Posts Tagged ‘Orlane’

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

7-Minute Makeup Routine (Yes, I Timed It)

I know you all think I plop myself down in front of my vanity every morning and spend a good hour putting on my face — using several different concealers to camouflage my puffy eyes, carefully sculpting the perfect winged eye, prepping and painting on the perfect statement lip — ok that’s me on a big night out, but not during the week. I mean come on, I live in crunchy Northern California now so I’ve kind of been forced to embrace the “Fresh Face Look”. The good news? I found that I can actually look surprisingly good after dedicated  5-7 minutes to my makeup routine. And for those of you mommies and worker bees who don’t have more than a few minutes to slap on your makeup in the morning, you are going to love me forever:

5 Minute Makeup Routine

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fighting to Hold on to that Last Bit of Summer Glow

You’re starting to notice the evenings are getting cooler and your husband or boyfriend is mysteriously absent all the time because he’s furiously trying to strategize his fantasy football team before next Sunday.   These looming signs of Fall mean that natural sunny glow you achieved (by wearing at least SPF 30 I would like to think) is going to start to fade over the next couple weeks. Don’t expect your usual summer bronzer will suffice unless you’re aiming for a war paint look.

It’s time to tone down the brown and go for a more natural glow. My favorite Fall bronzer is Orlane Soleil Cuivre 02 Compact Bronzer ($40) — with its finely milled texture leaving a subtly sheer healthy glow,  this bronzer works on almost every skin tone.   I also love that despite having “compact” in its name it has a 5″ diameter meaning you can easily swirl the largest fluffiest brush around in it and apply to both face and body.  I love using my luxurious Dior ‘Backstage Foundation – Light Coverage’ Powder Brush ($55) with this bronzer to give my face, decollate, and shoulders that last bit of summer I need to get me through the forthcoming football Sundays.

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