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Thursday, October 13, 2011

The J. Lo Glow!

EXTRA SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

Has anyone else been trying to figure out how to get that fresh and dewy look that J.Lo always has?!  Well, to quote the 80’s band Survivor, “The search is over!”  Meet my latest beauty find: Bobbi Brown’s SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm.


Okay, so at $52.00, Bobbi Brown’s Balm (BBB) is pre-tty pricey!  However, I consider it an investment since it’s the only product I’ve tried that achieves that glowy look I’ve been searching for.  Plus, since you only need to use a little bit at a time, it lasts FOREVER!  I’ve had mine for a year and am only halfway through the jar.

A “lightweight foundation alternative,” BBB provides coverage while maintaining a lightweight feel.  AND, having been chosen as Real Simple Magazine’s “Most Hydrating” tinted moisturizer in February 2011, it’s the perfect solution to keeping your skin super soft during the upcoming winter months.  When worn underneath your makeup, BBB looks GAWJUS, and will hold the color of your bronzer and blush very nicely.  I also LOVE LOVE LOVE to wear it alone because it gives me the appearance of having naturally luminous skin.  Try it with a bit of mascara and lip tint for a fresh and pretty look.  You can go here to buy Fresh’s Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment ($22.50), which goes on like BUTTAH!…SO creamy, and adds just a hint of color.  HOWEVA, since very few people in their right mind would spend $22.50 on a lip tint (mine was a gift), I’ll tell you that you can achieve the exact same look for $1.75 by going here and rockin' it middle school-style with some BONNE BELL Lip Smackers (I KNOW!) in Dr. Pepper.

Because BBB is SO creamy and yummy, applying it to your entire face will give you a slightly greasy look.  In order to get the desired dewiness, it’s best to apply it to your cheeks ONLY.  With a little bit of experimentation, I’ve figured out juuuust how to work it.  Take a look below to see how to properly apply it, and when you’re ready to get your J. Lo on, you can buy BBB here.
  1. Moisturize!
  2. Using a makeup sponge, apply a tinted moisturizer to your T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin).
  3. Use a creamy concealer to brighten up your eyes.
  4. Using your finger, swipe some BBB out of the jar (I use a dollop equivalent to the tip of my finger on each cheek...a little goes a long way), and dab it onto your cheeks. Use the makeup sponge to blend the BBB into your cheeks and upwards, into your hairline.  Voila!  Your T-Zone and the area underneath your eyes are nicely covered, and your cheeks look fresh, dewy, and luminous!
  5. Be prepared to accept tons of compliments on your glowing and radiant skin!!

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