Eye Contouring All-in-One: Benefit Cosmetics Big Beautiful Eyes

2 Mar

BenefitBigBeautifulEyes

If you’re a beauty junkie, you know that contouring is hot, hot, hot this year.

Besides the cheek and jaw area, you can also contour your eye area.

I’ve been relying on the Benefit Cosmetics Big Beautiful Eyes kit to contour and define my eyes for years! Benefit is always spot on with kits and this one definitely gets The Blush Stops Here approval.

The Big Beautiful Eyes kit contains:

  • Boi-ing Concealer (one shade suits most)
  • Alabaster pink eye shadow (soft pink shimmer shade for highlighting or applying as a base all over the eye area)
  • Cocoa shimmer eye shadow (soft brown shimmer for contouring)
  • Rich chocolate eye shadow (deep brown for lining and defining)

A concealer brush and a double-ended contour/liner brush are included, plus step-by-step application instructions.

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All About the Pinks! Buxom Pink With Envy Lip Polish Collection

30 Mar

 Buxom PINK WITH ENVY 6-piece Mini Full On Lip Polish Collection

I’m a big fan of the pink pout. I also love Buxom lip polishes with their infamous tingle (especially White Russian) so I couldn’t resist six mini pink lip polishes in a luscious set.

The Pink With Envy Lip Polish Set has everything you need to get your pink on this spring.

The sheer shades range from soft to bold and can make all of your pink lip gloss dreams come true.

The lip polish collection features six full on lip polishes that you can use alone or layer together for a customized look:
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Contemporary British Floral: My Burberry Fragrance

25 Mar

My Burberry

Just in time for spring, My Burberry is a fragrance designed to capture the scent of a London garden after the rain.

For those who haven’t traveled to London, imagine a contemporary floral featuring a delicate heart of rose and a light touch of geranium.

Even more exciting is the posh bottle, which is inspired by the Burberry trench coat and its deep heritage of British design and craftsmanship. The bottle features a bow made of cotton gabardine used in classic Burberry trench coats and a tortoise shell-colored cap.

Here are the notes of this every day fragrance:
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Clinique Contouring Collection: Hello Cheekbones

23 Mar

Clinique Hello Cheekbones

Have you always wanted to try highlighting and contouring, but worry that you’ll end up looking like a hot mess.

Clinique has come to the rescue (as usual) with their new Hello Cheekbones collection, which makes highlighting and contouring a breeze!

I had a chance to preview the new sculpting tools in this new line and am pleased to say that this is one mistake-proof collection.

The Hello Cheekbones collection includes these tools to help enhance the bone structure you’re born with:

  • Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Contour Crayons
  • Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palettes (love the name of this one!)

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Prevent the Signs of Aging With This Cooling Eye Formula

18 Mar

Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate

Although the latest star of the Fresh Black Tea collection is the Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask, this line also has another top performer.

If you’re looking for an anti-aging eye cream that sinks into your skin without being overly rich, the cooling formula of Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate softens fine lines, reduces puffiness, and inhibits damaging free radicals.

In addition to moisture retaining noni fruit juice, the formula contains Kombucha (a fermented black tea blend) designed to return luster to dull skin and firm the complexion.

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Latest Trend for Lip Wear: Lip Oils

16 Mar

Lip Oils

Since everyone is loving the face oil trend, it’s not surprising that lip oil is fast becoming the next big craze in lip wear.

The reason lip oils are gaining so much ground is because they provide everything you want from a lip product: color, moisturization, and shine.

Here are three new lip oils to try.

Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil. This lip oil has a lightweight texture that goes on smoothly and applies color evenly. The eight tints provide a solid wash of color for a natural and healthy look.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil. The formula of this oil is a unique fusion of plant oils designed to nourish lips. The lip comfort oil leaves a non-sticky shine and comes in two shades: honey (clear) and raspberry.

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Hybrid Powder Cream Technology: Rimmel Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadow

11 Mar

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD

Rimmel London has been spot on with their latest makeup products, like their Wonder’Lash Mascara with Argan Oil and Scandaleyes Shadow Stick. So I’m not surprised that the brand is introducing another innovative product, this time in their eye collection.

The Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadow palette contains 5 shades that add up to decent colour payoff for up to 8 hours.

The shadow formula is a new hybrid powder-cream technology that is easy to blend, especially for a drugstore product. You can wear it dry for a subtle look or wet for bumped up drama.

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Look Flawless in Your Selfie: Too Faced Selfie Powders

9 Mar

Too Faced Selfie Powders

Are you addicted to taking selfies? Well, you’re not alone because selfies are more popular than ever.

For those who want to enhance the quality of their photos, Too Faced has created the first makeup palette designed for social media. It even has its own hashtag: #tfnofilter.

The Too Faced Selfie Finishing Powder Palette is a collection of lightweight (silk-like) finishing powders that mimic the effect of photo filters. The portable compact lets you filter your selfies with light-fragmenting technology whether you’re at home or on the go.

The palette contains a mirror on one side with details about the three light filtering photo-enhancing powders on the other side:
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Spring Giveaway: MIYU Beauty Skincare and Beauty Teas

4 Mar

MIYU Beauty Prettea Quartet

After a long winter, spring is finally around the corner. What better time to get your skin ready for a new season and leave the cold, dry weather behind!

MIYU Beauty is a revolutionary line of skincare and beauty teas that can renew your skin by hydrating and soothing your complexion inside and out.

I’m a big fan of award-winning MIYU Beauty and am so excited to be hosting a giveaway of their four-piece collection of skin essences and tea pairings.

A Prettea Little Tea Quartet

This handy travel-size beauty set will help you hydrate and unwind with skincare and delicious beauty tea. The quartet includes:

  • Hydrate mi beauty essence (15 ml)–Enhances your skin’s ability to retain water and leaves a radiant, dewy glow.
  • De-stress mi beauty essence (15 ml)–Helps with visual signs of stress like redness and irritation and leaves a healthy, serene glow.
  • Hydrate mi beauty tea (2 sachets)Contains green rooibos, an African red bush tea that naturally contains electrolytes to rehydrate from within.
  • De-stress mi beauty tea (2 sachets)Contains relaxing ingredients like peppermint and chamomile blossoms.

How to Enter the Giveaway

Follow @blushstopshere on Twitter and tweet the following before Thursday, March 19 (12 pm PST):

RT & follow @blushstopshere to #win a 4-piece skincare/beauty tea set from @MIYUBeauty. #Giveaway details at http://wp.me/pwaiC-7bF

A random winner will be chosen and contacted on Twitter. The winner has 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is open to Canadian and U.S. residents. The prize package is sent directly from the sponsor.

Note: I’m just starting out on Instagram, so feel free to follow me at https://instagram.com/blushstopshere/.

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Update: This contest is now over. Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for new giveaways!

Natural Flush for Spring: Too Faced Sweethearts Blush Trio

25 Feb

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Brush

Nothing says spring more than a natural-looking, fresh face.

So, go ahead and trade in heavier, darker makeup for a blush palette if you want to create a soft, romantic flush.

A super easy way to get this look is with the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush. This trio palette in multiple colors is a baked, heart-shaped blush with dimensional color that helps your skin look brighter and healthier.

The blush comes in three swatches:

  • Candy Glow (pink)
  • Something about Berry (rose)
  • Peach Beach (peach)

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Foundation and Concealer in One Formula: Clinique Beyond Perfecting

23 Feb

Clinique Beyond Perfectiong

Are you a sucker for multitasking products? If you answered yes, you’ll want to check out a new addition to Clinique’s foundation portfolio: Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer.

Beyond Perfecting features an oil-free formula that combines a liquid foundation and concealer for long-lasting (12 hours) yet lightweight, full coverage.

The foundation also includes a unique wand applicator that lets you use the foundation based on the level of coverage you want:

  • Use the doe foot part to apply dots all over your face or sideways to spread across your cheeks.
  • Use the tip of the wand to cover smaller imperfections.

