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In the spirit of all things beauty this week, we've asked a few of our favorite bloggers to plumb the depths of their memories and their medicine cabinets to answer our nosiest beauty questions. For your Friday enjoyment, we have Jinna Yang from the style blog Grease & Glamour, which pays equal attention to high-end couture on one side and anything thrifted, grunge, spiked, or dirty on the other. Her adventures in skin care, below...
Have you ever used a beauty product and had it go very, very wrong?
I think there was a lack of products for me personally because I have really dry skin [...] I realized that your skin care routine and your make up routine has to be in concert with each other. Basically, your makeup doesn't look good if your skin doesn't look good and your skin doesn't look good if your makeup doesn't look good.
So now if you look at my beauty cabinet today, I have so many products because I layer them on in the morning. When I wake up I put on fixing repair serum, a moisturizing serum, I put on an anti-aging serum, I put on daily moisturizer and then I put on SPF. And then I put on primer and then start my makeup.
And how long does that usually take you?
It's really not that bad. It takes maybe five minutes to put all that stuff on. I have my cabinet split up by daytime and nighttime and then bedtime.
All of that sounds like it could rack up a hefty price-tag. Are there any inexpensive products you swear by?
You know, it's high and low for me just like fashion. So like I have this Dior serum that I bought for $150 and then I use Aveeno that I get at the drugstore for daily moisturizing. And you can go to the drugstore and find good stuff. I mean even for like lipstick sometimes you don't have to pay for like Nars or Mac, you can get L'Oreal and CoverGirl for a quick pop of color.
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