Moll’s Beauty Bag: Thanksgiving Pick-Me-Ups

11.19.15

We’ve all been there. We feel like we’ve got it all together – the turkey’s in the oven, the pies have been baked, the cocktails poured, and then…we catch a glimpse of ourselves in the mirror! Yikes! We’ve forgotten to dress ourselves, in the midst of dressing the turkey!

Here are a few of my favorite products to help you look rested, beautiful and Thanksgiving-ready, even while working on 4 hours of sleep, with fresh whipped cream splatter in your hair.

The secret? Conceal it all. Being a master of concealing is the way that superwomen prevail. The beginning of this super feat is concealer. By using the brush-based Philosophy Hope For Everywhere concealer ($26), you get natural-looking coverage, while quickly covering any under-eye issues or skin imperfections. I’m talking to you, lack of sleep. With vitamin C, this handy little brushed wand reduces the visible signs of aging for instantly smoother, brighter skin.

 

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Preemptively strike. The best way (beauty-wise) to combat fatigue and stress is to counterattack with moisturized skin, with the help of Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Cream ($56). During the holidays, sometimes things can get, ummm, stressful. Each day, emotional and environmental stresses can affect the skin’s barrier function. Thus, skin tends to dehydrate, becomes more sensitive and uncomfortable, and lo and behold, imperfection and irritations appear. This magical cream was created to fight these stressors, and provide intense hydration for skin to feel soothed and comfortable, all while appearing more even and luminous.

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Don’t let Aunt Esther pinch those cheeks. Rather, let Esther’s fingers take a rest, and employ the perfect cream blush & lip duo to give you that holiday-flushed appearance. The new Lilah B. Divine Duo in B. Sassy ($46) is the perfect, last minute, to-the-rescue, beauty product to add some color to your cheeks and some pretty to your pout. With this one, sleekly packaged product, you can double your pleasure with longwearing-yet-moisturizing and creamy all-in-one lip and cheek shades. Plus, the cream formula will help keep skin hydrated, rather than drying it out. I like this one because the true pink hue works for every skin tone, and is a good bet in a, um, pinch.

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Moll’s Bag Of Tricks: To apply concealer when there’s no time to spare, simply brush on your skin tone shade under the eyes, around the base of the nose, and over the cupid’s bow of the lip, for instantly radiant coverage.