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Tuesday
Nov062007

Luxury Cosmetics with a Conscience - Josie Maran Cosmetics.

I am so excited that I got to try some of the newest cosmetics on the market. Not only are these cosmetics part of a new brand, I think this line could have started something here. You see, Josie Maran Cosmetics, is a complete collection of pure, natural and evolved cosmetics, that are equally chic, luxurious, and downright beautiful.

Josie_Maran_Cosmetics.jpgYou remember, Josie, don't you? She was the face of Maybelline cosmetics for an unprecedented ten years! A natural beauty, Josie never bothered wearing makeup before becoming a model, but quickly became enamored with makeup once she learned all the tips and tricks from working with makeup artists in the business. She soon discovered that beauty helped to not only transform a look, but it helped to boost her confidence and spirit as well. When Josie was pregnant a few years ago, she wanted to get back to a more natural lifestyle and searched for natural makeup. She found some, but these did not live up to the levels of sphistication and luxury that she craved. This is when it hit her to use what she had learned and created a business based upon what she loved.

Josie Maran Cosmetics are created with natural, organic, nontoxic and gentle ingredients wherever possible.  Just listen to some of these good for you ingredients: avocado, coconut, and flaxseed oil. Jojoba, Soybean, beeswax, olive, cocoa and shea butter too. Josie also used some pretty innovative proprietary formulas that allow the cosmetics to look and feel just like high-end, luxury cosmetic items. Her goal was to no longer have to trade off luxury for natural, and she certainly has proven it with her line.

The line:
Concealer Stick $20
Pressed Powder $30
Cream Cheek $20
Pressed Blush $18
Eye Liner $16
Eye Shadow $18
Finger Paints $36
Lip Gloss $18
Lip Liner $16
Lipstick $18
Plumping Lip Gloss $22
Bronzing Powder $30
Cream Bronzer $30
Argan Oil $42

The packaging is absolutely gorgeous too. The products printing is done with soy ink, and the products themselves come in either sleek, rose-colored metallic packaging that is made of a corn based biodegradable plastic, recycled aluminum, or glass. You would have never thought it could be so pretty. 

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I absolutely love this cream bronzer. It is the perfect color and really warms up my face when used directly over my foundation. It can easily be blended to look natural, or applied on top of itself for a more dramatic look. And, my fingers make the perfect applicator for this bronzer. Beautiful!

Visit Josie Maran Cosmetics for more information and to purchase.   

Tuesday
Nov062007

Glittery Gloss for the Holidays!

Is there anything better than a glittery gloss for the holidays?  Truly, it is the one thing you can easily change in your makeup routine. Lip gloss with glitter or shimmer - anything to light up your face via your lips with a simple swipe of the wand or squeeze of a tube - heaven.

My favorite new lipsglosses that will help you shimmer and sparkle your way to and through the holidays: 

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Guerlain 'Forever Gold' Extreme Shine Radiant Colours (Limited Edition)

 

 

 

 
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Prescriptives Shine Envy

 

 

 

 
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Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Gloss

 

 

 

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MAC 3D Glass

 

 

 

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Too Faced Sparkler Glamour Gloss

 

Tuesday
Nov062007

Beauty Duty for November 6th.

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99Products wants you to know the real reason why she loves MAC makeup so much here is the "backstory".

A Touch of Blusher on Mascaras: You Mean That's NOT Real?

GlamBlush: Lindsay Lohan loves living life as a blonde. We’re just calling her Goldilocks.

Kristopher Dukes wants you to wrap yourself up as your own Kwanzannukah gift, with these bowed Christian Louboutin shoes.

Lipstick, Powder ‘n Paint loves Benefit Cosmetics. Here are some of the newest additions...

You're going to want to add this NARS lipgloss to your Christmas list! Come check it out over at Make Her Up.

There's hair issues over at Makeup Bag...

Want to try Mario Bandescu's skincare products? Product Girl tells you how.

TheMakeupGirl's November contest has her giving away a full set of Billy B's fantastic makeup brushes!

WE LOVE BEAUTY.COM and Celebrity Makeup Artist Paul Starr, show you how to get Mariah Carey's look from Glamour Magazine.