Get That GlowWednesday, May 15, 2013
Now that the weather is finally warming up, I've been hyper-aware of how pale I am after this long, longgggg winter. Some of the effect...
Now that the weather is finally warming up, I've been hyper-aware of how pale I am after this long, longgggg winter. Some of the effects of winter was a dryness I wasn't accustomed to - my skin normally behaves pretty well, but this winter was harsh on my cheeks in particular, and really drying! Here are a few products I've found to help me recapture that summery, warm-weather glow:
Elle has sang the praises of Boscia's Tsubaki Oil (#1) so I gave it a try during Sephora's Chic Week. Not only does it smell amazing, but it really did give me almost an instant glow - for the first time I found that I didn't even really need foundation or anything to make my skin even and pretty. Amaze!
Then, I read about overnight moisturizing masks in Elle magazine (article here, if you're interested), and decided to try Clinique's Moisture Surge Overnight Mask (#2) out. I love it. I use it a few times a week, and my cheeks are never dry the next morning! I wish it came in a travel size so I could bring it on the plane with me, but I would totally just squeeze some into a small container to use on a long flight. (Also, think of it like a heavier lotion rather than a mask - it doesn't make your face look alien-like while you have it on, and it absorbs as you sleep so you don't need to wash it off.)
I know I sang the praises of Smashbox's BB Cream last time, but I realized that I'm really just in between two shades at the moment so I returned the one I had and ended up getting a CoverGirl (#3) one that I love! It's under $10 as well, so it's a great price point, and the light-medium was the perfect shade for me. I don't use this every day, just on days where I feel like wearing a little more makeup than mascara and blush!
After using the above three products (or two, if I chose not to use the BB cream on a particular day), I dust my face with some pressed powder (I use mark.'s Powder Buff in 5 - light medium), use an angled blush brush with my new favorite blush, Jouer's Bloom (#4) on my cheeks (discovered when I had my makeup done at the Joie & Birchbox event last week - I love it because it's matte!), and then brush on some mascara and use a little of my eyebrow pencil, and I'm glowing and out the door!
PS. This isn't related to "glowing" at all, but I recently discovered this eyeliner and it's amazing. Super intense color but in a self-sharpening pencil form. I love it!