Have you noticed that lip gloss is making a comeback?
That’s just the excuse I needed to head over to Sephora, and pick up a new lip gloss from Dior.
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss is a high-shine lip gloss and lip plumper all in one.
With its hydrating formula, you can gloss, moisturize, and plump your lips. The formula contains hyaluronic acid spheres that help retain moisture so lips have a slightly more plump look (nothing over the top).
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 may want a more sheer flush, especially for a fall pick-me-up when your skin is dull and dry.
Benefit Cosmetics Fine-One-One is a sheer, brightening cheek color that delivers an instant lift and pop of color. The sheer cheek color glides on in three shades:
- Pink champagne
- Sheer watermelon
- Soft coral
When it comes to breast cancer awareness, Estée Lauder is one of the leading beauty brands raising more than $65 million globally to support research, education, and medical services.
Every October, Estée Lauder introduces a few pink products with 100% of the retail price going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
I couldn’t resist this year’s Pink Perfection Color Collection, a chic zippered palette with everything you need to highlight lips, eyes, and cheeks.
The four piece mirrored pink ribbon set includes:
- Four PC Envy Eyeshadows:
- Ivory Power 1
- Provocative Petal 3
- Ivory Power 5
- Untamed Teal 3
- One PC Envy Blush in Pink Ingénue
- One full-size PC Envy Lipstick in Powerful (I love the magnetic case!)
BCRF, founded by Evelyn H. Lauder, is dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Visit BCAcampaign.com.
What are the latest ways to wear blush? It depends on your makeup look.
For example, if you’re going for a natural look, you may want to apply a pop of pink blush for a hint of rosy cheeks.
When it comes to blush, one size does not fit all. So, here are a few of my favourite blushes that I wear for different occasions.
Wow, this blush was quite a find! It’s a soft, sheer powder that leaves a rosy, healthy-looking glow. I apply the Pale Pink shade when I want my cheeks to have minimal color but a just flushed appearance.
This sheer blush with baked minerals is my every day blush. I can’t give enough love to the Dainty shade because it’s amazing. It brightens your face and works whether you want to match pink or peach-based lip and eye makeup.
If you’re looking for a bit of drama, a super easy way to get there is with the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush. This trio palette is a baked, heart-shaped blush with dimensional color. Whether I apply one shade to a certain area or swirl the colors together, the baked color formula is always good for creating a buildable finish.
If you weren’t born with it, one way to capture the “glowy” skin look is with an illuminating palette that helps to create depth and dimension with light.
The Strobe of Genius palette from NYX Cosmetics comes with seven versatile shades to master the art of strobing (or highlighting).
Even though the palette looks like an explosion of shimmer, the shades are surprisingly soft and flattering without leaving a heavy finish.
The palette contains cool and warm tones that go beyond basic white and pink, including:
- Top Row: Gold, champagne, lilac, rose gold (cool)
- Bottom Row: Copper, bronze, ivory (warm)
If you’re keen on strobing through the fall, this could be your go to kit with so many possibilities (plus you can use the shades as eye shadow, bronzer, or blush).
When it comes to makeup with benefits like collagen, hyaluronic acid, and peptides, count me in.
Almay has recently launched their Age Essentials collection with these skin-loving ingredients and SPF, including:
- Almay Age Essentials Makeup
- Almay Age Essentials Concealer
- Almay Age Essentials Lip Treatment
Almay Age Essentials Makeup
I’m a hard-core powder foundation fan, but I try to be open to alternatives🙂. Almay’s foundation with built-in moisturizer is lightweight and blends well (the Light Neutral shade was a good match for my pale skin tone).
Even though the SPF 15 foundation has a matte finish, it still made my skin look moisturized all day. In fact, the foundation is designed to boost hydration immediately and over time.
Almay Age Essentials Concealer
Some multi-purpose concealers work well for one issue but are a total fail for another. For example, you may find that a concealer does a good job hiding dark circles, but it leaves buildup over the day in your lines and creases.
With its creamy texture, Almay Age Essentials Concealer with SPF 20 camouflages darkness and subtly brightens under the eyes (without creasing). The easy-to-use stick format with a slanted tip provides good coverage and comes in shades from light to medium deep.