Stores & Services
Find a Sephora

Happening at Sephora

View all


From makeovers to personalized skincare consultations

Free Classes

Get inspired, play with products & learn new skills

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Post in Makeup Is Life

Simple Routine for a Natural Look

I'll try to keep this simple and straightforward, and I greatly appreciate any advice!!


What I Have: 30yo fair Polish OILY skin with some redness, occasional mild acne, and forehead lines / slight crows eyes / smile lines


What I Want: a VERY simple skincare/makeup routine with MAX 2-3 products that makes me look like I have naturally gorgeous skin. I work long hours and travel a lot so I don't have time or suitcase space for a dozen products. I need some multitasking all-stars that address the above skin needs. 


What I've Tried With Some Success (too many failures to list):


Dr. Jarts Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment 

I loved this SO much I wanted it to work so badly. Still got greasy on my t-zone. Honestly I may try this again if I find a better moisturizer or serum or something. It was the perfect amount of coverage and color correction.


Paula's Choice Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defense

Best stuff I've tried so far, by far. I'd like a TAD more coverage and oil control, but really just a tad. I almost cried when I found this. I use it pretty much every day as my only makeup and on special occasions as a base for my foundation +/- primer. 


Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

I've used this alone literally after washing my face with bar soap. A little heavier than what I'd like but still looks pretty natural and decent oil control since a little moisture help prevent over-productive oil glands. 


La Roche Posay Athelios 60 Clear Skin Sunscreen

I love this stuff so much for the beach. It's mattefying and I look fantastic as possible sans-makeup in pics. When I went to Asia for a month I only took this and a night time retinol moisturizer. No cleanser. No foundation. Literally those were the only two products I used on my skin except for a bar of soap. Loved it but I want something with actual coverage and also some anti-aging and/or anti-redness.


No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum

Great moisturizer for not being one. Actually no complaints about this except I haven't seen anti-wrinkle results, however I've never seen results with any anti-aging crap but I also haven't progressed since starting anti-aging stuff a few years ago. So at this point I assume I can't reverse, only delay the inevitable. 


belief The True Cream Aqua Bomb

Again, no complaints. Wish it had more perks but it's perfect as a moisturizer. 


Ok I think that's probably more than enough details haha. Again I'm looking for a very simple routine that makes me look naturally beautiful. I hope there's some skin gurus out there who can help me! And I thank you in advance!! 



Re: Simple Routine for a Natural Look

Honestly, from what you love I would stick to Paula's Choice Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defense and maybe get your color IQ foundation ask for medium coverage. Once you have those use a light powder only on the T-Zone. This should help. 

XOXOXO Krystal

1 Reply
Conversation Stats
  • 1 reply
  • 2 Hearts Given
  • 2 Contributors