|Above: Products for a new year.|
On New Year's Day, in an attempt to embrace renewal and subtlety, suitable for a mellow time at home, I employed the use of four brilliantly simple products. I started with the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask; after 30 minutes of comfortable wear, the pink clay and witch hazel-infused organic treatment leaves my skin feeling extra smooth and truly glowing. It is gentle yet entirely effective! I then applied a single pump of the Orlane B21 Extraordinaire (mentioned in my most recent video HERE), a recently-released anti-aging serum that reduces fine lines and uneven tone while simultaneously hydrating and firming through the use of 21 essential Amino Acids. I love how silky this feels when applied and I have definitely noticed that my skin is softer and more refined and my pores are less visible over the last couple weeks of using this intermittently. I followed the Orlane with a couple of pumps of the divine By Terry Densiliss Foundation in #7 (swatched HERE); this luxurious formula fights aging and cloaks skin in a velvet matte finish that diminishes imperfections and lasts for hours. Truly a foundation indulgence! Finally, for lips, I mixed my newly acquired YSL Glossy Stain #108 Violine Out of Control (from the Rebel Nudes Collection) with a single coat of my all time favorite pinky nude Tom Ford Nude Vanille (reviewed here) to achieve a pale, slightly glossy lilac look.
|Above: My pared-down New Year's Day look in different lighting situations (shade and direct sunlight through a window)...glowy skin, even canvas, pale lip...nothing else!|
I chose to leave my eyes devoid of all cosmetics, save for a bit of brow powder for definition (one of the perks of being home all day!) and indulged in what I might deem to be one of the most ambrosial food combinations in all the land...Brie cheese and Ritz crackers. There perhaps may be no better way in which to commence the new year...
|Above: The most beautiful of all...a closeup of the Brie and Ritz in all of their glory.|
Bottom Line: Sometimes the best place possible to be is home! I hope you enjoyed this simple FOTD and would love to know what skincare and makeup items are a must for YOU when you are at home...please share!
Good things coming up next week...xoxo,
--The Beauty Professor