Leah Behr: Freshening Up My Makeup Routine

Freshening Up My Makeup Routine

A New Year calls for a new makeup routine! (Or at least, a freshening up of your current one.) 

As we touched on in a recent post, I'm all about simplifying this year. It's part of my quest for a deeper joy. I have been continually reminded recently, that it really is more and more about less and less. At least it should be. And, when I say I have been continually reminded, I mean that literally every motivational poster, book and speaker that has been around me lately, has been toting the same thing:

First I read Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist over the Holiday.

Then I heard, "I find that when I am not present, I am not happy." from a speaker,(whose name I don't know) at a recent company sales meeting.

Then I saw, "The goal is to live a fulfilling life, not a perfect one." on Rob Hill's Instagram feed.

Do you think God is trying to tell me something? 
I've learned that the magic happens, when I make space for it in my life. Making space in my life, simply means simplifying. A few ways I have recently done that: decluttering my closet, tossing out things that don't bring me joy, making time for people in my life that I value, saying NO!, and even freshening up my makeup routine.

For me, a daily makeup routine needs to be effortless. I like to have 5-6 products in my daily arsenal, that are easy to use, easy to take with me, and easy to re-use when it's time to reapply. It creates less fuss, and therefore leaves me with more space (aka time) to be present and enjoy life. Novel idea, right? 

I recently tried these BOOMSTICKS, sampling the trio pack, and they met all 3 of my criteria. They are incredibly versatile, as you can use each stick in multiple ways (eyes, lips, cheeks, etc.). They are easy to to take on the go, as the packaging is minimal. And, best of all, they are free of harsh ingredients like emulsifiers, binders, perfumes, parabens and phthalates, making them clean and SAFE to use. 
Each BOOMSTICK is made with natural ingredients like honey, olive oil, beeswax and Vitamin E, which soothe skin, and provide essential vitamins and antioxidants. This is something that is especially important to me, since environmental pollutants can wreak havoc on my 30+ year old skin. 

Speaking of my 30+ year old skin, today is my 31st! Where does the time go?! I feel like I was just turning 30 yesterday. Heck, let's be honest, I feel like I was just turning 21 yesterday! If you haven’t checked out my 30 things I learned before 30 post, please take a moment and let me know your thoughts.
This post was sponsored by BOOM by Cindy Joseph. As always, all opinions are my own.

Boomsticks, c/o BOOM by Cindy Joseph


  1. That's exactly the type of material I've been reading lately, so I will pick up this book. You look beautiful.


  2. Great all in one stick! I might get this so I can have something very handy.

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

  3. I love when products work double duty - save me time and I'll forever be a fan lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Dear Leah!
    You are so pretty!
    Love this natural look !

  5. I love your makeup here! I am the same way about simplifying my makeup routine in the morning. I have a couple products that I use and that is it!

  6. First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you have a great day!! And what a fun product. I haven't heard of it before but I'll have to check it out!

  7. Sounds like such a cool product! I think i may have to try it out!!

    xo Kelsey | www.chasingcinderellablog.com

  8. Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best in your 31st year. Also- loving the makeup look.

    xo, Maddy

  9. Happy bdizzle! I will def. check this out, where do you get it?
    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

  10. GIRL- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Your makeup here looks flawless- I will have to check out boomsticks.

  11. You are a natural beauty! Stunning girlfriend!

  12. I love that they are all natural and will have to check them out!

  13. The simpler the better IMO! I use like 3 products in the morning and I love it!

    Jenna from www.visionsofvogue.com

  14. sounds like great stuff! I recently turned 30 too (ahhh!! where did my 20s go!) and I finally feel like less is more. its definitely important to take care of your skin and I wish I had know that earlier! thanks for sharing! xoxo Stefanie / www.accordingtoblaire.com

  15. I've never heard of these! I'm all for freshening and simplifying in the new year.

    xx Nina

  16. I totally agree about simplifying in 2017! Thanks for sharing these products Leah!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  17. Ahh love the idea of simplifying!

    Xo, Lauren

  18. I like simple and quick makeup routines as well. These sound great!

    And I know that, of course, you have to take care of your skin in your 30s. But you seriously have great skin! So don't go feeling like your skin is getting old or anything. You are still super young :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

  19. Great products, you look so beautiful, love it!


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