Your morning routine sets the tone for the day. Its not only my personal experience and perception but it is scientifically proven by many medial and holistic well-being researchers. This is another reason why my mornings are truly holy to me – and naturally always were. I could not imagine myself jumping out of bed and rushing to meetings without having at least an hour of my daily morning routine.
That morning routine not only consists of drinking my water (sometimes it’s hot, sometimes there is lemon and ginger inside, not always – but most of times it’s filtered, which I think is a huge thing), but also of a 5 minute meditation, preferably on my terrace in the sun (or like here on the beautiful balcony of my suite at the La Reserve Eden Au Lac Hotel, overlooking Lake Zurich). It’s a form of grounding for me, which builds the foundation for my focus and well-being for the rest of the day – come what may.
The next step is having a healthy breakfast and taking a shower (or a long bath on weekends – the best!!). What’s always with me these days is Dior Capture Totale line. The firming skincare line was born from Dior’s research on mother cells and its floral expertise (after a few days, wrinkles appear plumped from within, the skin is firmer and its texture is refined. The skin radiates health. After 1 month, these results are lastingly consolidated)!
Less is more – is and has forever been my approach, when it comes to make-up (unless there is a special occasion, then I love to be glammed up for a night or a day – of course!). On a daily basis I think it’s much better to invest in really good skincare and take care of your skin consciously, so you don’t need to cover anything with much make-up.
Though I do use a light make-up: the Dior Forever Natural Nude with 96% natural-origin ingredients, every day after my skincare routine. This time in front of the mirror is still part of my grounding in the morning, listening to music and making this my me-time.
Correcting little spots or imperfections of the skin is a daily must. I use the Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer.
The most important part are my eyes, they are deep and have much to say! Which is why I always highlight them with this special Dior Show Iconig Overcurl Mascara (since I am a teenager I’ve been using Dior Show and it’s simply the best!), putting a bit of the Dior Lash Primer beforehand. Also eye brows are very important to me. I shape them with a natural blonde Brow Styler.
Sometimes, I put shiny highlight on my eye lids using Dior’s Couture Eyeshadow Pallette in natural earthy colors, such as this limited “Summer Dune” edition. And very often I put Blush on my cheeks – it simply makes you look so fresh and happy (and kind of younger ;-)).
Let’s speak about that Lip Glow now. You probably can’t imagine how I addicted I am to it. From the day it has first launched many years ago, I am buying probably 30 of them per year! 95% of the lip care I use, is the Dior Lip Glow. Berry is MY color! It’s a light and hydrating lip balm which awakens the lips natural color and makes your lips feel the best and smoothest ever. I always make sure I have 10 of them – spread all over my bags and jackets – just in case!, as I don’t want to be a day/situation without!
Last but not least, I fix not only my make-up with the Dior Forever Perfect Fix, but also my goals for the day and my mindset. For staying grounded, and be ready for whats to come! The fixing spray keeps my make-up in place as much as my energy. Because as we know, it’s all connected! 😉
Hair & Make-Up: Michelle Fischer, Dior’s National Make-Up Artist, Switzerland
Photography: Diana Kottmann
Location: La Reserve Eden Au Lac Hotel, Zurich
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