Concealer with Anti-Aging Benefits: L’Oréal Visible Lift Blur Concealer

28 Aug

L'Oreal Visible Lift Blur Concealer

Heading back to school or work next week? If you’ve been skimping on sleep, a change in schedule may show up under your eyes.

L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Blur Concealer may be your new best friend as you transition to the fall season.

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Two New Studio Sculpt Products from MAC

25 Aug

MAC Studio Sculpt

If you’re a fan of MAC’s Studio Sculpt line, get ready for two new additions that feature innovative formulas for your face and eyes.

Studio Sculpt Defining Powder provides sheer coverage without looking powdery or cakey. It corrects uneven tones and leaves skin smooth and sculpted.

The powder comes in a wide range of shades:

  • Light
  • Light Plus
  • Medium
  • Medium Plus
  • Medium Dark
  • Medium Deep
  • Dark
  • Dark Deep

Studio Sculpt Superblack Lash with its innovative brush design is now available in a deep, rich shade of carbon black.

Both of these MAC Studio Sculpt products are available online August 28, 2014 and in stores September 4, 2014 through October 30, 2014.

Turn Back the Hands of Time: Anti-Aging Hand Chemistry

20 Aug


According to WebMD, hands are susceptible to the first signs of aging and very often age faster than your face.

Now, there are a lot of hand creams on the beauty counters at your drugstore but most just address lack of hydration.

If you’re serious about taking care of your hands, Hand Chemistry is a concentrated multifunctional hand cream that targets the multiple signs of hand aging.

With an intense active complex containing copper peptide, Hand Chemistry helps to visibly improve firmness, elasticity, density, evenness, brightness, texture, smoothness, and hydration. What else can you ask for in a hand cream?

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Essie Fall 2014 Nail Collection: Dress to Kilt

18 Aug

Essie Dress to Kilt

Even though the summer is winding down, there’s a good reason to cheer up: new shiny nail collections!

Essie’s latest fall collection, Dress to Kilt, includes brand new fall shades that will help you get into season.

Here are the shades in Essie’s latest collection (from left to right):

  • Shiny Red—Juicy, seductive red.
  • Take it Outside—Punchy, fresh taupe with a whisper of pink.
  • Fall in Line—Silky, jade green.
  • The Perfect Cover Up—Teal weaved with gray undertones.
  • Style Cartel—Inky cobalt blue.
  • Partner in Crime—Rich, dark chocolate with deep mahogany undertones.

The collection is inspired by espionage and the thrill of the chase. These colors are gorgeous so grab them while they last.

[Image via Essie]

Hair Tutorial: Upgrade Pony with Double Wrap Topsy Tail

13 Aug

Hair Tutorial: Pony with The Double Wrap Topsy Tail

Here’s a throwback to the topsy tail that takes an old school ponytail and quickly morphs it into a super trendy look. According to guest contributor Jennie Kay, this pony style works just as well for the office as it does for a day at the pool.

What You Need

  • A hairbrush
  • A comb
  • Two clear hair elastics
  • A few bobby pins
  • Your favorite soft hold aerosol hairspray
  • A smoothing pomade (optional)


Step 1 Using a brush, smooth hair into a ponytail at the mid to bottom of your neck and secure with a small rubber elastic.

Step 2 Take a small section of hair from the ponytail (about 1/2-inch thick) and pull it aside.

Step 3 Wrap that section of hair around the ponytail to camouflage the elastic and secure with a bobby pin. Spritz the hair in the ponytail with an aerosol hairspray (or smoothing pomade) and comb through to smooth the ponytail.

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Christian Louboutin Launches Nail Lacquer

11 Aug


Most of us can’t afford his shoes, but we may be able to pick up a bottle of Christian Louboutin’s new nail collection.

Like all Christian Louboutin creations, Rouge Louboutin is taking nail lacquer to new heights.

The signature color is a classic shade of red, which is vibrant on any skin tone. Of course, the shade is inspired by the iconic sole of every Christian Louboutin shoe.

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Celebrate Stila’s 20th Anniversary with Ice Cream Eye Shadow Trios

6 Aug


Can you believe Stila Cosmetics has been around for 20 years? To celebrate the occasion, Stila recently introduced three eye shadow trios as part of their ice-cream inspired collection.

The pressed eye shadows in the Ice Cream collection come in paper-wrapped compacts designed with Stila’s signature illustrations. Stila’s award-winning formula features rich, smooth color that you can wear wet or dry.

The limited edition eye shadow trios come in three different sets based on everyone’s favorite ice cream flavors:

  • Neapolitan–chocolate brown, toffee taupe, and strawberry pink (my favorite!).
  • Rocky Road–chocolate brown, frosted taupe, and frosted pink beige.
  • Mocha Chip–brown with gold frosty cream, shimmery bronze, and brown with gold.

Enhance Your Eyes from Every Angle: MAC Mineralize Multi-Effect Lash Mascara

4 Aug

MACMAC Mineralize Multi-Effect Lash

The latest member of the MAC Cosmetics mascara family is Mineralize Multi-Effect Lash.

What’s unique about this mascara? It’s the first mascara to contain MAC’s innovative 77-Mineral Complex. This unique combination of minerals includes shea butter, emollients, and conditioning extracts. All of these key ingredients add up to lashes that are soft, flexible, and separated.

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Easy Cat Eye Looks: Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette

31 Jul


If you’ve been struggling to create the perfect cat eye, Too Faced has launched a new eye shadow collection that will help you get this iconic beauty look done in no time.

The new Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette features an eye shadow palette with nine shades in matte, shimmer, and glitter textures. Three of the long-wear shadows also have a wet-and-dry formula so you can line your eyes with a perfect wing tip.

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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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