Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Best New Face Masks for Treating Winter Skin

If you are anything like me, harsh winter weather is probably taking its toll on your skin.  Forced heat, wind, dry conditions, and a lack of vitamin D all contribute to a dull, dried-out, over-sensitive complexion.  I love face masks so much that I could easily use one every evening, which might be a bit excessive, but I love how indulgent it feels to pamper myself and to actually watch my skin bounce back, dewy and glowing and plump.  

Over the past few winters I used sheet masks, clay masks, and refining masks, all on rotation and each one addressing a different skin concern.  This years favorites are a bit more tactile and futuristic feeling with gel patches and rubber masks that are fun and easy to apply, a snap to remove, and are loaded with skin nourishing benefits.  

Smaller patches are especially interesting as you can choose different formulas for different parts of your face for spot-treatments.   Need to de-puff your eyes, refine your brow line, tackle breakouts on your nose and chin?  You can treat them all at the same time without using three different sheet masks - love that! 

The new high-tech rubber masks and foil masks make you feel like you are having a high end spa treatment with an esthetician, albeit minus the lovely salon ambiance and pampering, but nothing beats a face mask in your bathrobe while binge-watching Netflix.  Here are some of my new favorites lining my vanity and quickly becoming a daily part of my evening ritual:

All masks and patches available at Sephora.com

                                                             XOXO Shelley    

#winter skin treatments #at home facials #beauty masks #beauty treatments #gel masks #best new face masks #facethis.blogspot.com #Shelley Goodstein 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Gym Bag Beauty: Small wonders that will have you off and running in no time

You have committed to sticking to your new year’s resolution to finally get into the best shape you can be and to be the healthiest version of yourself - good for you!  We all know how working out messes with your beauty routine, but the benefits of exercise far out-weigh the trouble of a few extra minutes it takes to put yourself back together again - at least enough to stop on the way home for an organic green juice and not look like something that just run a 20K in Miami in June.

Everyone knows the hair products that suit their own type and style of hair, so let’s talk about the newest and best-rated skincare and beauty products that will enhance your post-workout glow.  Size matters and so does convenience, and multi-purpose products are handy little space-savers in your gym bag, as are single use packets.  Skip powdered products unless you particularly want to eliminate the glow.  Here are some of the best new products to speed up your post-exercise beauty routine, lighten your gym bag, and leave your skin looking fresh, healthy, and even-toned, your eyes bright, and your lips baby soft and hydrated.  

Start with NUFACE Prep-N-Glow Cloths in individual packets to exfoliate and hydrate with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and minerals.  MILK Makeup’s Cooling Water Mini de-puffs eyes and cools and invigorates the face, and is even more refreshing if you refrigerate it overnight.   Follow up with BELIF The True Cream Moisturizing Balm.  IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50 is a hero product that has been rated a Reader’s Choice by Allure Magazine for its color-correcting formula that is packed with collagen, peptides and antioxidants, and covers dark spots leaving skin with a radiant glow.

You don’t need a lot of color after working out so. Choose products that complement the healthy flush from exercise.   After all, you worked hard for it.   ILIA’s Multi-Stick gives cheeks and lips a sheer, natural looking blush.  For the eyes, try BOBBI BROWN’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Pink Sparkle with its creamy formula that does not require a brush or precise application.  TOM FORD’s Fullscreen Lash Mascara is smudge and flake-proof and lasts all day.  Finish up with the most coveted lip treat out there, DIOR Addict Lip Glow Reviver Balm, a hydrating balm formulated to work with each individual’s unique chemistry to impart the perfect lip shade to enhance and flatter.  Choose your favorite colors in matte, satin, or shimmer finishes.  

Et voila - less than five minutes to achieve the perfect beauty look to get on with your day.  Now don’t you look as amazing as you feel? 

