Of course, if you were to look at me right now, sitting here in my pony tail, yoga pants, old tank top, and no bra, I wouldn't blame you for wondering how this hot mess could be so concerned with fashion. But today, you see, I didn't have to leave the house. Today was spent tied to my laptop, with nobody looking at me. For the record, I actually clean up pretty well, and for public consumption I make sure to be way more put together than when I'm in my work-at-home-hermit gear. I never leave the house without a bra. Or mascara.
And when I'm actually going "out" out, I definitely put in an effort. I use skin products and cosmetics that I know and trust, and I can put on a full face in about 5 minutes. My two areas of focus are to even out my skin tone, and to highlight my eyes, which I think are my best feature. Date night is coming up on Saturday (our big guy is babysitting for us), and you can be sure I'll be at my beautiful best. Covergirl and Pantene sent me a bundle of goodies to try out, and I'm loving the subtle neutrals they included. I think I'll play around with them a bit this week to perfect the look I want. (Psst! One of you will be receiving this same bundle of beauty - see below for entry instructions.)
And I'll be keeping the following tips in mind as well, that the experts at Covergirl and Pantene have shared:
Start with a base: Every expert agrees that having happy and healthy skin can have you glowing in pictures. Moisturize before applying primer, and when you do apply, make sure it’s a product that works with your skin type. TruBlend Primer concentrates on both the skin texture and the skin type- these formulations work with your skin to create a flawless canvas. After your face is prepped, apply TruBlend Liquid Foundation to cover imperfections.
Say goodbye to winter blues: Who wants to look in the mirror and be reminded it’s winter? Use TruBlend Blush and Bronzer to contour your face and give you a natural sun-kissed glow.
Highlight your eyes: In the past, celebrities sometimes made the mistake of being overly bold with their eyeshadow colours; this season it’s all about natural tones and blending colours. COVERGIRL has developed a colour scheme of roses, nudes and golds that are universally flattering with matte and shimmery finishes. trunaked Shadow palettes can be worn on their own for a soft smoky eye or combined to create a bold dramatic look. To finish, use trunaked Eyeliner Duos, a line of pencils that glide on effortlessly to let you define your eyes & create countless luxe looks.
Oh Sugar! Moisturizing Lip Treatment is infused with grapeseed oil, avocado butter and Vitamins C & E. This incredible lip nourishment comes in ten tints of lightweight colour.
Let your h(air) flow: All professional hair stylists agree, hair is meant to be flowing and natural, not crispy and dry. The products you use in your hair should be as natural and healthy as the food you put in your body! Pantene’s Airspray is alcohol free, giving it a light, fresh scent. Your hot date will have no problem running their hands through your silky smooth hair.
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Want to try these new products? One lucky RMB reader will receive the following prize pack, valued at approximately $85:Oh Sugar! Moisturizing Lip Treatment
trunaked Shadow Palettes
trunaked Waterproof Eyeliner duos
TruBlend Blush and Bronzer
Entries are via the widget below and will be accepted until 11:59pm, March 27. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Best of luck!