My Morning Makeover…

Some readers asked about my daily beauty routine, what products I use, etc.,  so I promised to do a video on it.

Be warned though!  I start out bare-faced and looking pretty rough, as most of us do in the morning.  But I’m 82, so brace yourself, haha, I don’t want to scare you.  The video is not altered with any filters or tricks and I didn’t edit it at all so you could see the whole process and transformation in real time, before your eyes.  For that reason, it’s pretty long – a little over 20 minutes.

It’s kinda’ like that old PBS painting show with Bob Ross.  “Let’s put a little tree over here”…  😉

Hopefully, if you stick with it, you will be amazed with the results.

And particularly, the simplicity of looking your best.


In order of my use in the video:

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap – Mild

Conair Complexion Brush

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2

Lancome Renergie Lift Multi-Action – upward strokes!

Covergirl “CG Smoothers” Concealer – Light  (under eye, downward lines)

Covergirl “CG Smoothers” Concealer – Medium  (hairline, facial dark spots)

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Clinique For Men Face Bronzer   (contouring cheekbones, sun kissed face!)

Clinique Blended Face Powder And Brush – 03 and 04  (eliminate shine, light & dark)

Bobbi Brown Blush... follow up – light touch

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyebrow Pencil – Light Brown and Medium Brown

Revlon Colorstay Lip Liner – Pink/Rose

Clinique Lipstick – Sugar Plum Pop

Covergirl Lip Gloss – Berrylicious

Covergirl “CG Smoothers” Concealer – Fair (last touch up!) eye area

Princeton Select Oval Mop Paint Brushes – 1 inch (face) and 1/2 inch (eyes)


  1. Margie Rivers says:

    Your Beautiful Kari! Lots of good ideas! How about the neck? Any tips? Lol ❤️Margie

    1. Ha ha! Margie …I recommend Nora Ephron’s “I feel bad about my neck” !
      Now on Audiobook, A very funny take on her neck, but your comment made me smile. You do not have to worry about loooking good. You always do. And now more than ever since your recovery!!!
      Thanks for reading my blog. I hope to pass on some helpful things before I pass on. :-D. 😘

  2. Christy Zarlengo says:

    Enjoyed this, Kari. Lots of great information! I would love to also know your hair secrets. Keep ‘em comimg!

    1. Thanks Christy! Appreciate you watching.

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