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A Beauty Minute With Patty Lu

6 years ago by

Morning: First things first, I splash some water on my face and let it do the waking up. I have pale and sensitive skin, so I like to keep it simple and try to stay away from anything too harsh. I got a tip from a fellow bubble girl a few years ago and added Suki Concentrated Strengthening Toner to my routine, on days when my face feels imbalanced. It’s a refreshing spray with organic ingredients, including anti-oxidizing olive leaf and strengthening shiitake mushroom.

Then I alternate between my very basic CeraVe day moisturizer or a luxurious dab of La Prairie day cream with sunscreen. It comes with a fancy price, so I make the most of each dollop by rubbing in a drop of water to spread it out. I remember when my friend introduced me to La Prairie. It was my first time in the South of France and it was as if she scooped it right out of the Mediterranean. The scent reminds me of caftans and cabanas.

On days that call for a little makeup, I brush on a light layer of Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35. It’s fragrance-free and doesn’t feel heavy. My thin hair has a mind of its own, so the best I can do is rub a drop of Aesop Shine on the ends and, if necessary, wrangle any baby hairs with Sumo Tech. A little brow maintenance, a NARS Orgasm, and I’m out the door.

Day: The only things I might carry with me are YSL Touche Éclat, NARS Heat Wave lipstick, and John Masters Organics Lip Calm.

Night: At the end of the day, I get a satisfying cleanse with Bioderma Crealine. I use JASÖN Apricot Scrubble to exfoliate and, finally, apply Aesop’s Primrose Facial Hydrating Cream before climbing into bed.


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