As the winter weather sets in, you probably want to switch over to a more hydrating lipstick or lipstick butter. While conditioning lipsticks provide more hydration, they typically are not long-wearing.
Korres Mango Butter Lipstick SPF 10, which features intense colour and a lot of shine, could change your opinion of conditioning lipsticks. Even though it’s on the sheer side, this moisturising lipstick still offers good coverage with colour that lasts.
The Korres Mango Butter Lipstick collection comes in 12 shades with everything from frosted pink to natural brown to orange red.
I had a chance to try Fuchsia, a cool-toned pink, that delivers just the right pop of colour (this shade could easily be your go-to shade for the entire holiday party season).
If you’re too afraid to try the bold makeup look that just about every celeb and supermodel is wearing, there’s another reason you may want to get started.
The Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood collection makes it easy with sultry shadows, lip glosses, and nail polishes designed to celebrate the iconic looks of old Hollywood.
Katie Holmes takes center stage with this line of makeup and proves how good you can look if you go vintage glam.
Here are some of the highlights of the collection.
Designer Anna Sui has launched a beauty collection that Disney star, Minnie Mouse, would definitely approve of.
The packed collection has it all from Minnie-shaped lipsticks (so cute!) to lip/body balm in collectible tins to bow-shaped eye palettes. If you like earthy tones for your eye shadows and berry lip colors, then this collection is for you.
The line also features nail polish shades with Minnie-engraved figurines, including:
- Stardust Silver—Silver
- Snow White—White
- Midnight Purple—Purple
- Neon Pink—Bright pink
- Passion Red—Red glitter
Even though bold lips are winning in the trend department, a more natural looking lip may be your preferred look on some days. Nude lip liners are still a staple for defining lips or creating depth whether you’re wearing lipstick, lip gloss, or even nothing.
Here are three classic lip liners that cover all the bases.
Smashbox The Nude Lip Liner
The Nude Lip Liner from Smashbox is an ultra-creamy pencil that goes on easily and stays on. With four different shades from light neutral pink to dark neutral brown, this lip color can match any lip tone to create natural-looking definition.
The ABCs of beauty are alive and well with Giorgio Armani’s new Rouge Ecstasy CC Lipstick.
The new lipstick combines Color and Care (CC) benefits including color intensity and skin repair for your lips.
The collection comes in 36 shades with gorgeous pinks, nudes, and berry shades that will definitely make you swoon.
The hybrid lipstick, which offers the comfort and softness of a lip balm, has emollient agents that lock in moisture for six hours. For those whose major complaint about lipstick is that it’s drying, the Rouge Ecstasy lipstick is designed to leave lips smoother with regular use.
If you love to dance the night away like the latest round of celebrity contestants for Dancing With the Stars, Stila has launched a makeup collection inspired by the show.
The limited-edition Dancing With the Stars makeup collection includes four different configurations of the Live, Love, Dance palette ($39 U.S).
Each palette comes with blush, seven eye shadow colors, a beauty balm (Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm!), an eye liner, and a lipstick.
Each palette is named after a dance style:
Just when you thought the matte look for fall was going to be complicated, MAC Cosmetics comes to the rescue.
The Retro Matte collection, which includes the revamped Ruby Woo lipstick, features eight invigorating, bold shades in a retro matte finish.
Here are all of the eye-catching colors in the collection:
As the red carpet season heats up, it looks like the red lip trend isn’t going anywhere just yet (you can catch the Emmy Awards on September 22nd).
If you’re looking for the perfect red lip look but find the different shades of red totally confusing, Skinn Cosmetics new Hollywood Red Lip Palette can lead the way.
With a range of six shades in the palette to suit any occasion, you don’t have to over-analyze what works for you. From crimson red to strawberry pink to juicy grape, you can apply one of the shades alone or custom blend your own color.
Look for Jennifer Aniston to appear on the cover of Glamour’s September issue, which is set to hit magazine shelves on August 6.
