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

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

The Best Selling Lipstick Shades

Do you follow Rachel Zoe and The Zoe Report?

For the most part she is my favorite reason to open my inbox each day. 

The Zoe Report is always filled with fantastic info, from wardrobe styling to beauty to travel.

 And don’t even get me started on the Rachel Zoe Box Of Style – I always get sooooo excited for it to arrive. 


So far each time the Box of Style has come out I have been overseas and I have to wait to get home and open it, but I get so geeked out over it that I have made it into an event. Because let’s face it, if you are an average girl like me, how often do you get to open a luxe box of individually wrapped presents, super chic statements for the new season ahead? ( try 4 times per year!)
You can subscribe to the Box of Style here


Anyway, The Zoe Report posted this cool story for National Lipstick Day. They polled the biggest beauty brands from MAC to Charlotte Tilbury to find out their best selling lipstick shades.
It’s time to stock up on your lipsticks ladies, and here are the best sellers to choose from:


From MAC 

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo $17
MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy $17
MAC Lipstick in Diva $17
MAC Lipstick in Whirl $17
Available online at Nordstrom.com


From Nars

Audacious Lipstick in Dominique $32
Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red $28
Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita $28
Satin Lipstick in Rosecliff $28
Available at Nordstrom.com


From Charlotte Tilbury

Hot Lips in Secret Salma $32
Hot Lips in Kim K.W. $32
Matte Revolution in Bond Girl $32
Matte Revolution in Walk Of Shame $32
Available online at CharlotteTilbury.com


Anastasia Beverly Hills

Liquid Lipstick in Vamp $20
Liquid Lipstick in Vintage $20
Liquid Lipstick in American Doll $20
Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood $20
Available at AnastasiaBeverlyHills.com


Marc Jacobs Beauty

Le Marc Lip Cream Lipstick in J’Adore $30
Le Marc Lip Cream Lipstick in Slow Burn $30
Le Marc Lip Cream Lipstick in Infamous $30
Le Marc Lip Cream Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang $30
Available online at MarcJacobsBeauty.com


From Tarte

Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint in Mauve $20
Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint in Namaste Nude $20
Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint in Frenemy Burgundy $20
Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint in Bae Red $20
Available online at TarteCosmetics.com

The Zoe Report has some other brands on their list too. Check them out here

Marc Jacobs Final Show For Louis Vuitton, Spring 2014 Paris Fashion Week

‘This collection is dedicated to the women who inspire me and to the showgirl in all of us’

said Marc Jacobs of his final show for

international super-brand Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 PFW

The set for the final Marc Jacobs Louis Vuitton

runway show was a funereal retrospective

of some of his most magnificent previous installations.

A black lacquer catwalk clad in shearling,

a fountain, carousel, lift shafts 

and a giant Louis Vuitton clock

served as backdrop to the collection,

which too was heavily black.

And adorned.

And embellished.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 PFW

The story was of giant showgirl headdresses

and bold black brows.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2014

‘When I look around Paris it isn’t the depth of the city that takes my breath away, it’s the ornamentation that dazzles,

said Jacobs, and this was reflected in the embellishment

of a simple fashion story.

Louis Vuitton jeans, embroidered with jet, pailettes, and plumes, simple boxy, fur dresses inset with panels of netting and jewels and lace. A distinct nod to the simple street fashion that women really want to wear, paired with

            a luxe excess that draws you to Louis Vuitton.

There was an homage to the enormously successful collaboration Jacobs had with Stephen Sprouse in the early years of his tenure at Louis Vuitton,

Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 Stephen Sprouse body painting

The Louis Vuitton show has been the highlight of every fashion month for me. With Marc Jacobs at the helm 

every show was spectacular. 

How can you surpass the Louis Vuitton 10 Star Hotel, the Carousel, The Elevators, The Louis Vuitton Express??

‘It is not about thinking, it is about feeling… I take pleasure from things for exactly what they are, revelling in the pure adornment of beauty for beauty’s sake,’ Jacobs concluded

His swan song was fittingly majestic. Louis Vuitton was lucky to have him for 16 years. The showgirl in me will miss him.

Marc Jacobs at his final runway show for Louis Vuitton