Every woman has a few makeup must-haves in her purse and recently I learned about some of the products that Elizabeth Arden’s Global Makeup Artist Rebecca Restrepo never leaves at home once the weather gets chilly. From nourishing cosmetics to skincare solutions, she had chosen a few products that every woman should keep on hand. Rebecca has great taste so I was pretty excited when Elizabeth Arden asked me to choose three of Rebecca’s faves and share what makes them favourites for me too!
My first choice was Flawless Finish Maximum Coverage Concealer. Since I have some small acne scars and still deal with hormonal breakouts, having a good concealer on hand is a must for me. I need a product that provides great coverage but still looks natural in any light. I loved the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish concealer because it was creamy and blended easily into my skin while still providing great coverage of the scars that annoy me so much. For a flawless look, I just applied my foundation first over my entire face, dotted concealer on problem areas and blended it gently.
My second choice was the Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Cameo. For the most part, I tend to favour my natural, pink-toned lip colour when I’m doing my makeup, so clear gloss is all I generally use. But when I’m going from day to night during holiday festivities, a quick smoky eye and some nude gloss adds instant drama and sophistication to my look. The nude lip look pairs especially well with dramatic eye makeup since it helps the face look balanced. And I loved that this gloss added shine and a subtle nude colour to my lips in one easy step.
Finally, I chose the PREVAGE Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum. I had never used this serum before, but I loved the fact that it could be used as a primer for skin as well as adding luminosity and brightness. Within a week of receiving it, I was officially a convert. What makes this serum such a must-have for me is its instant lifting ability. Within just a few minutes of applying it, my skin looks firmer as well as brighter. At $275 for a one-ounce bottle, the serum is definitely an investment, but having seen for myself the difference it makes, I’ve officially added it to my must-have list.
These are just three of the Elizabeth Arden items that have become my favourites, but I have the feeling I’ll be adding many more over the years. Since trying the Flawless Finish concealer, I’d love to try out the Flawless Finish foundation too, and the PREVAGE serum has me dying to check out the rest of the PREVAGE line. Winter weather can be harsh on skin and rushing around during the holidays sometimes make it hard to look polished and pulled-together. But the right products can make looking glamorous easy and that’s why these three essentials from Elizabeth Arden are faves for me!