Ask Team Wander: What's on Your Vanity This Summer?
Say hello to Wander Beauty’s Operation Coordinator, Jen! Jen is our go-to girl here in the office for everything Wander-related. From managing every need for our pop up store, to assisting in product launches and even assisting our CEO Divya Gugnani in her day-to-day tasks, Jen is the one who keeps our team on track.
Tell us what your everyday look is!
My everyday makeup usually consists of a full face of makeup.. but my go-to look is definitely a winged eyeliner. My sister was a huge influence in my life growing up, and eyeliner was the first thing she ever taught me. Now I almost never leave the house without it! If I had to pick, my favorite liners would be between the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner for everyday wear and for those hot summer days, I tend to wear the Wet n’ Wild H20 Proof Liner. This liner is great for days I know I will be outside near the pool or beach. It doesn’t budge or smudge!
What Products Do You Live By?
A ton of great products are in my everyday routine. Ranging from Wander essentials, luxury items and even drugstore. I start my makeup routine every morning with my SPF of course. My favorite one right now is the SuperGoop! Unseen Sunscreen. Following that would be my Smooth Sailing Face Primer and Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick, both from Wander Beauty. I have oily to combination skin, so I will typically set this foundation with a good setting powder after application. To finish my complexion, I always use the Dualist Matte & Illuminating Concealer. This is by far my favorite product from Wander Beauty. I mostly use the stick side for more intense coverage, followed by the liquid to help brighten. It blends out easily with fingers and quickly with a brush! Great for a quick touch-up. I use it every day and I’m actually running low!
Another must-have essential in my beauty routine is the Trip for Two Blush and Bronzer Duo that we just launched. It gives me the perfect sunkissed, bronzy look that everyone goes for in the Summer. Two other daily favorites are ColourPop Brow Boss Pencil and Becca Cosmetics Highlighter in Champagne Pop. When it comes to lashes, I always seem to gravitate towards Unlashed Mascara. I usually use a waterproof mascara, but since Unlashed is water-resistant and has a more buildable formula, it seems to hold my lashes better (I have stick straight lashes). I love how voluminous it makes my lashes look! To finish my look, I use Wander Beauty’s Lip Retreat in Spa Day. Lip Retreat has been one of my favorite lip products this year. It provides a comfortable glossy finish, and I’ve never been someone who would wear anything glossy! It is enriched with a nourishing blend of avocado oil and apricot kernel oil to help keep my lips intensely hydrated, no matter how long my day is.
Skincare is super important to me, especially as I age. I try my best to incorporate SPF into my daily morning routine, regardless if it’s sunny or not. I put more time into my nighttime routine, so first I would use a makeup wipe or oil cleanser to take off my makeup, followed by Drift Away Cleanser. A little goes a long way! Since it transforms from a gel to a foam, I usually use less than half a pump daily. I’m almost out of it, but I actually have a back-up ready! Every other day, I would exfoliate with BRB Multipolish (my skin feels sooo soft after!) I follow up with toner, face oil, and a gel moisturizer after. My tip for any gel moisturizer is to leave it in the fridge for an added cooling/soothing effect.
How Do You Speed Up Your Morning Routine?
Skip the foundation! Whenever I have less time, I would use concealer instead of foundation. I would suggest using concealer to spot conceal any blemishes or imperfections and setting it with powder to make sure it stays put. When I’m running low on time, I usually just use concealer, brow pencil, and eyeliner! If you’re not someone who’s into concealer, I would suggest using a powder foundation - it’s quicker to use and looks great throughout the day.