Current obsession: the dewy look
I LOVE when I have guest bloggers! For years when I was on BRAVOTV’s RHONY, Id get a lot of slack for having oil slick skin. I actually have naturally dewy skin. Not sure why, but my skin has always been very healthy. Now, my oil slick skin is in fashion! Please welcome Christine, and her dewy skin blog. And, as always, please send me your thoughts. I love criticism. xx kkb
Oh la la! The sultry season is upon us – at least when it comes to effortless makeup and sultry, dewy, glowing skin.
Radiant, confident and sassy: those are the words to live by this summer in order to achieve an effortless, glistening look.
Did you know that it’s possible to plump up the skin while quenching its thirst, and exude a subdued yet glamorous glow-from-within vibe, as seen regularly on the catwalks and on red carpets… The best part? No make-up artist tutorial is required! We love dewy skin, especially during the hot season.
So embrace the heat, grab a glass of rosé and exude sensuality in barely-there makeup, whether you’re lounging by the pool or dining al fresco…. As for the rest, all you really need is perfectly primed skin and intoxicating, sultry formulas. Let’s take a look at a few bombshell essentials in order to achieve the highly coveted, full-body luminous look- à la Tom Ford, during his infamous Gucci heydays:
Prep: French Girl Organics Scrubs
Dull skin ruins everything. You’re not into dry brushing? It’s okay, French Girl has got you covered. Legs, upper back, lips, face: leave no stone unturned! The epidermis will be peeling, whether you’ve been dutifully applying a sunscreen or not, but one things is for sure: the real secret to a perfect glow is a primed canvas (and smooth, even skin). Only from here on out can you moisturize your skin and achieve that desirable glowy look. During the summer, pay extra attention to your puckers, your elbows, and your pins. Dutifully exfoliating from head to toe will make your sunless tanning lotion go on flawlessly and last longer, too. Seriously good enough to eat, the Sea Polish (mint & rosemary, $50) is organic and contains a plethora of essential oils , Atlantic sea salt, Neroli extract and is divine. The Rose Lip Polish ($20) is infused with natural cane sugar, spearmint and all the goodies that make your pout flawless and seriously hydrated. After a good mechanical exfoliation, one must deliberately apply a supremely rich body cream, and the Body Silk ($29) crème du jour happens to overflow with organic and stupendously hydrating agents. Its intoxicating head notes of rose, ylang and geranium don’t hurt either! Available online at frenchgirlorganics.com/ .
For an OMG moment: Sun-Lite Sheer Lingerie for Legs by Legology
Because this tinted leg cream is our current obsession – and Kelly’s, too. A subtle hint of pearl & wash-off color while contouring legs for a subtle shimmer, infused with caffeine and a plethora of high-end ingredients such as carnitine, for smoothing and flattering results (aka hello, leg contour!). Highly hydrating as well which is perfect for those who shave their legs on a daily basis during the summer days. Infused with LegActif, a formula that relieves tired leg syndrome and enhances blood circulation! Smells heavenly, to boot! Our go-to summer beauty product for flawless sexy gams! Available online here.
Picture perfect: Lancer Dani Glowing Skin Perfector
Treating and illuminating- say no more! Tinted, lightweight and smells like a warm summer day at the beach: meet Dani Glowing Skin Perfector ($120). Meant to enhance one’s natural glow (read: no, your face won’t be shiny), it can be applied to the décolleté, face and neck or layered on the cheeks for extra definition, can be worn alone (if you ask us, preferably) or may be followed with makeup (perfect during the winter days, when skin is at its dullest!). Provides a subdued glowy effect, so fear not! May be worn to the office without any problems, this pro formula by the inventor of The Method, aka Dr. Lancer (a skin prep regimen by an LA-based dermatologist, cult fave with celebs) aims to revitalize, brighten, and perfect all skin tones alike. Asian botanicals give it extra anti-ageing benefits, while its pigments aim to blur any imperfections… Infused with micro-fine light catching minerals, this formula also offers a lifting effect! Formulated without any parabens, sulfates or phthalates. Need we say more? Available at Sephora.
Treat: SOOTHE regimen by Rodan + Fields.
Life-changing. If you suffer from eczema like Kelly, or simply have incredibly excessively sensitive skin, a radiant look will be hard to achieve without treating and soothing your beauty canvas first. SOOTHE by Rodan is Kelly’s go-to product, and is designed to calm and treat any flare ups. A crucial step for healthy-looking skin and an even complexion – and acts as a shield against environmental aggressors. Available online here.
Flawless canvas: Ellis Faas Cosmetics Skin veil
A cult favourite, created by a high fashion MUA. This silky foundation goes on oh so smoothly, and is both sheer and opaque! Here’s the thing: it dries and becomes unnoticeable, yet it is super covering (which we are VERY fond of). Highly efficient, easily blends into the skin and looks natural? Please go on. A must. Available in 9 different shades, cruelty-free and “only tested on supermodels”. A French fashion press fave. $122, available online via ellisfaas.com .
Glamazon gaze: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette in Deep
Light or deep? There’s no better way to pull off a major eye with minimal/no makeup make-up than with Chanel’s Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette in Deep ($70). The five incredibly flattering and easy to wear shades are meant to enhance one’s features, in true unrivalled Parisian chic. Think sun-kissed skin, barely there makeup, an elegant and leisurely natural look and your smile as your best accessory (and evidently this palette). Layer the satiny golden brown hues and matte finishes or wear each one separately. If not, make sure to blend the creamy powder textures altogether for a seamless look and effortless eyes. Versatile, it can also be used as a brow intensifier! We just found our everyday summer eyeshadow palette. Available at all Chanel beauty counters.
Sexy beauty hack: Tom Ford Eye Gloss $44,00
Bare skin. Bronze skin. Wet hair (or slicked back for that sexy, wet effect). An open back dress. Cocktails. A bold lip. A heady fragrance. The warm summer breeze caressing your bare shoulders as your lover casts his eyes on you… The nec plus ultra of an out of this world smouldering look? Eye gloss. We’re crazy about eye gloss. There’s only one caveat, that being said: dab some of the gloss over your eyelids lightly and make sure to wear some waterproof mascara and no eyeshadow if you want it to stay put longer than the time it takes you to finishing a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rich. Exclusively online at Sephora.com