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 Daily Power 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 Phyto-Active 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: Phyto-Active Eye Serum and Phyto-Active 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 Flat-top Kabuki 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 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, Clear Skin Cleanser, Mint Balm, Clear Complexion Pads, Mint Balm. Have I told you lately that I love the Mint Balm?