Even though my brain says “Spring”, the weather is still saying “Winter” and quite forcibly so in some parts of the country. Is your skin ready?  Beyond the quest to feel comfortable in my own skin, applying makeup can present a challenge. Dry and patchy skin can make makeup look less that flattering. Thank goodness for  the power of some amazing new skin products that have been saving my skin this winter and have helped me win the battle.

Boots Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm

This stuff is amazing and I love using it to prep my skin for makeup application.  It gives my skin an instant pick-me-up and makes my skin look fresher and brighter and less tired.  It aslo makes my foundation look flawless.  It also contains natural AHAs which act as mild exfoliators to help leave skin smoother and brighter over time.  A total keeper.

 One Love Organics Skin Savior Balm

I adore this product for many, many reasons.  Firstly, it is a multi-use product, which is always a winner in my book.  It  removes dirt and makeup without stripping the skin, moisturizes, illuminates and even turns mineral powder into a glowing foundation treatment. Second, it is 100% organic,  with an antioxidant-rich blend of organic coconut oil, mango butter, jojoba and chia, citrus and vanilla.  Lastly, it smells heavenly – just like an orange julius  and my kids actually let me apply it to their faces, which is practically unheard of.

Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator

I keep reaching for this easy to use blush and highlighter combo.  I apply the blush to the apples of my checks and blend it in an upward and outward motion.  I then pop the highlighter above my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and right above my lips to achieve a healthy glow.  I just use my fingers – no brushes necessary and it is great for travel.

An oldie, but a goodie.  I always tell my clients to use shimmer sparingly, especially on more mature skin, but this shadow is more luminous than glittery, the texture is silky soft and it adds just the right amount of dimension and light when popped onto the middle of the lid. 

Jergens  BB Body Cream

This is like a BB cram for your body.  It hides flaws, adds a little permanent color thanks to a built-in self tanner), and smells glorious. It is sure to perk up your pasty, winter white skin and is a total bargain to boot.  I always order two at a time on Amazon, so I am sure to never run out.

Pixi by Petra Glow Mist

There are numerous facial and setting sprays on the market, but what makes this one different is the addition of Propolis and Argan oil, soothing my itchy winter complexion and keeping it glowing.  I use if before applying my makeup to hydrate and nourish my skin, and afterwards to set my makeup to give it a dewy finish.  I also find myself reaching for this throughout the day to  perk up my face and give it an extra boost.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz

A summer staple, I find myself reaching for this more and more thoughout the winter.  It adds just the perfect amount of warmth and soft pink color to my complexxion, giving it that “lit from witjin” appreance we all crave and that is so hard to achieve during the cold winter months.

Origins Ginzing Eye Cream

Another oldie, but staple.  This eye cream is lightweight and soaks in immediately to hydrate the delicate skin beneath the eyes.  Further,  it contains caffeine and has luminizing properties to give my eyes they a.m. wake up call and prep them for makeup application.


Spring is on it’s way, but for the next few weeks at least, these things will help you get your glow on.


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