How often do you shop for seasonal tones of make up if your'e not a make up artist? I never do, I keep a stash of year round basics in my shoulder bag and a separate set in my travel bag: Chanel for the eyes, NARs for the cheeks and lips, Laura Mercier for my uber dark under eye circles and of course my Dr Hauschka Rose day cream and Jiva Apoha face oil.
As I'm not a beauty editor or a beauty blogger I thought my trial and error of various beauty products would give an authentic review rather than a slanted view and btw we (contentmode) don't have any beauty product advertisers that might leave me obligated to favor.
So it's officially time to start sampling the options that I see our contributing make up artists and hair stylists use to create high level of editorial beauty. Note: there is a difference between a 19 year old model's skin being touched up between shots and anyone over the age of 30, and can these products stand the wear of 12 hours no touch ups if youre not 19 years old?
Burberry was top of my list to try not only for their theory of sheer beauty but for the selective ingredients that are benefical for the skin. This is a new branch of the Burberry brand; known for their high level of quality,design, and branding integrity. I can confirm packaging and quality of the product meets the price point, and it does create the sheer glowing English rose look that I do remember coveting while living/gowing up in London.
Here's my check list that one must own and add to one's cosmetic kit that will create a lasting natural sheer look that is trending now and especially in the humid NYC months ahead.
Sheer Concealer and Sheer foundation: both light weight and didn't enhance my fine lines and were long lasting, moisturizing. The packaging is amazing these dont pop open in your bag and spill.
Glow Blush: It's based with wild rose extract and goes on as a sheer natural glow, always a great beauty aid when your face needs a quick touch up.
Effortless Mascara: How can you not love a mascara that accelerates lash growth and prevents the racoon eyes taking effect while youre eyes are watering from a good laugh? Love the easy to use brush.
And now for the lips: Notes on packaging, the magnetic lid ensures that those annoying particles of dust in your bag don't creep onto the lip stick and shock you with a rough application of what should be smooth.
Lip Mist Lipstick in nude honey: Ok the 1960's nude lip is trending for S/S13, this is the softer,sheer version that wont look overdone or pasty.
Lip Cover lipstick in Rosewood: a classic semi sheer tone that lasts for hours, moisturizes with anti aging ceramides; great for day or night.
Images by: DF for Contentmode (Copyright 2013)