Luxurious Ways to Dress Your Face
October 25, 2016
It is easy to get swept up in the chaos of the next few months, as the parties, events, and travel that invariably arise may lessen the focus on one’s beauty regimen. Although beauty products cannot stop the clock or get us out of yet another last-minute meeting, they can impart a sense of personal respite. We devote time to filling our schedules, choosing the perfect outfit, showing up for our commitments, and returning what feels like a never-ending stream of emails, often without taking time to breathe. So embrace a bit of “me time” when you dress your face each day. Integrating luxurious elements will guarantee your beauty routine is restorative and resplendent.
Begin with a pump of the opulent La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift. Infused with real caviar, this serum fights visible signs of aging, delivering an instant lifting and tightening effect that increases over time with regular usage. For decadent hydration, massage the Clé de Peau Beauté Limited Edition La Créme into your visage. The nourishing formula blurs fine lines and brightens skin tone with each application. To prepare your eyes for the day ahead, just a dot of the potent Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Eye Cream refreshes the orbital area by reducing puffiness and dark circles.
Foundation formulas continue to innovate, offering weightless textures and seamless performance that resist environmental stresses. For a brilliant skincare-meets-base option, smooth on the Giorgio Armani Crema Nuda. The tinted cream creates light to medium coverage that simply looks like really good skin. When greater opacity is called for, the new Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation/Concealer is a stunning choice. Worn alone (for invisible full coverage) or over a lighter coverage foundation (as a concealer), this formula is also impervious to heat, humidity, and precipitation. To create a soft glow that is equal parts subtle bronzer and blush, sweep the ethereal Sisley-Paris L’Orchidee Highlighter Blush—a work of art in a compact—along the hollows of the face and apples of the cheekbones. For additional incandescence, the limited-edition La Mer Illuminating Powder works wonders on the high points of the face (e.g., cheekbones, brow bones, and down the bridge of the nose) to mimic a lit-from-within radiance.
To enhance the eyes, the Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Trafalgar effortlessly embodies the rose trend while artfully extending neutral taupe, pale pink, and luxe taupe accents. Drama can be had with the flick of black liner and the clever flexible applicator of the Lancôme Paris Grandiôse Liner, which gives a consistently flawless application. Focus your stroke along the base of the upper lash line for maximum intensity. Brows get a boost of volume with the recently launched Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel. Just sweep it in an upward motion along your arches for definition, polish, and hold. To finish your fringe, two coats of the obsidian Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara will provide lush length.
Your look cannot be complete without lip color and fragrance. For an injection of pigment and major impact, the modern violet magenta Le Métier de Beauté Moisture Matte Lip Cream in Ricochet (worn in the accompanying images) is a must. If you prefer a classic approach, you will love the buttery smooth Sisley-Paris Phyto-Lip Twist Matte in Tango, a vibrant red with magnificent lasting power. A spritz of Edward Bess Genre, an androgynous, beguiling scent with notes of suede and frankincense, makes you ready to take on the day, fortified by a luxurious start.