Jennifer’s signature long blond hair and healthy glow are centre stage once again.
In this issue, Jennifer reveals her must have beauty and fashion items. Here’s a brief rundown.
If you like sheer lip gloss/lipstick, the MAC So Supreme collection is for you.
The lightweight formula is moisturizing and conditioning, and adds a long lasting flushed glow.
The limited-edition shades include corals, pinks, berries, and nudes. Four of the shades, including Gwi-Yo-Mi and Heart & Seoul, are inspired by Asia.
How do I love nude lip shades? Let me count the ways: they’re sexy, versatile, and flatter every skin tone.
If you’ve struggled to find the perfect nude shade, Hourglass is launching a nude lip collection for Fall 2013 with six delicious shades to choose from.
Each lip crayon in the Notorious Nudes collection features a creamy, full-coverage formula that glides on with a satin finish. The formula contains Vitamin E to nourish, protect, and moisturize lips.
The six shades are:
butter LONDON Bespoke Colour Cosmetics Collection
Are you a fan of butter LONDON nail polish?
If you are, get ready for the butter LONDON Bespoke Colour Cosmetics collection complete with cream blushes, tinted lip balms, mascaras, cream eye shadows, and eye pencils.
According to Katie Hughes, global color ambassador the company, the new line is inspired by the latest trends: “The shades you’ll see in this collection are true to the brand in that they’re vibrant, unexpected and on trend, while our formulas are versatile, buildable, long-lasting and, of course, free of parabens and phthalates.”
In honor of Canada Day, here are a couple of outstanding Canadian beauty brands to try out.
Since 1996, CARGO has come up with makeup innovations like the the Essential Eye Palette, Reverse Lip Liner™, and the blu_ray™ High Definition pressed powder.
Talk about getting global attention. CARGO products are a staple in some of Hollywood’s hot goody bags from the Oscars to the Emmys to the Golden Globes.
This Canadian line was originally created to provide therapeutic benefits and environmental protection while being free of all irritants.
Today, Cover FX regularly features new formulations with a global shade palette containing good-for-you ingredients.
If you’re looking for high-quality foundation in any format, I suggest checking out their line.
Joe Fresh Beauty Fall 2013
Yes, I know that summer has a little left in it (well, maybe not in Vancouver) but there’s nothing wrong with being ahead of the game.
Joe Fresh Beauty has just announced that it has refreshed its product line for Fall 2013.
What’s new in their line? Enhanced formulations, improved packaging, and new trend-driven shades and products.
Here are some of the details:
Last month, MAC Cosmetics teased us with the first product, RiRi Woo, from their collaboration with superstar, Rihanna.
The lipstick, which is a gorgeous cool red shade, went on sale on May 2 and sold out in just three hours! Of course, since Rihanna was involved, there was a controversy associated with the lipstick.
Now the Rihanna and MAC collaboration is back with even more: an online exclusive colour collection including special shades created by the singer.
The limited line features multiple lipsticks, a bronzer/blush duo, and golden lustre drops for shimmering skin.
Here’s the details.
Redbook magazine recently came up with their top beauty products for 2013. Here are some of the favorites selected by 24 prestigious beauty experts.
Best lip gloss: Flower Shine On Lip Gloss
Drew Barrymore’s lip gloss scored points for its pigmentation and non-sticky texture. The sponge applicator is firm and makes it easy to apply, plus it has a tasty, cinnamon scent.
Best full-coverage lipstick: Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour
According to the experts, this hydrating lipstick has rich color with staying power.
Best lip balm: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm
This beauty classic is still winning fans because it keeps lips soft for hours without having to reapply.
Cupcakes Lip Balm Collection
Are you a cupcake fan?
If you don’t live in Vancouver, you may not know that we have some of the best cupcakes in the world.
My favorite cupcake hangout is the retro Cupcakes bakery.
Last time I visited, I noticed that they now carry four delicious lip balms based on some of their all time favorite cupcakes.
