As I’ve told you, I’m busily working on my next book.
Yesterday in fact I met with the young woman I’m hoping will do all the illustrations. She’s brilliant and best of all she lives in Paris, another American married to a Frenchman. (More about her in another post wherein I will offer you a wonderful surprise from her.)
Once again I’m veering off of today’s subject, which is: Getting dressed and getting out there. That’s what I’m doing these days — lots and lots of interviews for my new book with Rizzoli. Because I’m out and about my meetings call for full on dressing (more on that in a future post) and full-on makeup, which is not a la-dee-da procedure for me, but it does involve more care than when I’m sitting in front of my computer all day without human contact (beyond My-Reason-For-Living-In-France, you knew that, and Charlotte, whom I consider almost human, but totally non-judgemental).
I’ve told you about Clarins Baume Beauté Eclair in the past, but sometimes repetition for emphasis is a good idea. Cassandra Moonen introduced me to this magic elixir when she was the international public relations manager at Clarins. Once you’ve tried the pale pink balm, there is no turning back. She always referred to it as, “Cinderella in a tube,” and she is absolutely spot on.
Basically it’s radiance in a tube. She explained two on and two off label ways to use the brightening, tightening balm:
- Under makeup.
- As a facial mask left on for 15 minutes before rinsing.
And her off-label tricks:
- Lightly patted on the face after makeup application. This is the manoeuvre that creates the glow that one sees on actresses and makes us wonder how they did it.
- Applied before bed as an overnight treatment. I promise you, you glow in the morning.
I mention the Beauty Flash Balm (translation) now because since I’m out and about more than usual these days, I’m using it every day.