Beauty Giveaway: Skincare For Firming & Radiance

As my way of saying Thank You to all of you who read, share, and comment here, I’ve arranged some fun giveaways over the next couple of weeks. And here’s the first of my pre-holiday giveaways: a Skin Firming & Radiance Beauty Box, containing three of the products shown above.

My friend Brian is a talented hair and makeup artist. He’s done lots of celebrity and red carpet work, and teaches his techniques in his Makeover Workshop classes. He’s also developed a skincare and beauty line, recently re-branded as Brian + MW. We got together last week to create a video to demonstrate some of the products he’s kindly offered for me to share with you.

Brian recently gave me some samples of the Super Radiance Exfoliating Freshener and Re-Recreation Skin Firming Serum to try. I’ve been using both for a few weeks, and will be making them a part of my regular regimen.

Cruelty-Free, Paraben-Free Skincare Products

All of the products listed are cruelty-free and paraben-free.

The Exfoliating Freshener is a lightly acidic toner that clarifies the skin, and also allows other products to absorb more thoroughly. (After applying, I also rub into my hands and have noticed an improvement in texture there too!) You may notice a slight tingling, but it’s very gentle and non-irritating.

I apply the firming serum immediately afterward, while my face is still damp from the toner. I do notice a slight tightening sensation upon application, and according to Brian the effects are cumulative over time. The serum contains peptides, to stimulate production of collagen and improve elasticity.

I’ve been using the Firming Neck & Throat Creme for a couple of years now, and love it. My neck will never be smooth (I had creases even at a very young age) but this product does firm the skin and reduces the puckery appearance. I’ve tried a lot of neck firming products, but this was the first one that really made a noticeable difference for me.

The Super All-Day Moisture Creme is a really nice daily moisturizer that feels rich but not greasy. What I like is that it absorbs well and lasts, but doesn’t leave a tacky feeling on the skin.

We finished up with the Tinted Primer (Light is my shade), another of my Brian + MW faves. You can use this alone or underneath foundation. I wear this on its own for sheer coverage that provides extra SPF. Never looks cakey.

The Skin Firming & Radiance Beauty Box

Brian + MW Skin Firming & Radiance Beauty Box giveaway. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

For this giveaway, Brian has put together a special Skin Firming & Radiance Beauty Box featuring three products from the video above:

How To Enter The Giveaway

Entries will be open until 11:59pm on Wednesday 11/20. A winner will be drawn at random, and will be announced once confirmed.

  • Leave a comment in the “Leave a Reply” field at the bottom of this blog post: what are your top skincare priorities? (If it’s your first time commenting, your comment will be held for moderation, so don’t worry if it takes a few minutes to display on the post.)
  • Using the widget below, enter your name and a valid email where we can contact you if you are selected as the winner.
  • You can get additional entries by referring a friend, visiting my Facebook page, and the Makeover Workshop Facebook page. (Just follow the steps in the widget.)
  • Be sure to use the widget below, or your entries will not be registered!
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  1. Roseanne Saturley
    November 19, 2019 / 7:19 am

    Hi. As an ardent follower, I’m comfortable in trusting your judgement about this product line. This past year, my skin has changed considerably. I am looking for help and new products! Many thanks, Roseanne
    P.S. our North Atlantic weather plays havoc with my skin.

  2. November 19, 2019 / 7:23 am

    What a great giveaway ! Thanks for sharing ! My biggest issue at 64 is that I am starting to get puffiness/bags under my eyes. I am trying all kinds of eye cream…hoping to head off any big bags.

  3. Margie
    November 19, 2019 / 8:10 am

    I would love to “soften” the marionette lines next to my mouth and the “11” in the forehead…that’s just a start…what about those dark circles that never seem to cover well! And then what about……and on/on/on.

  4. Bernie
    November 19, 2019 / 9:00 am

    Thank you for the offer, hydration is always important for me when it comes to skin care. I find as I’ve aged my skin has become drier.

  5. Ronda Le Brane Schemel
    November 19, 2019 / 12:23 pm

    Love when you feature Brian’s products & solutions! Top skin care needs these days: anti-aging everything, changing skin around eyes, & ‘winter lips!’ Thanks for this post!

  6. Sheryl
    November 19, 2019 / 1:57 pm

    As someone who has always believed in keeping it simple, I’ve recently been looking to expand my skin care routine to include products that cleanse, plump, smooth, and even out my complexion.

  7. Leslie
    November 19, 2019 / 2:48 pm

    I’d love something that would lighten or erase age spots! Also an eye bag/dark circle de-puffer/eraser!

  8. November 19, 2019 / 4:29 pm

    I’d love to try some new skincare products. I’ve been using the same cleanser, day lotion, and night cream for several years and I find that my skin just doesn’t have the same radiance that it once did. It looks a little dull and tired.

  9. Eva Yarger
    November 19, 2019 / 4:36 pm

    I have frown lines that need to go away!

  10. Ann H
    November 19, 2019 / 5:03 pm

    I’m concerned wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes.

  11. Eva
    November 19, 2019 / 5:10 pm

    I am particularly interested in the primer and moisturizer, but I would love a sample of any and all.

  12. Jackie M.
    November 19, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    These look like wonderful skin care products!

  13. Kathi McNew
    November 20, 2019 / 7:08 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win skincare products! Moisturizing, SPF protection & skin firming are my major concerns in skin care. I would love to try these products.

  14. Betty
    November 20, 2019 / 7:38 am

    These sound wonderful

  15. Ann
    November 20, 2019 / 8:00 am

    With winter coming, it’s time for some hydration!

  16. Mary Ann
    November 20, 2019 / 8:41 am

    Exfoliating my face and neck, and firming my neck!

  17. Jannie
    November 20, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    My skin is so dry so I love great moisturizers for my face and neck!

  18. LaurieAnnya
    November 20, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    It would be so lovely to have a successful firming lotion for my neck!

  19. November 20, 2019 / 2:42 pm

    My biggest challenge is sunscreen. I have had few skin cancers and wear it each day. The gloppy summer stuff I use in summer but now so many products have it built in. I tried your suggestion a while ago of CC+. It’s been great with a high spf with works with rosacea. I’m always up to try your suggestions. Love your blog

  20. Martha B
    November 20, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    I would like a brighter overall complexion and smoother appearance…esp eye area.

  21. ae minx
    November 20, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    I’ve always had a saggy type neck.. I’ve tried castor oil, tighteners, and all sorts of creams. Right now I use a castor oil, coconut oil blend

  22. Cassandra D
    November 20, 2019 / 9:41 pm

    My skincare priorities: moisture and exfoliate.

  23. Jennifer
    November 20, 2019 / 10:51 pm

    I’m pretty lazy about my skin care, but at almost 59, m starting to think I should step up my game.

  24. Karen Miller
    November 21, 2019 / 10:35 am

    I’ve been intrigued by Makeover Workshops products for awhile. They’re not sold in my area. I’d love to give them a try! I have sensitive skin, lots of allergies. Finding good products I can use is challenging.

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