Here is an article to end the year in BEAUTY and prep for the new year that will be here very soon!
Is there a better way to say goodye to 2012 than by looking back on it? What a year has it been with all its weather changes! How were our beauty assets dealing with all the bad weather? Were they able to overcome the sudden changes? What did you do to protect them? Don't worry, it is not too late! Here are a few last minute tips so you can be at your best in these festive times of the year!
If you were too busy with the latest preparations these last few weeks, head over to your vanity, grab your mirror, and follow these simple steps for a quick beauty makeover in order to show your best self!
Priority goes to skincare!
Start with a gentle exfoliant designed for the face, neck and décollé - the latter is on show more than usual with evening dresses, so don't forget it! Remember to always proceed with care when using exfoliants in order to not irritate your skin. Do not apply too much pressure and use a small quantity of product to achieve great results. Massage your face, neck and décollé in circular movements while using lots of water to ensure a smooth action. When your skin has been rinsed and delicately dried, apply a face mask or treat your skin to an imbibition. What is an imbibition, you ask? Simply apply your favorite face cream in thicker layers than usual without massaging it into the skin, then let it sit on your face, neck and décolleté and relax! After ten or fifteen minutes, rinse off the mask or the layers of cream and apply your usual moisturizer, coupled with your serum. Keep in mind that a small quantity of eye cream will rejuvenate your expression!
Grab your brushes and colors!
Start with the complexion: correctors, concealers, BB Creams and/or foundations are your first allies. Then, choose a loose or pressed powder and use it lightly on your face and décolleté to ensure a good base for the eye shadows. Eyebrows are still trending this season so ensure to properly fill them in. For the rest of your make-up, enhance your eyes or your lips, but not both! For example, if your lipstick is very dark, avoid a very heavy eye make-up. You can still line the rim of your eyes with your favorite liner and liven up your lashes with a mascara of your choice, applied more heavily than usual for a perfect evening look.
Also enjoy metallic liners and shimmery creams this holiday season for a festive, chic and glamourous effect!
Now, you only have to slip in your Holiday outfit and let the night begin!
Sneak peek on the theme of the next beauty article in January: new year, new products? When and how to clean up our beauty products?