As the weather grows warmer, our need for beauty products that reflect this seasonal shift becomes undeniable. There is something so uplifting, invigorating and summertime chic about a shimmery eye, glowing skin and a pinky peach lip.
While all of our budgets may not be able to support the procurement of a collection of high-end cosmetics for every season, there are a few key products--three to be exact--that will infuse a sense of summertime luxury into your regular routine. Even better, these products can be used year-round so your investment is a wise one!
The first product is the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadow in #15. Retailing for $32, this bronze-meets-copper cream shadow brightens up any skin tone with light reflecting golden flecks, and features a virtually crease-free texture. I apply this with a brush in the early morning before a full day of lecturing and it is still going strong 10 hours later. The shimmery effect is warm, inviting and definitely screams summer (although I love to wear it year-round)!
|Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow #15 alone on lids.|
Glowing skin can be achieved through an ultra-healthy diet, an expensive facial or a week’s vacation on a tropical island. Luckily, for the rest of us, there’s the Edward Bess All Over Seduction in “Sunlight."Housed in a tiny compact and retailing for $38, this little case of liquid light yields the illumination we crave in the warmer months. I like to use my ring finger to gently sweep it across my brow bones, upper cheekbones, down the center of my nose and dotted on my Cupid’s bow. The highlighting ability of this product is simply exceptional and warm weather sunshine seems to exponentially increase its power.
Almost everyone can get away with a shiny pinky-peach lip and the spring and summertime call for it! Retailing for $44, By Terry’s Terrybly Shine Lip Gloss in #2 “Honeymoon Kiss” offers a quintessential glaze that is both youthful and sophisticated as well as perfectly suited for the spring and summer months. Though $44 can sound like a small fortune to spend on a single lip product, this multitasking gem earns its keep; it is lovely when worn alone (see images), but also enhances other lip color options (when worn as a top coat) by adding reflective shine, depth and moisturizing properties. Honeymoon Kiss is always in my purse, bringing a cheerful and brilliant energy to the day.
|By Terry Gloss Terrybly in Honeymoon Kiss alone on the lips.|
That’s it…three luxury products which bear endless possibilities, bringing you up to date for spring and summer, then subsequently carrying you through the entire year, all for less than $115! Decidedly more pocketbook-friendly than a “procedure” or a lengthy trip abroad…what are you waiting for?