There’s nothing like a brand new year to inspire a reassessment of one’s beauty regimen. But before you go racing to your favorite online or in-store makeup counter for the latest looks in eyeshadow and lipstick, let’s get back to basics.

Beginning your beauty routine with the proper cleanser, moisturizer, primer and setting product will ensure that your complexion glows and your makeup looks fresh all day and every day.

Here are Jmore beauty expert Ariel Lewis’s recommendations for a stunning 2019!

Exfoliate Yourself! 

During the winter months, it’s crucial to use an exfoliator every three or four days to remove dry skin cells and keep skin soft and supple. We suggest Caudalie’s Gentle Buffing Cream for its organic grape oil and acacia honey formula. This cleanser gently purifies and cleanses skin to reveal a brighter complexion.

Exfoliating isn’t only for the face. Keep your body and scalp from becoming dehydrated with Ouai Haircare’s Scalp & Body Scrub. It’s infused with sugar crystals and probiotics and protects against cold weather.

Eye, Eye!

When it comes to eye creams, the creamier it is, the better. Cold weather takes a toll on skin leaving many of us with dark under-eye circles and puffiness and accentuates dryness and fine lines. One of our favorite fixes? Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate by Fresh. Made with the juice of the Polynesian noni fruit, this antioxidant-rich formula improves skin elasticity while de-puffing the eye area and lessening the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.

Ready, prime, set!

Start your year off right by using the best primer and setting products. Smash Box’s tried and true Photo Finish Foundation Primer creates a smooth, pore-less palette for your foundation. Keep eyeshadow looking fresh with Mac’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Bare Study. Once you’ve applied your makeup, make it last by spraying your face with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.                                                                                                                              

Ariel Lewis is the owner of Airbrush Makeup by Ariel and the Alist. For information, visit or