Now that we’re well into October, the party season is coming up right around the corner.
If you want to up your party game, you’ll need a palette with strong shades that work for all occasions.
The Clarins 5-Color Eye Palette Pretty Night just may do the job.
Not only are the shadows versatile, they contain plant and minerals extracts which makes application a breeze.
The five matte and satin shades come in a sleek coffee bean case:
I popped into H&M recently just to check out the new Beauty Department making a splash in H&M stores across the globe. The collection isn’t just a few products–it’s quite extensive (700 products) with everything from hair styling products to body care to tons of makeup.
Like a kid in a candy store, I admit I had trouble deciding on one product to try. I finally settled on the Lip Colour-to-Go in “At First Blush” because I love neutrals so much.
Lip Colour-to-Go is a lipstick pencil with a moisturizing formula and decent colour pay-off. With its hydrating formula and size, it’s easy to apply with precision even without a mirror. It’s small enough to fit in just about any bag, but big enough to easily find with any other items you carry.
For staying power, I apply my favorite lip primer (NYX Lip Primer) which makes this lip colour last even longer.
So, what’s the verdict?
If you’re looking to up your selfie game, here’s another palette with everything you need to be at your Instagram best.
In case you missed it, the first palette introduced for the selfie-challenged was the Too Faced Selfie Finishing Powder Palette.
First, let me say that I’m a big fan of Pur Minerals. The Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Foundation is a full-coverage mineral powder foundation that’s good for your skin. If you love mineral powder foundation, this is one of the best.
Next, the Love Your Selfie palette is a travel-friendly kit with just about everything you need to get a natural look.
Here’s what you get:
There’s a new crop of concealers that may just change your makeup routine.
Concealer with serums are designed mostly for the under eye area.
If you’re looking for creamy smooth texture, concealers with serum easily blend into the skin so you won’t tug at your skin. They also provide serious brightening properties.
Here are 3 concealers with serum (from left to right in the photo) that are worth checking out.
This serum concealer is designed to provide major coverage with an ultra-light texture. The formula contains antioxidant Lilac Plant Stem Cells to give skin a brightened, lustrous finish.
This gel-serum concealer features brightening properties and a unique domed applicator (like a cotton swab) for the sensitive under eye area.
What I like about this concealer is that it’s infused with pineapple ceramide (pineapple is well-known for its brightening properties). You can also build the coverage without adding texture. Just dip, dot, and blend.
If you want to recreate some of the graphic eyeliner trends seen on the Fall 2015 fashion runways, Yves Saint Laurent has the perfect 3-in-one pencil.
The Couture Kajal Eyeliner Pencil is an eyeliner, kohl, and smoky eyeshadow–all wrapped up into one gorgeous pencil.
With a creamy texture that glides on smoothly and a tip that always stays sharp, you’ll be able to draw inky lines that are thin or thick or in between.
The pencil comes in four wearable shades (nothing too over the top here):
- Noir Ardent (deep black)
- Vert Anglais (forest green)
- Bleu Cobalt (cobalt blue)
- Bleu Petrole (deep blue)
Here’s how you use the eyeliner pencil for three different applications.
Nothing says fall like apples, caramel, and lip balm.
NEW Burt’s Bees Limited Edition Apple Caramel Moisturizing Lip Balm has a buttery caramel flavor combined with notes of juicy tart apple (sounds yummy).
The moisturizing lip balm ingredients include rich Beeswax, Shea Butter, and Apple Fruit Extract.
Like all Burt’s Bees lip balm, the apple caramel version hydrates and moisturizes dry lips, leaving them soft and smooth.
NEW Burt’s Bees® Apple Caramel Moisturizing Lip Balm will be available October 2015.
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Are you obsessed with home design and the latest in beauty?
Well, Clinique had you mind when the beauty brand collaborated with Los Angeles interior designer, Tyler Dawson, to create their exclusive Pretty By Design gift bag.
Tyler’s design approach which personifies relaxed luxury worked perfectly with Clinique’s approach to beauty.
