One too many champagne toasts, late nights and endless travel days over the holidays? If all of that celebrating has left you with dull, blotchy skin and puffy eyes, try my top insider beauty secrets to look like you’ve logged hours of sleep on vacation in St. Barts.
Insider Secret…To Brighten Your Skin
The secret to waking up with luminous skin? Dr. Dennis Gross’s expert skincare solutions line has two of my favorite products on the market: Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution ($125) and Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum ($95). They really do work like magic! They’re packed with powerful forms of vitamin C and retinol for maximum brightening and anti-aging benefits, revealing firm, bright, radiant skin.
Insider Secret…To De-Puff Your Peepers
Puffy eyes? After numerous crack-of-dawn starts on The Today Show or late nights on QVC, my secret for bright, revitalized eyes are Talika’s Eye Decompress ($32). It’s a travel-friendly, easy-to-useeye mask that instantly refreshes and soothes tired eyes.
Insider Secret…For Bright Eyes
Need to fake brighter, more beautiful eyes in seconds? Try this invaluable secret I learned decades ago from TV. Line just the inner rim of your eyes with a soft, nude (not white!) eye liner pencil. One of my favorites is Nars Larger Than Life in Rue Bonaparte ($23).
Insider Secret…For Luscious Lips
Look instantly better with a swipe of moisture-infused gloss in a complexion-warming sunny coral. I love Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Sequin Finish Gloss ($22.50).
It’s got a high gloss shine, numerous shades and hints of sequin glitter for a perfect pout that brightens up your whole face. Don’t let the glitter scare you—trust me, you won’t look like you’ve borrowed your teen’s lipstick.
Insider Secret…For a Sun-Kissed Complexion
Wake up dull, sun-starved winter skin with a shimmering bronzing powder. The trick is to lightly (don’t overdo it!) dust your cheeks and forehead with a large bronzer brush to brighten up your whole face. My favorite—which has a cult following—is Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna ($34).