Belle of Capitol Hill Style isn’t your typical style blogger. She’s brutally honest, fashionably practical and snarky. Her blog revolves around fashion and beauty for professional women, and simply put, she knows her stuff! Whether I’m on the hunt for outfit ideas or in the mood for a good laugh (her series “Faux Pas” speaks the truth), Belle’s blog is my go-to. This week, the DC sophisticate dishes on her favorite beauty products, tips on covering blemishes and why you should skip the French manicure.
Belle’s AM routine: “When I wake up, I give my face a quick swipe with Clinique’s Clarifying Lotion 2. Then, I layer on Skinceuticals Blemish and Age Defense, Ole Henriksen Blemish Attack Defense Gel and Ole Henriksen Express the Truth moisturizer.”
In Belle’s makeup bag: “I use Clinique’s BB cream, Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage and Mineral Powder, Bobbi Brown blush in pale pink and ybf Eyebrow Pencil. I also like Stila’s Oasis eye shadow.”
Belle’s beauty tip: “When covering acne, it’s all about the brush you use to apply concealer. The Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage brush is like an acne covering lazer.”
Belle’s PM routine: “In the evening, I remove my makeup with Say Yes to Blueberries wipes and wash my face with my Clarisonic and their clarifying face wash for acne prone skin. I use iS Clinical Active Serum, Renee Rouleau cystic acne gel, Ole Henriksen See the Difference Serum and Ole Henriksen Express the Truth moisturizer. I also use Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye.”
Currently obsessed with… “Kiehl’s Crème de Corps body lotion and Deborah Lippmann Modern Love nail polish.”
Local salon favorites: “Eden at Bang in Chinatown trims my hair, she does a solid job. I go to Drybar for blowouts on occasion. But I’m a big believer in doing my own nails and spa treatments to save money.”
Belle’s beauty mantra: “Natural-looking and subtle is usually best. Don’t over-pluck your eyebrows. Don’t overdo the spray tan. Don’t push the hair color into unnatural territory. Skip the French manicure.”
I love how bright that Bobbi Brown blush is. Definitely a great pop of color for spring and summer!
I agree that “natural-looking and subtle” is certainly the best bet! You always end up timeless!
I love your tip on the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage brush! I bought the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer, but wasn’t successful in applying and got frustrated and returned…definitely did not take into account the brush! Thanks for sharing the tip I think I will be trying it out again!