Rebecca Restrepo, Elizabeth Arden’s Global Makeup Artist, has put together a compilation of Elizabeth Arden products that she insists every women must have. And some of her favourite products are mine as well, especially right now in winter!
There are five Elizabeth Arden products Rebecca Restrepo always has in her kit, and one of them is the PREVAGE Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30(160.00 CDN). It gives lightweight hydration and powerful SPF 30 protection and is a fixture in her own beauty routine. It also has Idebenone, a powerful antioxidant and effective environmental protectant. I’ve been using Prevage Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion SPF 30 for years now, and am never without it. I find that using it really makes a difference and helps prevent UV damage to my skin. And even in the winter, I still use it every day as the sun is still around when it’s snowy! You still need to protect yourself even though it may feel like you don’t need to! When I use Prevage Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion, my skin just looks better. It’s a fact! LOVE this product!
For a moisturizing pop of sheer lip colour, Rebecca loves the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint SPF 15($23 CDN). These lip tints are perfect for color and protection all year round, but in the winter they are a god send! I have the shade Blush, and it’s such a pretty soft rosy pink on my lips. I love lipstick, but when it’s cold like it is today(it’s -27C, but with the windchill it feels like -34C) I really want to protect my lips from the cold more than anything! If you’ve ever experienced winter-burned, windchilled lips then you know what I mean. HURTS for days and is really hard to heal. I love that this has the moisturizing and protective power of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. My lips look and feel good in the cold wind, which is exactly what I need right now.
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup($42 CDN) was reformulated earlier this year. It has a creamy texture that glides effortlessly over skin for a flawless, radiant finish. Infused with micronized diamond powder, it’s a light-reflecting foundation meaning that light bounces off your skin to diffuse and blur any imperfections. It doesn’t settle into pores either, like some cream foundations can(hello NARS Radiant Creamy Foundation). I don’t have to worry about using a silicone primer on my pores before using it and I LOVE that. I love the moisturizing formula that dries to an almost matte with a slight satin finish. You can customize the coverage by using a wet sponge to get sheer to medium coverage, or a dry sponge to get medium to full coverage. I love using a wet sponge, but love that if needed, I can use it dry to help cover any spots that need extra help. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup feels comfortable and lasts all day long for me-a good 12 hours without budging! It comes in 12 shades and don’t you just love the new redesigned gold and silver compact that features the iconic Elizabeth Arden Red Door? So elegant! It’s a great foundation if you have drier skin like I do, and is a great winter time foundation that’s for sure!
Rebecca Restrepo’s Tip: “For a more opaque look apply with a dry sponge and for a slightly sheerer finish wet the sponge to thin out the texture.”
Swatchy Time! I was sent the shade Vanilla in the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup, and even though it swatches a bit dark for me on my arm, it blends into my face beautifully! For reference, I’m a MAC NC 20 at the moment.
These three Elizabeth Arden products are all I need when it’s this cold out to help me look polished and feel confident when I leave the house. Ok, I did use mascara and an eyebrow pencil too, but that’s it! I even used the lip tint as a blush!
This has been my go-to look lately and it’s fast and easy. Nobody does polished and pretty makeup like Elizabeth Arden does!
Here are what every woman needs in her Elizabeth Arden makeup bag according to Rebecca Restrepo:
– A soothing powder: Ceramide Skin Smoothing Loose Powder
– A good foundation: Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup
– A correcting and highlighting concealer: Flawless Finish Maximum Coverage Concealer
– A pop of comfortable lip color: Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick
– The perfect blush: Ceramide Cream Blush
– A strong, smudgeable liner: Beautiful Color Smoky Eyes Pencil
I know what items are on my must-try list now! How about you? And here’s a video of Rebecca in action:
What are some of YOUR favourite Elizabeth Arden products, especially in the winter? I know a lot of people can’t be without the Eight Hour Cream-it’s SUCH a great beauty multi-tasker!
*products sent by the lovely PR for review, just in time to protect my lips and face from the arctic winter conditions we’re having right now! Thank you! [emoji snowman without snow]