(This post is sponsored by Olay.com.) The largest organ on our body is the skin. And the skin on our face is one of the very first things a person notices when they meet us. Therefore, that organ must be taken care of and prepped so as not to show the visual wear and tear of time, age, and stress. In a nutshell, it's kind of a big deal in terms of our overall look!!
As a 35 year old mom of three young children, I wholeheartedly admit that I want to look as fresh faced and young as possible despite the clock and lack of sleep! And as a makeup artist, I also know the importance of prepping the skin (canvas) well before applying the makeup (paint). Makeup can only do so much to cover and enhance - it's the pre-makeup routine that is vital to getting the best possible outcomes from our makeup. They work together as a team.
Here are the steps I use to get the most out of my skin while using the above shown Olay Regenerist products...
#1. After cleansing my skin, I first apply the micro sculpting eye cream all over the upper lid and underneath the eye. I apply eye creams morning & night, religiously, to get the best possible outcome. This one has subtle brightening properties in it which reflect light, which in turn, distract from fine lines around the eyes. (I tried to photograph the actual product so you could see this but had no luck, it just looked white! But in person, you can see the illuminating properties.) My lids have felt firmer after 2 weeks of use, no joke, especially the upper lids.
*Tip : Display your eye cream on your bed side table on a cute small dish - that way you never forget to apply it when you hit the sheets and roll out of bed!!*
#2. This double ended wand has your eye cream on one end and the clear lash serum on the other. After my eye cream is applied (morning & night), I then add the clear serum side on upper and lower lashes by brushing my lashes multiple times from root to tip. Lashes get thinner and more sparse as we age (bummer), so it's just as important to coat and care for them with a product to try and keep them nourished. This is not a lash growth serum, lets be clear. My lashes did not grow longer after 2 weeks of use, but it did seem to make my lashes healthier, especially my lower ones once mascara was applied!
#3. While my eye cream and lash serum sink in, I use around a "nickel-sized" worth of the Olay Wrinkle Revolution Complex to rub onto my cleansed face...
#4...and of course, do NOT forget to add this to your neck too! Nothing gives away your age quicker, than a neck that has been ignored. This wrinkle complex reminds me of a skin primer. It's one of those prepping products that acts immediately! It helps to relax the appearance of your fine lines and subtle wrinkles, which in turn makes your foundation and concealer look better and not settle into those pesky lines.
#5. After my creams and wrinkle complex have sunken in sufficiently, I can finish up with the rest of my makeup and mascara. Foundation first then concealer second for the best coverage!
Close up of how my skin looks after it's been prepped and then makeup applied. I decided to leave off my usual pressed powder so you could see how luminous these products helped my overall look.
My makeup looks much more fresh and flawless than if I were to just slap it on skin that hadn't been cleansed or cared for prior to my application of cosmetics. I notice nowadays that if I get lazy or forget my eye cream, moisturizers, and skin primers, that my face doesn't look nearly as good as it could. Those extra couple steps and less than 2 minutes it takes to apply these prepping products, make a world of difference long term.
My granny was a big time user of the original Olay Beauty Fluid (it was actually the only skin care product I saw her use every single day), so I've been a fan of the Olay brand for a long long time. I was completely impressed with both of these products I was sent and will continue to use them daily.
"Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Olay through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo and Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, all opinions are my own."
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