For the very fortunate few, the early months of the year are filled with the glitz and glam of awards season, alongside the highly anticipated fashion weeks showcasing the up and coming trends of A/W 15’. Meanwhile, as for the rest of us, we are left to look upon their flawless skin with envy as we deal with the endless cold weather and long days at the office. However, just because we’re not on the red carpet or circulating round the catwalk, doesn’t mean we can’t look like the people we aspire to be! And I'm not just talking a splash of concealer and a bit of lippy - I'm suggesting you go all out and undergo a full beauty makeover! Now ladies, don’t be daunted, with a little bit of time and the right products you’ll be looking front row ready before you can say ‘Moschino’!
First things first, before you start applying any make up, it’s important that you first address your complexion. To create glowing skin, it’s the TLC you put into preparing it that will determine the finished look, whilst becoming acquainted with the secret tricks of the trade, which is where I come in. Establishing a good skincare regime is going to sustain moisture levels and improve your appearance dramatically.
To achieve this level of skin perfection, you need to begin by applying a good, comforting cleanser, and in Thalgo Pure Velvet Cleansing Cream you will discover the ultimate remedy. As the name suggests, this indulgent product will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, not to mention a little more youthful than the years suggest.
Onwards and upwards, let’s move onto toning, and no, I am not suggesting a gruelling workout at the gym. The type of toner I’m talking about requires much less effort, with some fantastic results. Keeping it in the Thalgo family, and I’ve got a whole lot of love for their Pure Freshness Tonic Lotion. Use this after cleansing to revive your skin with the marine marvel of red algae. Suitable for all skin types, this toner will have you looking as fresh faced and feeling revived.
One word for all of you out there complaining how dry your skin is – moisturiser. Cold weather is a killer at the best of times, but when it comes to our skin, it upsets the balance of moisture levels that keeps it soft. To keep your skin soft and nourished, you should be aiming to moisturise multiple times a day in. For this, I recommend using the radiance boosting L'Oreal Paris Triple Active Day Light Moisturiser. Not only will this seriously nourish your skin, but it also adds an illuminating glow minus the greasy finish.
Take one look at any of the models strolling down the catwalk this season, and it soon becomes apparent that the lips don’t lie about this year’s trends. Lips are big this year; there is no mistaking that, however they appear to stand out like never before, and by this, I don’t mean most of the models have had detox. So how to we get fuller lips like the beautiful Angelina Jolie? Well, I’ll let you into a little secret, it’s not all about the liner and vibrant lippy! No, no, the trick of lips is hydration; again think skin! Maybelline have come up with a miracle solution in the form of their Baby Lips Lip Balm. Formulated to provide healthier looking lips with a baby soft finish, this handy product comes in a three pack making it easy to maintain that everlasting pout!
Make-up is a wonderful thing don’t you think? Executed correctly and it can change your appearances dramatically. However, to get it right is to strike the right balance that resembles your natural look. One great way of maintaining that complexion you’ve worked so hard to achieve is to apply cosmetic products that encourage its development. The make-up artists working behind the scenes at the fashion weeks in New York, London, Paris and Milan are all raving about the redness reducing power of BB cream. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector is a BB cream with a difference, not only will it hide imperfections and reduce redness, it also provides added protection with an SPF 25 formula. Sun protection is important throughout the year, as exposure can cause the appearance of ageing and fine lines. This product is also going to give you a radiant glow, which despite the weather, you’ll be looking as sun kissed as runway model Alessandra Ambrosio all year round.
So ladies, there is absolutely no excuse, as this just goes to show that upgrading your beauty regime can be quick and simple. The right products will do wonders for your appearance and will have you at catwalk standard in no time!