Let’s face it. Some of us are just not into loud, bright nail shades. And extreme nail art . . . Fuggetaboutit.
The Whisper collection from Deborah Lippman for spring ’15 features classic, understated colors and that’s it.
Each sheer finish in this collection is chic and can be layered with other shades.
Here are the soft shades in the Whisper collection:
It seems like every day there’s a product launch and something new to try, but there are two go to products from MAC Cosmetics that I just can’t live without:
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Soft and Gentle)
- MAC Mineralize Blush (Dainty)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle can be used in many ways but I just may have a unique application for this MAC favorite. Using a blush contouring brush, I apply it under the hollow of my cheekbones. Even though, the powder is a swirl of peach and cream with a touch of shimmer, it adds just the right shadow of color to bring out your cheekbones.
If sparkle isn’t your thing, then you’ll love this all-matte palette from Too Faced.
The Too Faced Natural Matte palette includes shades from the best-selling Natural Eyes palette in a matte format. The creamy shadows feature a silky smooth formula with rich color payoff that creates an almost airbrushed effect.
Here are the shades in the Natural Matte Palette divided into three different looks (starting with the top row):
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:
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:
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!)
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.
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:
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.
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)
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.
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!):
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.
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):