My Beautycounter AM Routine + Product Review

Following last week’s blog post on my PM skincare routine (see it here!) here is my AM routine!

I have tried so many cosmetic and skin care brands out there, non-toxic/natural/pure oils/conventional you name it!

I have finally met my match (in a good way!) with Beautycounter! I have been trying a lot of products from them – thanks to the Holiday Gift sets! -And I have yet to find one I don’t love!

From the Charcoal Cleansing Bar to the Necessary Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette, everything I have tried so far has been effective, easy to use, soothing and fun to use!

So! I am going to give you all a step-by-step review and tutorial on all the products I currently use in the morning!


Step 1

Wash my face with the Charcoal Cleansing Bar. Lathering the soap in my hands, and rubbing it into my skin for around 30 seconds before rinsing it clean. At night I only use the soap, but in the morning during my shower I also exfoliate lightly with a clean wash cloth.

*If I am doing the Charcoal Mask that day I use it between washing my face and exfoliating!

Both the bar and the mask get a big ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

Step 2

Dap a tiny amount of the Countercontrol SOS Spot Treatment on any pesky pimples. The acne treatment is worth the buy but it works just about as well as any other the only difference being it doesn’t dry out or irritate my skin! So still deserves a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

Step 3

Apply 1 pump of the Countermatch Adaptive Moisturizer, literally the best moisturizer I have ever used! Definitely a  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

MOISTURIZE! If I have learned one steadfast rule over the years its that all skin types need some kind of moisturizer after being cleansed! I used to think that because my skin was “oily” I didn’t need to moisturize, and at the same time couldn’t figure out why I had dry patches and eczema! Duh Liseanne! 🙄

Step 4

Makeup! I don’t wear much, but I make sure that I am not in a constant battle between my makeup hurting my skin and my skincare fighting to keep up with the damage. I use Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, I LOVE this as a light foundation. It nourishes my skin, does not clog my pores and I cannot feel it on my skin all day! It evens my skin tone, hydrates and protects from the sun with SPF 20!

Then I follow up with whatever eye shadow mix from the Necessary Neutrals Palette that tickles my fancy for the day, followed by one of their Lip Sheers, Colour Intense or Lip Glosses for a pop of colour!

I will be recording a podcast on this subject but I don’t wear makeup everyday I will be seen in public. I wear makeup for myself, and myself only. It’s not to make myself look good for others, its to make me feel good. Period. It took me awhile of wobbling between the #nomakeuplife and #allthethings, but I finally found my middle ground!

All done! ✅

It’s a simple, yet luxurious routine that takes less than 15 minutes!

Follow the link below to find all the products mentioned here and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

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