I’m basically no-fuss when it comes to my beauty routine…which translates to minimal makeup and a pixie hair style.  So I try to find the best products to help me accomplish getting beautiful quickly yet effectively.  Here are my favs which I’ve grouped into Skin Care, Makeup and Hair.


My skin products

For cleansing my face – Clarisonic Aria Skin Care Brush with Gentle Hydro Cleanser

For evening out my complexion – L’Oreal Youth Code Serum

For moisturizing – Alba Even Advanced Sea Lipids Daily Cream

For sunscreen – LaRoche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 45


makeup I use

For my cheeks – Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush

For my eyelids – Two Faced Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer

For my eyes – Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in Black with Glitter

For my lashes – Mabelline Full ‘N Soft Washable Mascara in Black

For my lips – Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Broadest Berry

To set the overall look (and for extra sun protection) –Éminence Organic Sun Defense Mineral Powder in Translucent, SPF 30


Fructis Hair Wax picture

No hair dryer for me, just – Fructis Pure Clean Finishing Paste


Here’s the BEFORE picture (note the glasses, lack of makeup and bed head hair):

joana before with frame

And the AFTER photo:



    • Joana says:

      Hee, hee! But, honestly, what did you expect? Since I’m the photographer, illustrator and “author”, there just wasn’t enough time to also wash my hair and do my “beauty” ritual for an AFTER photo. (At least that’s my excuse.)

      Hope you are having a nice weekend!

    • Joana says:

      Hi Celeste,

      So glad I brought a laugh! I really do like all of the products I mentioned. The Clarisonic brush is great. I use it every night and feel like I’m getting a mini-spa treatment. The Hydro Cleanser is gentle and good, but when I first got the brush it came with a sample of a refreshing gel cleanser with brightening ingredients. I really liked that gel (I think it’s this one: http://www.skinstore.com/p-7517-clarisonic-refreshing-gel-cleanser.aspx) and will get some more when the Hydro Cleanser is used up.

      I’m going to email you a scan of the Cooking Light microwave fish recipe I made the other night (easier than typing it all out.) I also made a microwave dessert – Bosc Pears in Raspberry Sauce that was delicious. I’ll send that, too.

      🙂 Joana

      On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 10:25 AM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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