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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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Clinique Spring Bouquet of Beauty Indulgences

13 Feb


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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Decidedly Defined Lips: MAC Pencilled In

10 Feb

MAC Cosmetics Pencilled In

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):
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Turn Your Shiny Lip Color to Matte in a Flash

29 Jan

Cargo Matte Top Coat

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.

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Why You Need to Invest in Makeup Brushes

26 Jan

It Cosmetics Brush Kit

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.

The Make Up For Ever Artisan Brush Kit and the Bobbi Brown The Basic Brush Collection are excellent choices if you want to spend a couple of hundred dollars on brushes.

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.

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Meghan Trainor Designs a Limited Edition Makeup Bag for Clinique

14 Jan

Meghan Trainor Clinique Makeup Bag

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 According to Meghan, “Designing the cosmetic bag was a fun process and I hope my fans enjoy it!”

Meghan’s favorite lip products are:
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Best Beauty Finds for 2014

31 Dec


Best Beauty Finds 2014

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!

1. Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

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.

2. Fresh Sugar Ruby Tinted Lip Treatment

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.
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Metallic Lips for the Holidays

10 Dec

Metallic Lips

The holiday season is the one time of the year when you can bling it up big time.

Since the runways have seen a lot of metallic lips this year (for example, Rodarte Fall 2014), the time is now for high-voltage lips.

TIP: When wearing metallic lips, make sure your lips are in good condition as the texture is definitely an attention grabber.

Here are a couple of metallic lip products to try.

NYX Glam Lipstick Aqua Luxe in Jet Set

Glam Lipstick Aqua Luxe is a lip collection from NYX in all kinds of sparkle with major color payoff. Jet Set is a golden bronze shades with silver reflects that embrace the colors of the season.
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Holiday Makeup Tradition: Dior Limited Edition Deluxe Holiday Palette

3 Dec

Dior Deluxe Holiday Palette

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.

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Burt’s Bees Holiday Gift Ideas

1 Dec

Burt's Bees 2014 Holiday Gift Collection

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.

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Satisfy Your Holiday Craving: Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses

17 Nov

Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses

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:

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Inspired by a Classic Holiday Tradition: Clinique The Nutcracker Suite

13 Nov

Clinique The Nutcracker Suite

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:
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Three Classic Favorites are Among Winners of 2014 Glammy Awards

27 Oct

Glammy Awards

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
MAC Lipstick (From Specialty Stores)

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
Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara (From Drugstores)

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

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The Matte Lip Collection from MAC

24 Oct

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Matte lips are one of the hottest trends this season and, according to MAC Cosmetics, they’re here to stay.

The Matte Lip collection from MAC will help you create a standout look with dramatic new shades of MAC’s iconic matte lipstick. The collection includes vibrant hues like fuchsia and rich burgundy of as well as nude favorites.

To make the color even more intense, apply Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in super‑saturated shades in red, burgundy, or pinky beige. Finally, polish off the look with the soft new pinky hues of Pro Longwear Blush.

Here are the details on the collection.

  • Styled in Sepia (dirty cement beige)
  • Nouvelle Vogue (soft blue pink)
  • Pander Me (soft peachy mocha)
  • Damn Glamorous (bright pink red)
  • Le Vie En Rouge (bright orange coral)=
  • Fashion Revival (deep raspberry)
  • Heroine (vibrant violet)
  • Living Legend (deep plum)

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Limited Edition eos Lip Balm 3 Pack Inspired by Rachel Roy

16 Oct

eos Holiday 2014 Rachel Roy

There’s a new eos collection to remind you that warm, sunny weather is happening somewhere on the globe right now.

The Smooth Sphere lip balm flavor trio in bright, cheery shades is inspired by fashion designer Rachel Roy.

Each holiday pack contains three tropical flavors:

  • Indian Summer (orange blossom)
  • Aloha Hawaii (strawberry kiwi)
  • St. Barth’s Sunrise (pink grapefruit)

The lip balms are USDA-certified organic and 100% natural with a special design on each lip balm. Packed with shea butter and jojoba oil, these lip balms should keep you going until the warmer weather shows up again on your doorstep.

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