Winter is here , the most wonderful time of the year! Along with the beautiful Christams lights and holiday cheer comes cold weather, drying out our skin, making it hard to create a fresh, hydrated, healthy beauty routine. Well, we are here to let you in on a few of our favorite tips and tricks to keep your skin feeling hydrated, healthy, and glowing! To create this look, we believe you need to have 6 main focuses, and when following these simples steps, using all natural, Paraben free, Cruelty Free products, we believe you can create a look ready to brave the harsh cold weather all season long!

Hydration

The first step in having beautiful, glowing skin is hydration! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!! I can’t say it enough. If you are not  hydrating inside and out,  you are basically kissing your chances of great skin goodbye!! Having a flawless makeup routine starts at the core of your skincare routine, hydration, and drinking plenty of water!. There are so many options for hydration, oils, moisturizers, masks, etc. A few of our favorite moisturizers  are listed below. Any or all of these products would be an amazing addition to your skincare routine, providing you with ingredients designed to work below the surface and leave your skin healthy and hydrated, prepping you for the cold weather ahead!

 Arcona Wine Hydrating Mask

 Eve Lom Moisture Mask

LiftLab Lift+Moisturize

Maya Chia Supercritical Omega-3 Face Oil

Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Creme

Brightness

To achieve a bright, awake, youthful look, it all comes down to the eyes! Ask yourself, are you hydrating the area around  your eyes? A good eye cream is one of the most crucial parts of your skincare routine. Providing you with a product that will not only hydrate those fine lines and wrinkles, cut down on under-eye discoloration and bags, and prevent any future damage, it sets the stage for a bright, youthful makeup application, or just a clean, glowing face!! Eye creams are like a good pair of boots, sometimes you have to try on a few pair before finding the perfect one! Here are a few of our favorites.  Add one of these bad boys to your daily skincare routine, and you will immediately feel proud of how well you take care of your eyes, and see results!

Goldfaden Bright Eyes

LiftLab Lift+Firm

Sapelo Restoring Eye Cream

CircCell ABO+ Eye Serum

Great Lashes and Brows

Hmmmm, one of my favorites! I swear I could write an entire blog devoted to this topic! Maybe I will………stay tuned 😉 So often we find ourselves striving to achieve long, luxurious lashes when we actually get short, clumpy nastiness. Lashes I believe are a 2 step system. Step 1 = Care,   Step 2 + Product. First things first,  If you are removing your eye makeup with harsh removers or the absolute worst thing you can do for your face, not cleansing your face before bed and sleeping in your makeup (literally cringing as I write) you are damaging and drying out the skin around your eyes, and damaging your lashes! Use a gentle cleanser that removes your eye makeup when cleansing, or find a gentle makeup remover that does the work for you.

 

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As far as product goes, this is where you can play and find what works for you! There is not a set routine or one magical mascara that works for everyone. Sometimes you have to mix and match a few different products to find what works best for you. We do have a few favorites that have proven to be bestsellers with our lovely clients over the years;

Blinc Lash Primer

 Blinc Amplified Mascara

Blinc Original Mascara

Susan Posnick COLORCOATED® Lash-Enhancing Mascara

Don’t be afraid to mix brands either, it may take a coat of this, and a coat of that! As long as the brands you use  offer ingredients you can be confident in and proud of! To read more about the brands we carry, click here! If you are looking for even greater, longer lashes, and the perfect way to amp up your look this holiday season, check out our Battington Lashes. Perfect to take your holiday party look to the next level! 100% silk, and reusable up to 25 times, allowing you to keep creating your fabulous look!

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Now, onto brows! I believe a good brow can change your whole face, creating a clean, lifted, youthful look! Brows are similar tolashes, in that you have to play around to find what works for you. We have pencils, mousses, powders, the whole shebang! I personally really enjoy the Brett Brow Powder. It gives you the flexibility to create a brow look as natural or as defined as you want, and each palette comes with two shades, perfect all year long! Because we all know most people don’t stay one hair color all year long. Paired with a Brett Brow brush, you have a dynamic brow duo that can’t be beat! A mousse provides a long lasting effect, giving you the confidence that those stubborn brow hairs will stay in place all day long. Blinc has the perfect brow mousse, pigmented to give you a subtle filled in look, while keeping your brow hairs in place! The great thing is it can be paired with Brett Brow Powder or used on its own!  When you develop the perfect brow and lash routine for you, I guarantee it will change your entire look. These simple steps can be paired with an entire makeup look, or just great skin care!

