The internet is clogged with beauty tips and videos for teens and 20-somethings. Which is cool, because when I was 17 all I had was the monthly Glamour magazine, some of the articles in which I would cut out and file under “Beauty Tips.” Serious little teenager, wasn’t I?
After40 years of accumulating beauty and skin care tips, I have truly simplified: Plain soap, Retin-A every night and Vitamin C serum during the day. Cheap drugstore body lotion and of course sunscreen that works on the surface of the sun.
But every once in while, I shop the Sephora sales/specials to find a new treat. Because we are driven to try new things, and the expense of these delights is tiny compared to designer shoes. Here are a few of the recent finds I have been happy with, and wanted to share with you:
DIPBROW Pomade by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I bought this in NYC with Sabina of Ocean Blue Style almost two years ago. Sabina’s the one who told me it was supposed to be good, and it is – it stays all day and can be applied in a light or dramatic hand. Lots of colors to choose from; I use Blonde.
E.l.f. Bronzer/Blush compact. This one is currently out of stock at the e.l.f. site, but you can get on the back-order list. I love to just touch my fingers to the blush and then to my cheeks, for a wonderful believable color. I use the bronzer side for my eye-shadow, again just a touch of my fingers.
A new perfume, La Vie Est Belle, by Lancome. I spritz a tiny amount on my wrists, and it smells wonderful for eight hours. The top notes are Iris, Patchouli, and Gourmand, and a lovely orange blossom scent remains throughout the day. It’s now my second favorite scent ever, after Prada’s Infusion d’Iris.
A new matte lipstick that I absolutely love. I haven’t worn a matte in ages, but Rainforest Of The Sea by Tarte is not drying and lasts a good half-the-day. In Cabana Boy Mauve (wait, what?), my pick for a soft neutral, and eleven other wear-able colors.
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