Love the Skin You're In

words | Corinna Cooke - Beauty Director @corinnamakeup

We remember to take care of our skin during the summer months when legs and arms are more exposed, but when the barometer drops and we live in jeans, boots and sweaters it's easy to forget that our skin craves even more TLC.
Dull, dry skin on your arms and legs steals the magic from your shimmering  party dress.  This is your time to sizzle, so keep your winter limbs looking gorgeous with these winter skin tips:

1. Turn Down The Heat

Hot showers and baths dry out your skin making it look parched and dull. As much as we all love a scalding hot shower on a freezing day, turn down the heat and make your shower or bath super warm instead of hot.

2. Lay Off The Lather

High lather, foamy soaps strip the essential oils from your skin. Choose a gentle cleansing gel or soap with moisture enhancers to keep your outer layer soft.

3. Make The Smooth Move

Dry flaky skin kills the magic of a gorgeous party dress. A gentle body exfoliator will keep your skin silky smooth and radiant so it can glow in the candlelight.

4. Moisture And Glow

Winter skin screams for extra moisture, so every day when you get out of the shower love your skin up with a body balm, oil or lotion. Make sure you give extra to your elbows, knees and ankles to,prevent them looking grey and ashy.
On party nights, or when you're slipping into your LBD, make your limbs glisten with a body glow product.

Know Your Tone

words Corinna Cooke -celebrity makeup artist

Do you ever get completely overwhelmed in a makeup store, standing in front of all those colors, wondering what's right for you? Maybe you just spent your hard earned money on the coolest new makeup colors, only to get home and find they don’t look good on you, but look amazing on your best friend? I’m going to share with you two major beauty secrets that every makeup artist knows!

Secret Number One: Eyeshadow must not match your eyes.

Don’t choose eyeshadows that are the same color as your eyes. Matching the same color eyeshadow to your eye makes your eye dull down and disappear. Use the opposite color on the color wheel and watch your eyes pop!

Secret Number Two: Undertone is everything!

The most important factor when choosing a color for lips, cheeks, and the face is the undertone of your skin. To make it easy, let's break it down into two categories. You’re either a warm toned girl, with undertones of yellow, olive or gold (J.Lo, Jessica Alba or Selena Gomez), or you’re a cool toned girl, with undertones from ivory through pink and beige (Anne Hathaway, Elle Fanning, Emma Stone).

If you're a warm toned girl, you need colors with a warm base – orange based reds, coral based pinks, and foundations and powders with a warm yellow base.

If you are a cool skinned girl, your foundations and powders need to have a pink, beige, or ivory base. You're also better off with blue based pinks for your cheeks and blue based reds on your lips.

Yellow foundation on cool skin does not look right. Blue based pink blush on warm skin is also a no no!


Summer Sparkle

Have fun with sparkles this summer! Bring your beauty to light. To see product click on image.

Photographer Isaac Bailey

Story/Hair/Makeup Heather Wilson