Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world - Charlotte Tilbury

Welcome to August Beauty Month.

I’ve always been fascinated and truly intrigued with makeup and skincare products. When I was in college, I worked at a few different makeup counters playing for hours on hours in paints, glosses, and creams.  Today,  “What’s your favorite foundation? What bronzer do you use? What’s your holy grail mascara?” are some of the questions I get asked by loyal followers on the daily.  So to answer all your questions, I’ve declared the month of August “Beauty Month” to show you ALL my favorite beauty, hair and skincare must-haves. (Also my birth month, so how timely!)

To kick off BEAUTY MONTH, I want to start with GLOW. All my favorite products that will accomplish just the right pop of dew, radiance, and shimmer. One of my most recent purchases was the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this compact as it looked quite similar to many of the others I already own. But boy was I shocked when it set off intensive radiations of illumination! As busy women, we’re always on the go and I’m sure like myself, none of you like having to lug around your entire makeup collection for touch-ups. So for me, this all-in-one palette with rose gold undertones is a literal miracle.

In summer especially, I like to let me skin breathe and keep my makeup as lightweight as possible. Lately, I’ve found myself reaching for the CT Unisex Healthy Glow moisturizer as my go-to. Without any effort of my own, it keeps my skin youthful and hydrated all day long and most importantly radiates the healthiest of glows. It can be worn alone or mixed with a foundation for more coverage.

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You may have seen me use this product on Snapchat or post about it on the blog. Say Hello To Sexy Legs’ Tinted Glow Gel has been a tanning game changer for me. Whenever I have a shoot or want to look more sun kissed instantly, I just lather myself up in the product. You can also mix it with lotion for extra hydration or to tone down the sheen – depending on your comfort level. When possible, I work natural products into my skincare - so not only is the use of caramel, caffeine, green tea and monoi oil my kind of concoction, the ingredients all work together to nourish the skin and also minimize the look of everything we don’t want to see - body fat, cellulite and stretch marks. It really is a win win.  And did I mention it’s 100% transfer-resistant? Yes, yes it really is.

So there you have it, three guaranteed, fool-proof products to G L O W . And because you can never have too much illumination, below is a roundup of other tried and true goodies that I’ve been reaching for in my vanity all summer long.

So what are you waiting for? Glow girl, glow!


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