Beauty Mixology

Recently I've noticed a bit of a pattern in my makeup and skincare routines: I mix products together a lot. Maybe it's an effect of my spending ban - rather than buying new products, I sort of create my own by mixing together what I already have. Mixing products helps to achieve the perfect finish/look/whatever you're looking for without having to go out and buy a whole new product.

The Glossier Cloud Paints were what really got me into mixing my products together - since they blend so effortlessly, they also blend and mix really well with each other. I love creating new shades from the four - my go-to is Puff and Dusk for the perfect dusty neutral pink shade. Then I saw Tamira Jarrel mixing Cloud Paints with Haloscopes, and I've been hooked on those combinations ever since. I love mixing Cloud Paint in Dusk with Haloscope in Topaz for bronzer, and Puff and Moonstone mixed make a beautiful glowy blush.

Lip products are another big one for me - I have a lot already, but it's always super fun to create new colors that I may not have in my collection. I've been loving the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks in Whip and Chutney mixed together (worn here). They're so creamy that they mix super easily. I also love combining the Glossier Generation G's in Like and Leo - like my blush combo above, it makes a great neutral pink. If I ever want to tone down a lip color, I just mix in a little of the Lise Watier Fondant Lipstick in Jennifer - the sheer creamy nude mutes down anything and makes it softer.

I've really taken this concept and run with it in the skin category. I mix the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint with just about everything to make it a little more sheer and glowy. My favorite combinations are with the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and the It Cosmetics CC Cream. Speaking of Luminous Silk, my go-to base for special occasions is a couple pumps of the Armani mixed with the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation - the combination is just like healthy skin in a bottle. I've also been experimenting with mixing liquid highlighters into my base products - for someone who loves glowy skin as much as I do, I'm surprised I haven't played around with this much yet. So far my favorite way is to mix it in with a primer so it's not too "disco ball." Products like the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter or the Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops mixed into the Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer makes the perfect luminous base, and just enough glow peeks through underneath foundation.

This mixing habit has also made its way into my skincare routine - you may have seen me post on Instagram that I've been mixing up a concoction of Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich, Kypris Antioxidant Dew, and The Ordinary Rosehip Oil most nights, and it leaves me with the most glowy, nourished skin come morning. A lot of times I'll mix an oil into my night cream if I can't decide which I want to use first - it just really amps up the cream. I didn't include them in the photos, but Glossier's Supers are perfect for mixing - Super Bounce and Super Pure is my go-to combination when I'm breaking out. Since they're so simple, it's easy to mix and create just what you need.

Do you mix any of your products together?