Name: Amanda von dem Hagen
Department/Position: National Educator and Makeup Artist
Skin Type: Normal to dry with occasional breakouts and sensitivity
Skin Tone: Light
Skin Concerns: Anti-aging, occasional breakouts, some melasma
Morning Skincare Routine: I prefer to use a cleanser for breakouts in the morning to help me remove any oil that gathered overnight, so I cleanse with Purifying Gel Cleanser. I am in love with this cleanser because it helps fight breakouts and signs of aging. After cleansing, I tone with Calming Flower Mist which instantly cools and calms my skin.
My next step is one of the most important parts for anti-aging: Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a gold standard ingredient in skincare and is needed in the skin to produce collagen. Long story short, without Vitamin C, you will not have a chance at looking young for long! I have used all of glo’s Vitamin C serums, and I’m currently using our Ultra 15% Vitamin C. The salt to Vitamin C’s pepper is Hyaluronic Acid. I always follow my Vitamin C application with Cyto-luxe Hydration+. Ever since this product was launched, I don’t go a day without it! It hydrates and plumps my skin, plus there is an ingredient called Brestine in it which firms skin within 15 minutes and lasts for up to 6 hours!
Next, I treat my eye area with Cyto-luxe Eye Serum to help fight those pesky circles and crow’s feet. When needed, I apply Spot Fix Blemish Treatment to any problem areas. To moisturize, I use Oil Free Moisturizer or Balancing Moisture Remedy, lightweight moisturizers that add enough hydration and look beautiful under makeup! Whether the sun is or is not out, I always finish my skincare routine with Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+.
Evening Skincare Routine: Essential Cleansing Oil and Gentle Eye Makeup Remover are always my first two steps to make sure all of my makeup is removed. I then double cleanse with Gentle Cream Cleanser or Cyto-luxe Cleanser. Both deeply cleanse without stripping away my skin’s moisture.
After the cleansing step, my nightly routine differs depending on how my skin feels. I either use the Calming Flower Mist or 7% Glycolic Resurfacing Toner (Advanced Line). I use the Glycolic toner when my skin needs a boost of exfoliation due to breakouts or texture irregularities. I then apply Cyto-luxe Eye Cream. If I have breakouts, I spot treat with the Clear Anti-Blemish Treatment, which has 5% Benzoyl Peroxide, a fantastic antibacterial ingredient. Note: be careful with towels and sheets, this ingredient will turn them white!
Depending on what issues I have with my skin, I will choose the Renew Serum (breakouts), Brightening Serum (dullness) or Corrective Soothing Serum (sensitized). After allowing the serum to absorb for 10-15 minutes, I apply Balancing Moisture Remedy, Conditioning Hydration Cream or Cucumber Recovery Mask and leave it on while I go to sleep for an intense boost of my skin’s hydration.
Makeup Routine: The final step of my morning skincare routine is the first step of my makeup routine. I always prep my skin with the Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+. This product is a hydrator, SPF, tint and primer all in one! For days when I want my foundation to look flawless and last all day, I apply Face Primer.
Before applying foundation, I apply my brows and eye makeup. The Brow Powder Duo applied with the Dual Brow Brush is my eyebrow savior! I am a natural blonde, so my brows look nonexistent without this product. The powder duo allows me to custom create a shade and deepen my brow color for days I want more drama. I highly recommend the duo in taupe, it is the perfect shade!
I don’t go a day without Lid Primer. I use the Texture Eye Brush to apply a sheer layer from lashline to brow bone. I have several Eye Shadow favorites that I use day to day. Here are some of my go to’s:
- highlight: bamboo or diamond
- base: haze, sand pebble or coy
- transition: twig or vintage
- crease: kona, dove or mahogany
I love single shadows so that I can play with more colors, but trios are so easy! My favorite is Eye Shadow Trio in coffee. I am also a huge fan of our Cream Stay Shadow Sticks, especially beam and pitch from the Spectrum Shadow Mix. Beam is a beautiful base shade for when I want a neutral shimmer and pitch is a deep, matte black ideal for a quick smoky eye or liner.
My favorite eye brushes are the Eye Blender and Smudge Brush. I use Liquid Ink Eyeliner to create a winged look or Precise Micro Eyeliner for tightlining or when I would prefer a matte finish to the glossy from Liquid Ink.
After I finish the eyes, I apply Pressed Base with the Ultra Brush if I am a little on the oily side, or Luxe Liquid Foundation with the Luxe Foundation Brush if I’m feeling dry. I follow with Luxe Liquid Bright Concealer in sunburst with the Dual Foundation/Camouflage Brush to conceal and brighten my under eye area.
Ever since the Contour Kit was introduced in August, I don’t go a day without applying contour and highlight with the new Contour/Highlight Brush! Before applying the shimmer highlight, I choose a blush, which I blend into the contour placed on my cheeks. My favorite Blush shades are papaya, nectar and sandalwood. I set my look with Luxe Setting Powder applied with the Luxe Setting Powder Brush and a quick spritz of Revive Hydration Mist.
After my face looks flawless, I apply Lash Thickener & Conditioner followed by Lash Boosting Mascara. I am a huge fan of both of these products, especially since I want my lashes to be long and luscious forever! Ingredients like Panthenol and Vitamin E help nourish and strengthen lashes over time.
Throughout the day, I will apply different lipstick shades. I usually start the day with an application of Lip Revival followed by a Cream Glaze Crayon. Around lunchtime, I will switch over to a Suede Matte Crayon or Suede Matte Stick. Some of my favorite shades in Suede Matte & Cream Glaze are: crush, pop, sorbet, dahlia, praline, and port… who am I kidding? I love all of them! I carry them all in my purse every day.
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