Of course, I couldn’t resist trying out a cupcake (or two), but I also picked up their Red Velvet Buttercream lip balm which smells like a delicious mix of cream cheese frosting and cocoa cake.
Not only can you wrangle your sugar fix with this lip balm, you can also hydrate your lips with healing ingredients like Grape Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, and Sweet Almond Oil.
All Natural Colours for a Sheer Dewy Look
This season, The Real Housewives of Vancouver is all about taking sides.
Whether you’re Team Jody or Team Mary, if you love an all-Canadian beauty line, you’ve got to pull for Mary Zilba’s latest venture into the world of cosmetics.
Coming to the Shopping Channel on Friday, April 12th, Buff Beauty is all about enhancing beauty instead of covering it up. The line is designed for everyone, but especially for women on-the-go.
Sheer, Shimmery Pastels for Lips and Nails
Mad Men’s sixth season (and second to last season) is set to premiere with a two-hour episode on April 7.
To honor the occasion, Estée Lauder has just introduced a second partnership with the nostalgic 60′s series.
The new collection features a pink palette this time and includes:
- See-Thru Blush in Light Snow
- Rich, Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic
- Nail Lacquer in Pink Paisley
New Mineralize Masterpiece for Lips
If you’re a fan of the MAC Mineralize line (I love the Mineralize Skinfinish), get ready to try the new member of the collection: Mineralize Rich Lipstick.
The Mineralize Rich Lipstick is larger in size and delivers a fuller, sleeker application in a single stroke.
The formula is enhanced with a mineral moist complex that provides lips with nourishment and lasting hydration.
All of the moisture doesn’t mean the lipstick is heavy. The color is lightweight and bright with an intensity that lasts.
Go Big or Go Home
In Vancouver, you can smell spring in the air. It’s the perfect time to get ready for your spring makeup palette.
Here are a couple of Spring 2013 trends on the horizon.
As a throwback to the 90′s, blush is back in a big way.
To get the best effect for the upcoming season’s blushing trend, apply blush to the apples of your cheeks for a flushed look. One long lasting and pretty new blush to try is Lancome’s Blush in Love.
If you don’t have blue eyes, you can still jump on the aqua trend for shadow. You can either swipe your whole lid with the color or just apply to your lash line. Try Estee Lauder’s Intense Kajal Eyeliner Duo in Black/Blue to get the look.
High Drama Lashes
If you haven’t got the picture yet, I’ll spell it out for you. Spring makeup is about drama. If you’ve never tried false lashes yet, now is the time to try on a pair like Benefit’s pin up lashes. Or, skip the faux lashes and try Clinique’s High Impact Waterproof Mascara for a deep black effect.
Limited Edition Five-Piece Collection
If you can remember eating yummy Sweetheart candies as a kid, you’ll love the new bath and body collection from Cake Beauty just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Cake Beauty is a Canadian company known for its indulgent products with a generous helping of 90 to 95% high quality, natural ingredients.
Each item in the Sweethearts by Cake collection has the subtle scent of vanilla candy and a printed message on the packaging just like the original heart‑shaped candies.
Come Clean, Cutie Pie Luscious Bath & Shower Froth is a rejuvenating shower froth with a scent of vanilla candy that leaves your skin silky and smooth.
Hands Down, You’re Mine Luscious Velveteen Hand Creme is a luscious hand formula that absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving hands smooth and silky.
Fresh Start, Sweet Thing Luscious Hair and Body Mist is a specially formulated scented mist for hair and body designed to last all day.
Call Me, Super Soft Luscious Body Butter is a whipped body butter that soothes and hydrates skin with mango butter and macadamia nut oil.
Kiss Me, I’m Sweet Luscious Lip Treatment is a sheer lip treatment that moisturizes with vitamin E and pomegranate extract.
The Sweethearts by Cake collection is available until May at Sephora, Murale, and cakebeauty.com,
Do You Have a Soft Spot for Archie and the Gang?
