You deserve the best on Valentine’s Day and every day. Whether you have a hot date on Valentine’s Day or a fun time planned for Galentine’s Day with your besties, today I talked about beauty treats you can gift yourself to look and feel amazing on Fox 2 News – because, beauty, you deserve to be lavished and pampered every day of the year! Here are the video and more details on everything I recommended.
Start with Beautiful Skin
Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Be sure to exfoliate regularly to whisk away dead skin cells that can make skin look dull. Clarisonic is one of the best tools for exfoliating and deep cleaning for a soft, healthy, radiant complexion. Their latest device, The Clarisonic Mia Fit, is compact and travel-friendly. It fits in the palm of your hand and has two settings: a 60-second delicate cleanse and a 90-second power cleanse ($219, clarisonic.com).
Another excellent option is the goop by Juice Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial. Leave it on for just a couple minutes two to three times a week to reveal brighter, smoother skin. It’s made with six natural acids and plant-based cellulose beads as well as soothing vitamin B5. It contains certified organic ingredients and approximately 86% total organic content ($125, shop.goop.com).
February is also the perfect time to up your beauty game with the amazing, just-launched, all-natural Decléor Orexcellence Collection – a skin care collection of five anti-aging products infused with essential oils and botanical extracts of magnolia, peony, lychee, rhodiola and ginger to firm, revive and enhance radiance without parabens, mineral oil or colorants (collection: $60-$145, decleorusa.com). The Energy Concentrate Youth Eye Care is my favorite. It’s a lightweight cream that sinks right in and makes eyes look more radiant and youthful the moment you put it on. The Aromaessence Magnolia Youthful Night Balm smells heavenly and works overnight to plump and firm skin.
Play with Makeup and Enhance Your Beauty
Don’t hide your skin with a heavy foundation. Choose something lightweight that nourishes the skin. I recommend Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, which has a formula that evens out your complexion and feels like you’re not wearing anything. It contains vitamin C to protect skin from free radicals, hyaluronic filling spheres to plump up wrinkles from within to make skin look smoother, and mushroom extract to tighten pores, moisturize and firm. It boosts collagen, reduces the appearance of age spots and acne, and protects with broad spectrum SPF 15.
I love to play with makeup and yet I don’t have all morning. I love the quick kits from makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury who has done makeup for celebs like Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston and Karlie Kloss. The Instant Look in a Palette: 5-Minute Face on the Go in Seductive Beauty ($75, charlottetilbury.com) includes three eyeshadows, a bronzer, two blushes and a highlighter. It’s perfect for creating a subtle smoky eye or a lovely “no makeup” look. The formulas go on very smoothly and wear well throughout the day. I love that you have all the colors you need for eyes and cheeks in one compact palette so it’s great in a purse or on travel.
Another great option is the Charlotte Tilbury Quick ‘n Easy Makeup Kit in Natural Glowing ($75). It features a Mini Wonderglow to give skin a soft radiant glow, a Mini Legendary Lashes Mascara with tamanu oil to nourish lashes and add lots of volume, the super smooth Colour Chameleon eye shadow stick with sapphire extract that defines eyes beautifully or can be used all over the lids, a very moisturizing Matte Revolution lipstick that nourishes and plumps lips with lipstick tree & orchid extracts in a super flattering nude, and a Beach Stick in Moon Beach to give cheeks a healthy glow and smooth pores.
If you love a bold lip, go for the most chic presentation there is with the Guerlain Rouge G Intense Shine lipstick in 863 Provocative – what Guerlain’s international makeup artist Marcus Monson calls “a weapon of mass seduction” ($54, sephora.com). It features the ultimate formula that defines lips, hydrates and smoothes with lots of pigment that feels amazing on the lips. It comes in a mirrored, jeweled compact that’s a conversation piece unto itself.
Pair the most elegant lipstick with the most elegant powder compact: Guerlain Météorites Compact, which evens out skin with a signature palette of corrective matte shades that range from pink to mauve, while pearls add luminosity to give skin a natural looking healthy glow in a stunning compact that you’ll love carrying in your purse ($62).