May 21, 2013

Beauty Travel Tips From Elizabeth Arden’s Global Makeup Artist Rebecca Restrepo + Review

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending Single Edition's Blog Meets Brand event held at the Delta T4X lounge and sponsored by Elizabeth Arden. We learned about their long and rich history. I especially admired Ms. Elizabeth Arden herself for being a businesswoman in the 1920s before women were even allowed to vote!
They were offering mini-makeovers and I wanted to treat myself. She did a smoky cat eye with a nude lip. Thanks for all the love on Instagram! Now I need to try to recreate the look...

Elizabeth Arden’s Global Makeup Artist Rebecca Restrepo shared her fabulous beauty travel tips:
  • Skincare is even more important when traveling. I love multi-use products and ones that can be packed in a carry-on bag. The Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum deliver so much moisture. I apply mine mid-flight for extra hydration and also use as a makeup primer when traveling.
  • Skin can get very dehydrated when flying, so Eight Hour Cream is essential! I apply to my lips before every flight and use it on my hands and elbows throughout flight. I like to warm up the product in the palms of my hands before applying to my skin, helping it activate and absorb quickly.
  • My eyes get very puffy when I fly. Instead of using a regular eye cream, I gently dab the Visible Difference Brightening Eye Gel on in gentle, circular motions for better results.
  • Someone once told me that solids travel better than liquids, so now I never go anywhere without my Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup. It provides as much coverage as I need, without making a mess in my makeup bag.
  • Before I land after a long flight, the perfect pick-me-up is a touch blush to brighten the cheeks, a swipe of brightening shadow to open the eye and a dab of rosy lip gloss. To achieve this fresh and well-rested look, Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar, Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Innocence and Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink are my go-to products.

I was also really excited to try some of their wonderful products. My first memories of Elizabeth Arden of me and my mom going to the Red Door Salon on 5th Avenue. Elizabeth Arden was always the epitome of sophisticated, New York women in my mind so I always feel like a proper lady using their products. I especially love their Visible Difference Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser.
I have three letters to describe these ceramide capsules - OMG! These Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum deliver the right amount of hydration and ceramide benefits in an efficient way. What is a Ceramide? Ceramides comprise 50% of the essential lipids found in the skin and are essential in maintaining defense against sign of aging. These are amazing!! They do so many wonderful things and the serum feels so luxurious on my skin.
Did you know that Elizabeth Arden’s legendary Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant was created by Ms. Arden herself in 1930 and has yet to be changed? Amazing! Why mess with perfection. There's nothing this skin protectant can do: soothe sun-burned skin, rehydrate chapped lips, heal rough elbows  But it’s also the secret that makeup artists all over the world use for keeping legs, lips and eyelids shiny; eyebrows in place; and cuticles perfectly manicured. There are an infinite number of ways to use this classic cream, but check out their website for 8 great ones. I personally like to use it for my cuticles.
I also had the chance to try Elizabeth Arden’s NEW Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Red Door Red. This lip gloss offers high-shine, increased moisture with Mango and Shea Butters with a light vanilla scent. Key ingredient, Maxi Lip, is clinically proven to increase lip volume by 40%! This is the perfect red shade and the lip gloss is long-lasting. 

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What are your favorite Elizabeth Arden products?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Elizabeth Arden. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I've only used the eight hour cream, but it is a classic!!

  2. Ahh you're so lucky to receive all of these free products! So fantastic :)

    xo Georgina at:

  3. Your make up came out great. I've never used Elizabeth Arden, but my mum swears by that brand. I need to try some out myself.

  4. Now I want to travel somewhere after reading this..... Where shall we go?!!

    P.s. I am still obsessed with how gorge you look in that photo! Hot mama!

  5. Yeah I always associated it with older women but they have some amazing products!

  6. It is and I think the ceramide capsules are an instant classic as well

  7. Looks awesome! I have yet to try EA products but I hear they have awesome stuff.

  8. Definitely should... love the capsules!


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