faking a pregnancy “glow”

This time around, being pregnant has been quite the roller coaster ride.  From the first 18 weeks of constant nausea and vomiting and having to wear a hip to toe compression sleeve in 100 degree weather, to the food aversions and hormone fluctuations, the one thing that has actually stayed the same throughout the last 36 weeks is – surprisingly – my skin.  No breakouts, blotchiness or irritation, thankfully, but I do need a little help evening out my skin tone normally.  I don’t typically wear a lot of makeup, but I’ve always loved cosmetics that give a natural looking glow without looking like I’m wearing anything.  Here are a few products I’m loving lately that give that “pregnancy glow”, even when I’m feeling anything but glowing:

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream – I’ve never been a fan of foundation, opting instead to use a tinted moisturizer whenever I wore anything on my skin but lately I’ve wanted a little more coverage and a less dewy finish, so I tried IT Cosmetics CC Cream.  It’s super lightweight and the finish is absolutely flawless! 

Bare Minerals Complete Coverage Concealer – I’ve blogged about this stuff before but it definitely deserves another mention because it’s the absolute best at covering under eye circles and redness.  I’ve tried every under eye concealer on the planet and this is, hands down, my favorite.  I put it under my eyes, along the corners on my nose and dab a little on my chin and, along with a little mascara, it makes me look wide awake and refreshed, even when I’m anything but!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Blushing Bride – This stuff lasts all day and I love the color; it looks like you’ve got a permanent flush!

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder – My favorite bronzer – no shimmer or sparkle, just believable tan shades.  Sometimes, I’ll just brush a little of this across my cheeks, nose and forehead and be done.  I also love this Buriti Bronzer by RMS Beauty. 

Rosebud Salve – The pale pink tint adds just a dab of sheer pink; I’m so obsessed with this stuff!

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bare Sparkle – I get so many compliments whenever I wear this stuff.  It’s so sheer but has the prettiest, palest bit of color. 

I’m off to pack my hospital bag; Happy Thursday!

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