Name: . Sarah G
Department/Position: Inside Sales
Skin Type: Combo/Oily (especially in the summer!)
Morning Skincare Routine: I wish I could say I had a simple routine, but I love skincare. I want to try everything and use everything every day. However, I am having another love affair (with my snooze button) so I have had to create a short(er) version of my skincare routine. I start with Purifying Gel Cleanser and sometimes follow with Clear Acne Cleanser, depending on the breakout situation. After cleansing, I use Purifying Tonic and 15% Vitamin C. I hydrate with Balancing Moisture Remedy, which is the best thing since Purifying Gel Cleanser. It hydrates with Hyaluronic Acid, and the Peony and Goldenrod extracts help lighten post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (from previously mentioned breakout situation). I almost forgot the eyes - the most important step after tragic snooze-button overuse. I adore Cyto-luxe Eye Serum and Eye Restore. They are both light enough to use under makeup but still hydrating and help de-puff my snooze-button eyes. After Solar Shade SPF 50, I apply the last step in my skincare routine and the first step in my makeup routine, Pressed Base. More on this later….
Evening Skincare Routine: I have a little more time to play with my routine in the evening, so things can get pretty experimental. I have a little skincare lab in my bathroom, but let's talk about the basics today. I start again with Purifying Gel Cleanser and follow with Clear Complexion Pads, removing any extra makeup or yuck. These guys are soaked in a solution containing Sodium Chlorite, which makes the Salicylic Acid more effective and breaks up sebum and bacteria (serious stuff here). These pads have dramatically improved that breakout situation mentioned earlier. I hydrate again with Balancing Moisture Remedy and then go in for the fun stuff: Cyto-luxe Eye Serum and Cyto-Luxe Eye Cream. I also keep Lip Revival in my nightstand and apply every night before bed. The Voluplus in this product increases adipose tissue and makes your pout super luscious.
Makeup Routine: My makeup routine changes almost everyday and with every product launch, of course! I always start with our Face Primer and apply Pressed Base in honey light with the Luxe Foundation Brush. This brush gives me the perfect amount of coverage and is softer than, well, you know.... Try. It. Today. Since our Fall Contour Kits launched, I have started using the medium to dark kit for almost everything (contour, highlight, eyeshadow, brow powder) which has made my morning routine quick and foolproof! Then, I finish by applying Eye Shadow in graphite to my crease and two coats of Volumizing Mascara in black. I love the glossy finish of this mascara, and it conditions my lashes so they are healthy when I remove it. When time allows, I will work in some Blush in rosebud on my cheeks (a perfect pink that looks like a natural flush), Precise Micro Eyeliner in black (hello perfect tight-line!) and Bronze in sunlight if I feel like I need a little more warmth. I always finish with Revive Hydration Mist and the Mint Balm. And I don't skimp; I love this stuff. The Meadowfoam and Mango Seed Butter make it so hydrating and the scent is light and minty.
Can’t Live Without Products: I really don't even know how to pick a few of these, but I also don't know how many characters I am allowed, so I will share my 4 (OK,or 5 or 6) holy grail products: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Pressed Base, Mint Balm, Cyto-luxe Eye Serum, Mint Balm, Clear Acne Cleanser, Clear Complexion Pads, Mint Balm. Have I told you lately that I love the Mint Balm?
Labels: Employee Beauty Shelf, Skin Care, skincare, What's On Your Beauty Shelf