Good morning! It’s time for a little beauty round up and today I’m sharing some skin care and make-up products I am absolutely loving right now.
As a blogger, I’m often asked to try different skin care products. Not everything I try makes the blog. I’ll try a product for two weeks…if I like it and notice improved results, I will give it a good review on Instagram and perhaps a blog post. If I don’t feel like it is worth sharing or writing about, I simply don’t. This beauty round-up are all items I am currently incorporating into my daily skin care routine and some new spring make-up faves.
Be sure and see the last post I did on My Favorite Beauty Products. I still use many of the hair, skin care and beauty products mentioned here.
I love hearing from you so if you have any tips on skin care, make-up or new beauty products you are loving please send them my way!
When Conture reached out and asked me to try the Kinetic Smooth Hair Remover and Skin Polisher, I jumped at the opportunity and was pleasantly surprised at the results from this little gadget. The gentle micro-blade hair removal can be used anywhere on the body including under arm and bikini area, but I especially love it for that unwanted peach fuzz on my face. The skin polisher mildly exfoliates the skin, eliminating build up and removing those dead skin cells, allowing my skin care products to glide on and my make up to look flawless. Think of this much like a polisher for your car…bright and shiny, not dull and drab!
Dewycel Eye Cream is the Korean women’s beauty secret! I use it in the a.m. to brighten and plump my eye area. It is made with clean ingredients from olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil and the edelweiss flower. The cream is extremely luxurious feeling, a medium thickness, smells light and floral, and leaves my skin super soft! While this is an eye cream, it can also be used all over the face and neck for wrinkle reduction. Available through Amazon for $29.
SILK THERAPEUTICS REVIEW
I was recently introduced to a skincare line called Silk Therapeutics, which uses liquid silk in all of their formulations. Silk Therapeutics is the only company that has the patent to use pure silk and turn it into gel, liquid or a film form. So why use silk in skin care? Pure silk is a natural protein and the size of silk resembles collagen. Collagen diminishes as we age, but with silk it penetrates your skin helping to replenish collagen. Silk very much resembles skin, which is why it is so beneficial…it helps to smooth fine lines and gives you an overall radiant complexion. Basically silk partners with your skin’s collagen to promote a firm, smooth appearance.
Silk Therapeutics is unlike any other company in that they only use real unadulterated natural silk in their formulas. You are not going to find genetically modified silk, sericin or hydrolyzed silk in any of their products. Besides providing the best sourcing of silk, Silk Therapeutics takes it a step further and only uses a minimal amount of ingredients in each product. In fact, there are less than 12 ingredients in any one of their products. Read more about activated silk here.
I have been using the C Advance Anti-Aging Intensive Serum every morning and evening followed by my moisturizer. I have noticed intense brightening and plumping, less lines and improved discoloration. I use the Eye Revive in the p.m. to help build collagen and elasticity in my eye area while I sleep.
I started using the Quench recovery cream in January when my skin felt dry and dull from the cold winter months. This cream replenishes the four key lipids our skin produces in our youth that have now been discovered to deplete as we age causing uncomfortable dryness, fine lines and lackluster skin. I put this on my skin EVERY night right after my C serum. It is instant hydration and helps with sagging of the skin! This concentrated cream smells divine, plus it is highly recommended post facial procedures. So if you if you get peels, photo-facials or micro-derms, this is a great recovery cream.
All of the products from BeautyBio are amazing and if you are not using the GloPRO® Microneedling Tool, you should really add this to your beauty regime…NOW! This regeneration tool works from the inside out to trigger the skin’s natural healing process and bring about regeneration deep within the skin. The microneedles create little passageways for your skincare products to dive directly down into the deepest layers of the skin. New collagen is then created, restoring the skin’s volume for smoother, firmer, and younger looking skin! I first talked about the GloPro here.
MY NEW FAVORITE LIP LINER, LIP STICK & LIP GLOSS
I’m always looking for a pretty nude, summer shade and MAC has the colors of the moment. MAC Soar is the perfect lip liner followed by MAC Cream Cup lipstick. The two make a perfect combination. For an extra shimmer, or as a stand alone gloss, DIOR Diorama is the prettiest! A very generous friend gave this to me for writing her daughter’s sorority rec. and I am obsessed!
ARE YOU WEARING HIGHLIGHTER?
If you do not use highlighter on your face, here are a few reasons why you might want to try it:
- Open up your eyes- When you dot a tiny bit of highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes, it will instantly brighten up the whole eye area, make you look more awake and open up your eyes
- Highlighter will help you to look younger- To spice up your everyday look add a highlighter on top of your cheekbones. It will add dimension and create beautiful reflection, it only will be visible when you turn. This trick will help you to look younger and more fresh.
- Make your forehead look polished- If you apply a little bit of highlighter on your forehead above your brows, this will also add dimension to your face and the skin on your forehead will look like it has been polished.
- Want a lift? Use a highlighter under your eyebrows and above them after you filled them in, this makeup trick will give you a visible lift, will emphasise the shape of your brows, give them clean look and accentuate your eyes.
- Plump your lips- Dab a little highlighter on your cupid’s bow (which is the middle of your upper lip) and onto the centre of your lower lip (you can apply a highlighter on top of the lipstick or just on bare lips), this way your lips will appear larger and fuller.
The perfect highlighter for most every skin tone and my favorite is BECCA Moonstone.
I’ve posted this make-up organizer before and it is worth mentioned again…this bag is the BEST! It has a ‘smart’ design with 6 adjustable dividers to fit ALL your makeup needs. There is a zipper enclosure on the flap to hold all your brushes, jewelry, etc. and several storage slots. It comes in 6 great colors including black. I’m always looking for ways to pack more efficiently and I love being organized and having solutions for those organizational needs. Either way, I’m a sucker for products that help to be more organized, especially while traveling!
I hope you enjoyed this skin care and make-up post. Stay beautiful! XO