Get Your Glow Back

Get Your Glow Back! “Best Beauty and Makeup Products of 2019”

It is time to get your glow back with my best beauty and makeup products of 2019!

The cold, cruel November air can do a number on the skin, making it drier, more sensitive and irritated. As your skin is a canvas for your makeup, taking good care of it is a no-brainer. Skin always comes first – ask any French girl out there.

Once the skin’s taken care of, remember that just equally important is good makeup that won’t ruin your skin’s glow. When done right – the combo of effective beauty and makeup regime will result in a face that shines like a thousand suns. You will get noticed. 

Now, without further ado, let’s start with this magical SKINCARE routine.

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1. BLEMISH CLEARING™ Serum, Juice Beauty® ($30.00) | 2. Atmosphere Protection Cream, OSEA ($48.00) | 3. Pa’akai Cleansing Cream, Honua Skincare ($42.00) | 4.Lait De Rose Vitamin C Polishing Wash, French Girl ($40.00) | 5. EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 ($28.50)

I am guilty. I am so, so guilty of sleeping in my makeup from time to time. When I look at my face the morning after, I am appalled by how stressed and dry it looks. That’s where my beloved French Girl “Lait De Rose Vitamin C Polishing Wash” excels. This gentle powder polishing wash, offers a clean slate for my skin, making it supple, clean and glowing again. Suddenly, my skin is revived and repaired – all in one wash. Lait De Rose is hand-made with Kakadu Plum, containing the highest known Vitamin-C levels; Watermelon Powder that brightens skin by stimulating collagen production and cell regeneration. White Willow Bark Extract purifies on a cellular level, while Bamboo and Pomegranate Enzyme Powders act as gentle exfoliators. Coconut Milk Powder softens and nourishes the skin. A recipe for glowy and eternally young skin.  

When I’m being a good girl and not sleeping in my makeup, I just use my Honua Skincare “Pa’akai Cleansing Cream” on a regular basis. This beautiful pink cream consists of cleansing Hawaiian salt, hibiscus rich in antioxidants and seaweed extract that strengthens the skin and helps its repairing process.

The next step, that women very often skip, would be applying the serum. This powerful Juice Beauty® “BLEMISH CLEARING™ Serum” both clears and hydrates. It consists of willow bark, salicylic acid, and organic fruit acids that reduce the breakouts and even the skin tone; while CoQ10, Vitamin C and organic aloe revive and clear the skin. 

The final step would be my two lines of skin defense – the OSEA “Atmosphere Protection Cream” and EltaMD “UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40.” The OSEA moisturizer protects against environmental stressors like dry climates and air pollution. This heavenly moisturizer consists of USDA certified Organic Algae, Shea Butter and Avocado Oil, which moisturize the skin and make it feel, oh so silky. The fun part – this moisturizer can be used as a makeup primer and worn under sunscreen.

This takes me to the final product – the sunscreen. Now, I’ve used to have issues with the sunscreen, as many would clog my pores and cause breakouts, however, this was until I’ve finally discovered my holy grail – the EltaMD “UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40!” This wonderful moisturizing sunscreen protects my skin from sun damage and keeps it nourished and looking all healthy and glowing. The best part, it doesn’t clog the pores! {*tears of happiness*} IT IS TIME TO GET YOUR GLOW BACK, FINALLY. 💕

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6. Bubble Gum Lip Color, Tattoo Junkee ($6.99) | 7. Hustle Matte Lip Color + Liner, Tattoo Junkee ($7.99) | 8. Lash Slick Mascara, Glossier ($16.00) | 9. Bronzing Potion Glow Cream, KVoss ($20.00) | 10. Shine On Stick, KVoss ($28.00) | 11. Boy Brow Eyebrow Pomade, Glossier ($16.00) 

Let’s start with the eyes. When I’m not wearing eyeshadow and eyeliner, it is mandatory that I at least wear a mascara. My favorite one is the Glossier’s “Lash Slick” mascara that makes my eyelashes long and beautifully separated for a wide-eyed gaze. Of course, when it comes to the frame of the face, which are the eyebrows, I wouldn’t dare to let anything else touch them except for Glossier’s “Boy Brow” pomade. That’s all I’m going to say about this. You get the idea.

The secret to a perfectly glowing face lies in the two favorites that I blend together for a sculpted effect – the KVoss “Bronzing Potion Glow Cream” and “Shine On Stick.” Hello, glowing goddess! 

Finally, no look is complete without a perfect lip and these two lip kits from Tattoo Junkee are a dream. I can’t tell you how many compliments I got for the “Hustle Matte Lip Color + Liner.” If I got a penny for every compliment, I would be able to buy a lifetime supply of the product. Why? It is a gorgeous deep garnet red, a perfect fall color that looks just so sophisticated and happens to elevate even a basic look. Va-va-voom! 

And of course, to make it fun and unconventional, there is “Bubble Gum Lip Color” from Tattoo Junkee. This gorgeous rosy pink liquid lip color comes with a matching shimmer powder for a metallic lip effect. Now, try going unnoticed.