December 2009-BR

Beauty Pick #1

Brand: Smashbox

Item: Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion

Color: Glow

Price: $24.00

Where to find: www.smashbox.com and www.nordstrom.com

Review: My complexion always turns super pale once the winter months hit. I use this liquid luminizing lotion on my face and body to give myself a warm, sun kissed glow. For best results, just put a couple squirts on the back of your palm. Then using your ring and middle fingers, gently dab on your cheekbones, brow bones, tip and bridge of your nose, and chin. Then blend. Wear over powder bronzer or foundation to look like you just walked off an island.

– A.M.

Beauty Pick #2

Brand: MOROCCANOIL

Item: Original Oil Treatment for all hair types

Size: 3.4 Fl Oz.

Price: $39.00

Where to find: Select beauty supply stores and www.morrocanoil.com

Review: This hair product works miracles! It’s made of Argan oil, which is a natural oil derived from Southwest Morocco. It adds moisture, strengthens hair and offers UV protection. On top of all that, it smells amazing! The oil is a little heavy, so you don’t need to use a lot. I like to put it in my hair before I blow dry it and on the ends while I flatiron it. I keep a trial sized vial in my purse for styling touch ups. The best part of all is that the packaging is made of recycled materials and the brand does not test on animals.

– A.M.

Beauty Pick #3

Brand: Jergens

Item: Naturals Ultra Hydrating Daily Moisturizer

Size: 21 Fl Oz.

Price: $6.99

Where to find: Target, local drug stores and www.jergens.com

Review: I’ve always used the Jergens brand ever since I was child. I especially love this new Naturals collection. I prefer the Ultra Hydrating formula because it has Jojoba oil, which is proven to lock in the natural moisture of your skin. It also contains Agave extract, which soothes and alleviates dryness. I apply all over my skin once I’m fresh out of the shower and my skin feels (and smells) great all day.

-A.M.

Beauty Pick #1

Brand: Peter Thomas Roth

Item: Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral SPF 30

Color: Natural

Price: $30.00

Where to find: www.peterthomasroth.com

Review: Peter Thomas Roth makes the perfect sunscreen for your face. It’s a powder so you don’t have to mix that traditional greasy gunk with your make up. It helps to maintain your natural color all summer long with it’s SPF of 30 and it’s translucent so it won’t change the color of your make up. There are several versions for all skin types. I have oily skin, so I love the oil absorbing matte finish.

-Tunisha Hubbard, Pittsburgh, PA

Beauty Pick #2

Brand: Origins

Item: Brighter by Nature, Skin Tone correcting serum

Size: 1 Fl Oz.

Price: $39.50

Where to find: Origins Cosmetic counters and www.origins.com

Review: This serum works great! It actually faded any uneven, dark spots I had on my face. I apply it in the morning and at night, right before I apply my face lotion. It’s a very natural product. I also like it because it contains Cucumber and Vitamin C.

-Frances Taggert, Pittsburgh, PA

Beauty Pick #3

Brand: Stila

Item: Convertible Color (lip and cheek)

Color: Gerbera

Price: $25.00

Where to find: Sephora and www.stila.com

Review: This peachy pink shade looks amazing worn as a blush or lip color. It’s creme based, so you can control exactly where you want to put it. Apply with a lip brush or dab on cheeks with your thumb in an outward motion going from the apples of your cheeks to your outer cheekbones. This product comes in a mini-compact with a mirror,  which makes it essential for on the go touch ups.

– A.M.


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