one of the most beautiful faces of my generation. michelle teves is a commercial model and entrepreneur. she is the genius behind coco cakes – a burgeoning baking business specializing in artistic and creative confections for any occasion. she is also a devoted mother to 3 active, talented and gregarious children.
Here are the products I use for my face. I usually just use Dove Facial Wash but it’s hard to find, so now I alternate with Pond’s Smooth Pores & Dove’s Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. I exfoliate at most thrice a week. I don’t really use a toner daily, except after wearing heavy make up. When I do, I use Celeteque Alcohol-Free Toner. I take out my make-up using Pond’s Deep Cleanser & Make-up Remover. For my moisturizer, I use Olay Total Effects Day Cream (gentle) and sometimes Jurlique Balancing Day Cream. I try to put Bare Minerals sunblock powder daily over my moisturizer. At night, I put Pond’s Gold Radiance night cream. And for my eye cream, I put Olay eye serum and put either Olay Total Effects eye cream or Strivectin. I have major dark undereye circles that’s why a lightening eye cream is a must for me. When I get the occasional zits, I use Mario Badescu drying lotion or I put Tea Tree oil.
In the shower, I usually alternate with two to three shampoos. My favorite is Finesse Volumizing Shampoo. I love the smell and the fact that it doesn’t make my already limp hair oily. I alternate with Dove and Johnson’s Baby shampoo. I usually do hair treatments at home at least once a week. I use Dove damage therapy products. I use Dove soap (either white, pink or green), Dove Body Wash (Cucumber & Green Tea–not in picture), or Johnson’s Baby Bath on my body.
I love body lotions. I put lotion all over my body twice a day, after bathing. I alternate among these products:
Palmer’s Olive Butter Formula — I love that this is very emollient. I love the smell too.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion & Aveeno Oatmeal Lotion — I share this with my daughter.
Nivea Smooth Sensation Body Oil — I love body oils! I love the smell of this.
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer — I use this when I want to self-tan.
Bath & Body Works Paris Amour Body Lotion — I love their lotion…not as emollient but I like the scents.
VMV Armada Sport Sunblock — I try to put sunblock everyday but I skip it if it’s too humid outside
I also alternate with different hand creams. I work with my hands all the time so it gets really dry sometimes. I try different kinds of hand lotions, like now I alternate with Neutrogena Hand Cream, Bliss High-Intensity Hand Cream and Kiehl’s Utlimate Strength Hand Salve.
I put Dr. Scholl’s Foot Softening Balm every night.
For my daytime cologne, I alternate among Kiehl’s Original Musk, Baby Bench Colonia (Bubble Gum), Gap Scent (Dream), Philosophy Perfume and Johnson’s Baby Cologne. When I go out, I use D&G La Lune, Issey Miyake, or Dior J’Adour.
During the day, I use Time Balm concealer, Benetint or Bare Minerals blush or Giorgio Armani bronzer, Bare Minerals Foundation, Sephora Brow Set or Shu Uemera Brow Gel, and Kiehl’s Lip Gloss. When I go out at night, it’s basically the same but I add a bit of eyeshadow from Sephora, eyeliner either liquid eyeliner from Guerlain or gel eyeliner from Stila, lipstick (Rendezvous from Laura Mercier or Rogue Ingenue/Rose Fleur from Guerlain). I use a Shu Uemera eyelash curler and any mascara I got from the drugstore.
as told to divasoria