We’ve all had those days… A friend’s birthday, a special occasion, a party, work, an important meeting. Sometimes these are things that you simply cannot afford to miss, despite the fact you’ve just come done with a tummy ache, a cold or a headache or simply aren’t in the mood to go out but the world still moves around and sometimes you just have to pull yourself together, get dressed, put on some makeup and conquer the day. Whilst the last thing you probably feel like doing when your sick is putting on makeup, it can make a lot of difference to how your feeling and your state of mind.
First and foremost your number one concern should be your skin. When you’re sick it’s easy to forgo your skincare routine and either just wash it or do nothing at all. Instead, try and stick to your regular routine and consider adding an oil or hydrating serum under your moisturiser. When your immune system is down it can take a nasty toll on your skin - and don’t you dare even think about forgetting lip balm!
Reach your beauty resolution in WAY less than a year.
When it comes to beauty makeovers, the caterpillar-to-butterfly metaphor is often what comes to mind—but what if you’re already a butterfly in your own eyes? Instead, we think you should become You 2.0 in 2016, and you only need a couple of small tweaks to your bathroom counter to get there. Let’s get down to the basics by starting with skin and hair care that has the power to rival your fairy godmother’s magic. The Sephora Glossy has your beauty guide to live up to that New Year, New You mantra. JESSICA VELEZ
If you need a mane makeover…
You don’t need to take inches off or dye it a wild color to see a major hair transformation. By adding a few products to your routine, you can give your strands a noticeable boost. First, it’s all about dousing dehydrated strands with moisture, especially during harsh winter months. Before you get in the shower, comb in ALTERNA Haircare’s Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment. We love this weekly treatment because it helps repel those damaging minerals that sneak their way into our shower water. Next, you’re ready for the Ultimate Restore collection by StriVectin Hair. The name is not a stretch; the shampoo, conditioner, and Densifying Foaming Treatment target dry, damaged hair with split ends and give it new life. Step out into the steamy air and top off your ’do with Drybar’s Mr. Incredible The Ultimate Leave-In Conditioner to manage tangles, enhance shine, and continue the fight against breakage. And, it will leave a ginger, mint, and sandalwood fragrance in your strands.
If you need a skinstant reboot…
Before you book a pricey facial, consider trying these at-home rejuvenating treatments. First, make sure you’re working with calm, cleansed skin. Sunday Riley’s Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm is a solid sapphire-toned formula that, when warmed up in your hand, removes makeup and impurities while soothing redness. Every morning and evening, you’ll experience its chocolate and licorice aroma on your skin, too. Follow with bareMinerals’s SKINLONGEVITY Vital Power Infusion Serum, which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and makes skin look as bright as a poppy flower (its extract just so happens to be an ingredient). Of course, to see results, you need to have a little hope. philosophy’s Renewed Hope in a Jar is the last crusader in this routine’s fight against last year’s skin troubles. It provides tireless hydration and a surface-smoothing effect.
Fresh dewy skin using illamasqua foundation in 3.5, concealer to add light contouring, benefit masquerade blusher, 018 rimmel lip liner, Anastasiabeverlyhills pomade dip brow, eyes consist of a mixture of illamasqua, Mac and bare minerals cosmetics!
BareMinerals is known for their less-is-more ingredient philosophy, so it comes as no surprise that the brand’s new bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation sticks to the essentials. Uniquely formulated with vitamin C to boost radiance and lilac stem cells to address damaged skin over time, bareSkin works like a skincare product—but also provides full-face coverage when paired with the bareSkin Perfecting Face Brush. Bonus: It’s incredibly easy to apply. So, without further ado, let’s step to it. BECKY PEDERSON
STEP ONE: Shake the bottle. This step is important. Because the mineral-infused formula excludes emulsifiers, the ingredients will naturally separate between uses.
STEP TWO: Drop 1-2 droplets of foundation onto the bareSkin Perfecting Face Brush reservoir.
STEP THREE: Buff droplets onto your skin in circular motions, starting at the center of your face. You can go back and add more drops for more coverage, but keep in mind that the brush works best if you only use up to two at a time.
STEP FOUR: High-five your reflection. You look awesome.