Get your skin back on an even Kiehl’s
It is time to get up and glow as there is a new makeup obsession sweeping the Instagram world and beyond.
It is a great look that has been showcased on the pages of the best fashion magazines and it has had online make-up vloggers going into meltdown as they vie to upload the best how-to video.
Contouring is finally getting a rest (hurray!) for now ... as strobing is the new look on the block.
The thing is, this technique has actually been around forever! It’s just that recently it seems to have been given a reboot.
Back in the day, the likes of Marilyn Monroe boasted a strobed face in many of her studio publicity shots - it’s not a new thing, just a new name. So if you are looking to up your glam quotient then go for a strobed face.
To achieve the look simply apply a heavy highlight to bring lots of light to your face and make it glow.
A strobed face is achieved by applying the highlighter where the sun would naturally hit your face, including the bridge of the nose, tip of the chin, centre of the forehead, cupid’s bow, brow bones, and cheekbones.
The process can even begin before you even apply your foundation by using a radianceboosting primer or a very emollient moisturiser.
And, unlike contouring, everyone really can achieve this look by themselves.
Depending on your skin type, you have a choice of using cream or powder highlighters.
L’Oreal Paris true match Lumi, liquid glow illuminator is amazing, as is Urban Decay’s naked skin beauty balm in Illuminating.
It’s a beautiful look which suits everyone and it has been expertly showcased by none other than the queen of the Instagram selfie Kim Kardashian.
It’s a great look for a night out because in very dim light you don’t see colour and detail, you see highlight and shadow, so strobing will give your face an ethereal glow. Cher once sang‘If I could turn back time...’. How many of us have had a look in the mirror and thought just that?!
A few too many late nights, weekends where the cocktail count would make Tom Cruise blush and ... horror ... holidays spent roasting and toasting in the sun ... it all takes its toll on our faces eventually.
But there are products out there that can help blur the ravages and ease the damage a little.
This month’s product, well two actually, come courtesy of Kiehl’s - Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence and Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
I love the Kiehl’s Store. I much prefer the apothecary vibe it has compared to the glitz of a department store perfumery.
I’m also not a fan of fancy boxed antiageing products. I’m very aware of their limitations and have very realistic expectations when it comes to my own skin concerns.
I also believe that good healthy skin comes from within.Y our water intake, diet and lifestyle will determine the skin you have now and in the future. If you are still in your 20s and early 30s, it won’t show yet, but by your late thirties and 40s all will be revealed.
My partying might be over, but my skin sometimes reveals the fun I had in my 20s. But all is not lost!!
Some products really do what they say on the tin I’m relieved to say. Naturally derived ingredients is key here. No, they can’t and won’t turn the clock back, but they will improve the look and feel of your skin, which will make it look softer so it appears a little younger.
Kiehl’s Iris Extract is a velvety liquid concentrate full of natural hydrating products to give your skin radiance and restore hydration.
Use it morning and night by pouring a few drops into your palm and press it into the skin. Apply to cleansed skin before your serum and/or moisturiser.
My skin was looking really dull so this seemed the perfect choice to perk it up and it has!
I’ve also been using Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery, aka ‘Midnight Magic’ Concentrate on top and there certainly has been an improvement in my skin.
I love the concentration of plant-derived oils, plus carefully selected essential oils, they smell devine.
Kiehl’s sell one of these miracle potions globally every minute, which speaks for itself!
Night time is the best time for our skin to absorb these active ingredients so you will awaken looking refreshed and ready to face the day.
So pop into the Kiehl’s store in Buchanan Street, Glasgow, for a look ... your face will thank you for it. If you’d like to
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