Today on the blog, I'm sharing some of my all time FAVORITE products that will give you a fresh glow whether you're headed out for a date with your Valentine or a night out with friends. First up, my newest obsession: everything and anything Charlotte Tilbury! My two Charlotte Tilbury favorites are the Wonder Glow Primer and the Hollywood Contour Wands. When I was in New York for The Great Love Debate show, I used Priv to find a great makeup artist. I have a ton of experience with makeup from my game days as an NFL cheerleader, but since I was invited to be on the panel to speak for the event, I decided to treat myself. Priv sent me the greatest artist who sparked my obsession with Charlotte Tilbury's products. If you have normal to dry skin, this primer (in the picture above) will change your life- you're welcome!
Next up, the highlight and contour wands- hands down, the easiest tools to give you that celebrity glow! I love these products because you can use them on the go and they still make you look like you've been sitting in a makeup chair for an hour.
If the Charlotte Tilbury products aren't enough for you, another brightening product I love, especially for the under eye, is the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer (in the first photo). I use the shade Vanilla. It's not too light, but still seems to make my dark circles disappear. This can be applied with your finger- which is reason to buy the product alone. There's nothing worse than spending an hour of your Sunday washing your makeup brushes, so any product that doesn't require a brush has my approval!
Also featured in the main photo above is my ride or die Mac blush in the shade Melba. If you are a Jaclyn Hill fan like me, you know why Melba is worthy of the praise it has gotten over the years. It's the perfect shade of pink for those of us who hate too much pink when it comes to cosmetics. This blush almost has a nude hue to it, with just enough of a pop to give you a warm glow without looking like you took a Crayola crayon to your face.
To finish your Valentine's Day look you need a lipstick. While I am an avid Mac snob when it comes to lipstick, I have to branch out and give credit where credit is due... The Kylie Jenner Lip Kit. I know, I hate to say it, but the girl has created a hell of a product. While it can be a tad on the dry side, you can combat that with a gloss over the top. When it comes to Valentine's Day, you need a product with longevity- and this stuff doesn't move. I can say with total confidence that this product will stay on all night. I like a nude lip, so I always reach for the shade Exposed. If you want to go for a red lip to vamp it up, try pairing it with a more neutral eye to get a more sultry look. I say go for full glam!
Happy Valentine's Day, Dimes!
Michele is a former St. Louis Rams Cheerleader living in St. Louis. Follow Michele from the sidelines of the NFL to the sidelines of the modern dating world.