Erika D'Amboise
Creative Director, B-Glowing

We love b-glowing for many reasons…top of that list is their in-house, professionally-trained, real-beauty junkies hanging around ready to answer any and all beauty questions! For that, we turned to Erika D'Amboise, Queen B (aka the b-glowing's Creative Director) to fill us in on her favorite items that you probably never knew existed (probably because most are exclusively sold on the site). 
 

MAKE-UP FAVORITES...

STUDIO | 10 
For me, contouring has become less of a special occasion technique - now I do it every day. I use Studio-10's amazing highlighter/bronzing palette to create depth. It has a gorgeous, bronzy glow but enough blue tones to create realistic shadows for contouring and the highlighter is super pigmented so you can really make your cheekbones pop. 

ILLAMASQUA 
Illamasqua is a cult fave in the UK but really hard to find stateside. We're so excited to bring it back to the US and we've curated our favorite product and shades from the brand. My personal favorite is the Quad Eye Palette in Neutral or Liquid Metal for amazing blendability and super intense color pay-off.

Since we carry over 200 brands, I'm always finding a new favorites and I love when products play well together. Illamasqua's pen is one of those miracle gels that turns any powder into a water-resistant gel that won't budge all day. 

ELLIS FAAS 
This foundation pen is so chic and I love how little I have to apply for my skin to look flawless. I seriously don't know what I would do without this foundation. 

LIPSTICK QUEEN 
Pigment + gloss that stays is something a lot of lip products claim but this one delivers. Love every one of these 7 of-the-moment shades.


SKIN-CARE FAVORITES...

CULT51
I suffer from dark under eye circles and they look even worse when I'm travelling so this serum feels like it was tailor made for me and it works immediately.  The night cream is also a miracle worker and hydrates your skin almost immediately! 

KOH GEN DO
Ok, we all have a desert island product but I might be the only person who would take an exfoliator. Any time my skin freaks out, I just do one treatment of this gommage and I'm back to normal. It's resurfacing without being abrasive (perfect for my sensitive skin). This is the kind of product that you can see and feel it working right away. 

ALPHA H
Love multi-taskers like this, especially when I'm traveling. I apply at night in place of a serum, moisturizer and toner and wake up to refreshed and resurfaced complexion. This has majorly improved my sun damage and fine lines. Works on acne scars too!  


HAIR FAVORITES...

ROOT VANISH
I just went darker so my hair is super high-maintenance right now. This is such a lifesaver when I'm too busy to go to the salon. 

BALMAIN
I'm all about effortless style and this texture spray not only gives me the perfect wave for my bob, it smells amazing! 


NAIL FAVORITES...

KIESQUE I love experimenting with nail designs and this makes it fool-proof! I just mastered the Half-Moon French Mani people always ask me where I got my nails done. DIY, all the way! 

JINSOON The colors in this new collection are so fresh and reminiscent of fall. I will be wearing these shades all season.