Customizable Buxom Mascara Bar at Sephora

28 Jul


Can’t get enough of mascara? You’ll love the customizable Buxom Mascara Bar being held at Sephora next month.

According to Sephora, the mascara bar will have a unique concept. Artists from Buxom will help you select 1 of 7 brushes with different functions, then treat you to a personalized eye mini-makeover. The good news is that each mascara is available with the new Vanity Lash formula.

The wands range from curling and contouring wands to wands that gets your lashes strong and long.

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Introducing Maybelline New York The Nudes Palette

24 Jul

Maybelline New York The Nudes

Who doesn’t love another nude eye shadow palette, especially one that doesn’t leave a big hole in your wallet?

Maybelline New York The Nudes palette with all-season neutral shades has finally arrived!

You can rock these shades right now in the summer or take them right into the fall. Not only that, the palette can help you get all the looks you want whether it’s daytime, shimmery, or smoky.

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Professional Concealer Palette: Lancôme Le Correcteur Pro

21 Jul

Lancome Le Correcteur Pro Concealer

Covering up the under eye area can be tricky. On the one hand, you want to eliminate dark circles and discoloration. On the other hand, you don’t want to overdo it and cake it on.

To help solve the mystery and conceal like a pro, Lancôme has created a professional concealer palette: Le Correcteur Pro Concealer Kit.

The kit features a new approach to evening out and illuminating the eye area using three different formulas. The kit also includes application instructions and a double-ended perfecting brush designed for the sensitive eye contour area.

The palette lets you perform the three essential steps for concealing under the eyes:

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3-in-1 Makeup Multitasker: NYX Wonder Pencil

17 Jul

NYX Wonder Pencil

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the NYX Wonder Pencil, so I decided to check it out. Of course, you don’t have to bend my arm when it comes to NYX Cosmetics because I think it’s one of the best drugstore brands out there.

The verdict is in and this wonder pencil is a keeper! At under $10, this multifunctional pencil does it all, including:

  • Conceal flaws and blemishes with a creamy texture
  • Line your lips against lipstick bleeding and fading
  • Brighten your eyes along the water line

The matte NYX Wonder Pencil comes in three shades: light, medium, and deep.

How to Use

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Light and Airy Floral Blend: Prada Candy Florale

14 Jul


Are you a fan of Prada Candy? If you love the scent like I do, be prepared for a new addition to the family.

Coming soon to a fragrance counter near you, Prada Candy Florale contains an uplifting mix of floral notes, soft powdery notes, and the warmth
of honey to reflect the scent’s sensual essence. The key notes are limoncello, peonies, musk, benzoin, and caramel.

Not only is the scent captivating, the vibrant pink and white design packaging with delicate organza Prada flowers is worth displaying on any makeup vanity.
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Add a Little Glam to Your Makeup Routine: Rodial Glamstick and Glamolash

10 Jul


Looking to add some glamour to your makeup routine? Here are two products from Rodial Skincare that can help you get there.

Rodial Glamstick
Rodial Glamstick

Rodial Glamstick

With the hot weather finally here, who wants to pack on heavy lipstick and gloss. Rodial’s Glamsticks give your lips color in a nourishing way with a light, lip butter formula enriched with Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter. The formula also contains hyaluronic filling spheres to inject volume and plump lips for a glam look.

Glamsticks come in a wide range of shades, all of which have a slight scent of coconut. I received a sample of Lust, a beautiful all-season pink shade that I’ll be wearing all summer and right into the fall.

Rodial Glamolash

If you’re looking to add some drama to your lashes but on a lasting basis, Rodial Glamolash has an eyelash lengthening and thickening serum for naturally glam lashes.

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Luscious Colour With Four High-gloss Finishes: MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

7 Jul

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

Get ready for a whole lotta nail love from MAC Cosmetics.

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer, which is available in stores July 10 in the permanent line, comes in a multitude of shades in four high-gloss finishes:

  • Cream
  • Frost
  • Pearl
  • Glitter

The good news about this nail lacquer formula is that it contains no toluene, formaldehyde, or DBP. Even better, Studio Nail Lacquer is fortified with
conditioning vitamins E, C and B5. The newly designed brush also has flattened, streamlined fibres that allow for effortless application.

You can find a shade for every mode from trendy to timeless:
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Maxed Out Pigment: Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer

3 Jul


If you’re wondering what makeup will look like in the next few months, get a head start with the Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer from Smashbox.

This lip color’s lacquer-like finish is based on a long-wearing formula that provides high-impact color that isn’t heavy. The new proprietary triplex formula includes vibrant staining pigments, glossy-finish pearls, and conditioning vitamin E.

