Glow Up with…More Than Makeup

We all want flawless skin.

However, in a time when there’s a new beauty product or skincare regimen marketed to us almost every other day, it may be difficult to know where to begin, what to buy or if it works.  

Glow Up with…” is a new series where we get skincare tips, tricks and product recommendations from some of Trinidad and Tobago’s best MUAs.

Teshea Lloyd, founder and lead makeup artist of More Than Makeup, shares her own skincare routine as well as her go-to products.

Teshea Lloyd’s Top Skincare Tip

“Do what works best for your skin type,” she says. “Look for products that are specific to your skin type and wash with a cleanser for 60 seconds so the cleanser has time to do its work.”

Teshea Lloyd’s Skincare Routine

A.M Routine

Step 1: Wash with Simple Foam Cleanser for 60 seconds.

Step 2: Apply L’oreal age defining moisturiser with SPF.

PM Routine

Step 1: Oil cleanser with a mixture of castor, coconut, grapeseed, tea tree, lavender, glycerine and rosehip seed oils.

Step 2: Cleanse with Simple Foam Cleanser.

Step 3: Moisturise with the same mixture of oils used to cleanse.

Teshea Lloyd’s Go-To Products

Foreo Cleansing Tool: This electric face cleansing brush has been designed to provide a deeper and gentler form of cleansing while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Tests have shown that two minutes of cleansing with this brush removes over 99.5% of dirt, oil and dead skin cells.

Makeup Forever Matte Primer: A targeted face primer that works with the skin’s needs to balance texture and tone for a smoother, more-even, and longer-lasting makeup wear. Designed to help counteract various skin concerns and perfect all skin tones, these primers are ideal for balancing skin and promoting long-lasting makeup wear.

AOA Beauty Blender: This latex-free cosmetic sponge perfect for foundation application and contouring. Its unique shape allows the blender to be used for many different products and is also great for adding highlight and blush to different areas of the face.

L’Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Fresh Wear Foundation: This longwear foundation was designed with breathable-skin technology, providing medium-to-full buildable coverage that lasts all day. The formula’s three-oil absorbers resist sweat, water, and transfer. Colour stays true skin tone and blends in evenly so makeup looks fresh all day.

Sacha Cosmetics Buttercup Setting Powder: An Amazon’s Choice in setting powders, Sacha’s Buttercup Setting Powder is flash-friendly and doesn’t give off a white cast or turn ashy in bright lighting, selfies or photos. It absorbs oil, reduces shine and keeps your face matte for hours. Can be used to highlight, set/bake foundation, or as an all-over face powder.

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