‘Face-Off Friday’ is something that I have been doing for a few weeks now and loving it. It all started one day during quarantine where I needed to play with makeup and do something different. Somewhere I could chat with other industry professionals to share tips and tricks with our instagram following all while feeling inspired myself.
This ended up turning into a fun once a week instagram live show that I have brought on not only industry makeup & hair members but also other influential people who have been able to share some insight and knowledge to those following along. AKA my mom, however there is more to come!
This week I am recapping my fav skincare products as goes the saying “Beautiful Makeup Starts With Beautiful Skin”.
Off the bat I am not going to lie, skincare can be overwhelming. How do you know what products are good for you? What can you use on breakouts ? What about problems with sensitivity? Dryness ? Oiliness ? Dark circles? Signed of aging ? And let’s not mention…there are a million products by a million companies. But let me tell you, the magic really happens when you find that perfect concoction that is personalized just for you.
This week I brought on a dear friend and fellow makeup artist Presley Foskett to run through her skincare regimen as she is truly so knowledgeable on her skincare products and lets face it- I just love chatting with her! Just listening to some of the ways she explains products and techniques makes me want to go out and purchase these products ASAP!
So in the magical world of skincare, let’s get started on some of my favs…
SPF: This is my ride or die, Number 1, tried tested and true. This spf is fantastic. It is UV protection 5o. Yes,50! And it is so silky smooth. No heavy residue just smooth soft sun protection bliss. Putting makeup on top of SPF can sometimes feel very heavy, greasy and honestly can make makeup separate however not with this product. You will never have to second guess using SPF again !
Masks: Whether it’s a sheet mask or a glowing exfoliating mask, Radford Studios is where I always turn to. The glow mask exfoliates dead skin and impurities to give you that extra glow from within while the 24 karat gold sheet mask gives you all the hydration your heart desires and more. Talk about a glow up!
Oil Cleanser: Oil on oil? I know it sounds like a weird concept but give it a chance. This oil cleanser breaks down makeup like a dream. Best part – it leaves your skin feeling hydrated and extra clean.
Eye Cream: This banana coloured tinted eye cream immediately eliminates any blue and purple tones under the eye to give a brighter effect. It helps reduce fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles. This means less concealer! However, if you do put on concealer do not fret- it will melt right into the skin on top of this product and look super natural!
Night Mask: This sleeping night mask is gently yet super hydrating. For someone who has a naturally oily complexion this gives the right balance of moisture without over killing the unwanted glow. With its gel base it will give you the look of refreshed, bright and radiant skin.
Lip Mask: Ok, this is one product I can not live without! Move over Blistex, this product is moisturizing and smells unreal. With vitamin C and antioxidants, this lip treatment will lock in moisture for a longer supple looking lip. A little goes a long way so the jar really lasts a long time. Who doesn’t like that!?
Toner: This rose toner is not only beautiful as it has actual real rose petals in it but it also feels extremely luxurious when you use it. It softens and balances the skin while leaving it feeling hydrated and fresh. An added bonus- it has hyaluronic acid so it works like a dream with minimizing the look of your pores.
Exfoliating Serum: This products is meant to be used about 2 x a week to resurface your skin texture to create as the name gives it away a.. “glow”. It tingles so you know it’s working with a gentle flower acid blend! It hydrates and plumps the skin while helping with the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. What does this product not do is the question!
Moisturizer: This cream is a gel based formula so it is not too heavy however it does the job of hydrating without the shine. It is a clean product using lots of greens such as kale, spinach and green tea so it nourishes your skin while rejuvenating it all at the same time. And wait a minute- its vegan!
Essential Oil Spray: This is just an extra bonus to feel uplifted and at peace after your skincare regime. This product can be added to your daily self care to make you feel a little more glamorous!
For more information and to watch the video from this week, tune into our instagram IGTV and watch live every Friday at 1pm! To find these products for purchase go to ( or online) Sephora, Radford Studio or Saje.