One coat of Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer will have your lips standing out in the crowd for most of the day.

The lip gloss comes in a great range of shades with the darker colors, like Bordeaux and After Dark, sure to be favorites for fall. The 20 shades in the collection are:
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Five New Ways to Use Highlighter

30 Jun


Are you in a highlighting rut? Are you only applying highlighter to the top of your cheekbones? Highlighters can do magic if you apply them in the right area. Here are some out of the box ways to apply your favorite highlighter.

1. Arch Accelerator

You may already be aware that applying highlighter to your brow bone accentuates your arch of your brow. But, don’t forget to apply highlighter above the eyebrows as well for an instant brow lift.

2. Lower Lip Lifter

Plump lips in a more natural way by applying highlighter just below the middle of your lower lip. This will give your lips a lift and make them look fuller.

3. Nose Fixer

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Best Masks for a Summer Glow

25 Jun


Here are a few masks that can help resolve your summer skin issues.

Fresh Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask

When is the best time to apply a mask? According to Fresh, it’s before bedtime. The new mask, featuring peony and vitamin C glucoside, brightens the skin and preserves hydration for 24 hours.

Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask

If you’re looking tired (especially around the eyes), this set of eye treatment masks works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in as little as 15 minutes. While minimizing dark circles, the eye mask also plumps the skin with hydration and refines the texture.
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Three Best Uses for Coconut Oil

22 Jun


Finally, coconut oil is getting the attention it deserves for promoting a healthy metabolism (and other health benefits) and for standing in as an amazing beauty multi-tasker.

Here are three of the best ways to use coconut oil.

Makeup Remover

Let’s face it. If you’re a makeup junkie (like me), you need a gentle, but effective way to take off  your shadow, liner, and mascara. Rub coconut oil gently on your eyelids and lashes and you not only easily remove makeup, you also condition lashes. Seriously, if you’ve been abusing your lashes, you will see an improvement pretty quickly.

Cooking & Baking Substitute

Coconut oil is a great replacement for less healthy baking options like butter and shortening, which may contain Trans fats. Replace coconut oil at a 1:1 ratio and use it at room temperature for flaky baked goodies.

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Yes, There is a DD Cream: Pur Minerals Rescue Squad

19 Jun


So far, I’ve understood what beauty balms (BB) and complexion correctors (CC) creams represent. But I haven’t been so clear about DD creams. Until I saw Pür Minerals Rescue Squad Broad Spectrum SPF 25 DD Creme on TSC last weekend.

This day cream/sunscreen not only rescues your skin from the visible signs of aging with intense moisture, it also provides a broad-spectrum barrier (SPF 25) that helps prevent age-accelerating UV damage.

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All Day Straightness: Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener

16 Jun

Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener


In hot, humid weather, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time working with a steaming blow dryer or flat iron.

You can put your hair back in a pony tail, or you can apply a product that helps to keep your hair manageable and silky smooth.

Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener contains an exclusive formula with all kinds of goodies to keep your hair looking good this summer.

First, plant-based cellulose helps to maintain a straight style for days. Next, hydrolized wheat protein protects the hair cuticle from heat damage.

The glossing straightener also has an addictive aroma with a fresh yet spicy citrus-floral blend with rose oil and certified organic bergamot, palmarosa, and Australian sandalwood.

For the best results, shampoo and condition your hair. Then, apply a small amount of the straightener to damp hair and style:

  • For curly, coarse hair: apply glossing straightener from roots to ends.
  • For straight to wavy hair: apply from mid-length to ends.

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Soft and Separated Lashes: Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara

13 Jun

Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara

For those who prefer a lighter mascara that still gives you out there length, Clinique has recently launched Lash Power Feathering Mascara.

What’s different about this mascara? Lash Power Feathering Mascara features state-of-the-art polymeric stretching technology which allows for buildable applications. Apply several coats of this mascara with its full, small brush, and you still get separated and defined lashes.

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Lighten Up with Cheek Stain This Summer

9 Jun

Summer Cheek Stains

One of your best beauty weapons for the summer is cheek stain.

If you’re looking for melt-proof makeup that lasts, cheek stains provide just the right amount of color to add a lasting glow. Just smile and pop cheek stain on the apples of your cheeks, and you’re good to go!

Here are three cheek stains worth exploring.

Tarte Cheek Stain

After 15 years, this award-winning cheek stain has just had a packaging makeover to reduce your carbon footprint. The water based, push-up gel still has the same long-wearing formula enriched with t5 super fruit complex.

I picked up this cheek stain in iconic Flush recently (after reading that SJP used it while filming SATC) and love the gorgeous berry shade. The stain feels a bit sticky when you apply it, but blends well into your skin.

The shades include:
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