Time to take the challenge!
After spending some time at both the Estee Lauder and Clinique beauty counters, I decided to spend a few weeks using each recommended skin regime.
I started with the Estee Lauder, which recommended the following daily skin care routine:
For a face wash, I used the Perfectly Clean Splash Away Foaming Cleanser. This was a nice scented, creamy wash that left my skin…perfectly clean. I really liked this face wash. It seemed to really clean my skin while still leaving in soft and supple. I would definetly use this again as it seemed to improve the texture of my skin.
For daytime, they suggested the DayWear Plus Multiprotection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15 for Normal/Combination Skin. This was also a nice compliment to my skin. It left my skin refreshed without a greasy residue. I would definetly use this again, although I would prefer a scent-free version.
For the nighttime, I used the Advanced Night Repair Protective Recovery Complex. This serum-like formula stung my face upon first application, but after a few uses I got use to it. In the morning, after I washed my face, I noticed a change in my skin. My pores seemed smaller, my skin was softer and toned, and overall I my skin looked more radiant.
SEE MY REVIEW ON CLINIQUE NEXT WEEK!!
What do you do when you have five minutes to touch up your hair and makeup? What is worse then showing up to a last minute gathering with skin that is dull, lips that are pale and hair that is flat? How about dark circles under your eyes and smeared eyeliner? Yuck!
We have all been in this predicament. You’ve been working all day. You’re a total mess and at the last second something comes up. You’ve got about 5 minutes to touch up your makeup and hair without making it obvious.
Whether your boyfriend’s parents show up at your apartment without notice, or you decide to meet friends at the last minute after work, or a camera crew shows up on the scene…who knows!…here are some tips and makeup products that may help you to get gorgeous..or at least decent in a jam.
Last minute Hair: puffy…oily…ragged…frizzy…flat…are these some of the words that come into mind when you’ve been working hard all day? My suggestion is to duplicate your favorite brush at home and bring one that stays in the car. This way you don’t have to drag around a bulky brush or use a cheap fold up one. Find a brush that works magic on your hair along with maybe a sample of your favorite hair product to keep in your purse. This way it will only take a few seconds to apply the products and comb through. It won’t be a miracle, but believe me it will help.
Product Recommendation: Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder, I can’t recommend this product enough!! It gives life to dull flat hair, helps soak up greasy strands, and even covers up roots.
Old Eye Makeup: A long day of work can leave dark circles under the eyes and streaking eye makeup. A quick fix: Grab a makeup wipe to clean off old eye makeup, and then use a moisturizing concealer pen to brighten up around the eyes.
Product Recommendation: Sephora FACE 25 Makeup Removing Wipes for use on eyes, lips, and face. A perfect quick fix that comes in a travel friendly pack. For a creamy concealer fix try Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen, a great little tool to slip into the purse. Or for a cheaper version, try the Sephora Light Touch Highlighter.
Dull Skin: The perfect remedy for pale, dull skin is moisture, color and more color. Give yourself a spritz of moisture. Just a little mist, not so much that your old makeup drips! Then dab on a creamy blush and follow with a colorful lip gloss and you will be all set.
Product Recommendation: Try The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist lightly scented with rosewater. Or stick with a popular mist, Evian- Mineral Water Spray, available in a convenient 1.7 oz travel size. Another easy solution, if your purse is small, is the Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Pocket Pal, which gives you a lip and cheek stain on one side and a clear lip gloss on the other. Or grab a roll on blush like Lorac Sheer Wash which also can be used as a lip and cheek stain.
I hope these three steps help streamline your quick fix!
This incredibly nourishing ingredient has been used for centuries to coat the skin and hair. It used to seal in moisture and protect the skin from exposure from outside elements.
The ancient Greek Spartans glossed olive oil on their bodies to highlight their physic and display a pride in athleticism.
In our present day, you can find olive oil in all types of skin and hair moisturizers. It is a great way to boost shine in dull hair and skin.
Here are a few beauty products that use olive oil extracts: Fekkai Glossing Shampoo, Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, L’Occitane Radiance Moisturizing Cream.