Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Glowing Skin

It's nine below zero and I've shoveled snow twice today. It's the doldrums of January in Chicago and I need to something to make my skin glow.

Thankfully, InStyle has some advice for me:

1. Use tinted moisturizer with light-reflecting pigments. I prefer not to use foundation or concealer with tinted moisturizer, but they say you can, if you feel you need added coverage.

2. Swirl shimmering rose blush (it's in the Ultimate Blockbuster!) over the apples of your cheeks, then blend it toward the temples. Dust with a soft gold (or bronze for dark skin) highlighter along the cheekbones.

3. Skim a medium brown eyeliner along the inner rim of the lower lash line, then top it with a creamy gold pencil. Highlight the inner corners of the eyes and lids with a gilded powder for a brightening effect.

4. A slick of light pink gloss adds just the right dose of shine and color.

5. Apply two coats of mascara.

Voila! Glowing skin that makes you look like you spent the day at the beach, not climbing over mounds of snow in sub-zero weather.


  1. So you're telling me that if I follow these steps, I'm going to look like Jessica Alba? I'm SO there!