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When actress Aiko Cunanan isn’t in commercials and movies, she’s sharing her fashion and beauty tips with the world via her Instagram. Based in L.A., her California-cool outfits and makeup looks are a constant source of inspiration for her followers. I caught up with her to find out how she gets her impeccable skin and nails her daily beauty looks. Here are Aiko Cunanan’s 8 favorite beauty products:
1. bareMinerals SKINLONGEVITY® Vital Power Sleeping Gel Cream
My new holy grail product. I use this as a nighttime moisturizer and I wake up with glowing skin. Within two nights of using this product, I saw visible changes in my complexion. It looked supple, smooth and healthy. I also love how it’s super hydrating and non-greasy. It feels so good on! Even my boyfriend says it’s the best moisturizer we’ve used.
2. Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water, Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Solution
I seriously can’t live without this make-up remover — I can’t remember how many empty bottles I’ve already thrown away. I found about how this makeup remover when my makeup artist used it to make adjustments to my makeup. I love how she was able to make changes and put on makeup again right after as if nothing happened. Since it’s not oil-based it’s easy to remove makeup and reapply if necessary. The best part is you don’t need to rinse if you don’t want to (I still do anyway because I love using my face wash). This makeup remover is easy on the eyes and takes off shadow, mascara, and foundation with one cotton pad.
3. Buxom Full On Lip Cream
Finally, a lip plumping gloss that actually works! I love the tingling feeling and the subtle color and shine it provides. I used this as a base for all of my lipsticks. This lip gloss makes my lips look fuller and I use it every single day.
4. Rose Quartz Jade Roller
I think jade rollers are a must in every skincare routine. I place mine in the fridge and try to massage my face with this at least once a day. It’s the perfect way to relax. I use to to de-puff my face (especially under the eye area). It also helps with the absorption of oils, serums and moisturizers.
5. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
This is essential in my makeup kit. I have really oily skin and this keeps me matte all day. I love applying it after my concealer and it literally keeps my make-up in place the entire day. I never have to re-apply which is the best part. Even when I’m not wearing make-up I put this on because helps fight the shine on my face!
6. Saturday Skin Freeze Frame
When I saw this brand’s packaging, it was love at first sight. I couldn’t help but try it based on that. Luckily, it paid it off because this essence is actually amazing. I use it before my moisturizer and it just sinks in the skin and makes it feel so silky. I love how it’s not sticky and it’s so lightweight and I use it any time my skin feels dry especially because of the cold weather, I just reapply this throughout the day. I attribute this product for my radiant, fresh skin.
7. Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24
This is hands-down the best eye cream I’ve ever used. It works for my severely dry skin under my eyes because it’s extremely hydrating and little goes a long way. I love how luxurious it feels and I use it for both day and night use.
8. Isle Of Paradise Self Tanning Drops
My secret to looking tan all year long are these drops. I simply add a few drops to my moisturizer and within two days I have a natural, sunkissed glow. I love this because it doesn’t leave streaks or make me look orange. It’s the perfect product for making skin look even too. When I don’t feel like wearing makeup (which is on most days) this is the key to the perfect the bronze glow.