Skincare

As a makeup artist, I often preach that skincare can make or break your makeup.  It is important to prep the skin with skincare that will deliver results over time and keep the skin hydrated, smooth, and radiant.

Although everyone has different skin types, I will share some products that I currently use and that I am truly in love with!  My skin has transformed dramatically by consistently using these products.

Chanel Le Blanc

Chanel Le Blanc – I am in love with the Chanel Le Blanc line.  I specifically use the Fresh Brightening Foam Cleanser and the Brightening Moisture Lotion (this is essentially their toner) on a regular basis.  The Le Blanc Serum Brightening Concentrate is also impeccable.  I just started to use this and find it boosted the clarity of my skin from just one single use.  I like to use this at night.

Chanel Makeup RemoverToner is an extra step but I do find it makes a difference in clarifying my skin and keeping it more clear.

In addition to these products, I also love the Tri-Phase Makeup Remover to really break down the face makeup prior to the brightening face wash.  I do not use this one everyday but a few times a week.  I like the gel consistency and how it literally well melt the makeup off leaving the skin extra supple and smooth.

Estee Lauder skincareI am also a huge fan of Estee Lauder skincare.  My all time favorite moisturizer is their Advanced Time Zone with SPF 15.  I used to think a moisturizer is simply a moisturizer and would use whatever I had available.  However, ever since I tried the Advanced Time Zone as a sample from one of their free gifts, I have been hooked ever since.  I seriously am loyal only to this one as my daytime moisturizer.  I love the texture (it’s not too heavy or too light) and I truly feel I have gotten amazing results by using it consistently.  It really keeps my skin smooth and is age preventative.

With eye creams, I think it is important to use eye cream every day.  I do not use any specific one but typically use eye creams from Estee Lauder.  I vary it from the Advanced Time Zone to the Advanced Night Repair.

Estee Lauder’s most well-known product is their Advanced Night Repair.  Being told it is a beauty necessity, I eventually incorporated this into my daily skincare routine.  I use this as a night serum before applying a night cream.  I typically use this product a few times a week rather than every day.  I don’t know for sure if it truly makes a huge difference but I continue to use it as I think it’s important to have a good night serum.

Estee Lauder NutritiousI am not currently using a standard “night cream” but find that applying any type of face oil is effective in keeping the skin supple.  I have been also using Estee Lauder’s Nutritious moisture cream.  This specific cream can be used day or night.  I like the light pomegranate scent and it also has a lovely texture.