Stylist Lucia Cuesta On The Brand That Cured Her Dry Skin Woes
I’m Lucia Cuesta and I’m from Madrid, Spain. I have a jewelry brand called Them Bones Jewelry and also work as a freelance stylist with my twin sister Helena. We’ve produced work for Vogue and brands such as Givenchy, Guerlain and Jimmy Choo.
Here is my Skincare routine!
Face & Skincare
I use the Avene Hydrating Creams, which have fixed all of my skin problems. I’ve always had dry skin…even beneath my eyebrows, but since I started to use the Avene products, those problems have all but disappeared. In summer I normally use the Rich Hydrating Cream and in winter the lighter one. I also always wash my face with the Eau Thermale Avene Cleansing Foam.
Important Fact: I mix a few drops of Mandarin Essential Oil (100% natural) into my moisturizer because it is rumored to be the “Forever Young Oil”. I’m really into essential oils and this one is naturally anti-aging.
When I get home I use the Biotherma Makeup Remover Sensibio H2O. It’s a great makeup remover and also removes any remaining pollution left on my skin. If I have a pimple, I’ll just put a little bit of Hexomedine Transcutanée and the next morning it is usually gone!
Lips & Skin
My fav lip balms are the Nuxe Rêve De Miel, Kiehls Lip Balm #1 and Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm. I have a good story about the last one by Malin+Goetz. I was in Greece on vacation and badly burned my lips. They were absolutely terrible, so I put this lip balm on at night and by morning they were super hydrated and the burn was gone! Every time I travel I absolutely have to take it with me.
Let’s talk about face masks! I always use the Kiehl’s Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque, I just leave it for five minutes and then afterward I’ll massage the remaining serum gently into my face using circular motions. The other one I use is the Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask. I leave it for ten minutes and once I remove it, my face looks so fresh and soft.
Shower & Hair
For my hands I like to use the Embryolisse Lait Creme…actually not only for my hands, I also put it on my face and on my neck.
For haircare, I have two types of shampoo that I use on high rotation. The first is the Kiehl’s Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo and the second – which I cannot recommend enough – is the Sassoon Illuminating Clean Shampoo for colored hair. I was bleach blonde for about five years and this shampoo saved my life. Another one of my allies is the Klorane Shampooing Sec Extra Doux, it is indispensable.
Makeup & Fragrance
I don’t usually wear much makeup and I really don’t like foundation. A thing I always do, however, is use the same colour on my lips that I use on my eyes. I use Benefit Boing Concealer with YSL Mascara Volume Effect or Chanel Dimensions Mascara. For my lips, I use Burberry Lip Definer Oxblood in nude and Kiehl’s Naturally Nude Butterstick Lip Treatment. I also never leave home without the Haloscope Face-highlighter by Glossier. In terms of fragrance, Gucci Bloom, Le Labo Vanilla, and Chanel Gabrielle Eu de Parfum are made for me. I also have a lot of Diptique at home, they’re my favourite…especially the Jasmin one.