When I was younger, I have a bad habit of using LOTS of makeup to cover up all my freckles and blemishes. But, I started to scale back after I was called out as a “beauty junkie” in Women’s Health Magazine.
Thanks to celebrity my one-on-one session with makeup artist Paula Dorf, I learned that the secret to beauty is sometimes the less-is-more-approach. “Nothing sends an overdone message like a thick, flat layer of foundation,” Paula Dorf says. A better option: a tinted moisturizer or a sheer, water-based foundation. Pat it into your skin with your fingers or lightly stipple it on with a sponge.
I still love my makeup and beauty products — but I also realize the power in being more natural. Here are some of my favorite beauty products right now:
Alba1913: Grounded in the simple philosophy that healthy is beautiful, Alba1913 harnesses three generations of family apothecary tradition to craft efficacious original remedies for holistic beauty and wellbeing.
- Revitalizing Body Scrub: Nourishing body scrub with fine sugar crystals that gently exfoliate away dead skin, while natural oils and bees wax soften and moisturize. Amongst other essential oils, this product contains Carrot Root Extract, a plant rich in Vitamin C that promotes a healthy appearance and a balanced skin tone.
- Rich Body Butter: A soft buttery balm that moisturizes and nourishes skin, leaving it velvety smooth with a long-lasting refreshing scent. Amongst other essential oils, this product also contains Carrot Root Extract, rich in Vitamin C for a healthy look and improved skin tone.
AmazingCosmetics: Coveted by beauty insiders and trusted by pro makeup artists for its products’ unbeatable coverage, AmazingCosmetics continues to redefine the face of beauty by creating strikingly effective, complexion-perfecting products that nourish as they perfect, so your flawless skin feels as incredible as it looks.
- Illuminate Primer + Highlighter: Go for the glow with the multi-tasking Illuminate Primer + Highlighter. Lightweight, water-based formula infused with Daisy Extract fades dark spots and conceals flaws to instantly brighten your skin, giving you a luminous glow that never fades. Comes in Bronze, Rose and Glow. Wear all three shades together or separately!
- Glow’ N Go Creamy Strobing Stick & Sculpt’ N Go Creamy Contour Stick: Highlighting and contouring is all the rage right now. Glow’ N Go is an ultra-luminous strobing stick that features refined light-reflecting pigments to achieve the perfect glow. The Sculpt’ N Go allows you to master the art of contouring. Made of a fool-proof formula that glides on and blends seamlessly. Both products are available in 3 feature-enhancing shades and are made in the USA.
- Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color: Vivid liquid lip color with a velvety matte finish. Has a wear time of 16 hours! Creamy and lightweight with nourishing vitamin A, is waterproof and is available in 6 dessert-rich flavors like cinnamon and buttercream.
- Modern Matte Lipstick: Opaque matte finish with a super-saturated color. Soften and moisturizes lips. Available in 6 shades and made in the USA.
- The Lubricity Treatment: Founded by a biogeochemist, single father whose desire was to help his young daughter who was struggling to tame her frizzy, coarse locks. Refusing to expose her to popular, salon smoothing treatments that contain formaldehyde, Dr. Clark created the solution himself. The Lubricity System is an at home 2-step treatment for salon-quality smoothing, and their Q-Shampoo and Q-Condition work to maintain and enhance those newfound glossy, manageable locks. A LIFE-SAVING gift for those who struggle from frizz and the effects the humidity has on their hair. All products are naturally derived and certified cruelty-free. Safe for all hair types.
Kleenex Facial Cleansing collection:
- Daily Cleansing Cushion: Give the gift of clean, smooth skin with the newest dual-sided cushion to join the trusted Kleenex Facial Cleansing collection, the Daily Cleansing Cushion. Infused with a water activated cleanser that delivers a down-to-the-pore clean, this product is more effective than your favorite liquid cleanser! The Kleenex Facial Cleansing collection is complete with Facial Cleansing Wipes, Exfoliating Cushions, Eyemakeup Removers and Cotton Soft Pads for your every complexion need.