5 Secrets to Flawless Skin

Getting ready for the day should be a treat, not a chore.  Actually, I cannot think of a better way to begin the morning than with a few favorite products that make primping a pleasure.  Do your skin a favor each day and treat yourself to these fantastic quick fixes.

PREP & PRIME:  Prepare a smooth canvas as you seal in skincare and prepare the skin for flawless makeup application. Smashbox has perfected this art with their Color Corrector Foundation Primer.

CORRECT & CONCEAL:  Erase dark circles and eliminate flaws with a corrector to bring skin back to its natural shade and a concealer to lighten the under eyes.  Try Bobbi Brown's Corrector and Chantecaille's Total Concealer.

BRIGHTEN:  Highlight and accentuate the positive.  Areas such as the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose and cupid's bow all look lifted and lovely when gently brushed with a brightening powder like Ambient Lighting by Hourglass or Laura Geller's Brighten and Balance.

GLOW:  Achieve that lit-from-within glow with a truly beautiful blush.  My go-to favorite is this one by Nars.

DIFFUSE:  Take your look into soft-focus with a finely milled powder.  Keep it there with blotting papers or a clear mattifier.  Some great performers include Smashbox Photoset Finishing Powder, Boscia Blotting Papers and Mally Poreless Face Defender.

This entire routine will take you ten minutes (or less once you get the hang of it).  Go ahead and give it a try....you'll be so glad you did!

Have a beautiful Wednesday and thanks so much for reading!