Happy New Year! As 2013 begins, I want to recap on my favorite beauty products of 2012. These are items that I constantly reach for and will continue to use in the new year. From skincare to cosmetics, here are Glow-T’s Best of 2012Beauty Products:
Best BB Cream: Dior Hydra Life BB Cream
Best Cleansing Balm: REN No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm
Best Nail Polish: HIPPxRGB Nail Foundations
Best Skin Brand: Alpha-H
Best Minerals: PRIORI CoffeeBerry Perfecting Minerals
Best Lip Product: Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres
Best Moisturizer: Dr. Jart+ Renewalist Melting Cream
Best Tinted Moisturizers: Jouer Luminizing and Matte Moisture Tint
Best Facial Mist: Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water
Best Eye Product: Kevyn Aucoin Loose Shimmer Shadows
Best Hair Product: Kérastase Grand Crus Oils
Best Dry Shampoo: Kenra Dry Shampoo
Tags: 2012 Favorites, Alpha-H, Best BB Cream, Best Beauty Products 2012, Best Cleansing Balm, Best Dry Shampoo, Best Eye Product, Best Facial Mist, Best Hair Product, best in beauty, best lip product, Best Minerals, Best Moisturizer, Best Nail Polish, Best Skin Brand, Best Tinted Moisturizers, dior hydra life bb cream, Dr. Jart+ Renewalist Melting Cream, HIPPxRGB Nail Foundations, Jouer Luminizing and Matte Moisture Tint, Kérastase Grand Crus Oils, Kenra Dry Shampoo, Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water, Kevyn Aucoin Loose Shimmer Shadows, PRIORI CoffeeBerry Perfecting Minerals, REN No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm, Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres
Yin and Yang, “shadow and light”, is an ancient Chinese philosophy used to describe how polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected. Jouer Cosmetics has found this balance with two exceptional and exceptionally different products, Luminizing Moisture Tint and Matte Moisture Tint.
Jouer’s best-selling Luminizing Moisture Tint contains light-diffusing minerals that give skin a soft, healthy glow. This product is formulated with powerful antioxidants like ginseng and ginko biloba leaf extract to improve the skin and SPF 20 to protect it. Jouer’s Luminizing Moisture Tint provides the perfect amount of “glow.” Sometimes products that claim a “luminizing” or “dewy” finish, just end up making you look sweaty. This product perfects the look of healthy skin.
Allure recently gave Luminizing Moisture Tint it’s coveted “Best in Beauty” seal.
The counter part to a glowing complexion is found with Jouer’s new Matte Moisture Tint. This is the first matte-formula I have used that does not make my face flat. The lightweight formula blurs imperfections, moisturizes the skin and provides a velvety, soft focus finish – that looks amazing on the skin. Enriched with Vitamins A, C and E, this formula delivers rich antioxidants to the skin. The oil-free formula absorbs oil and reduces shine throughout the day.
As a special treat, Jouer’s National Makeup Stylist – Neil Scibelli has provided all the answers needed on using, applying and selecting cream-based products.
Jouer National Makeup Stylist, Neil Scibelli, for Glow-T.com
Q: What are the benefits of using cream-based products?
A: Cream based products have the ability to leave a more dewy finish to the skin. A lot of cream based products have built in moisturizers, so I recommend them to women with dry skin.
Q: Can all skin-types use them?
A: Yes, all skin types can use cream based products. There are different categories of cream products, so choosing the right one for your skin type is key.
Q: How to pick the right colors for your skin tone?
A: I usually test a small amount of product on the lower jaw line area- to match the skin tone. I like matching the neck color.
Q: Should you use fingers or brushes to apply these products? If brushes…what are the best to use?
A: Fingers are a user-friendly way to apply cream products (like a tinted moisturizer), for those who are on the go. From a makeup artist standpoint, I recommend using a foundation brush for applying cream products; it creates a more even, flawless finish.
Q: How to apply?
A: I put a dime size amount on the top part of my hand, and dip into it with a foundation brush to apply. This way, you have control as to how much your picking up with your brush. You don’t want to end up with too much product directly on your face, so its a good way to build your coverage up. Apply from the center, moving the product outward.
Q: Any tips or tricks?
A: To prevent a cream product from looking streaky, I recommend patting the formula into the skin. It ensures coverage, without moving the product around too much.
