I’ve learned to be (very!) wary of frosted makeup products, which often don’t do our mature skin any favors (and can look quite harsh) but products that deliver a little subtle light reflection can be our cosmetic best friends. Especially at this time of year when holiday activities (sugar, alcohol, lack of sleep and/or exercise, the stress of extra demands and commitments) and harsh weather can leave our skin looking a little dull, a little extra radiance never hurts.
Karen shared this product with me a while back, and I’ve pulled this little rabbit out of my
hat makeup bag quite often. While it’s sold as an eye shadow (and IMO is too frosty for non-smooth lids), this cream from benefit cosmetics (color “r.s.v.p.”) adds a bit of radiance when applied lightly on the upper cheekbones. I apply by with one or two fingers, allowing the cream to warm up on my fingers for a moment then patting on mostly from below the middle of the eye outward. You can also use anywhere you’d add an illuminator or highlighter and it works well over a powder or cream blush. It’s easily portable, so you can carry in your makeup bag and dab on in between work and social engagements.
Do you have any “quick fix” makeup or skin care tips to perk up holiday-frazzled skin?
I’ll be taking a little blogging break for the next few days, but will back soon with some year-end “best of’s” and favorite finds from 2014. May you enjoy the glow of love and peace this holiday season. Happy Hanukkah, Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa!