I’ve long been a fan of Elizabeth Arden‘s luxurious cosmetics and rich heritage. Even as a child, I couldn’t resist trying on a lipstick or a blush when stopping by the Elizabeth Arden counter with my mom at the department store. Now, I turn to her products to fight the early signs of aging and look flawless with long-lasting lip and eye colors. I’m especially obsessed with the Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum because it leaves my skin absolutely glowing by restoring its much-needed moisture.
Hydrating your skin is not only important when it comes to the anti-aging process, it’s also incredibly important to restore moisture while traveling. I never thought to bring moisturizer in my carry-on before. But, after getting amazing travel beauty tips from Elizabeth Arden‘s Global Makeup Artist, Rebecca Restrepo, there’s no way I’m heading to the airport again without a few Ceramide Capsules on hand. Be sure to check out the rest of Rebecca Restrepo‘s travel tips and top product picks for summer.
Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum delivers the right amount of hydration and ceramide benefits in an efficient way. Ceramides comprise 50% of the essential lipids found in the skin and are essential in maintaining defense against signs of aging. Since they’re individually packaged, these capsules are perfect for travel.
Elizabeth Arden’s NEW Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss offers high-shine along with increased moisture with Mango and Shea Butters with a light vanilla scent. The key ingredient, Maxi Lip, is clinically proven to increase lip volume by 40%! I love having multiple colors in my purse for quick touch ups throughout the day.
The legendary Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant was created by Elizabeth Arden herself in 1930 and the original formula still remains. This skincare classic is one of my favorite moisturizers because it absorbs so well into the skin. It can be used to treat dry skin, soothe sunburn, smooth cuticles, and even shape brows.
Beauty Travel Tips from Rebecca Restrepo, Global Makeup Artist at Elizabeth Arden:
- Skincare is even more important when traveling. I love multi-use products and ones that can be packed in a carry-on bag. The Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum delivers so much moisture. I apply mine mid-flight for extra hydration and also use as a makeup primer when traveling.
- Skin can get very dehydrated when flying, so Eight Hour Cream is essential! I apply to my lips before every flight and use it on my hands and elbows throughout flight. I like to warm up the product in the palms of my hands before applying to my skin, helping it activate and absorb quickly.
- Someone once told me that solids travel better than liquids, so now I never go anywhere without my Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup. It provides as much coverage as I need, without making a mess in my makeup bag.
- Before I land after a long flight, the perfect pick-me-up is a touch blush to brighten the cheeks, a swipe of brightening shadow to open the eye and a dab of rosy lip gloss. To achieve this fresh and well-rested look, Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar, Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Innocence, and Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink are my go-to products.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
The start of summer is the perfect time to brighten up your beauty routine. Be sure to start with a smooth foundation paired with perfectly shaped brows for a fresh summer look. Thanks to Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips you can achieve that polished salon shape without the hassle of having to make an appointment or paying salon prices. Nair has an excellent selection of depilatory and wax products to give you perfectly smooth skin.
The new Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips with Perfect Temp™ technology added to the popular Brazilian Spa Clay line are infused with mango butter and açai berry, known to moisturize the skin, and mineral-rich clay known to purify the skin. The new wax strips take the guesswork out of waxing at home with the Perfect Temp™ technology. Each wax strip contains the Nair logo embossed across the strip. The wax strips are heated by hand and when the logo fades across the entire strip, you apply it to your skin. You can’t overheat it, so there is no risk that the wax will burn you. Results last up to 8 weeks!
Though I love a good salon wax, I’ve long been a fan of waxing at home, especially for those much-needed touch-ups in between appointments. Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips with Perfect Temp technology provide superior results at home at a fraction of the salon price. In just two steps you can remove hair and moisturize skin for a smooth finish. It retails for only $5.99 which is a small fraction of the salon price.
Want the perfect look this summer? Check out these flawless Summer Makeup Tips from celebrity makeup artist, Ashunta Sheriff:
1. Less is More
A picture perfect look starts with a smooth foundation. Achieve a fresh, clean look this summer with Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Total Care Face Trio, the only 3-step depilatory for your face. Also try lightening your makeup regimen with SPF foundation primer and a tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizer will give you a sheer finish, while still having the option of layering with another coat for medium coverage. It’s best to apply with a foundation brush for a smooth result.
2. Get the Perfect Brows
To find the perfect brow shape, hold a ruler parallel to your nose, and level with the inner corner of your eye to determine where the brow should begin. If your eyes are close together, make the gap between the brows wider, and vice versa if your eyes are further apart.
Get salon quality results at home with Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips with Perfect Temp™ technology. My favorite part about the wax strips is that they can be cut to create the perfect brow shape. Apply thinly cut strips above, below, and at the start of the brow in a triangle to achieve the perfect look.
3. Make Your Eyes Pop
This summer, incorporate colored eye liner into your makeup kit. Apply two coats along your lower lash line to make your eyes pop. Select colors that complement your eyes. For example, if you have brown eyes, use purple eyeliner to make your eyes stand out.
4. Get Great Lashes
In three simple steps your lashes will have volume, life, and separation for a truly memorable look. Using your favorite mascara, start by applying it the traditional way from the base upward, or “uptown.” Next, apply mascara “downtown” to the top of lashes curling the lash down then up. Finish with a “crosstown” by wiggling the wand from side to side as if you are teasing and separating the lashes.
5. Waterproof Everything
Prepare for summer showers and heat by switching to waterproof formulas for your mascara, eye liner, lip liner, and cream eye colors. Always set makeup with waterproof finishing spray to ensure you look great all day!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
I love products brought about by movies. So when makeup palettes started coming out inspired by the newest fantasy films to hit the box office, I got super excited. They say the eyes are the window to the soul, therefore, it couldn’t be more fitting for eye palettes to be inspired by beautiful characters from enchanted worlds.
Oz The Great and Powerful: If you love a pink girly look inspired by the Good Witch of Oz, then the The Glinda Palette is for you. For beauty buffs looking to recreate Mila Kunis’ look in Oz The Great and Powerful, check out The Theodora Palette filled with bold browns and flattering earth tones.
Beautiful Creatures: In honor of The Caster Chronicles being turned into a film, Pur Minerals released the Beautiful Creatures Collection. Now when you’re getting ready in the morning, you can choose whether you’d like to be claimed for the light or the dark based on what colors you use. I loved the makeup in this movie and contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be 13 to see it. They really perfected the smokey eye. I also plan to do so by trying this palette.
Living in a tiny apartment on the west side of Midtown Manhattan, I’m always looking for beautiful ways to save space. To make this fancy nail polish and makeup station, I saved the vase my boyfriend sent me a dozen roses in on Valentine’s Day, filled it with my favorite nail polish colors, and topped it off with makeup brushes, eyeliner, and a handy nail file. It’s not only a beautiful decoration, but it’s a functional way to store my makeup and nail polish that doesn’t involve having all my beauty products thrown across my windowsill.
Limited Edition Zoya Nail Polish in the key colors from Zang Toi’s FW13 Collection
Bright red lipstick – Chanel Rogue is my favorite!
My new favorite eyeshadow - Maybelline Color Tattoo