Let It Glow, Let It Glow, Let It Glow! 3 Products For Luminous And Radiant Winter Skin

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During fall and winter your skin tends to look a little flat and dull.
Bronzers typically look orangey and somewhat odd on winter complexions, and most highlighters look shimmery or glittery and make your winter skin look crazy.

On my speaking tour for Luca Magazine I talked about adding glow to your complexion, and I’ve had so many messages from ladies in my audience asking me to go back over the products I talked about.

I posted last week about the gel bronzer that I use every single day,
read about it here. Today lets look at the three products I swear by and use both myself and in my pro makeup kit to make the complexion glow:

3 Amazing Products For Luminous And Radiant Winter Skin

Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow

I’m crazy about this product! When I want an all over glow to the skin, not as a wet look, but a healthy gleam that looks like sunshine beaming out from within, I use Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow
It doubles up as a pre-makeup primer, or on days when I don’t feel like wearing makeup I wear it alone. 
Available online at CharlotteTilbury.com $55


Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Spotlight 700

I love this one for running highlight along cheekbones, collarbones and shoulders. Highlight shouldn’t be sparkly, it should illuminate and radiate, and this product makes the skin luminous and glowy.
The stick form makes it easy to swipe it across the skin, but I prefer to use a duo fiber makeup brush. You can apply the Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Spotlight 700 either before foundation or after, (or both!), and can make it a subtle glow or ramp it up to a super sheen – you’re in charge!
Available online at MarcJacobsBeauty.com $42

Radiance Glow Hydrating Starter 

At  half the price of the others the Pony Effect Radiance Glow Hydrating Starter brightens and illuminates the skin, giving it a gorgeous glow while hydrating it and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. It also acts like a primer, smoothing the skin and readying it for foundation. You can wear it alone or under makeup.
This product sells out quickly. If you like it order a second one sooner rather than later.
Available online at Memebox.com $21

The Coveted List, November

It’s November 9th and you are either elated by the election result or feeling a sense of revulsion.
Whether you are celebrating or commiserating, nothing brings a smile quite like a fabulous shopping excursion (for me that is almost always an online shopping excursion). So for you and for me, here in November’s Coveted List.
Enjoy!

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So many fabulous things on the November 2016 Coveted List!
Each item on the list makes for a fabulous end of year/holiday/Christmas gift for any fabulous females on your list, including yourself!

Starting top left Nasty Galaxy by Girl Boss author Sophia Amoruso is a lifestyle bible, approaching Sophia’s philosophy, music and style, in the same way she approached business in Girl Boss. 

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Nasty Galaxy by Sophia Amoruso

This book is super visual, and super cool. 

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in The Queen 

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Charlotte Tilbury The Queen

I’m a huge fan of the Matte Revolution lipsticks. They give you a fabulous matte finish, but are also incredibly hydrating, so your lips don’t dry out. This new shade, The Queen, is a bold cerise, the perfect shade for the season!
Available online at Charlotte Tilbury

The Foreo Luna is taking the beauty world by storm. Use it to exfoliate gently (with rubber instead of bristles) while you cleanse each day, and benefit from the anti-aging benefits of  its groundbreaking technology. 

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Foreo Luna

The Luna looks cool too, making it a great gift.
Available online at Foreo.com


The Clementine Heel by Joie

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Joie Clementine Heel

My favorite Instagram fashionistas all seem to shop at Revolve, which got me excited about the store. Being that I’m in Phoenix I shop online, and that’s where I found this killer shoe. The Clementine heel by Joie is a great transitional shoe, taking you through the seasons. Great with dresses, genius with jeans and a white shirt. It is a classic and timeless piece to add to your wardrobe.
Available online at Revolve.com


Jo Malone’s Basil and Neroli Candle is absolutely the new scent of the season. I can’t get enough of it. 

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Jo Malone Basil and Neroli Candle

Read about Jo Malone’s Basil and Neroli Candle here

This one makes a fabulous gift for yourself as well as the ideal chic gift for anyone on the list of people you want to impress.

Available online at Nordstrom.


Tiffany’s Square Bracelet Super sophisticated, graphic angles and clean lines this bracelet is so chic! I’ve been coveting it for a while…

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Tiffany Square Bracelet

Marc Jacobs Beauty Spotlight 700 Glow Stick

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Marc Jacobs highlighter

Love. Love. Love.

The pearly gold and silver pigments in this highlighter give your skin the most gorgeous, luminous glow. The effect is not sparkly or frosty, instead it makes the complexion look radiant. (Think Gigi Hadid’s glowing skin) 
Available online at Marc Jacobs

The Chloe Marcie Bag

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Chloe Marcie bag

This is the most perfect crossbody bag. Stylish, chic and timeless, this bag looks on point with every outfit and will last forever.
Available online at Nordstrom

How To Choose The Perfect Blush For Your Skin Tone

Blush is such a gorgeous product. It breathes new life into your face and adds a little color to stop you from looking washed out.

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image of Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Moon Beach

Choosing the right blush can feel a bit overwhelming though, so let’s look at the rules of blush, and how to choose the right blush for your skin tone.

The Rules

Blush should never be confused with contour. Contour products are made up of black and grey and are designed to absorb light and create the subtle illusion of a shadow falling under the cheekbone, making the cheekbone look higher and the cheek look thinner.

Blush and bronzer are not interchangeable! Bronzer’s job is to make you look like you’ve been out in the sun, giving you a sun-kissed glow.

Don’t choose a blush that is deeper than the color you would naturally flush to. It will make your complexion look muddy and heavy. Blush is supposed to give you a little lift!

Color

The most important criteria when choosing a blush color is knowing your skin’s undertone. 

Are you a cool tone – ivory/beige/pink or are you a warm tone – olive/ bronze/ebony? 

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Jessica Chastain is a cool toned girl

If you are a cool tone then cooler, more blue based blushes will look best on you. If you are a warm toned girl then you need a warm based blush.

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Jennifer Lopez is a warm toned girl

That nutmeg spice colored blush that looks stunning on an olive girl can look like a heavy brown smudge on a cool toned girl. If you have a cool skin tone but want to wear a more neutral blush a softer, pinky-red based buff or gentle beige-brown color can look beautiful.

The slightly blue based pink that is charming on a cool toned girl can sit up on top of an olive skin and look all wrong. If you have a warm skin tone but want a pink blush, choose a coral based pink instead of a blue based pink.

Tips

If you are using a blush with a shimmer or a sheen choose one with a gold based shimmer. 

Cream blushes help to keep your skin glowing.

Look for products that give sheer, buildable color.

Blushes I love:

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Moon Beach 

Frog Prince Cream Blush, , large

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Cream Blush
No – it’s not green blush! It adapts to your personal pH and gives you your perfect cheek.

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Nars Orgasm. It’s been around for ages, no doubt because it’s so fabulous.

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Limited