This was written by Amy Mia Goldsmith from highstylelife.com.
There is great truth in the saying ‘you don’t need to spend a million to look like a million’. There are times when we think that only celebrities can afford to look flawless as they have the luxury to spend hundreds of dollars on face masks and thousands for beauty treatments. The reality is, you don’t need much to truly pamper yourself and create little beauty rituals that will give you that flawless glow and take your beauty game where it wants to go.
In order to prove this point, we have created a list of the most amazing products and regimens that will convince you that a little goes a long way.
It all starts with care
It seems that we have finally learned our lesson – great skincare is the key pillar of beauty. The days of piling on heavy foundations and concealers are on their way out. The main trend, one we hope sticks around is great skincare. It makes perfect sense – when you are glowing and healthy from within, there will be little to nothing left to conceal.
There are tons of amazing moisturizers out there by any given brand, but in the spirit of raising awareness on the harmful effect of UVA and UVB rays, the best way to pamper your skin is with a moisturizer that contains SPF. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 is a definite winner in this category, as it deeply nourishes the skin, makes it glow and also contains serious SPF.
The game changer
Every so often a new ‘revolutionary’ product appears on the market making a great promise, but the one that has lived up to its promise is the mighty serum. Serums are loaded with a high concentration of active ingredients that are there to target signs of aging, fight free radicals, brighten and even the complexion and even treat acne-prone skin.
There is hands-down no more powerful product to this day than a serum, and the best part is there are serums available at different price ranges, so everyone can find their Holy Grail one. Just make sure to apply it right after cleansing and let it sit, so it can do its job before sealing the deal with the moisturizer.
Stay on the healthy side
While most of us can’t help but wear foundation when you have an effective and minimal skincare routine, there is no reason to a) neutralize its effects and b) hide your great face with heavy foundations that clog the pores and cause breakouts. When it comes to foundation, you know a little goes a long way, and since you’re covering your entire face with this product, you want to invest in one that is high-quality with plenty of nourishing ingredients. Amazing lightweight foundations, such as Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation you can find at a great price at Purple Peach are a great way to go. Foundations like these contain antioxidants and SPF, so you know your precious skin is safe.
Get with the program
With so many makeup brands releasing their own version of the ‘warm’ eyeshadow palette, it’s time to indulge and invest in one of these. Whether you’ll go for the affordable Burgundy Bar by Maybelline or something mid-range like Tarte’s toasted palette is all up to you, but give your eyes a makeover with the most flattering and warm hues that range from golden to burnt red this winter. While you’re at it, stop thinking about that perfect red lipstick and buy one already. Every woman deserves to own at least that one lippie in a red shade that is pure perfection for her skin tone.
Your own spa
At the end of the day (or your day off) you and your skin deserve some extra love and one of the one product that can give you that luxurious and pampering vibe (in addition to skin benefits) is a hydration boosting sheet mask. You put this on, pour a glass of wine, and if you feel like creating an entire ‘home spa’ experience you can even make a great tub and throw on a hair sheet mask as well – L’Oréal Paris EverPure Deep Moisture Hair Sheet Mask is absolutely amazing and totally on the affordable side.
Read a magazine or relax with your ‘bath tunes’ and let the masks to their job. Not only will you feel like royalty, but look the part too. Dry brush your entire body to improve circulation and help cellulite leave your skin. Minimal investment, maximum payoff.