Beauty Diaries: A 20-Year-Old Benefit Brow Expert in Compton’s $450 Skin Care Routine

By June 22, 2018

How much does your daily beauty routine cost? Welcome to The Klog Beauty Diaries. Inspired by Refinery29’s Money Diaries, we thought it would be fun to recap a day in the life of people with different occupations and highlight their beauty routines. In this Klog beauty diary, we feature a 20-year-old Benefit Brow Expert who has a pretty extensive Korean beauty routine.

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Occupation: Benefit Brow Expert
Industry: Esthetics
Age: 20
Location: Compton, California

8:15am – I wake up in the morning and go straight to getting ready for work. I go wash my face with warm water and pat it dry with a towel. I start off by toning my skin with the Huxley Secret of Sahara Toner ($40) and pat that in. My skin is feeling a little stressed and dehydrated so I decide to use the Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence ($35) and the Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence ($46). I love using these two products together because they give my skin a nice glow and hydration. My eyes are very tired and lacking hydration due to my late nights doing homework (so stressful!) so I applied the Dr. Jart Water Fuse Hydro Soothe Eye Gel ($42) to hydrate my eyes. I finish off with my Huxley Secret of Sahara Cream Fresh and More Moisturizer ($35) and the Drunk Elephant Umbra Sunscreen – ($232)

9:20am — I work as the Brow Expert for Benefit inside Ulta so I have to wear makeup as part of my profession. I start off with the No More Poreblem Primer ($18). I am so in love with this primer! It works wonders and leaves my skin with such a nice canvas to work with. I use the Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder ($24) to fill in my brows. This was a gift that I received at my job when the product first launched. Ever since I used it, I’ve been hooked! I clean up my eyebrows and conceal my under-eyes with the Tarte Shapetape Concealer ($27).

Today’s foundation is the Nars Natural Radiant Foundation ($49). I throw on some Hoola Bronzer ($15) and the Gold Rush Blush ($29) to give my cheeks some color. I then throw on my favorite mascara at the moment: the Benefit Bad Gal Bang ($24). For today’s final touch, I use the Nooni Appleberry Lip Oil ($12) and Labiotte Wine Tint in Burgandy ($13). This color combination allows me to do a nice gradient lip look. I set my whole look using the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($48). — ($259)

4:09pm — I am on my lunch break at work and I like to freshen up my skin and look during this time. I carry my H2O Oasis Quench Hydrating Mist ($18) to freshen up and get some hydration back in my skin. My nails and hands are pretty dried up from sanitizing my hands so often so I like to use the Frank Body Coconut Balm ($24.95) to massage into my hands and nails. I touch up lips with my Labiotte Wine Tine in Burgandy ($13) and enjoy my break. — ($55.95)

8:30pm – I hop into the shower and use my Marc Anthony Curl Defining Shampoo ($8) and Marc Anthony Frizz Sealing Conditioner ($8). I wash my body with the Somang Milk Body Wash ($18) that I recently bought at a local Korean store inside H-Mart. I use the Marc Anthony Strictly Curl Envy Spray (7.99) for my hair. — ($42).

9:18pm — My favorite part of the day is here! I start off by washing my face with my Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Foam Cleanser ($22). I like to pat my face dry with tissues for this part of my routine. I exfoliate using my favorite pads ever: The Neogen Bio-Peel Green Tea Gauze Peeling Pads ($27). I tone my skin using the Huxley Secret of Sahara Toner ($40). I like to pat it into my skin until I have felt that the product has penetrated into my skin. I use the Dr. Oracle A-thera Peeling Sticks ($24) twice a week at night right after my essence.

I continue to use the Plant Base Quesera Ceramide ($25 ) and the Missha Night Repair Ampoule ($49). As crazy as it sounds to stack on two ampoules, the results that come with it are amazing! These two products are my to-die-for products. Every single night for the past two years, I have been sheet masking. Today’s skin calls for the Manefit Green Tea Pore Care Sheet Mask ($5). While I wait for the time to pass, I like to read up on my class notes. As I get closer to finishing, I use the Bobbi Brown Eye Cream ($52) and the Belif True Aqua Bomb Moisturizer ($38). and Nooni Lip Mask ($15) — ($330)

Total Skin Care: $454
Total Hair and Body: $67
Total Makeup: $211
Grand total: $754

+ Do you like to mix serums like she does? If so, which ones? Share it in the comments below!

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