                                                       XOXO  Shelley

#gymbagbeauty #post-workoutbeautyroutine #quickmakeup #multi-purposebeautyproducts #newyear’sresolution #fitness #healthandbeauty #facethis.blogspot.com #Shelley Goodstein 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 - “Ultra Violet”

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 is a vivid purple named “Ultra Violet”, a shade that is already making waves in fashion, beauty, home decor, design, and advertising.  Long a favorite of both boys and girls everywhere, millennials and their buying power have influenced this selection, seeing a return of a color that they adored as kids, and a deeper take on the rose pink that has been so predominant in the last few years.  

Prepare to see Ultra Violet everywhere from makeup shades, to fashion, to home decor and beyond, as this enticing shade becomes an Instagram favorite.  Varying in intensity from pale washes to highly pigmented deeper tones, this flattering color transitions from season to season.  

Less sweet that the pale rose pink that has become ubiquitous and synonymous with all things style-related, Ultra Violet is sophisticated and grown up, with more depth and intensity.  The pastel tones of years past became identifiable with millennials by it’s popularity on Instagram and other social media platforms, but wasn’t the first choice of anyone who wouldn’t wear pastel shades, nor desired a pink-toned decor in their home or office.  

Adding Ultra Violet to your makeup or wardrobe can be as easy as incorporating the color with eyeshadow or liner, a silk tank top, handbag or clutch, or wearing amethyst jewelry.  The shade is one of my personal favorites for being flattering yet edgy at the same time.  Something for everyone from girly-girls, to urban fashionistas.

                                                                 XOXO Shelley   

#Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 #Pantone’s Ultra Violet #Fashion’s newest color #new beauty colors of 2018 #Ultra Violet makeup #Ultra Violet fashion #Pantone #facethis.blogspot.com #Shelley Goodstein

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Jumpstart your Modeling Career: the steps you need to do now to make 2018 your best year ever

There is no better time than the new year to kick start your modeling career and to take things up a notch, making 2018 your breakout year. It can be hard to get back into the swing of things and even know what you should be doing to elevate yourself and your career after the holidays, so I have compiled a list to help you hit the ground running:

Reach out to all your agencies in an email, or drop in if they are local to you.  Send them all your new images in hi-res so they can update your online portfolio.  Express your commitment to your career, your desire to travel to different markets, and your ambitions.  Ask them to help you reach out and see what other markets and agents would be good for you.  Make sure they have all your current sizes, updated digitals or polaroids, test shots, tear sheets, contact info, and all the tools they need to help you succeed.  

Commit to working out and actually do it.  It is good for your body, your health, your modeling prospects, your mind, and your stress levels.

Get a hair trim to maintain your hair in good condition for work, or consider a new haircut to change your image, but always ask the agency first. Start doing regular facials at home to maintain a good complexion, so you will always be ready for shoots.

Eat well, drink less alcohol and don’t smoke - your career depends on it.  You must maintain a good weight with healthy eating to be strong and able to actually do the job, and alcohol and smoking destroys your skin and makes you look old and haggard. 

Commit to increasing your social media presence.  Set a schedule for posting, follow industry pros such as top and emerging photographers, hair and makeup artists, magazines, editors, stylists, brands, designers, and other models. “Like” and comment regularly.  Do Instagram “stories”.  Always follow your agency guidelines when posting.

If you are trying to find an agent or get scouted, do updated research to identify the best agents, agencies, and scouts, and follow their submissions guidelines to the letter. 

A new year requires a new commitment if you want to take your career to new heights.  Put some energy into it and you will see results.  Put it out there into the universe and ask for help to make your dreams come true.  Be smart about it and treat it like a business and watch your career take off.  Good luck in 2018!

                                                                XOXO Shelley

All photos Kaia Gerber

#newyearsresolutions #modelingcareer #jumpstartyourmodelingcareer #businessofmodeling #modeling #newfaces #getintomodeling #getscouted #facethis.blogspot.com #ShelleyGoodstein