Inspired by her favourite design spaces, Tyler modeled her Clinique bag based on a Parisian herringbone wood floor pattern. She also added a modern touch with a vibrant colour palette:
If you’ve passed by your local MAC Cosmetics counter, you’ve probably noticed the MAC Haute Dogs Colour Collection in all its canine splendor.
The limited edition makeup collection is inspired by well-groomed dogs although I haven’t seen too many pinky nude puppies lately . . . maybe a cross between a cocker spaniel and an Irish setter :).
For this collection, MAC has added 6 limited edition shades to its Mineralize Rich Lipstick collection. This lipstick is lightweight and provides long-term hydration so it’s not super long-lasting, but it’s so doggone pretty I couldn’t resist.
The shades include:
Leave it to Benefit to come up with a new way to take care of our eyelids and make eyeshadow last all day.
Air patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer contains a complex called EnviroDefend (with SPF 20) that helps defend against the damaging rays of the sun and air pollutants. It also extends the wear of eyeshadow by helping to prevent fading, creasing, and smearing.
The primer features a CushionCalm™ tip which lets you apply the formula without putting pressure on your eyelids (how brilliant!).
Make Your Dark Circles Skip Town
When used for color-correcting, a concealer with an orange tint does magic to conceal under eye darkness, especially the deep blue associated with dark circles.
NYX Dark Circle Concealer is a creamy, full-coverage concealer with a non-tugging formula. It combines color-correcting pigments, moisturizing ingredients, and light-deflecting particles without looking too thick or obvious.
So Much Pigment, So Little Time💄
Just when we’re all getting used to wearing lipstick, lip gloss is back . . . but with a twist
MAC Vamplify lip glosses are not the traditional sticky stuff that starts to wear off before you know it.
Their most dramatic lipgloss yet, MAC Cosmetics Vamplify features a new colour-boosting technology loaded with high-powered pigments. In one swipe, you get a lot of attitude plus a combination of natural oils polish with gorgeous colour.
When it comes to multitasking, you can’t do better than this.
Joe’s Jeans have designed a jean style that features a secret side pocket for your iPhone and a slim battery to charge it.
With just three steps, you can easily charge your iPhone with the #Hello Jean style:
- Slide the charged slim battery into the battery pocket and connect it to the power cord.
- Place your iPhone into the side pocket.
- Connect your iPhone to the plug.
On top of that, #Hello Jeans come in four mid rise skinny styles:
If you like to stay on top of the latest makeup trends, mascara (and plenty of it) is a big thing coming this fall.
In fact, dramatic lashes were all over the 2015 fall fashion runways like the show for Giambattista Valli, where six coats of mascara were applied to models for spidery-style lashes.
How do you get the big lash look? Try a one-two punch from Shiseido: full-definition mascara and an eyelash curler.
This mascara combines a lengthening formula and dual-textured brush that captures every lash (even tiny lashes) to create a lustrous finish, and that’s what you want for a big mascara look. The non-clumping formula lets you apply multiple, smooth coats. It’s also smudge-proof (yay!)
Covering up the under eye area can be tricky. On the one hand, you want to eliminate dark circles and discoloration. On the other hand, you don’t want to overdo it and cake it on.
To help solve the mystery and conceal like a pro, Lancôme has created a professional concealer palette: Le Correcteur Pro Concealer Kit.
The kit features a new approach to evening out and illuminating the eye area using three different formulas. The kit also includes application instructions and a double-ended perfecting brush designed for the sensitive eye contour area.
The palette lets you perform the three essential steps for concealing under the eyes:
If you’ve always wanted to try the Tarte line, here’s an easy way to do it.
Get into the checkout line at Sephora and pick up the Tarte How Sweet It Is deluxe lip and cheek duo on the way out (sometimes it’s OK to succumb to impulse shopping).
This best-selling duo includes two mini products in Tarte’s latest shade of golden peach pink, Sweet, which flatters just about everyone:
- LipSurgence Lip Tint is a lipstick, lip gloss, and a creamy balm in one. The nourishing formula contains vitamins C and E, jojoba seed oil, and peppermint.
- Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush is a long-wearing powder blush that minimizes oil while hydrating the skin naturally (the blush does last a long time!).