Beauty Basics & Must Haves


Owning a cosmetic brand allowed me to become knowledgeable on proper skincare products and techniques. Prior to this, I was that girl who bought my cosmetics from Target or Walgreens, trying to match the light foundation to my skin under the florescent drugstore lights. I scrubbed my face with beaded exfoliates when I remembered to, kept a draw full of mascaras, eye shadows from who knows where or when. (Cringing as I write this!) Let’s fast forward to my daily routine as well as the tips and tricks I’ve learned we cannot go a day without! Whether you are blessed with great skin or struggle with oil, acne, or dryness- this is for you.

  1. Cleansing

Wet your face with warm water then apply a cleanser with your fingertips for about 30 seconds. Pat face dry. This is the best one I have found and use daily by Lumiere De Vie.

  1. Toning

Apply a toner to a cotton ball and pat on your face. This step is important for removing excess residue from your face’s oils and pores, the faucet’s water, and keeps your face moist. Find mine here.

3. Moisturizing Apply a dime-sized amount of moisturizer to your fingertips and apply to your skin in a circular motion. Definitely look for one with at least SPF 15 in it. I love the feel of this Lumiere De Vie intense rejuvenation crème. It helps support collagen and elastin, reduces dark spots, and adds lipids to add a softer, smoother feeling.

  1. Face mask

I have found a facemask that I love! I try to do it 2-3 times a week and am obsessed with how soft it leaves my face (like a baby’s butt!) I like the added antioxidants to help me fight off the free radicals of this lovely environment. It also tightens and hydrates the skin, preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Find it here.

I hope this helps! 18 year old Amanda would have loved/needed these tips. Thankful I was educated on these things and now have great, healthy skin!