Here are few beauty goodies that I’m loving lately. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these favorites or plan on it in the future.
This highlight from Clinique’s new contouring line contains pearlized, light-reflecting pigments that I’ve been lusting after for a long time. Use this sculpting crayon to add a luminous sheen to the top of your cheekbones or your Cupid’s bow to make your lips look more shapely. Find out more about the Clinique Hello Cheekbones collection here.
Vitamin C is one of the most powerful ingredients for fighting aging. Why? Vitamin C helps to produce collagen which gives elasticity to your skin.
When it comes to Vitamin C, nobody does it better than Cellex C. A pioneer in Vitamin C skin care, the Cellex-C complex contains highly concentrated levels of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to enhance your skin. If you don’t believe me, check out photos of Mr. C. who tested the product on one side of his face.
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:
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.
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:
For awhile, lip pencils were a makeup no-no. But, lip pencils are back and they’re better than ever.
If you want to take your makeup look to the next level with defined lips that are bold or classic, check out MAC Cosmetic’s latest launch: Pencilled In.
You can expertly line lips in 11 shades that are carbon colors of MAC lipsticks like the peachy coral Fruit Cocktail and the bright purple Heroine.
Here are the lip pencils in the collection (which also includes 12 lipsticks and
3 lip glasses):
If you’re loving the matte lip trend, but missing some of your favorite shiny lipsticks, don’t turn them loose quite yet.
Cargo recently introduced Cargo Matte Top Coat, an innovative lip product that transforms your favorite shiny lip color into a moisturizing matte finish in one stroke.
Budget beauty works well when you can pick up a trendy new lip balm or a purse-sized hairspray.
When it comes to makeup brushes, you just may want to pull out more bills.
Why? High-quality makeup brushes make application easier and they’re designed to last longer. Most importantly, they don’t damage your skin.
Two excellent choices in high-end makeup brushes are The Make Up For Ever Artisan Brush Kit and the Bobbi Brown The Basic Brush Collection.
If $200 is too expensive, there are still a lot of good choices for a lot less.
One of my favorite brands for makeup brushes is IT Cosmetics, who design luxurious brushes that give new meaning to air brushing. The brushes are 100%, cruelty-free and anti-microbial.
It turns out that Meghan Trainor is also all about Clinique, who recently hosted the album release party of the 2015 Grammy nominee.
Clinique is debuting an exclusive makeup bag designed by Meghan which is available now on Clinique.com. According to Meghan, “Designing the cosmetic bag was a fun process and I hope my fans enjoy it!”
Meghan’s favorite lip products are:
Here are some of the beauty finds I came across this year.
What qualifies as a beauty find on The Blush Stops Here: the product gets the job done!
When my skin is looking dull and tired, I apply a drop or two of this skin booster and my skin takes on a glow almost immediately. Use it for a few days and your skin will definitely look softer and smoother (less makeup required!).
The refreshing grapefruit scent will also wake you up in the morning. Get more details about Ultimune here.
I admit that I’m not a fan of bright red lips, but I’ve definitely warmed out to the shimmery rouge tint of Fresh’s new addition to the Sugar Lip Treatment collection. The nourishing balm treats your lips, while the sheer texture lets you apply it on the go (without a mirror) and not worry about a moving lip line.
Dior always offers the most amazing holiday palettes. I’ve been a fan of the palettes for years because they provide such great value and always come in très chic packaging.
As a gift, you would definitely make someone’s day. However, if you’re going to treat yourself this holiday season, Dior makeup is always right on target.
The Burt’s Bees 2014 Holiday Gift Giving Collection is going to make your holidays pretty painless this year.
You can take care of everyone on your list with custom sets of Burt’s Bees favorites with their iconic nourishing formulas.
Forget about gift wrapping because most of the packages also have cute bows attached to the box.
Here are some of my favorite holiday kits for this year.
Burt’s Bees Assorted Lip Trio Gift Set
- Beeswax Lip Balm Tube
- Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
- Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter
Burt’s Bees Endless Shine Trio
Burt’s Bees Lip Shines give you natural, sheer colour enriched with Apricot Wax for a super shiny finish. The mini tubes contain neutral shades in Blush, Wink, and Flutter.
Who doesn’t love a Too Faced holiday gift set, especially one that includes all of your holiday makeup essentials.
The Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses palette lets you create eye looks with three signature antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder infused shadows also found in the best-selling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow palette.
To finish the look, the palette also contains two bronzers for a fresh glow and a pinky peach cream finish gloss.
Here are more details on the items in this holiday gift set:
Performed for the first time in 1892, The Nutcracker Suite is an annual holiday production celebrated around the world.
The Nutcracker Suite collection from Clinique celebrates the spirit of the performance with rich shades of pink, white, and plum.
Breaking from the traditional berry colors of winter, this subtle collection is a breath of fresh air especially if you’re a fan of sugary pink tones.
The ballet-inspired collection contains three products:
Every year, Glamour magazine comes out with a list of the top makeup and skincare products as voted on by their magazine readers. The awards cover both drugstore and specialty store products.
Here are three classic favorites that I’m already a fan of and have been using for a long time.
The Best Lip Color
I have no trouble agreeing with this choice. When it comes to highly pigmented and moisturizing shades, MAC lipsticks can’t be beat.
One of my favorite shades is Fabby, a pinky shade with a hint of color. It looks great on most skin tones.
The Best Mascara
This mascara has been around forever and is a cult classic. The reason I love this mascara may be a little different from some of the Glamour readers.
I use Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara in Clear as a sealer after applying deep black mascara. It really helps to stop flaking and smudging!
The Best Hairstyling Product