The Archie’s Girls collection for spring is coming to a MAC counter near you soon and it looks great!
The line comes in two contrasting MAC color collections:
* Girl next door softer shades (à la Betty)
* Sophisticated rich girl vampier shades (à la Veronica)
It’s not just that the makeup packaging is super cute like the Eye Shadow X4 palette with shades like Pin-Up Purple, Spoiled Rich, Ron Ron Run, and Gravel.
Accessories like the Yours Forever Tote, the Jingle Jangle Coin Purse, and the the Young Hearts Mirror are trinkets you may want to pick up too.
Dial Fine One One for Sheer Cheek Color
According to blush experts, you need a pink blush and a peach blush to round out your makeup wardrobe.
A powder blush can usually do the job (I like MAC’s Mineralize Blush in Dainty). But, sometimes you want a more sheer flush, especially for a fall pick-me-up when your skin is dull and dry.
Benefit’s Fine One One is a sheer, brightening cheek color that gives you an instant lift and pop of color. The sheer brightening cheek color instantly glides on in three shades:
- Pink champagne
- Sheer watermelon
- Soft coral
New Girl Star on the Red Carpet
Zooey Deschanel had a fun, easy look at this year’s Golden Globes compared to some of the more elaborate makeup and fashion other attendees showed off.
Deschanel wore a red Oscar De la Renta gown with a ’60s style ponytail that definitely wasn’t overdone.
Her makeup artist, Jorjee Douglas, commented on her ’60s style: “We always love to go very ’60s with Zooey’s makeup, so we looked to Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy for inspiration.”
39th People’s Choice Awards: Red Carpet Style
Love it or hate it, Jennifer Aniston’s Christian Dior leather dress created a lot of buzz at the People’s Choice Awards.
However, this year’s favorite comedic actress’ makeup and hair were really the standout at the PCA.
Here are the products Aniston used to put her red carpet look together.
To achieve straight, glossy hair (no frizz allowed) that brought out her highlights and lowlights, Jennifer’s stylist celebrity hair stylist, Chris McMillan, applied a combo of Living Proof styling products: Full Thickening Mousse and No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray.
Aniston’s makeup was definitely a Chanel home run. On her eyes, Chanel makeup artist, Angela Levin, applied shimmering shadows in neutral and plum from the Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow palette in Vanities. The slightly smoky shades were the perfect choice for her edgy look.
Keep Your Eyes on These New Beauty Trends
Thanks for stopping by The Blush Stops Here. Happy new year to all my fabulous readers!
Here are some beauty trends can look forward to for 2013.
Bangs are the Latest Hair Accessory
Kate Middleton took the plunge and so did mama-to-be Kim K. towards the end of the year.
Making even more of an impact in 2013, you’ll see a lot of runway and celebrity looks with blunt (sheepdog) bangs. The good thing about long bangs is that you can do double duty and angle them to the side for a softer look.
Nourishing Oils for the Hair and Face
Have you tried any of the latest oils on your hair yet? Argan oil from Morocco has been around for a few years in products like MoroccanOil shampoo and Josie Maran’s Argan Cleansing Oil.
You’ll see exotic oils in other products as well this year, even foundation like Giorgio Armani’s Maestro Skin Perfector which is currently getting raves.
Prestige Makeup at Walmart
Drew Barrymore is partnering with manufacturing firm Maesa Group and launching a colour cosmetics line called Flower.
The line will be available exclusively at Walmart in January 2013.
The line of 181 products will be priced from $4.98 to $13.98. It includes 70 items for the face, 44 for eyes, 51 for lips, and 16 for nails. The face products will feature a proprietary botanical “soft focus complex” to enhance your skin’s glow.
These Three Products Will Get You Ready in a Flash
If you’re party hopping this holiday season, here are some easy ways to change your look from day to night.
