BEAUTE FILES: AMELIA HOWDEN
Amelia Howden or as you may probably know her from instagram as @ameliaasays. I'm sure you would of come across her account drooling over her collection of beauty because thats how i found this super cool 23 year old from North Carolina who just finished University who works in retail whilst building the beauty dream.
TSB: WHAT IS YOUR SKIN TYPE?
A: I have a fairly normal skin type, I get dry in the winter and oilier in the summer. Dullness and texture are my main concerns, so I’m always looking for brightening products!
TSB: WHAT DOES YOUR MORNING ROUTINE LOOK LIKE?
A: I hit the snooze button about forty times. I’m trying really hard to be a morning person and get up before 7 but I’m struggling. I’ve been reading about not washing your face in the morning, just using a toner and essence so I’m trying that out. I’ll use the Pixi Rose Glow on a cotton pad and then press some of the Kiehls Iris Extract or Estée Lauder Micro Essence into my skin. Then I either get ready to go to work work or start shooting/writing for the blog!
TSB: WHAT IS YOUR NIGHT ROUTINE?
A: My routine generally varies depending on my skin and what time I get home. 90% of the time I don’t get back until 10, so I keep it pretty short. On those days I remove my makeup with the Simple Micellar Water then cleanse with the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. Sometimes I’ll double cleanse, maybe with the Tatcha The Deep Cleanse or Sunday Riley Clay Cleanser. But too be honest, I’m usually too lazy. Then I use the Glossier Solution which is the holy grail, then one of the essences I mentioned previously or the By Terry Cellularose Hydra Toner. Next I’ll choose from one of my mannnny serums, that varies a lot week to week. Finally I’ll seal it all in with some Leo Oil or the Youth to the People Superberry Oil! I thought I said this was a short routine....
TSB: WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE PRODUCT YOU CANT LIVE WITHOUT?
A: Oh man. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say the MAC Cream Colour Bases. They’re just so multi use so I could use them for everything!
TSB: IF YOU WERE STUCK ON AN ISLAND WHAT 5 BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU WOULD TAKE?
A: Im assuming I’ll be living comfortably and not attempting to survive. A heavy duty sunscreen because I’m a pale lily, Glossier Boy Brow, Weleda Skin Food (which is a new multi tasking fave), Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow, and Glossier Lash Slick.
TSB: WHATS ON YOUR BEAUTY WISH LIST AT THE MOMENT?
A: I’m always obsessing over Chanel and I really want to get one of their powders from the summer collection! Or the whole collection.
TSB: WHATS YOUR BEAUTY ADVICE?
A: My number one advice is to enhance, never cover up.
TSB: WHAT IS YOU GO-TO MAKE UP LOOK?
A: Glowy skin, fluffy brows, and generally a red lip! Simple but classic.
TSB: WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE SCENT?
A: Usually Glossier You, everyone recognises it when I wear!
TSB: WHO IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY DO YOU ADMIRE AND WHY?
A: So many! Emily Weiss is a huge inspiration, she’s such a badass and one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Katie Jane Hughes is also the sweetest and such an incredible talent. Honestly there’s so many people that I’m so lucky to be in contact with and that inspire me every day!
Words by Stevie Ford & all images via. @ameliaasays