Giving At-Home Mani Pedi Advice
Step 1: Remove
Remove any previous polish with Nailmatic Lavender Nail Polish Remover, a plant-based nail polish remover that doesn't dry out your cuticles!
Step 2 & 3: Clip & File
Clip and gently file your nails to the shape that you desire.
Step 4 & 5: Conceal
Softly buff the top layer of your nails to create a better grip for the polish. Relax and soak your hands in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.
Step 6: Cuticle Oil
Apply a drop of Nailmatic Precious Oil - Nails & Cuticle Care at the edge of each nail and massage in with your fingertips. Or you can also use a cuticle pusher tool to gently push back cuticles.
Step 7: Moisturize
Apply M-61 Hydraboost Hand Cream all over your hands to replenish moisture.
Step 8: Mask
Try masks like Patchology Warm Up "Perfect Ten" Self-Warming Hand & Cuticle Mask and Best Foot Forward - Softening Foot & Heel Mask to give yourself the ultimate luxury treatment at home!
Step 9: Base Coat
Love the high shine, glossy look and the longevity of gel nails? Try Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Set that includes a top and base coat, with no need for UV lamps!
Apply a thin layer of base coat.
Expert Tip: Remember to remove any residue left on the nails using a cotton round. This ensures your base coat goes on smoothly!
Step 10: Color
Choose a color from Deborah Lippmann (I'm using It's Raining Men) and apply two thin layers.
Expert Tip: Take an old angled eyeliner brush and dip it in some nail polish remover. Use it to clean up the edges of the nail to give that perfect manicured look
Step 11: Top Coat
Finish off with a top coat!
Giving No Makeup Makeup Advice
Step 1: Skin Prep
For a natural look, make sure your skin is hydrated and ready for makeup application.
Step 2: Complexion
To naturally enhance your skin, use something lightweight like Lune+Aster RealGlow® Skin Tint as your base rather than a fuller coverage foundation.
Step 3: Conceal
Step 4: Set
To make sure your concealer stays put ALL day, use Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder and a medium-size fluffy brush with a very light hand to apply the powder around the eyes.
Step 5: Eyeshadow
Use a shadow stick like Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Metallic Taupe (instead of your typical powder eyeshadow) to effortlessly define your eyes. Start at the lash line and work your way up to the crease. Blend out with your fingers—no need for a brush!
Step 6: Curl Lashes
Do not skip this step! Use Surratt Relevée Lash Curler to curl your lashes. It will make a huge difference to give your lashes a lift.
Step 7: Mascara
Work on one eye at a time to build and lengthen lashes before the mascara dries. Don't forget the lower lashes!
Expert Tip: Use the tip of the Chantecaille Longest Lash Faux Cils Mascara applicator for more precision and to separate lashes.
Step 8: Bronzer
Use NARS Bronzing Powder to give some warmth to your skin.
Expert Tip: Apply bronzer in the shape of a backward E, starting at the forehead. Work your way down to the cheeks and jawline.
Step 9: Brows
Use the brow gel Lune+Aster One-Step Brow (instead of a brow pencil) to give natural definition to brows.
Step 10: Lips
Finish with RMS Beauty Lipshine or sheer gloss to complete this "no makeup" look!
Giving Skincare Advice
Step 1: Cleanser
Choose a cleanser that works best with your skin type!
Step 2: a.m. treatment - vitamin C
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that brightens, lightens and tightens the skin, and works best during the day!
Step 3: p.m. treatment - hydration
For nighttime, use a serum that has hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to help retain moisture.
Expert Tip: For every step, use any excess product on your hands to apply to your neck, décolleté and the back of your hands.
Step 4: moisturizer & SPF
SPF is the most important step! Use it daily!
Expert Tip: Find a routine that works for you, because consistency is key!
Giving Glowing Skin Advice
Step 1: Base
Start with Lune+Aster RealGlow Skin Tint all over to even out your complexion.
Expert Tip: This works best if you blend with your fingers, especially if you want a dewy, glowing look!
Step 2: Undereye
Apply Lune+Aster RealGlow Undereye Brightener (I'm using Peach) under the eye to help brighten any dark circles.
Expert Tip: Before blending right away, let it dry for a second for even better coverage!
Step 3: Setting
Use Lune+Aster PowerFinish Translucent Powder to set your base.
Expert Tip: Only set where needed! We recommend the center of the forehead, under eyes and on your nose and chin.
Step 4: Bronze & Glow
Then, use Lune+Aster RealGlow Creamy Cheek Duo (I'm using Moonrise). Start with the warm tone on the apples of your cheek.
Highlighter can be placed on the bridge of your nose, "cupid's bow" and outer corners of the brows down to the cheeks.
Expert Tip: Apply highlighter on your collarbones to complete your glowing look!