How to Update your Beauty Look this Year
January 22, 2015
We are now in the midst of a new year…a virtual reset that inspires us to adopt fresh perspectives, build new habits, refine our direction and look to new opportunities as they unfold over the course of the next 12 months. Consequently, January is the quintessential time to embrace new beauty and skincare; these simple integrations have the potential to produce positive reverberations–from head to toe–in your routine for the months to come!
Hair: Even the healthiest hair can benefit from extra conditioning and a volumizing boost. The Alterna CC Caviar 10-in-1 Complete Correction formula addresses every element that a leave-in treatment should; from hydration and manageability to UV protection and shine, this product will have your hair thanking you. If your locks and lank and limp, consider the revitalizing power of the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Perfect Texture Finishing Spray. When directed at the roots and distributed through your mane, this formula has the power to provide lift and hold to maximize the impact of your style.
Eyes: For the ever-expressive windows to your soul, consider trying a creamy formula with an undeniably gossamer finish. The Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes in Platinum glides on like silk and has a luminous, yet bulletproof, finish that will make you wonder how you ever went without it.
Skin: Products that mimic the results of high-tech spa treatments have never been so accessible. The ability to combat wrinkles, tighten slack skin and renew the smoothness of one’s visage, all from the comfort (and privacy!) of one’s home is cutting-edge advancement at is best. The red-light therapy of the Baby Quasar MD stimulates collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, the NuFace Mini uses microcurrent technology to contour the jawline and increase facial toning and the Pitera and BHA-rich SK-II Skin Refining Treatment is a potent nighttime topical that reveals smoother more translucent skin in the morning. The fact that all three products reveal more pronounced results with extended use is excellent rationale starting a regimen now, no?
Face: The sheer expanse of base products available can be an overwhelming enterprise. To remedy this conundrum, consider the multi-tasking properties of the Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge; lauded for its efficiency, this anti-aging moisturizer, tinted primer, SPF, and illuminator is good skin on the daily in a single drop. For those who prefer a more full-bodied base, this is the year to try something from the freshly-released, uber-luxurious Gucci Beauty line. The Gucci Face Lustrous Glow Foundation offers medium coverage and a luminous finish that keeps skin looking fresh and radiant for hours on end.
Lips: When it comes to one’s pout, be willing to contemplate the dynamic of quality over quantity. Once you find “your shade,” the opulent Clé de Peau Beauté Lip Color–which comes in a range of formulas and finishes–can be refilled for a nod to sustainability. For those who prefer a bevy of options, the Le Metier de Beaute Obsidian Odyssey Lip Kaleidoscope features four split-pan layers of rich lip color and cushiony gloss for endless combination possibilities.
Hands: While hand cream is a staple for many, a lotion with tangible benefits for the nails heightens the utility. Fortified with Japanese Mulberry and Sesame Oil to smooth and hydrate, the Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream forms an “invisible glove” that protects hands from environmental stresses and bolsters the health and strength of one’s cuticles and nails.
Body: Let 2015 mark the resurgence of the his and her fragrance approach. Sophisticated and complex, the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Feminin Pluriel and Masculin Pluriel share a cohesive base note of Indonesian patchouli while independently venturing into respectively unique territories. The Masculin is infused with leather and lavender for a classic effect while its floral counterpart, Feminin, communicates elegance with Egyptian jasmine and violet. In sum, the pair work together in harmonious accord.