We’ve all been there. Your in a store and the blush looks amazing, but when you get home you find the color isn’t right for you at all. None of us want to look like a clown and we all want cheeks that look natural. Well, now you can have a flush that is all your own!
Stila’s Custom Color Blush is the first-ever PH based powder blush. You know all the lip products that adjust to your own body chemistry and give you the perfect shade for you? Now you can have that for your cheeks. This blush is a “one shade fits all” and reacts to your skintone and individual PH to create a perfect, personalized shade. It is very blend-able, has a velvety-soft finish, and smoothes the appearance of fine lines. Your cheeks will have a natural glow with a luminous, flawless flush. It’s ideal for summer because it is so easy to apply-no mistakes with this wonder.
Stila Custom Color Blush come in two shades. Don’t be alarmed by the brightness, they are actually quite sheer and you can build the color. I prefer the coral-very sunny!
Available at Sephora
I’m always on the hunt for a good pressed powder, especially one that doesn’t settle into those fine lines around my eyes. I’ve tried a lot of the expensive brands and have liked many, but have been less happy about the price tag. I mean, this girl doesn’t have a job! I read about a powder from Physician’s Formula and was anxious to try it. I haven’t really used this brand since I was much younger, but I gave it a shot and fell in love.
Physician’s Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPH 30 is divine. The ultra-fine powder delivers impeccable coverage and gives my skin a flawless airbrushed finish. I apply it after my beauty balm for just a little more coverage. The appearance of my fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and sun damage are visibly reduced, and my skin has a softer look and feel. It holds up very well, even when I work out and sweat up a storm. Best of all, it’s hypo-allergenic and contains a high SPF. It’s only available in three shades, but even the translucent would be great for touch-ups. My skin stays shine free and looks radiant. FYI-if you’re going to use it as your primary sunscreen, make sure to apply it 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and use in conjunction with a water-proof sunscreen if you’re aqua bound.
Physician’s Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder $13.95
available at Ulta and some major drugstores
I recently ran out of my Clinique Turnaround Night Cream and was debating what to try next. Don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t unhappy with the Turnaround cream, I’m just itching to try more amazing products. I have heard so many wonderful things about Skinceuticals that I decided it was my next step. Besides, it’s carried in dermatologist and plastic surgeon offices across the country, so it must be good, right? Right! I went with their Renew Overnight Cream for oily and combination skin.
The first thing I noticed was how amazing it smelled. It’s formulated with tangerine oil to help combat acne and skin congestion. Yum! The cream is very lightweight and absorbs instantly into the skin. This moisturizer refines the skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botanicals hydrate while the 10% hydroxy acid blend gently exfoliates to restore a healthy, radiant complexion. What I’ve noticed so far is that my skin is much brighter in the morning, is less greasy, and looks healthier. Time will tell if those stubborn lines and wrinkles will disappear, but I’m always hopeful!
Skinceuticals Renew Overnight Oily $59
please visit Skinceuticals to purchase or find a retailer near you.
As a young woman, I could not get enough eyeliner. That seems to still be the trend in the land of youth. As a more elegant woman (I refuse to say mature), I’ve come to realize less is more. Eye makeup can give away your age quickly. It has a tendency to settle into fine lines and creases or smudging onto the brow bone. But sometimes a lady does need a little definition and color. Enter the wonderful eyeliner/ shadow stick from E.L.F.
This combo is a dream. The eyeliner is so slim it’s virtually fool-proof. It has twist-up ease, so there’s never a need to sharpen (just make sure you twist it back down before capping). This soft gel liner makes it a breeze to create dramatic definition and the light-reflecting pigments help line the eye subtly but effectively. Because of my eye shape, I often get mascara along my upper lash line, but one swipe of this hides those mistakes. The smooth glide shadow stick provides a soft, highlighting color that compliments the liner and really makes my eyes pop. Again, I just do one swipe and have instant and flawless color. It wears really well and never ends up where it shouldn’t be. It’s available in 6 shades, which makes achieving a smokey eye super easy.
Eye Liner and Shadow Stick $3.00
available at ELF and most major drugstores (I got mine at Target)