Name: Amanda Marie Massey
Department/Position: Senior Sales Consultant in British Columbia, Canada
Skin Type: Normal to Oily
Skin Concern: Aging
Morning Skincare Routine: Every morning I start out by cleansing my skin with Purifying Gel Cleanser. It’s perfect for washing away any impurities post workout without stripping my skin of moisture. After I cleanse, I apply Cyto-luxe Vitamin C+ to help brighten, lighten and tighten my skin followed by Cyto-luxe Hydration +, which is a perfect lightweight hydrator. This is the ideal combination of products to help prevent aging while also allowing my SPF to work harder and smarter. Next, I apply Cyto-luxe Eye Serum to lift the fine lines around my eyes and help diminish dark circles. My final step before applying my makeup is sun protection. I use Daily Antioxidant Defense Cream (also known as Solar Shade SPF 50 in the US).
Evening Skincare Routine: First, I use our Gentle Eye Makeup Remover and remove all eye makeup and then I cleanse with Cyto-luxe Cleanser. I often mix a little bit of Daily Polishing Cleanser in with the luxurious Cyto-luxe Cleanser for a nice physical exfoliant. I then prep my skin with our 7% Glycolic Toner* which helps remove any excess residue left on my skin. Once my skin has been cleansed and toned, I apply Cyto-luxe Eye Cream to help hydrate my eyes, fight the signs of aging and diminish my dark under eye circles (compliments of my two year old!).
My final and favorite step is applying our Cyto-luxe Face Cream. This cream hydrates my skin while promoting the production of collagen and helps keep my skin looking and feeling beautiful. Every other night I apply Tretinol .5% all over my face and decolletage to stimulate cell turnover and help increase my body’s natural production of collagen. This is the one step my skin can’t live without. (I will note that I stay away from my orbital area and am extra careful to avoid build up around the corners of my nose and mouth).
Makeup Routine: I truly am a makeup junkie so my makeup routine varies from day to day. That being said, I always start by applying Face Primer as this is the first step towards flawless skin. Next, I apply Protective Liquid Foundation - Satin II in golden light using the Luxe foundation Brush (which happens to be my favorite brush!). I then apply Pressed Base in tawny light with the Texture Brush to contour my face and create depth … however now that the new Contour Kits have arrived, I am switching to the Contour Kit in medium to dark to help highlight my features and chisel my cheek bones.
From there, I apply Luxe Liquid Bright Concealer in high beam under my brow bone, along my upper cheekbones and at the bow of my mouth to accent these areas and create height to my face. My go to Blush color is sweet because it’s the perfect pink hue and cocktails well with any lip color I choose to wear. Speaking of lip color, I wear something different everyday, however our Cream Glaze Crayon in jet set is my absolute favorite and helps accentuate my blue eyes.
Next, I apply Precise Micro Eyeliner in black along my upper lid tucking it into my lash line which helps create more open space on my lid. I then apply Precision Eye Pencil in peach to my lower lash line to minimize redness. I use, and swear by, our Lash Thickener and Conditioner. I apply several coats before applying Volumizing Mascara in brown to my lashes. Once my eyes are complete, I move on to the brows. I’m all about brows so the Brow Collection is everything I could could ever ask for! I use the Brow Collection in brown to master my arch.
Once my brows are complete, I use the Camouflage Brush and apply the highlight color from the Brow Quad under my brow bone to enhance and bring even more light to my arch. And finally - Revive Hydration Mist! This setting mist contains Hyaluronic Acid which holds 1000 times its weight in water. Since minerals are attracted to moisture, this helps bind and set my skin and now I’m ready to take on the day!
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