GINGER APPROVED BEAUTY by Jennifer Ross
Being a Red, (a.k.a. “Ginger” as the kids so affectionately refer to it as these days) can really limit your beauty options at times. Many foundations will be too pink or too yellow for you, many bronzers too orange, and a great deal of skincare too harsh for your sensitive skin. Even many hair products may dry out your already dry hair (Yes, redheads tend to have thicker, drier hair than blondes and brunettes) and will not support your natural copper tone. Down below are a few of my favorite “Ginger Approved” beauty products!
Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess- Growing up on Long Island, most of my friends sported a healthy bronzed glow each year during the summer months that as a natural redhead, I was never quite able to achieve. I have tried my fair share of bronzers throughout the years to try and give myself a hint of color sans the sun or a tanning bed, only to find that this bronzer in particular is great for a few reasons. This paraben and oil free formula wears very gently on my skin, while its true golden brown hue gives me a sunkissd glow without making me look like an Oompa Loompa. (0.32 oz. for $29, available @ Henri Bendel)
Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel- This sulfate free cleanser will help take off your makeup and cleanse your skin thoroughly without stripping it of its natural moisture. I would not only recommend this product to the most delicate of Ginger complexions, but in fact this whole line. Boscia is a botanical brand of skincare that hails from Japan. They have products for all skin types and concerns, whether you be dry, oily, combination and/or aging, with acne. This alcohol and preservative free line is very price point friendly as well, with most of their products falling between $25 and $45 and not one product exceeding $50! (5 oz. for $26, available @ Sephora)
OJON Full Detox Rub-Out Dry Cleansing Spray- When you have naturally thick red hair that is on the drier side, you know you cannot wash it everyday. This is where a great dry shampoo like this comes in handy. It is ideal because it really helps to absorb the excess oil in my hair, while helping to replenish body and shine. And possibly most importantly, this white formula dissolves into my amber waves rather quickly not leaving me looking like I had a fight with a bottle of baby powder, where the powder won!
(1.8 oz. - 4.1 oz. for $18-$24, available @ Sephora)
NARS Blush in Orgasm- This peachy-pink powder blush infused with golden shimmer, is a cult classic. It is notoriously flattering to all skin tones, and that certainly does NOT exclude “The Reds” for once. This perennial favorite of make artists and beauty editors alike, will make your alabaster skin glow and your light eyes (most likely) really pop. (0.16 oz. for $27 available @ Bloomingdales)