Skinn Precision Eyeliner (Jet Black)
The quickest way to add drama to your eyes is by adding deep black eyeliner.
Skinn’s newest eyeliner combines the ease of a pencil and the wear of a liquid. The tip is super soft but covers the bases whether you draw a simple line along your lashes or a bold winged style. I found this eyeliner super easy to use which is a bonus since the ink stays put all day long!
Fuller Lip Coverage With More intense Colour
If you’re a Chubby stick fan like me (my fave is Heaping Hazelnut), there’s even more good news.
Just in time for the dry winter season, Clinique has launched Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm.
This new addition to the Clinique line is the perfect combination between a moisturizing lip balm and full coverage lip colour.
The new chubby stick has an increased blend of pigments which provides intense colour. On top of that, butters, oils, and antioxidants help protect your lips with long-lasting moisturization.
There’s also a big payoff with the condition of your lips. Over time, you’ll likely notice a significant improvement in lip moisturization and a reduction in lip flaking. All of this happens without having to compromise a more intense lip look.
Holiday Goodness from MAC
If you want to be fabulous over the holidays, check out the MAC counter this month for their Fabulousness collection.
The holiday collection includes a wide range of MAC favorites in
satin-tufted compacts to add a touch of modern romance.
Here’s an overview of the collection:
• Devine Desires/Sinfully Chic compacts feature an interior mirror include Powder Blush, Lipstick, Lipglass, Technakohl Liner, and 129SE Powder/Blush Brush.
• Fabulousness Eye Shadow compacts feature a palette of five coordinated colours that blend for a soft or deeply dramatic holiday look in Warm Eyes/Neutral Eyes/Smoky Eyes.
• All for Glamour Colourways face and touch up kits include Bronzing Powder, Eye Shadows, and Lipstick or Blot Powder/Pressed and Sheen Supreme Lipstick.
Vaseline Mini Lip Therapy
Nothing beats Vaseline for soothing dry, chapped lips.
When it comes to portability, though, Vaseline hasn’t always passed the “does it fit in my bag” test.
Now, you can treat your lips wherever you go because Vaseline has just introduced Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm, nicknamed the “mini”.
The line includes two versions that come in a mini tub: Original and Cocoa Butter.
All the Neutrals You’ll Need in a Single Compact
Bold makeup colors may come and go, but neutral shades will always live on in my heart (maybe, it’s the Kim K. in me).
I’ve lusted after many neutral palettes like Urban Decay’s Naked Palette (champagne to gritty gunmetal shades) and the Bobbi Brown Ultra Nude Eye Palette (six classic Bobbi nude shades), but they both come in at a hefty price.
This weekend, I found a neutral makeup palette that rocked the competition and didn’t empty my wallet, either.
The New Neutral Face Palette from Joe Fresh has all the essential shades for a neutral look for your eyes, cheeks, and lips. The makeup palette contains three shadows, a blush, highlighter, and two shades of gloss.
A Rosy Glow is a Must
Nothing says fall more than a crisp chill in the air: the kind of chill that leaves a natural flush on your cheeks.
One of the hot makeup trends for the fall is a rosy looking flush on your cheeks.
To get the illusion of healthy cheeks, the best bet is to use a cream blush. These type of blushes let you build up colour and leave a translucent finish that lets your natural skin shine through.
Skinn’s Colour Touch Eye, Cheek, & Lip Glow in Winterberry is a rich, creamy blush that adds a natural touch of colour to cheeks. The creamy formula makes it simple to apply any time you want to add a natural hint of colour.
Oscar Winner Bares it for New Lip Collection
The ads are out for the Dior Rouge Nude Lipcolor collection featuring 31-year-old Oscar winner, Natalie Portman, in a steamy pose.
For this collection, Dior introduces eight new lip colors in a rich and creamy balm texture with a semi-sheer finish.
The colors range from light beige to more dramatic tones of rosewood and brown. The lip balm includes hydrating active ingredients and features the same natural pigments as the Nude foundation.