Head to toe, here are some of my favorite timeless beauty products that work on all ages and skin types…from a golden mask and energizing beverage supplement to a classic pink lip and body balm for limbs that glow, this edit will take you through the year with resplendent ease.
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Timeless Beauty Head-to-Toe for Every Age and Skin Type
// SKINCARE //
To begin, the *Clé de Peau Beauté Precious Gold Vitality Mask is a luxe indulgence. Infused with 24K gold and an array of antioxidants, this mask–which imparts an otherworldly gilded glow on contact–revives fatigued skin in 15-20 minutes and leaves it plump, bright and smooth. When you’re seeking a more rapid treatment, the *Sisley-Paris Exfoliating Enzyme Mask is divine. Simply mix a small amount of the powder in your palm with a bit of water and apply. In a literal minute, skin is left refined and exceptionally soft. When it comes to exfoliation, I also have run through multiple tubes of the iconic *Kate Somerville ExfoliKate, which I use once a week in the shower. This formula harnesses the power of AHAs, lactic acid and fruit enzymes to gently polish off dead cells for a baby skin effect.
When it comes to cleansing, I love the *Sisley-Paris Triple Oil Balm Makeup Remover & Cleanser. This rich and emollient balm removes every last trace of makeup (even waterproof formulas!) while feeling like a sensorial skincare ritual. For a fresh skin daily, the *PMD Pro Clean Rose Quartz Cleansing Device (currently on sale) is genius. The silicone bristles gently vibrate to cleanse skin and the quartz side features heat for a spa-like experience.
To moisturize, I recommend the Agent Nateur Holi Oil (currently on sale). I’ve gone through at least 5 bottles of this serum and can even use it on Joey Elle when she has a dry spot or irritation. It nourishes, heals scars, acne and hyperpigmentation and balances the skin on contact; I even like mixing it with foundation for an extra glowy result. Try it and you’ll never want to be without it. If your skin is extra dehydrated, the *Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid Cloud Cream is fantastic. This cushiony formula For sun protection apropos for all skin types, the *Supergoop Every. Single. Face. Watery Lotion SPF 50 is revolutionary.
The ultra light texture seamlessly glides on for a second skin effect that provides masterful protection. At night, the *La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is a dream formula. This cult-favorite cream delivers intense hydration thanks to natural caviar extract while simultaneously lifting and firming skin with every application. My mom and I have both used this for years…just divine! Before going to sleep, I adore the *Sisley-Paris Nutritive Lip Balm which restores dry lips with oils and botanical butters…my pout always looks lush and volumized upon waking.
For the body, I cannot recommend the Agent Nateur Body Balm (currently on sale) enough. The unique texture melts into skin on contact and leaves my arms, legs and décolleté moisturized and glowing. Every BP reader and follower of all ages who has tried this has come back to tell me how impressed they are with it. If you’re looking for a traditional oil, then the *Augustinus Bader The Body Oil is magnificent. Weightless with a “dry” texture, it immediately blends into the skin and fights visible signs of aging thanks to its proprietary TFC8 complex.
Ingestible supplements are a very personal subject and I would be remiss to suggest a “one size fits all” approach. That being said, we are all likely seeking more energy from time to time and *Moon Juice Ting helps to improve those thresholds in a single glass. Simply mix a teaspoon of this caffeine-free, vitamin B rich, mango-flavored powder into water (I like to use a frother for a well blended result) and enjoy naturally elevated energy levels. Finally, in terms of fragrance, the Trish McEvoy Fragrance X is a unique amber-drenched juice (with notes of saffron, cinnamon and benzoine) that is equal parts magnetic and alluring. It feels just right for the cooler months and the travel size is a handbag must.
// MAKEUP //
For the makeup look that follows, I selected products that create a timeless result…think Bridget Bardot with a modern twist. From creamy even skin and softly bronzed cheeks to a classic cat eye and plush pink lip, this is a beauty combination that can be adapted to look good on everyone.
I started with the Bobbi Brown Skin Full Coverage Concealer Warm Honey to even out the center of my face. This liquid formula is thin yet potent and a little goes a long way to perfect the skin. Then I buffed the La Mer The Soft Moisture Powder Foundation in Caramel all over for an airbrushed finish. This powder is wildly soft and forgiving and can be built from sheer to full without the slightest powdery finish. It works well on young and mature skin alike, is light enough for oily skin and hydrating enough for dry skin…just sublime.
Contour and Highlight
To contour and highlight, I am loving the new *Charlotte Tilbury Glow Glide Hollywood Highlighter; the finely milled texture is radiant without being glittery and doesn’t accentuate fine lines or wrinkles, even on more advanced skin. I used the *Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt Brush and the Bronze powder to sculpt out my cheek bones and warm up my complexion and Champagne (the quintessential highlighter shade for all complexions) on the high points of my face. The *Charlotte Tilbury Eye Blender Brush is the perfect companion to apply the glow into precise areas of the face including the brow bone and Cupid’s bow.
In fact, I skipped eyeshadow entirely and simply utilized the highlighter only in my orbital region along with the inky black Byredo Eyeliner in Technical Black for a winged look that doesn’t budge and a couple coats of the brilliant BY TERRY Lash Expert Twist Brush Mascara for major length and volume. To enhance dewiness, I used my ring finger to tap the highly rated Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick on my cheeks and finished with a wash of glowing pink blush courtesy of Hourglass Sublime Flush, which is always in my makeup bag.
For the Lips
Finally, for lips, I used the deep mauve Chanel Lip Liner in Pivione (if it’s sold out, try Ideal…very similar!) and gently blotted the Gucci Matte Lipstick 407 Patricia Pink, which is a creamy, bright powdery pink. This lip mix is excellent for a range of skin tones and the combination feels classic with a fresh and modern twist that I cannot get enough of.
The following images reflect everything in action in natural lighting…
// STYLE NOTES //
This black top (wearing an 8) has corset detailing and gold button detailing reminiscent of both the 1960s and 1990s…so perfect. I paired it with a pair of Italian jeans (currently on sale!) made of organic cotton; they are oversized and relaxed (wearing a 26) and I reach for them regularly. Although my Gucci Chelsea boots are older, I’ve found the updated version for you HERE. They are truly an investment piece you’ll wear for life. I finished the look with a skinny headband, gold medallion necklace and diamond tennis necklace…all timeless treasures that work well with everything.
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I hope you enjoyed this look at some timeless beauty–all available at Nordstrom–for every age and skin type and would love to know what caught your eye…do tell!
Good things ahead including a new lip color collaboration launch and my favorites of 2022…cannot wait to share.
Stay strong, seek wisdom, much love and more soon,
–The Beauty Professor
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