I was back on CTV Morning Live two weeks after my first appearance, talking about how to achieve a radiant glow to your skin in the dead of winter… something we can all use mid-January!
Here’s a picture of the products I used, and a description of their amazing qualities below!
RoC Soft Smoothing Scrub – Rexall, $18; I always tell my clients, your makeup will only look as good as the condition of the skin underneath it! First step would be to exfoliate all of those dead skin cells that our winter skin seems to hold on so tightly to. I love the RoC scrub because the microbeads are gentle on my sensitive skin. From there, I feel like my skin is refreshed and ready for my next step…moisturizer!
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil in Original and Light – Sephora, $24 – words cannot describe how much I love these oils. Having super sensitive skin, with an oil-rich t-zone, I can honestly say these oils have helped control sebum production in my problem areas. The worst thing you can do is to dry them out, as it will only make your skin produce more oil. Give your skin a bit of lovin’ with Argan oil and watch everything balance itself out! I like to use the Light in the day, as it’s a great base under makeup, and the Original formula at night for deeper hydration (and I use it on the ends of my hair and cuticles, too!).
Garnier BB Cream Skin Renew – Miracle Skin Perfector – Wal-Mart, $17 – hands down, my favourite foundation of 2014 and still into 2015 – this never happens! I grow tired of products easily, but this is my mainstay. Typically BB creams can be a bit sheerer, but I find the coverage of this one is flawless, and a bit of concealer in problem areas does the trick. I love the Oily/Combo formula much more than the Original. So many people have become hooked on this since I started recommending it…you must check it out!
MAC Bronzer in Golden – maccosmetics.com, $30 – a beautifully toned bronzer (read: not orange) and a perfect product to create that sun-kissed glow. Use it in a “C” or “3” shape along the face where the sun would naturally hit. For best results, use a large fluffy brush, such as MAC Cosmetics’ #138 Large Tapered Brush.
MAC Mineralize Blush in New Romance – maccosmetics.com, $32 – a perfect perky pinky-coral blush to add to the apples of the cheeks after your bronzer. Bronzer is alone is nice, but that natural flush on the cheeks is needed, particularly in winter time.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette – Sephora, $67 – at a higher price point, this is considered a major splurge for me… but I’m oh-so-glad I did! This new and innovative technology that Hourglass has established helps to ‘capture, diffuse and soften the way light hits your skin’. This results in a softer looking skin, complete with a lit-from-within glow. A must try for anyone needing that extra nod of radiance or any makeup enthusiast – this is a must for your kit!