January is sometimes a little .... hard - you're not tan enough and your hair is a bit drier. like your skin. The winter blahs set in for some of us - next to a month long vaca in Miami, which sounds AMAZING! I highly recommend considering upping your beauty tricks - namely add a little color and maybe change up some of your products.
These are a few of my favorite POSH brands - of course there are many price points from other wonderful less expensive brands you can substitute - this gives you a general idea of what I'm adding to my new winter trick bag ;)
I'm opting for a vivid red/blue lipstick - a paler cream blush - mat foundation - shimmery classic golden brown eye - smokey liner instead of a hard black - full dark long lush lashes - all trends that work for my particular skin at the moment. Break out of your old ways and into something brand new for 2013 - it's that time of year!
I'm a huge fan of Make Up For Ever - and their foundations are some of the absolute best - every pro I know uses at least one of their formulations. I'm loving this MAT VELVET for this time of year - it's classic, highly pigmented and a little bit goes a long, long way. LOVELY VELVETY finish.
Be certain to use the right tools for the job. I'm using my Make Up For Ever pro foundation brush 30N. You will have a flawless finish, use less product and be certain to cover every blemish and flaw. One of the best brush lines on the market. Invest in yourself and always clean your brushes weekly with gentle soap/shampoo - rinse well - never soak - and lie flat to dry. They will last you for a very long time.
In the winter months, and especially with a more mat foundation such as MUFE MAT VELVET, I rather love a more dewy cream blush - and this one by TWO FACED is very easy to blend, lasts long without looking greasy. Gives me just the right FLUSH of color to go with my rather bold choice of lipstick - keep it light on the cheeks if you're going bolder on your lip or eye. This color is perfect for my light ivory skin - TWO FACED Full Bloom Ultra Flushed Blush Cocoa Rose. The cocoa/neutral is just enough flush without it being too red or pink.
I love this amazing color by Dior - as all of their lipsticks - they make some of the best in the world in my view - I like to apply this lightly with my finger like a stain and press it into my lips to give a bitten look - perfect for winter without being TOO perfect. Of course you can use your lipstick brush for a more defined look for evening as well. Rouge Dior - Daisy Plum 976 - a golden berry plum. Tres Chic.
LORAC makes incredible makeup products - and their eyeshadows are some of the softest, blendable shadows on the market. I carry their entire line of shadows - and this LITTLE BLACK PALETTE is eyeshadow royalty. Everyone should have this palette in their beauty kit. I like to use the medium light color all over my lid, line lightly on my upper lid at the lash line for everyday. Of course the possibilities are endless. Be certain to use the primer included for a long lasting look. Worth every penney.
Lancome is one of my favorite luxury retail brands for their fashion forward colors and design. This eyeliner is by far one of the best on the market. Artliner is a fine precision point marker for your eyes. Foolproof some would say. I am trying the SMOKE Artliner for this time of year - being as it's not as harsh as black on my eye and I rather like a little grey definition. Just dark enough for now. Long lasting and pigmented. The Aubergine plum is a close second.
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