Day In The Life of Creative Director and Professional Makeup Artist For E.L.F. Cosmetics, Achelle Dunaway

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What’s Your Morning Routine?
I’m not much of a morning person, but lately, I’ve been waking up at 6 a.m. to go to the gym before work. For breakfast, I have a vitamin- and protein-packed smoothie. My boyfriend got me addicted to a deliciously, uberhealthy recipe that has ingredients like almond butter and almond milk, chia, sunflower and flax seeds, cacao, cinnamon, spirulina, espresso beans, honeycomb, chocolate raw meal protein powder, half of a banana and vanilla extract. 

When getting dressed, I’m all about functional fashion. I have to feel comfortable in what I wear so that usually dictates the mood. I love Natura Bissé Diamond Eye Cream—it works miracles—even though it’s a bit pricey because a little bit goes a long way! I just started using Suave Moroccan Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner and am obsessed! It usually takes me about an hour to get out the door, but I can’t leave without applying bronzer and blush; I even use them as eye shadows. I really love e.l.f. Contouring Blushing & Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia.  
 
Describe A Typical Day At Work
I get in and check my emails then go through samples and review formulas and packaging. I read through packaging artwork and review market trends. For lunch, I’ll have a salad and some sparkling water with lemon.  
 
What’s A Typical Night Like?
After work, I either catch up with a girlfriend over dinner or drinks or I’ll meet up with my boyfriend for a romantic dinner. If I’m cooking for myself, it’s very quick and basic since I try to be low-maintenance. I’ll usually have hummus with avocado or cheese and meatless soy slices with rice cakes. I’ve been trying to get in bed by 10 p.m. but I’ll usually be sleeping by 11 p.m. 
 
Any New Products You’re Excited About?
My favorite new product is e.l.f. Ex-Gloss. The formula is fantastic and it’s a fun play on words, since there are “extra” nourishing key ingredients that will give you gorgeous lips and will have your ex wanting you back! 
 
Have You Started Anything New In Your Beauty Routine?
Recently, I’ve been diligent about getting monthly facials because after all the products I try on each day, it’s good to give your skin a deep cleansing every now and then.  
 
What Would We Be Surprised To Know About You?
I’ve been to over 35 countries and counting! 

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