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Welcome to I Swear By This, an interview series where we chat with our favorite fashion and beauty insiders about the beauty products they use down to the last drop. This week, we asked model and content creator Amy Julliette Lefévre to share all of her current beauty faves.
Amy Julliette Lefévre has always been interested in beauty—she used to experiment with yellow eyeshadow as a child—but she didn’t have a true understanding of makeup and hair products until she started modeling. “I didn’t know which foundation was best for me or what the difference between full coverage and medium coverage was,” she says. “I’d ask the makeup artist and hairstylist on set with me so many questions about products, snap a picture of their recommendations, and then I’d go out and buy it.”
Her interest in skin care is a bit more recent. “My cousin Sarah is obsessed with skin care, and up until six months ago, I was honestly putting whatever on my face,” Amy says. “She’s been helping me create content, so we’ve been working together more closely lately, and her obsession has rubbed off on me—I’m so into doing deep dives on products now and really paying attention to the different formulations.”
Below, Amy gives us a breakdown on the skin-care, makeup, and hair products she’s loving right now.
“I’d been using body wash on my face until someone told me recently that you’re not supposed to do that. So, I stopped and switched to this cleanser. I love the fact that it turns into a foam—you get the same sudsy, deep-cleanse sensation as you would with a body wash without messing up your skin’s pH.”
“My face has been so clear ever since I started using this product. I completely stopped breaking out, which is incredible. I just learned that if you apply serums when your face is still wet, your skin absorbs the product better, so when I hop out of the shower, I try to put it on as quickly as possible.”
“I love that this moisturizer is so thick and rich, yet it doesn’t feel greasy on your skin. Every time I use it, my skin literally feels so smooth, like a baby’s bottom. It’s like an instant skin refresh; my face instantly looks fresher. I’ll rub it in before I apply my makeup—it’s the perfect base.”
“I feel like this foundation is like using a filter on your skin. Everything is blurred out, and you’re glowing. With other foundations, you can feel them weighing down your face and I hate that. This tint is so lightweight; I blend it, then I tap on a powder afterward, and it sits so nicely on my skin. Plus, it has ingredients that are actually good for your skin. It’s not just a makeup product.”
“Some eyeliners will say they’re black, but the pigments are never actually a true black. So, it’s hard for me to find one that really stands out against my skin. When I discovered this liner, it was love at first sight. It’s so pigmented, and the staying power is insane. I just bought a whole pack of them.”
“My lips get so dry, especially in the winter, so I tap this on all the time. It’s so hydrating. I’ll rub it on my lips, then I’ll take a towel and dab off the excess product before applying lipstick. And instead of reapplying my lipstick, I’ll just keep this in my bag and put it on when I need it.”
“I am a lipstick girl, but when I don’t feel like wearing one, this is my go-to. I always get asked what I have on my lips when I apply this. It feels so good on your lips and it doesn’t dry them out. I’ll put it on my cheeks, too, for some subtle color.”
“Because I have extensions, I don’t really do much to my hair. This is the only styling product I use. I take a little bit of water and mix it together with this cream, then I scrunch it up in my hair. It’s super lightweight, and it keeps my hair wavy without getting frizzy later on in the day.”