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

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image by Kelly Cappelli

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

Lea Cappelli ~ Fantastics Magazine

I so love this one!

Lea Cappelli covers Fantastics Magazine

This is my most recent editorial,

this time with the sensational Lea Cappelli (FordRBA),

model, actress, singer and songwriter.

And all around fabulous chick.

            Photographed for Fantastics Magazine by Kelly Cappelli,

Lea wears Chanel, Marni and Dsquared

styled by Derric Lowe.

Hair by Will Zecco

Makeup by Corinna Cooke

Lea Cappelli for Fantastics Magazine

How To Line Your Entire Eye With Eyeliner

From the eHow.com Corinna B series, here is a quick video on how to line your entire eye with eyeliner.

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How to Line Your Entire Eye With Eyeliner — powered by ehow

So, to recap:

1. Think about the shape of your eye.
If you have small eyes, keep the liner thin as completely ringing your eye with liner can make it look smaller.
If you have very close set eyes, don’t take the liner all the way into your inner corner, as it can make your eyes look even more closely set together.

2. Use a moderately sharpened pencil – don’t sharpen it to a tight point as it will probably crumble. Don’t use a completely blunted down pencil either, as you will lose definition. You want to have control of the line you are creating.

3. Lie the pencil on it’s side and move it through the lashline, using small, even strokes.
Start in the middle of your eye, move the pencil through the outer corner, ans then come back through the inner corner.
Don’t try to pull it through in one perfect sweep – chances are it will bounce across the eye and make a bumpy, uneven mess.

4.Using an eyeliner brush (like the Corinna B Taklon liner brush) and a powder eyeshadow that matches your eyeliner pencil – dark brown shadow with dark brown pencil / black shadow with black pencil etc

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firstly set the pencil with shadow to stop it moving and disappearing as the day/night wears on, then secondly using feathering motions, buff through the pencil and soften out that line.
Tipping the angled liner brush on its side, slide it under your lower lashes, and buff a soft smudgy line, accenting your lower lashes. (I prefer not to use pencil under the eye as it doesn’t have much staying power and can look too severe)

5. Top it off with a couple of coats of mascara.