Makeup Monday: Revive Dull, Tired Skin

Tips to Revive Dull, Tired Skin

Anyone else feel like their skin needs some extra help? Winter weather can be brutal on skin, especially if you have drier skin like me,  or if you live in an area with dry weather (me again!) and can really use some TLC to get skin looking bright and radiant again. Today I'm sharing a few of my tips, along with the best products, to revive dull, tired looking skin and how you can incorporate these into your skin care and makeup routine>>

In my experience, dry skin always looks more dull. Be sure to hydrate skin with moisturizer or facial oil day and night to reap the moisturizing benefits. I apply a lightweight daytime oil then apply my moisturizer, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer on top. At night, after washing my face I will apply either an argan oil or a nighttime oil, such as the Perfectly Posh Call It a Night Nighttime Facial Oil.

Using a toner, such as the Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic, after cleansing the face helps to brighten skin. This one cleans out pores and removes any dirt and impurities. This particular toner includes a mix of glycolic acid ginseng and aloe vera that work together to brighten skin and is one I highly recommend.

Apply concealer not only cover but to brighten the under eye area. Try It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Concealer for full-coverage to cover up any under eye circles. Or, sheer it out for all-over coverage for a radiant complexion.

To give skin a sun-kissed boost, apply a gradual tanner such as Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti Age Serum, which not only gradually tans the face but conditions and provides anti-aging benefits as well. Since this is a serum, you can add it to your moisturizer or apply it on its own and use it as a primer before applying makeup.

A little cheek color can also help wake-up tired and dull skin. I recommend applying a cream blush on the  apples of cheeks for a "just pinched" natural look. Try Stila Convertible Color for a sheer tint... you can also apply to lips for a pop of color as well.

To give skin a pretty glow, add a light touch of highlighter to the tops of cheekbones. I love using the Colourpop Highlighters (favorites include Lunch Money and Flexitarian), which have a super-soft, almost cream like texture, and apply using a brush for a sheer, barely there glow.

When skin isn't at it's best, you can wear a bold lip color to draw attention from your skin to your lips instead. A bright red will add instant radiance to dull looking skin. My pick? Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick (pictured above in Gazpacho).

How do you keep skin looking radiant during winter months?


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