Just like your hair experiences product buildup — so does your skin. Product buildup can result in dull, rough, congested skin, and blackheads. After a summer spent piling on BB creams, suncare, and self-tanning wonders, it’s time to get your skin in top condition to meet the cold, dry air of winter head on. For dry, thin skin, stick with more gentle exfoliants with even-sized microparticles without sharp edges that won’t cause irritation, and use less frequently. For thick, oily skin that needs extra help, you can bump it up a notch and exfoliate daily to weekly, depending on the product and your lifestyle.
These are our 6 best bets for polishing away dead cells to reveal smoother, so
What retouching does for photos, primer does for your complexion. Just ask any makeup artist and they’ll tell you it’s the secret to flawless skin. It’s the best way to prevent your makeup from melting, smudging, and fading away plus primers smooth the complexion, visually blur imperfections, minimize pores, even out skin tone, and create the perfect base so your foundation glides on easily, evenly, and stays put all day.
All primers give your skin a soft-focus finish and smooth, silky texture but there are those that are chock full of added benefits to bridge the gap between skincare and makeup—they’re formulated to counteract redness, moisturize, absorb oil, protect from UV
Mom: no one else would have woken you up in the morning for school, driven you to dance class, watched your first play, and purchased some of your earliest makeup (we’re guessing it was Hard Candy). While there are so many ways to say “thanks mom,” beauty gifts are ideal options to let her indulge and forget about the daily grind.
Here are some of our top picks for beauty gifts that will let her know how special she is (we think $100 is a small price to pay for someone whose efforts have been priceless). Thanks, mom!
Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Lotus ($98)
Photo Credit: Issey Miyake Fragrances
Designer Issey Miyake broke the fragrance mold when he introduced the light, aquatic and fl
Fall is all about a dark lip. Love the look, but afraid to take the plunge? Ease into this quintessential fall look with a beautiful berry tint, inspired by our dimming memory of summer fruits. You can apply lightly for a hint of juicy color or layer on for a bolder look. Wear these sumptuous, rich, and glossy lip colors for just the perfect amount of seasonal color. If the skies aren’t bright, no reason your pout can’t be.
KORRES Lip Butter Glaze in Raspberry ($14)
Photo Credit: KorresUSA.com
KORRES Lip Butter Glaze in Raspberry has a creamy consistency and comes in an easy application tube. The buttery g
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