Since New York Roots to Southern Boots recently turned ONE, it’s time to start a weekly series that can help any girl looking for some beauty tips. Each week I’m going to talk about beauty buys that I either love or hate to help you feel like your most beautiful self, because honestly, that’s what we are all striving for. I’m going to preface that I am not a makeup artist, but I do LOVE to find beauty finds at Sephora, Ulta, or major department store like Nordstrom.
I came up with the idea to share this with you because 1. I LOVE makeup, 2. I love trying out new products, 3. my girlfriends ask me my thoughts on certain items because they know I’m a makeup hoarder, and 4. I want to help as many woman as possible feel beautiful and feel confident in their own skin.
One of my new favorites is IT! Cosmetics CC+. For starters, I love that it is SPF 50, so you can prevent sun damage while looking beautiful and it is filled with anti-aging hydrating serum. It is a full coverage, but it doesn’t LOOK or feel full coverage. It makes your skin just look better it one simple step. I wore it all week on my cruise to Cozumel, Belize and Roatan; my face didn’t get burnt at all. During the day I would just wear the CC+, but for dinner I would be a little concealer under my eyes to brighten.
My second favorite is Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops and since it’s only $14 it won’t break the bank. I bought it in the Morning Light shade, which looks like champagne. At first, I was only applying it in the area below my eyes and above the apple of my cheeks. Now I apply 1 drop (a little goes a long way!) all over my cheeks, down the bridge of my nose and in the area between my eyebrows; after I apply my primer. I was afraid it would be too aggressive, but it really just gives a nice glow.
I really hope y’all enjoy this as much as I am when I write it. Be sure to check back next Wednesday for the next BEAUTY HAUL!
“Nothing makes a woman feel more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful”
– Sophia Loren