With all the upcoming Academy Awards allure, I couldn't help but think of my own Red Carpet beauty list. For me, starting with a good foundation is most important. Here's what goes on before all the sparkle.
To keep my lips moist and help soften age lines, I always apply Darphin lip balm underneath color. It may seem a bit much at $40 but a little goes a long way. And, it works!
I used to love testing different eye creme formulas for fun. Now that I'm in the 40-Club, I really do need it! A gentle layer of Burt's Bee Radiance in the morning and before bedtime does wonders.
For the past 6 years, I've used CE Ferulic as a base layer before adding anything else. The non-oily formula helps build collagen and a protective layer against antioxidants. I swear by it.
The Evening of... My newly polished toes in Chanel's Pearl Drop will be making their way down our red carpet. The subtle golden hued color is a must, especially with wedge sandal wearing season approaching.
Finally, if you can get a babysitter, join Oscar revelers at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. For $25, enjoy a catered menu, Benefits Beauty Bar, and DJ after-party with lots of bubbles in-between. See offer on Bloom Spot.