Sunday, February 26, 2012

How to Get that Natural Glow!

Hello Gorgeous!

I don't know about you but I want the summer to get here already!  Winter has been a harsh one on my skin this year, but I still have been able to keep a natural glow on my face.  I use several products that I cannot live without and I believe everyone should have as well.  


The first and most important thing for that natural glow is to exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week depending on your age.  20 year olds should only exfoliate maybe once a week or every week and half.  30+  should do this every 2-3 times a week.  What I love to use is my Clarisonic brush everyday twice a day.  My exfoliator that I use is Microdelivery Peel by Philosophy.  For a less expensive version try an at home remedy like mixing honey, sugar, and lemon.  

Something else I do once a week is "Quench" my face with hydration.  I love Kate Somerville's Quench Hydrating Mask.  This mask has hyaluronic acid that pulls moisture deep into the skin cells helping to soften and plump your skin.  


Next, I love to use a dewy foundation like NARS' Sheer Glow foundation or Dior's Nude collection.  Lately I have been loving Smashbox's BB Cream.  All of this will give you a dewy, NOT shiny, look.  


I always use a peachy pink blush on the apples of my cheeks.  The ones I love are NARS' Orgasm, MAC's Pinch O Peach, and Milani's Dolce Pink. 


Hightlighting the high points of your face are the most important for giving the illusion of a glowing face.  I love to use Mally's Effortless Airbrush Blush and Highlighter Duo.  I just use the highlight part. You want to brush on the highlighter on top of your forehead, tops of the cheeks and around up to the brow, on the cupid's bow of your lips, and along the bridge of your nose.  


I love to use my Dior Lip Glow by itself or on top of a nude pink lipstick (any nude color you like).  My top favorite nude lipsticks are Rimmel's Airy Fairy, MAC's Creme d' Nude, Urban Decay's Naked, or Tom Ford's Blush Nude. I like to top them off with NAR's Turkish Delight or Hourglasses Heroine. 

My favorite celebrities with a beautiful glow are Kate Beckinsale and Jennifer Lopez. 

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