by Angela, Bellacara
Christmas morning is always a production. From the kids running around opening everything with a bow to preparing a meal for the whole family, it’s both stressful and joyous in nearly equal measure–although I think the joyous part tips the scale in the end. The last thing I want to do when I wake up (or rather, someone wakes me up) is to put on a full face of makeup. Yet I know many photos will be taken that morning and it doesn’t take much to look photo-ready. Trust me. I speak from experience. A little bit goes a long way.
Stick to the basics: Bb cream just to even out the skin tone. I personally use the BB Blur by Peter Thomas Roth (it has light reflecting diamond dust in it). For my eyes, a quick swipe of mascara (especially if you are blonde), goes a long way. Kevyn Aucoin volumizing mascara is amazing because it tubes the lash and won’t smudge even if tear up. And lastly, a lip balm with a little color (Fresh Sugar lip balm in Rose has just enough color), to brighten up my face. Three easy steps and you’ll have your photo-viewers wondering just how you look that good that early.
Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.
1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314