Tuesday, February 3, 2009

back from the dead

hello world. sorry I have been away so long. But 2009 has started off as a very busy year for me! But now that we are in the dead of winter, I'd thought I would share with you one of my secrets for dealing with the paleness. This is the first fall/winter that I have not put myself in a tanning bed. I know for most of you, you would think that I am acting like a 19 year old girl and who the heck cares if you are slightly more pale than normal. Well ladies, I'm not going to lie, I have been having some issues with my newly discovered paleness. For the first time in about 9 years, I do not have tan lines and I think I look like I am part of the Cullen family from Twilight.

But I am not the person that will throw a bunch of bronzer on and have my face 17 shades darker than the rest of my body. This looks muddy to me, and is one of my biggest irritations when it comes to makeup flaws. There is an easy way to give your face a "glow" that doesn't make you look fake or that you are actually trying to make yourself look tan. I'm just talking about helping you to not look dead. (like I do now when I don't have anything on my face)

This product I have been using for years, and my cousin Lauren has been an avid follower as well. It's Chanel and it's called Sheer Brilliance. I don't think it actually adds color, but it just warms your skin up. What I like to do is add a dot of this to my tinted moisturizer. A little bit goes A LONG way, and if you use too much, you are going to look oily. Which is also why I suggest using it under your powder for the most natural look.

Also remember, when your skin is lighter or darker than usual, you are probably going to need to change up your blush color as well... what looks good at the beach is not going to be the same color you wear in the dead of winter....

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