We always look forward to our seasonal photo shoots because we get to mix our love of fashion and beauty and work with a great team of inspirational tastemakers to create b-glowing magic! This holiday season our inspiration was all about sparkle. Glistening snow that catches the light in the winter's morn, the magical sight of watching the New Year's Eve ball drop in all its luminous glory, and of course shimmering makeup that will have you looking amazing as the clock strikes 12. Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to achieve each of the holiday looks and watch the behind the scenes video from our Sparkle All Night Holiday 2012 Photo Shoot!
If you want to spend more time dancing and less time primping in the lead up to New Years Eve parties then let us share with you a minimalistic look that still guarantees your makeup will be a head turner. For the b-NATURAL girl, the products featured give the look of pure beauty and many are organic in nature…
After you've prepped your base with your favorite foundation, sweep a bit of the ILIA Multi-Stick in I Put A Spell On You over the cheekbones. This romantic tangerine shade offers a natural fresh faced flush that instantly warms up the whole complexion. Made with Vitamin E and Shea Butter, it is also very conditioning for the skin. Draw in mistletoe kisses with sultry eyes courtesy of the RMS Beauty Cream Eyeshadow in Seduce, an earthy-brown bronze that adds subtle shimmer and really makes eyes pop. Create heightened drama by lining the upper and lower eyelids with Vapour Organic Beauty's Mesmerize Eyeliner in Black and finish off by coating the lashes in the Ultimate Mascara by Becca Cosmetics.
Finally, no look is complete without some color on the lips. We love the ILIA Lipstick in Humble Me because it's the perfect nude with honey brown tones and best of all doesn't dry out lips! Add a touch of Jouer's Cosmetics Essential Lip Enhancer to the cupid's bow and middle part of bottom lip to create a heart shape that will play nicely with soft lighting. Make an entrance and an exit that nobody will forget because they will be wondering where that wift of gorgeous spicy scent came from - White Patchouli by Tom Ford finishes off this radiant holiday look with bergamot, peony, and coriander notes.
She's a lover of travel, great wine, furry companions and just so happens to know a thing or two about beauty. Today I'm pleased to showcase our fearless leader and b-glowing founder Lisa's holiday picks! Lisa started b-glowing with the first and foremost love of the beauty industry and a select few brands and years later has seen the company grow and grow to feature items that have become trusted favorites and luxury staples. She has an uncanny knack for finding the next big thing so needless to say her holiday picks have been tried and tested by her for approval…
Clarisonic Aria - Candy Apple Red "Clarisonic is simply a game changer in skincare! It has transformed my skin and my skincare routine forever. Ever since I started using Clarisonic my skin is smoother, clearer, the tone is more even, less redness and smaller pores. I couldn't ask for more."
Ellis Faas Eye Lights "Seriously? You can't go to an holiday party this year without wearing a little Ellis Faas Eye Light. That is what this product was designed for! It is an instant dose of shimmer and glamour with easy application. These colors are simply gorgeous and I've never experienced colors and formulations like these before."
Rodin Olio Lusso Perfume "A grown up floral that works for day and night. It's refreshing, elegant and oh-so-chic making it an instant classic!"
Bkr bottle - "My absolute new fav, so much so that I keep one at the office and one at home because water just seems to taste better in it. The glass bottle is covered with a super fashionable silicone sleeve (you choose from an assortment of great shades) and I love that I'm not adding plastic bottles into landfills. The best part is the health benefit - I no longer have to worry about chemicals in plastic bottles leaching into my drinking water."