Q: How to make cream-based products last?
A: You can set it with a translucent powder, to lock the product in place. This helps with setting the product, and also absorbs shine in the t-zone area.
Q: Favorite cream-based products?
A: Allure’s award winning product from Jouer Cosmetics, Luminizing Moisture Tint. For a more oily skin type, try the new Matte Moisture Tint also by Jouer. They leave the most incredible natural glow to the skin. They’re both oil-free and ideal for daily wear.
About Neil Scibelli:
Born and raised in New York, Neil Scibelli has established himself as one of today’s leading fashion and celebrity makeup artists. Growing up alongside his grandfather, an oil painter, Neil began blending colors at the young age of five. Over the years, his passion for painting developed into a keen interest in makeup artistry.
While absorbing all of New York City’s cultural influences and style, makeup artistry was a natural calling for Neil. He studied his craft while training under world-renowned makeup companies including Yves Saint Laurent, Laura Mercier and Kevyn Aucoin. Neil has also assisted some of the industry’s top artists, such as Kate Lee and Mally Roncal.
A combination of talent, dedication and ambition allowed Neil to successfully turn his years of training into a full-time career. His work is mainly focused in fashion, television, music videos, and red-carpet appearances, with loyal celebrity clients in all genres.
Neil has keyed numerous fashion shows and presentations, including his re-occurring work with stylist Brad Goreski and the Kate Spade company. Other recent projects include his signature glamming for model/actress Molly Sims, assisting on Beyonce’s music video ‘Party’, and grooming for recording artist John Legend.
In 2008, Neil joined the Jouer Cosmetics team as a freelance makeup artist. Jouer promoted Neil to the role of National Makeup Stylist in 2011; a position he currently holds.
Tags: About Neil Scibelli, absorbs oil, absorbs shine, allure, amazing on the skin, balance, benefits, best in beauty, best selling, blurs imperfections, brushes, C E, categories of cream products, color match, counter part, coverage, cream-based products, daily wear, dewy finish, dry skin, fingers, flat face, flawless application, formula, foundation brush, ginko biloba leaf extract, ginseng, glow, glowing complexion, healthy glow, healthy skin, improve the skin, interconnected, jaw line, Jouer Cosmetics, Jouer National Makeup Stylist, Kevyn Aucoin, Laura Mercier, light-diffusing minerals, lightweight formula, long lasting, Luminizing Moisture Tint, Matte Moisture Tint, moisturizes the skin, moving the product outward, natural glow, neck color, Neil Scibelli, oil-free, oily skin type, pat on the product, perfects the skin, powerful antioxidants, protect the skin, reduces shine, rich antioxidants, right color, selecting, setting powder, shadow and light, skin tone, skin type, soft, soft focus finish, SPF 20, spplying, streaky, sweaty, t-zone, tips, to lock the product in place, translucent powder, tricks, using, velvety finish, Vitamins A, yin and yang, Yves Saint Laurent
Glow-T’s Best in Beauty for New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 .
Best in Hair ~ Jill Stuart: Inspired by fairytales, the hair appeared feminine, youthful and bohemian. Kerastase added texture, volume and a significant side sweep part that gives the illusion of bangs.
Best in Makeup ~ Lela Rose: Inspired by sin city, this look is fresh and glamourous. Bare Escentuals transitions Fall’s metallic trend to Spring with a new pressed eyeshadow-quad used in the show. I am loving the combination of metallic-toned eyes paired with sun-kissed skin.
Best in Nails ~ Wes Gordon: Inspired by powerful women, CND nailpolish used the color Poppyfield, a nearly-neon, coral color. This shade is energetic and potent. Continuing a Fall trend of matchy-matchy makeup, a parallel lip and cheek stain is used.
Tags: bangs, Bare Escentuals, best in beauty, Best in Hair, Best in Makeup, Best in Nails, bohemian, CND, coral, energetic, fairytales, Fall's metallic trend, feminine, fresh, glamourous, hair, Jill Stuart, Kerastase, Lela Rose, lip and cheek stain, makeup, matchy-matchy makeup, metallic-toned eyes, nails, nearly-neon, new pressed eyeshadow quad, New York Fashion Week, Poppyfield, potent, side swept look, sin city, sin-kissed skin, Spring 2012, Texture, Wes Gordon, youthful