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"Hi Beauties! I am Stephanie St. James (@stephaniestjames) and I am an award winning actress, singer and endometriosis advocate. I live between LA, NY and Miami but I am currently traveling through South America. I love to travel. I’ve been lucky enough that my career has taken me around the world to live in places like Japan, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Meeting new people and learning about new cultures is my favorite thing to do outside of performing. It’s also where I discover some of my favorite beauty products and skin care routines that keep me looking so young at my age.
My Favorite product of all time was recommended to me by a Japanese Actress to help clear up my acne when I was singing outdoors in the humidity in Japan- Dr. Ci Labo Super Aqua Collagen Gel. I swear since I started using this product it has frozen my face in time and I haven’t aged since. Not only did it clear up my acne, it also removed all the blemishes from my face and it has kept me looking young and timeless. It’s my fountain of youth. I use it in the morning and at night after I wash my face with Clinique Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser, it is amazing for super sensitive skin like mine and it removes all the dirt and left over make up.
I really try not to wear makeup unless I have to on stage or at an appearance or event. When I do wear makeup, I remove it with Oil of Olay Wet Cleansing Cloths. Once a week one of my favorite parts of my skin care routine is using a mud mask to remove all of the toxins from skin and I do that with Ahava Purifying Mud Mask that I discovered in Israel. I love the Ahava products. I also use the Ahava Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salts to relax in a hot bath after performing to rejunivate my body and my skin at the same time. They’re amazing. When it comes to my makeup for every day, I use Mac Studio Fix Powder for my skin color in NC43 and a touch of L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara. I have always only used the L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara because it’s totally incredible. It makes my lashes full and long and it’s also easy to remove. Then I follow that with a light lip gloss by Mac. My lip gloss colors change based on how I feel for the day. With a spritz of my DKNY Be Delicious Red by Donna Karan, I smell yummy and I’m out and about for the day! I love my Be Delicious perfume because I am super sensitive to perfume smells and this is the only one that keeps me headache free.
These are all of my go-to everyday products that I pack in my travel bag when I am heading out on my adventures. I keep them ready in a cosmetic bag to toss in my suitcase so I can head out the door and head to the airport. I also keep them at home, stocked up to make it easy for me to keep my routine consistent so that I never run out. Being a performer is my passion and I love it more than anything on this planet, well except for the planet itself."
-as given to BBTR