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Hair Tutorial: Recreate the Romantic Bouffants From Badgley Mischka NYFW 2015

20 Feb

Badgely Mischka Bouffant

If you’ve always loved a romantic bouffant hairstyle, it looks like it may be back after being seen on the Badgley Mischka show at NYFW Fall/Winter 2015 (check out the striking bouffant looks here).

According to Wendy Rose Gould of Latest-Hairstyles.com: “Everything is super fresh — remarkably “fresh” for autumn, even — and there’s a certain romance in the air.”

“Badgley Mischka’s runway had all of the above, and we fell in love with the entire look and collection. Especially the hair (naturally)! The hair was inspired by the collection itself and incorporates both sensual modernity and a hint of old-fashioned.

Peter Gray for Moroccanoil created what’s been dubbed the “sexy walk of shame” or, in his own words, the “stride of pride.” The style is delicately textured, just loose enough, and very sexy. Think glamorous bedhead.”

Get this NYFW FW 2015 look in five easy steps.

Step 1: Lightly Mist with Hairspray

After washing your hair, lightly mist with a little hairspray, such as Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. This will create a strong, shiny foundation for you to work with. Rough dry your hair with fingertips on low heat to create a loose and piece-y texture.

Step 2:  Curl Sections of Hair

Using a large, 1 1/2-inch barrel curling iron, curl two-inch sections of hair. Alternate directions as you do this, then apply more hairspray to create additional definition and hold.

Step 3: Add Some Texture

For that sexy “bedhead” appeal, use a little dry shampoo or texturizing spray at your roots. This will both mattify and add texture. Try Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo.

Step 4: Gently Tease Sections

Begin to gently backcomb hair in 1 1/2-inch sections starting at the crown, toward your forehead. Peter Gray says, “To ensure even crown height, count the number of brush strokes and gradually increase strokes as you work towards the top of head.”

Step 5: Gather Hair

After teasing, gather sections from your ear to temple on either side of your head and twist back towards the center. Once at the back of your head, secure with bobby pins and a spritz of hairspray for good measure. You can even add an ornate hair accessory, such as the one pictured.

If you’re all about learning and recreating new hairstyles, make sure you check out all of Latest-Hairstyles.com’s other original hair tutorials.

OPI Hawaii Nail Lacquer Collection

19 Feb

OPIHawaii

Sandy beaches, lava-flowing volcanoes, rugged shores. Right about now, we’d all like to be exploring the sights of Hawaii.

One of OPI’s spring 2015 collection is inspired by the exquisite colors of the Hawaiian islands.

You won’t find beachy pastels in the collection but deep, rich colors that evoke days and nights spent on Hawaii’s beautiful terrain.

Here are the 12 shades in the Hawaii Collection by OPI (love the names!):

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Too Faced Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer Duos

17 Feb

Too Faced Blushing Bronzer

Even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, you can still keep the romance alive 365 days a year.

How do you do that? With a little help from Too Faced Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer duos.

Not only does the heart-shaped compact for these blushing bronzers strike the perfect romantic chord, the color payoff is superb. The bronzer and blusher let you add warmth, contouring, and a pop of color with a natural finish.
TIP: Use the blush and the bronzer separately or mixed together.

And it gets better! The duos are inspired by two iconic TV couples: Ross & Rachel and Carrie & Big. I’m a big Jennifer Aniston fan and obsessively watch Sex and the City, so I was very excited to take a look at the Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer duos.

Ross & Rachel

This blushing bronzer features a medium to deep bronzer with a slight shimmer combined with pink blush. This bronzer works well on lighter skin tones and creates a natural flush.

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Clinique Spring Bouquet of Beauty Indulgences

13 Feb

CliniqueGift

If you can’t wait try out a few spring beauty indulgences, Clinique is offering an exclusive gift with any $31.00 purchase at Hudson’s Bay until February 22nd.

The gift features a bright, large-scale floral print cosmetic bag that contains a sunny collection of Clinique’s signature pieces:

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