoga session or after lifting weight. I definitely feel taller and stronger that makes me feel confident and beautiful. Also – I think lipstick is a life saver. There is just something about a woman with a perfect red lip that I think is just so beautiful and classic.
3. What were you taught about beauty growing up?
For me I grew up with a mama that wasn’t/isn’t super girly. But, she was super supportive of all of my beauty questions and allowed me to be super girly! I loved getting to go to department stores with her to talk to the make up artists about any and every question I had. I loved getting to hear about new products and testing them on my pale freckly skin. I remember going to the Bobbi Brown counter and testing out the concealer stick and loving it. I remember my first Chanel lip gloss and how excited I was when Chanel came out with silver eye shadow (it was a big deal for the year 2000). I also taught my self how to curl my hair and never curled the back sections, not sure why that was a struggle. But, it was real. Yep, always just curled the front, and I probably did that for a solid year. Again, I’m sure the pictures of these days are just magical (adolescence is just super tough). And I have to say that when bronzer came on the market – I didn’t even know there could be such a magical product that could make me look tan all year round. Simply amazing! So basically my idea of beauty is the fun side of being a girly girl. I loved learning how to curl my hair and do my make up to feel my most beautiful.
4. Three products you can’t live without?
This is definitely a tough one. Honestly I would have to say elf oil based concealer, elf bronzer and voluming mascara and if I can add in a fourth option it would have to be lip stick! Oil based concealer is always the best way to hide those dark circles that tend to sneak up on us when we least suspect them (and never want them). This bronzer is my favorite to contour with. It’s a deeper brown that doesn’t look super orange or sparkly. And lastly this lipstick is my go-to. I love any lipstick that comes in a rich berry color and this kind has a heavier pigment that always stays longer on the lips. Whenever I go out to an event, I make sure to have at least those three (I mean four) things.
Thank you so much Caitlin for sharing your beauty routine with us!