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Staffer Beauty Snoop: Editorial Intern Lisa Turner

Written on June 21, 2012 at 9:25 am , by

A fresh crop of summer interns are inhabiting the FITNESS office, so we asked Editorial Intern Lisa Turner to give us a peek at her beauty routine and spill the secrets to her bright-eyed look.

Describe your style in three words or less. Polished, low-key, simple.
What are the three beauty products you can’t live without? Vaseline! I would die without it. I use it all day as lip balm, and then at night to take off my eye makeup after I wash my face. I also love  MAC Cosmetics Studio Finish Concealer for under my eyes. I’ve had it for years and am just running out now. Lastly, bobby pins. You can never have enough! Somehow I manage to lose them really easily.
What’s your beauty routine in the morning? After washing with a salicylic acid cleanser, I spot treat any breakouts that have appeared overnight. Next, I smooth on an oil-free foundation, put concealer under my eyes and dot Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage on any imperfections. I set it all with a loose powder, then add a peachy powder blush on top. If I’m going to work, I’ll add a little eye shadow and mascara. I usually just stick a lipstick in my purse to apply after my morning coffee. If I’m going out, I’ll line my lids with a liquid or cream formula in black. I don’t put eyeliner on the bottom rim because I feel like it makes my eyes look small and tired.
At night? Cleanse and spot-treat. I’ve recently been using the Avon Anew Resurfacing Expert Serum too, and I spread it on my face, neck and chest.
Post-workout? Shower! Sometimes I’ll wash my face, too, but I try not to wash it too often, so I’ll just give it a quick rinse.
What beauty product or treatment instantly makes you feel good? Red lipstick makes me feel really sassy.
What’s the best beauty tip you’ve ever received (or thought of yourself)? Don’t overpluck! Take chances and do your best to hide imperfections, but don’t go overboard. We almost always look better if our natural features are showing through.

—By Cody Marick, beauty intern

Staffer Beauty Snoop: Editorial Intern Alyssa Belanger

Written on September 22, 2011 at 10:32 am , by

In this week’s Staffer Beauty Snoop, we asked Editorial Intern Alyssa Belanger (a former Miss Teen Tennessee International) to spill the products and tricks that keep her looking gorgeous.

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Describe your beauty style in three words or less: Simple, polished and classic.
What are the three beauty products you can’t live without? Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish StickSoap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumper and MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Phloof!
What’s your beauty routine in the morning? I’m all about simplicity. After my morning cup of coffee, I’ll brush my teeth, style my hair and put on my makeup for the day. I wear MAC’s Phloof! Eye Shadow every day because it is a great soft tone that can easily transform into a nighttime look.
At night? At night, I take out my contacts, brush my teeth and wash off my makeup with water and a gentle soap. I like to use an exfoliator a few times a week and hit any problem areas with my Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick.
Post-workout? I never feel totally clean after a workout until I’ve used my facial toner to remove all of the makeup, sweat and buildup from the day that a makeup remover may leave behind.
What beauty product or treatment instantly makes you feel good? I instantly feel better after treating myself to a pedicure. I’m constantly in tennis shoes for my workouts, or in high heels for work, so it takes toll on my feet.  But once I have a nice soak in warm water and a fresh coat of nail polish on, I’m refreshed and ready to conquer many more miles!
What’s the best beauty tip you’ve ever received (or thought of yourself)? “Less is more.” When it comes to beauty, the focus should be on highlighting what you love most about your look rather than hiding it with tons of products!

—By Jaclyn Smock, beauty intern