BEAUTE FILES: LAURA CRAFFEY
When this 21 year old isn't working in her role as a brand manager for a bridal company she is a freelancing photographer. Laura exclaims she fell into "blogging" by accident and although she only has her instagram account taking photos of her beauty @lauracraffey. She assured me there is a blog in the works! Until then this is Laura Craffey...
TSB: WHAT IS YOUR SKIN TYPE?
TSB: WHAT DOES YOUR MORNING ROUTINE LOOK LIKE?
L: I love to wake myself up with a face mist like Glossier’s Rosewater spray or Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir! My mornings always begin by swiping some Bioderma across my face with a cotton pad just to be sure I have a totally fresh face to start the day. I always use a Vitamin C serum like Sunday Riley’s CEO, or occasionally Glossier’s Super Glow. Then Glossier Invisible Shield Sunscreen, an essential part of the morning routine. I rotate a lot of different moisturizers in the morning but right now I’m loving Herbivore’s Pink Cloud, it’s super lightweight and perfect for spring/summer.
TSB: WHAT IS YOUR NIGHT ROUTINE?
L: I start by removing my makeup with Caudalie’s oil cleanser, and follow with Bioderma Micellar water. Those two products literally melt off my makeup like no other product does. Then I use the Rose toner from Fresh, and Sunday Riley Luna Oil + Good Genes. I like to use a heavier moisturizer at night, so Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich is my go-to. I follow with Caudalie’s Premier Cru eye cream and some lip balm from Le Labo and I’m ready for bed! Neither of my routines are too extensive and I definitely change things around a lot because I’m always trying new products!
TSB: WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE PRODUCT YOU CANT LIVE WITHOUT?
L: Caudalie Beauty Elixir. I have one for my vanity and one for my bag and I literally spray it on myself a million times a day.
TSB: IF YOU WERE STUCK ON AN ISLAND WHAT 5 BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU WOULD TAKE?
TSB: WHATS ON YOUR BEAUTY WISH LIST AT THE MOMENT?
TSB: WHATS YOUR BEAUTY ADVICE?
L: Trends are cool but doing what works for you and your skin is way cooler! Not everything is going to work for everyone and that’s okay!
TSB: WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO MAKE UP LOOK?
L: Chanel Les Beiges Moisturizing Tint in No. 30 is my favorite right now, and I literally just got it. It really is just a tint rather than a foundation and leaves your skin looking perfectly dewy and bright, which is exactly the kind of look I love for every day. The more natural, the better. For concealer, I use NARS soft matte in Macadamia. I fill in my brows with Boy Brow and an old Maybelline palette I’ve had forever! I always curl my lashes and then use Chanel Le Volume. I’m super into peachy-toned colors right now, it’s a look that works really well with my skin tone and so I’ve been using these same products every day. Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam and Colour Pop Blotted Lips in Candyfloss are the perfect peachy combo! I love Chanel’s bronzer, Soleil Tan de Chanel, and then I swipe Glossier’s Haloscope pretty much all over my face.
TSB: WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE SCENT?
L: Don’t really have one! I have a decent collection of fragrances and Iusually wear whatever fits my mood at the moment —however, the two I wear the most are Glossier You and Le Labo Santal 33 (I know that’s such a basic answer but there is a reason it’s so popular)!
TSB: WHO IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY DO YOU ADMIRE AND WHY?
L: The Instagram Beauty community, if that counts as an answer! Everyone is so talented in their own way and I’m always inspired by the images and conversations we share! The community is actually so genuine and I’ve met some really amazing people through the gram. It’s amazing watching everyone evolve and grow!
Words by Stevie Ford & all images via. @lauracraffey