Monday, January 10, 2011


Hey guys!

How about this weather? We southerners are not used to this ice and snow!  Hope everyone is driving safely :) 

Okay, I think it's safe to say that no-one enjoys getting pretty in this weather.  Your hair will freeze if you leave it wet and your makeup is ruined by rain!  Everyone, even the most gorgeous model, has the occasional bad day.  These are the days when eyes look puffy, skin appears sallow,  breakouts are blaring, and nothing seems to help.  There are many solutions to these problems!

Add Moisture.  When skin is dehydrated, it looks older and less alive.  Drink plenty of water.  Use a rich moisturizer to help temporarily plump up the skin, making it look softer and younger. 

Active Moist $35

Skip the full makeup application.  Avoid the urge to apply makeup in an attempt to banish the bad-day issues.  Use just a bit of concealer, a tinted moisturizer, and a pinky blush.  Don't get all Bozo clown on me just because you're having a bad day. 

Curl lashes to open up eyes and make them look more awake.  Do not follow with lots of eye makeup.  Dark liner and shadows can make tired eyes look even more tired.  Stick to light shades on the lids, and use mascara just on the top lashes. 

Fake a tan.  To enliven skin, apply a light coat of self-tanner, bronzing powder, or gel.  Follow with pinky blush. 

Don't compensate for paleness with too much color.  A sheer pink blush will warm up the skin without looking fake.  A bit of moisturizer patted onto the skin over the blush will make the skin look dewy!  LOVE!

Nars blush in "orgasm" $25

Add sheer, glossy lip color to perk up your mouth.  The best shades match your natural lip color or add just a hint of rose of pink.

Nars gloss in Turkish Delight $24

Sabra's Sure Shots [items that save me on bad days]:

Black mascara
Pinky blush
Cheek highlighter 
Bright colored scarf
Ray-bans --Because we all know that sunglasses are the best makeup :) 

Hope this helps everyone stay gorgeous through this nasty weather!  Have a WONDERFUL Monday. 


1 comment:

  1. The Nars orgasm blush is my absolute favorite! For $26 it lasts forever! It really does. It is the perfect shade for almost every skintone. The Nars turkish delight has the perfect pop of color for spring so Sabra you are spot on!