The festive season is upon us and it brings excitement and joy! Don’t you look forward to this time of the year? If you’re looking to treat yourself or a loved one this festive season, this compilation of my 7 essentials will serve as inspo for you. From skincare to makeup and fragrance, I have selected some of the best products to help you get ready for parties at work, with friends, or with family.
Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser – Powered by superfoods and perfected by science, this cleanser is like a daily green juice cleanse for your face. Powerful enough to do away with makeup and dirt but gentle enough to use twice daily to clear pores, the Superfood Cleanser is like a fresh smoothie for your face instantly feeding it with good-for-you ingredients (think spinach and kale) that will have you feeling refreshed. All the products from this eco-conscious, philanthropic brand are vegan and cruelty-free.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream – This replenishing daily moisturizer delivers up to 24 hours of hydration for a visibly smoother and softer complexion. The ultra-lightweight, non-greasy formula combines glacial glycoprotein and olive-derived squalane, working to moisturize skin and protect the natural barrier. The face cream offers long-lasting hydration for all skin types and can be used as a part of your AM and PM skincare routine – It is truly a universal must-have.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – Being a hardcore fan of Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk foundation for many years, my beauty essentials list can not be complete without including this bad boy! This multi-award-winning foundation creates the most beautiful, natural-looking radiant complexion. Offering medium, buildable coverage with a lightweight feel, the foundation arrives in 40 shades to suit all skin tones. The silky fluid foundation glides on seamlessly to brighten the complexion while working to improve texture and blur the look of imperfections. Suitable for all skin types, the oil-free, glycerin-infused formula provides all-day hydration.
Urban Decay Naked Sin Mini Eyeshadow Palette – From the best-selling Naked range of Urban Decay, the Naked Sin Mini eyeshadow palette is inspired by the iconic and fan-favorite champagne-toned shade ‘sin’ and has been complemented with new richly pigmented textures and finishes. Each buttery shade features a velvety-smooth and ultra-blendable texture. These eyeshadows glide across the eyelids to deliver richly pigmented color in an array of matte, shimmer, satin, and metallic finishes offering up to 12-hour, crease-free wear.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – (Also available in mini travel size) – Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray gives your makeup the power to last. This makeup setting spray will set your makeup for temperature-controlled 16Hr wear and you can even use this as a mixing medium to transform your favorite eyeshadow into a powerful long-wear liner. I also like to use this setting spray in between my makeup application steps and to spray my makeup sponge for a smooth, flawless, and long-wearing base application.
Lancôme Idôle Mascara – This revolutionary mascara provides an instant lash lift, and fanned-out volume effect with a weightless feel. It is volumizing and lengthening and it coats even the smallest lashes with the unique cutting-edge curved wand featuring 125 different bristle lengths and 360 micro-bristles. This clump-resistant mascara gives up to 24 hours of wear.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum – YSL Black Opium is addictive, daring, and sensual – just the perfect fragrance for those who have an insatiable appetite and desire to push boundaries. Top notes of juicy pear accord and tantalizing mandarin essence mingle with creamy vanilla, hypnotic notes of crisp, delicate white flowers, and perfectly-ripe orange blossom. The invigorating aroma of Black Coffee Accord adds a daring, addictive vibe to the fragrance. Smooth, opulent Cedarwood Essence, enthralling White Musk, and Patchouli give this fragrance a long-lasting effect. This is the scent of a true YSL woman who likes to stand out of the crowd in an unapologetic way! The show-stopping glittery bottle complements the edgy, glamorous woman.
Until next time, Ashh xo
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