The winter is hard on everyone’s skin and hair. Even those with oily skin! But here are a few products that will give you that luminous glow in no time flat. How would you like shiny hair that doesn’t get full of static or dries out? Skin that looks luminous? Cheeks that have a sexy flush? Lips that are full and luscious? Read on for items guaranteed to do the trick!
Living Proof PHD (Perfect Hair Day) Shampoo & Conditioner: Keep Hair Looking Beautiful Longer
One thing about winter, it does a number on hair. The dry air makes hair drier. The heat in our homes dries out the hair and it causes static electricity which makes hair stand on end and dries out hair. So basically hair ends up dry. We need the natural oils in out hair to be there and keep our hair moisturized, keep it softer and make hair look beautiful. Because that is what they are there for. Living Proof has designed shampoo and conditioner with technology that will help us from needing to wash our hair more often. The shampoo and conditioner are a routine-changing silicone-, sulfate- and oil-free shampoo and conditioner system. The duo actually helps you wash your hair less often while providing the perfect balance of smoothness, volume, shine, conditioning and strength.
PHD Shampoo & Conditioner improves the condition of hair. In addition to instant results, PHD Shampoo and Conditioner actually improve the condition of your hair, thereby providing long-term benefits with continued use. For the last 30 years or more, we’ve been relying on an outdated, less-than-perfect technology in our shampoos and conditioners. Most “care” products use silicone to cleanse and condition the hair – but that doesn’t truly “care” for it in the long term. Instead, silicone leaves a greasy residue that attracts dirt and leaves hair not only heavy, flat and lifeless but also promotes more frequent washing (and more styling). And with continued use, silicone builds up over time. This coating weighs hair down, leaving it dull and unmanageable – that’s typically when women state that their shampoo and conditioner “stopped working” and switch formulas.
With PHD Shampoo & Conditioner, you don’t wash your hair as much, hair becomes more manageable and easier to care for. Powered by our OFPMA technology, Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner is a care product that actually cares for your hair: PHD Shampoo (8 oz, $24) and Conditioner (8 oz, $24) will be available on February 1, 2014 at Sephora and on www.livingproof.com.
Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer
Almay takes the CC trend one (big!) step further with new Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer with sunscreen. This revolutionary product color corrects skin for a radiant, moisturized glow, while SPF 15 helps protect against future damage. Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer is the first make‐up step in achieving a flawless complexion, preparing the face for foundation application. The creamy formula adds natural looking luminosity, combatting any dullness or gray skin.
Pink tones help neutralize discoloration as the smart skincare complex nourishes and protects for a more even appearance every day. The primer moisturizes without clogging pores. Like all Almay products, it is made for sensitive skin. Reap the benefits of CC every day, no matter the occasion, by pairing this primer with your favorite daily foundation.
I have this and think this is one of the best primers on the market! Use with or without moisturizer to make skin look luminous in seconds. Or mix with foundation to really give skin a fabulous glow. This product has multiple uses. It really does give skin a flawless look. This is one of my favorite primers of all time. Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer is great because it has suncreen, color corrects, preps face for foundation, neutralizes discoloration, works as a moisturizer and can be used for sensitive skin (Almay’s motto) and most of all it gives skin that luminous glow that beats the winter blues. It can be found in mass market retailers and on www.almay.com for $10.99.
Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator
One of my favorite products ever is back! A cult hit from the 1990’s, Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights™ Face Illuminator, is back and is better than ever! It is now part of the PhotoReady collection, which means that the lightweight, sheer illuminator contains photochromatic pigments that bend and reflect light to help diffuse and minimize flaws as well as light-capturing crystals to bring new luminous dimension to skin. The new formula banishes dullness and instantly brightens skin for a lit-from-within look. Use alone or mix with your foundation (which is how I usually use it) to get get a lit from within glow. It can be worn alone to highlight cheekbones, bridge of the nose or wherever you want to add a bit of luminosity. It comes in 4 shades and the suggested retail price is $12.99. It is available now at mass market retailers or on www.revlon.com. I have the Bare Light and Pink Light. Love them!
Show a little flush on your cheeks! Add a sexy flush or a gorgeous glow to the cheeks with bronzer, cream blush or best of all, the new Highlighting Palette from Revlon. Their new Cheek Boutique has all three to enhance your cheek bones and play up your beauty look.
Revlon Powder Blush is an ultra-soft, silky powder blush that adds a natural flush of color to you cheeks. Each shade enhances cheekbones instantly with easy-to-blend, buildable color.All-day wear that looks freshly applied all day.
The Revlon Highlighting Palette is a captivating brick highlighter. The sophisticated palette has complimentary shimmer shades that blend to enhance complexion for a natural sun-kissed look. Use the Highlighting Palette to enhance and illuminate skin and achieve a multi-dimensional sculpted look. The shades in each palette have a lightweight, silky feel and look freshly applied all day. Get your glow on!
Revlon Cream Blush is a lightweight, creamy blush that provides a beautiful flush of color. Extremely easy-to-blend, this buildable color blush provides a natural pop of color and a soft satin finish. Don’t worry about touch-ups, this non-greasy cream blush with gel-like texture has color that stays true all day – and in the most flattering shades!
SHOP THE CHEEK BOUTIQUE:
•Revlon Powder Blush: 8 New Shades, 1 Bronzer: Naughty Nude, Melon-Drama, Classy Coral, Oh Baby! Pink, Racy Rose, Haute Pink, Mauvelous, Wine Not, Bronzilla (Bronzilla is available exclusively at Walmart and Walgreens); Retail price: $9.99
•Revlon Highlighting Palette: 3 New Shades: Peach Glow, Rose Glow, Bronze Glow; Retail price $10.99
•Revlon Cream Blush: 4 Shades(3 Existing, 1 New): Pinched, Flushed, Coral Reef, Charmed (New); Retail price $12.99
Available at mass market retailers and www.revlon.com
Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm
Lipstick just dries out your lips this time of year. Lip balm isn’t enough color. You crave the pop of color and glimmer of a gloss. How about something even better than a lipstick and a lip balm? What if your balm could also make your lips look as beautiful as they feel? New Almay Color + Care™ Liquid Lip Balm combines lip color and care in one. With its lusciously smooth liquid formula, this liquid lip balm innovation combines the penetrating conditioners of a balm with the shine and flirty color of your favorite gloss. Like a balm, Almay Color + Care™ Liquid Lip Balm is infused with lip-loving ingredients like avocado oil, vitamin E, and an exotic blend of hydrating oils. But instead of a typical stick, this liquid formula melts onto lips, instantly drenching them with twice the hydration of bare lips, making them softer, smoother, and healthier looking over time. The formula glides on smoothly with a rich, creamy emollient sensation. Upon application, your lips have never looked – or felt – so good. In a collection of ten shiny tints, lips glisten with sheer, lustrous color. After all day-wear, lip moisture increased by 194%, or nearly triple.
Ten Shades: pink pout, blooming balm, cantaloupe cream, rosy lipped, apricot pucker, truffle kiss, just plum good, nudetrients, apple a day & lilac love
Retails for $5.99 at mass market retailers and www.almay.com.
I hope this has given you some ideas for healthy and beautiful, luminous winter skin. And lovely shiny hair that doesn’t get dried out. These are products that are easy to come by and not too expensive either. Go out and get your glow on!