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Samantha Que Rodriguez on How She Maintains Her Youthful Glow

The country manager of GuavaPass reveals how she cares for her skin and her physique.
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What is in your makeup bag?
Estée Lauder Crescent White BB Crème and Pure Color Blush, Laura Mercier Art Caviar Palette, M.A.C Pro Longwear Concealer, Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner, and K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow and Eyeliner. I try to stay away from waterproof mascara on regular days, as it tends to tug on my eyelashes and leave bald spots along my eyelash line.

What is your evening makeup look?
Since I’m always on the go, I usually execute a day-to-night makeup look to save time. I have always been a fan of the neutral and earth tones when doing my makeup. Brows on fleek, brown or bronze eyeshadow, liquid eyeliner, mascara, and I’m good to go!

How do you take care of your skin?
My number one rule is to always sleep with clean skin. No matter how tired I am, I always make sure to wash off my makeup and try my best to go makeup-free during regular days. I’m a big fan of Kiehl’s products for my facial care routine: Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, Ultra Facial Cream, and Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream. Aside from my regular evening routine, I get regular facials at Bench Skin Expert.

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Kiehl’s Cleansing Oil, Pure Vitality Skin renewing cream, and Calendula face wash and toner, Greenbelt 5, 728.9561.

How do you maintain your physique?
I exercise regularly through GuavaPass, which allows me to try different classes throughout the week so I’m never bored. I honestly don’t have one fitness regimen because I love changing up my workouts. Sometimes I’ll do yoga on Monday, boxing on Tuesday, circuit training on Thursday, then cycling on Saturday.

What would you never compromise on?
Beauty sleep. Although I am an early riser and wake up at 6 a.m. every day, I absolutely cherish my sleep and head to bed quite early. It keeps me sharp and keeps my skin free from eyebags and breakouts.

Most memorable beauty faux pas?
If I could turn back time, I would tell my younger self to embrace my waves and put away the gel and flat iron. I still cringe every time I recall tying my hair back and slathering a tub of gel to keep it in place. My hair was basically a helmet.

What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
My mom always told me that the world is full of beautiful people. And there will always be someone more beautiful on the outside. So I have to work on being smart, successful, and beautiful on the inside. I think this is what has always kept me grounded and has opened my mind to appreciating the beauty in everyone.


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What is your personal definition of beauty?
I believe that beauty radiates in many forms: physical beauty, courage, intelligence, kindness of heart, generosity, strength, and the list goes on.

Makeup by Sari Campos
Hair by Francis Guintu

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