Super excited to announce that, starting today, you can get an extra dose of Burned Out Beauty in the Observer. It’s a thrill to write for such a venerable publication, and I can’t wait to show you what’s lined up for my column. In the meantime, check out today’s piece on the best treatment lipsticks for any budget.
I often forget anyone is looking at my Instagram for this blog, because my personal Instagram is private. Which is how I end up posting my Sunday mask routine, including this gem (with eyebrows badly in need of threading). This was the third and most blindingly shiny mask of the day, Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask, after Cattier Green Clay Mask and Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask.
Sunday mask #3: @ptrskin 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask. I like this shimmery, silky mask, but let’s be real: There’s no way any substance is going to lift your face. Gravity demands surgery. The firming claim is also dubious. Still, this $80, five ounce jar will last you ages and is a lovely, brightening, moisturizing mask or overnight hydrator. It’s also pretty and contains actual gold. I have read some reviews saying it doesn’t rinse easily, but I had no problems with that. #skincare #skincareroutine #beautyjunkie #beauty #masks #ptr #skincareaddict
I’ve been sharing my morning and evening skincare routines, too. I can’t promise to do it every day, because it might be boring when I’m testing specific products on multiple days. But I’ll do it on a regular basis. Morning first, then night:
These summer morning #skincareroutine pics are gonna make me weep for happy memories come winter. Have been loving this @bionova_skincare #cleanser for oily skin for two years. Followed with @ptrskin Gentle Complexion Correction Pads, #earthscience Herbal Tonic Mist (best smelling spritz ever), @katesomervilleskincare DermalQuench Liquid Lift #serum, @algenistbeauty Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging #eyecream, and finished with a @caudalie shout-out to @merincurotto: La Premier Cru La Crème. This is on my face for a sleep-deprived, iced coffee-fueled day. #skincareaddict #skincare #beautyjunkie #beauty #katesomerville #algenist #caudalie #instabeauty #instaskincare #beautylover #beautyroutine #skincarediary #beautycommunity
Blissful #skincareroutine tonight: #simpleskincare cleansing oil, #clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel, #biologiquerecherche P50 1970, #purerb Bulgarian Rose Soothing Toner, #kiehls Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, #algenist Power serum, #maycoop #rawsauce, #freshskin Black Tea Instant Perfecting #mask. Bedtime #fragrance: #martinmargiela Replica Jazz Club. #beautyjunkie #skincareaddict #beautycommunity #skincare
This morning I took one of the most beautiful people I know, Alekza Latté, for breakfast at Barney Greengrass. I’m gonna have to write a whole tribute post to Alekza, because she’s only 25 and has inspired me more than almost anyone this past year. HYPE GURL HYPE.
I also took a random guy to Sephora for his first time. I do not think he will be returning.