Freshness

To create a “Fresh” look, we have just the trick! Why use just a simple makeup setting spray when you can use Kat Burki’s Balancing Elixir! A radiance boosting Balancing Elixir softens the skin and helps support collagen production, brightens, lightens and tightens the skin for a firmer, more youthful glow. Coming in two amazing scents, Cucumber and Rose Peony, this Elixir is the perfect addition to your routine. Use before makeup application as a prep for your skin, which will allow your skin to absorb the products in your skincare routine more efficiently, and lightly spritz your face after makeup application to set your makeup, and provide your face with a boost of freshness and hydration!

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Healthy Lips

‘Tis the season of chapped lips and mistletoe. Hmmm, not the best combination if you ask me! This year, take charge of your lips and prepare for the flakiness ahead! Eve Lom’s Kiss Mix or Kat Burki’s Glossy treatment are must-haves for your purse this season! Both filled with nutrient-rich ingredients to heal your dry lips, and prep them for the perfect lipstick! Both light enough to wear under your favorite gloss or shade of lipstick, pairing well to create a healthy lip glow ready for any holiday event, or just on the go life!

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Now, since it is the holiday season, parties are upon us! Looking for the perfect nude, plum or red shade?? We have just what you are looking for! The brands below have amazing lip colors, long-lasting, pigmented and full of hydration, they are guaranteed to have to perfect holiday look for you! Check out this recent instagram post for some of our favorites.

Rituel de Fille

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Ellis Faas

Lipstick Queen

Maewood 

 

Youthful Glow

Ahhh, a goal so many strive for but yet fall so short on! It’s so hard to find the perfect products to make you look glowy and dewy without looking… well.. Lets face it… fake, cakey, and yucky! Yikes! No one wants that. We have a collection of a few favorites that can  help you create an effortless, yet  youthful glow!!

-Starting with the undereye concealer, find a shade that brightens up your under eye, pairing well with your under eye cream! Ellis Faas’ Concealer is one of our all time best sellers!! With a unique blend of ingredients such as Karité oil and rice wax, Ellis Faas concealer instantly blends into the skin for a flawless look.

-Another popular option is RMS ‘Un’Cover-up. Formulated to reveal and enhance healthier looking skin…not just cover it up. Completely lightweight and hydrating to the skin, the ‘un’cover-up will reveal more youthful and radiant skin. Along with healthy, glowing under eyes, comes a bronzed, sunkissed look!

-Ellis Faas has a collection of Glow Up Powders that are the perfect thing to make you look like you have fresh glow on your face! Playing with light is one of the best tricks in make up. Light emphasizes shape and glow. Attracting light to certain parts of your face will illuminate it and bring it to life, whereas using darker colors in certain areas can create the illusion they are more contoured. The shades vary from light to bronzed, giving you the option to highlight or contour!

Susan Posnick Colorme Blush is definitely another must have! Perfect for on-the-go moms or anyone who loves a product where a little goes a long way! Pure, natural color, anti-bacterial, sweat proof and water resistant, enriched with vitamins A and E, and  gentle light reflecting agents give you a gentle glow! This blush is your go-to for all your cheeky needs.

-And last but certainly not least, we have the icing on the cake, the star on the Christmas tree, the cherry on top, the final piece in the “Fall Essentials List”….  Are you ready for it?? Ta-da – its RMS Living Luminizer!!! This product is the holy grail of highlighters. Nothing compares in magically highlighting the skin. This formula is the ultimate illuminator for creating a sensuous, sheer, luminous glow. A must have beauty product and our biggest seller. Best of all, the living luminizer enhances the skin’s natural youthfulness without being sticky, greasy or glittery. An ultra sheer, glowing, luminizer with a translucent, satin-pearl finish. This highlighter works great on all skin tones, making this a must have beauty product.

 

Well, there you have it – Pink Dot Beauty Bar’s Winter Essentials, 6 easy go-to steps you can’t go without this season! And to help you get started on  your winter collection of must have products, we’re offering a $10 discount when you spend $150 or more when you use this          COUPON CODE: GLOWINGSKIN

online or mention it in store!  We hope you love these products as much as we do, and feel prepped and ready to face any cold weather or holiday event that comes your way!

Stay tuned for more beauty tips and tricks from yours truly!

Xoxo –

Pink Dot Beauty Bar