This Italian beauty recipe combines humble kitchen ingredients into a seriously potent face mask that soothes, nourishes, busts blemishes and leaves you glowing flawlessly. If you’re looking for the Italian beauty secret to perfectly flawless skin…look no further…The Beauty Gypsy by Anuba Charan shares her amazing secret below.
“I’ve spent most of these last weeks wandering around the inner reaches of France, Germany and Italy, with one conclusion: while French women are the epitome of understated chic and the Germans have a robust constitution, it is the Italian bellisima who wins the complexion stakes. Seriously, have you ever seen their skin? How it’s taut and tight, literally hugging the bones and glowing with an inner radiance that can’t be replicated with any amount of foundation or highlighter? How it’s flawless, despite their spending hours in the sun and eating a diet rich in carbs and sugar-laden tiramisu?
It’s enough to give mere mortals like me a complex. So… time to dig! And after interviewing a whole clutch of women from Milan to Matera (it’s the most exquisite Basilicatan village – look it up!), there are a few ingredients that crop up time and again. Humble kitchen ingredients that make for the most potent beauty treatments: olive oil, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), eggs and lemons. And quite a few Italian mammas (all with the skin of a 25-year-old on an 80-year-olds body) offered up this one recipe that combines these beauty ingredients into one seriously potent face mask that soothes, nourishes, busts blemishes and leaves you glowing flawlessly.
Chickpeas are a potent source of skin nourishing and rejuvenating proteins, olive oil is packed with anti-aging antioxidants and hydrating squalene, egg yolks are full of vitamins (including vitamin A or retinol, which boosts cellular turnover and keeps pores unclogged) to maintain skin elasticity, while lemon juice takes care of any blemishes and minor skin infections.
Recently I visited The Doctors Show to give one of their guests a major makeup intervention. Meet Maria. She was taking over 4 hours (!) to do her makeup…which of course was creating major problems in her day to day life. So it was up to me to show her tips and techniques to looking fabulous in about 30 minutes.
She was a little skeptical but in the end she agreed that losing jobs and boyfriends were definite reasons to change her routine.
Here is the segment if you missed it. For me, it was really about showing Maria how to condense her products and create a set of core products that made her look and feel great. You really only need 5 or 6 key products to enhance your beauty and from there you can play with trends and new colors.
Makeup Mania – Shalini
For those of you who have been reaching out me to get the list of products I used on Maria… here you go!
1. Revitaleyes Eye Serum by Lumixyl – I recommended this eye serum to reduce how many products she was using around her eyes. She was using an eye cream, serum, primer and eyeshadow base. This product does all of the above and helps with dark circles and fine lines.
2. Cinema Secrets Foundation/Concealer Palette in #5 – One of the issues Maria had was that she was using a number of foundations to work on getting a more flawless look. As a makeup artist, one product I have used for years on my celeb clients is the Cinema Secrets Foundation/Concealer Palette since it is a professional brand. It is high in pigment and blends very easily for a full coverage finish. You can apply this in the areas you feel need extra coverage first and then apply your foundation over it.
3. Diorskin Airflash Foundation in #3 – This is one of my favorite foundations. It instantly gives you a flawless airbrushed look but is lightweight at the same time. Because it comes out as a spray, I recommend using a good foundation brush. It takes the time out of blending while it buffs out the skin. You will love this!
4. Nude Stix Contour Highlight Double Sided Pencil in light/medium – Maria admitted to spending way too much time on contouring her nose with powders so I suggested she use an all in one pencil by Nude Stix. Easy to blend and apply with precision.
5. The Too Faced Return Of Sexy Eye Palette - Maria had hundreds of eyeshadows. To make it easy for her I recommended one of my favorite palettes that has three different looks. We took the work out of figuring out what shadows to wear with what and put everything in one easy kit with colors that compliment any skin tone.
Let me know if you have any questions on how to shorten your own beauty routine.
I’m so excited that you loved the last Power Beauty Living event. I’ve had such great feedback from all of you and sincere interest in wanting to learn more tips and tricks on how to set your life up for success. That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about my next event. I’m bringing you five of the most amazing experts that I know are going to profoundly inspire you. Here are the details below…
Power Beauty Living Power Up Series – Transformation Event
Rock Your World On February 21, 2015 in Los Angeles.
It’s Time To Release Your Negative Energy Blocks, Tune Into YOUR Natural Flow and Totally Manifest Your Goals and Dreams for An Amazing 2015 That You SO Deserve!
Power Beauty Living is excited to launch another Power Up event — which will showcase the heart and soul behind the PBL platform — strength, beauty, and knowledge.
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Getting strategies, and proven techniques so you will feeling younger, healthier and more beautiful
Discovering tips and techniques of how to release your negative energy blocks that stop you from enjoying and being present in your life
Learn how to develop and use your intuition so you can awaken your inner guidance to focus and achieve your life purpose
Find out what’s in your way that’s blocking you from manifesting what you want in your life so you can remove it and have what you so desire
Show you how you CAN get it all done without it undoing you in the process!
Connect with like-minded women so you can expand your circle and have more inspiration and support in your life
Get Into Your Flow With A Special Yoga Lesson
Shop And Power Up Your Beauty with fun brands
Tons of take home tips to POWER UP your inner balance
And SO MUCH MORE!
You DEFINITELY Need to Attend This Event if You….
Are worn down and just need a break to reset and re-energize your life toward what you want
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Know you should be happy because you have all the ‘things” that you want, but you just have a bit of emptiness and not totally fulfilled
Rainbeau Mars – Transform Your Life! The 21 Day Superstar Cleanse
Diane Karlos – Learn To Listen To The Wisdom Of Your Own Body
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