Portland had a long, hot summer, a very wet December, and 2016 is shaping up to be a typical Portland winter...a little snow, a little ice and a lot of rain. With at least a couple of chilly months in front of us, here are some things that Blushies are crushing on that will help you weather the weather beautifully.
We all know that cold and dry weather can really play havoc on your skin. Keep your face comfortable and hydrated with a rich moisturizer like Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion. This oil-free gel-cream provides time-release moisturization so you don't feel overly moisturized in the morning and tight and dry by afternoon.
Is you hair feeling brittle and straw-like? Give it some love and attention with a five-minute deep conditioning treatment. Only five minutes, you ask? That's all it takes for Acure Organics Moisturizing Root Repair to return shine and moisture to your tresses.
Winter looks can mean smoky eyes and darker lips, which tend to emphasize under-eye circles if you have them. To help create a clean canvas for your cold-weather looks, Blushies love Three Custom Color Concealer. These little pots are highly pigmented, and just a touch goes a long way, hiding imperfections as it goes. And if you are one of those "I only wear foundation on special occasions" types, this product can do double duty! Just thin the concealer out with a facial oil or moisturizer, and it becomes a foundation. Available in ten shades, there's a match for everyone. Or if you like to do makeup for others or experiment with contouring and highlighting, check out the artist's palette that contains small squares of all ten shades.
In the winter-time, powder blushes can sometimes appear to just "sit" on top of the skin, looking dry. Even if you're spending all day in an office, you can look like you just came in from the cold with Ilia Multi-Sticks Cream Blushes. With organic ingredients and natural colors, these beauties are as good for you as they are pretty.
Speaking of skin and cooler weather, you can just never tell where that dry, itchiness caused by cooler weather and indoor heating will pop up. Sans[ceuticals] Activator 7 Body + Hair + Face Oil is your new best friend. This genius blend of oils from New Zealand stimulates cell repair and collagen production, leaving your skin (and hair) stronger and more resilient. It is ideal for treating sun damage and stretch marks, or just helping you survive the winter!
Blinc Amplified has been a favorite of Blushies for a long time. The brush is designed to tease out length while still providing volume. Removal is easy, just use water and light pressure and the little tubes slide right off your lashes, leaving no raccoon eyes behind. But without the pressure, Blinc Amplified is water-resistant.
Looking for a bold lip color that won't dry your lips? Look no further than local brand Portland Black Lipstick Company. Packed with natural oils and butters, and tinted with natural pigments, these edgy colors really pack a punch. Black is a best-seller, but if you prefer something a little more office-friendly, check out Blushie favorite, Thee Psychic Berry. We love this gorgeous burgundy shade so much that we all wore it at our Holiday Hottie party, and it looked beautiful on everyone!
Now that you have stocked your makeup bag for fall, maybe it's time for a new bag! Baggu leather bags are a huge favorite at Blush Beauty Bar. The leather is dreamy-soft, and with shades ranging from Black to a frosty pale Lavender and even a gorgeous metallic, there is something to go with every winter look. We have to confess, we use the larger sizes as a clutch, and put a smaller one inside for our makeup. We might have a slight problem with wanting every color and shape...