Friday
Feb152013

Anastasia Bold & Beautiful Kit.

 

If you makeup look focuses on your eyes, then this luxurious book set for perfectly groomed brows and beautiful brows is for you. That is just what Anastasia had in mind when creating this 2 piece kit that features two volumes (palettes) for bother eyes and brows. Meet the Anastasia Bold & Beautiful Kit.

How cute is the book set?

As I said, the kit contains 2 palettes, or volumes; in this case Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Vol. 1 Bold Brows

This palette contains a universal Brow Powder shade, a Pomade, Mini Duo Brush and Mini Tweezers. Start with the tweezers to sculpt brows. The original Anastasia Tweezers are my go to for shaping my brows and this mini version that fits in the palette will get the job done. The slanted tips easily grasp hairs, one at a time and remove them easily. Next take the spooley end of the brush and brush brows into place. After shaping brows, set them in place with the Pomade. This is a creamy wax, that looks much darker in the palette than it is. It helps keeps brows in place and is a base for the color. Finally, finish the brow look by using the slanted end of the brush and use the Brow Powder to define them. The color is a medium ash color that is pretty universal to most brow colors.

Vol. 2 Beautiful Eyes

This palette contains four matte and simmering shadows in a versatile range of neutral shades. They range from a light matte peachy beige to a very dark brown with a lot of multicolored sparkle. You can layer them and even use them wet or dry to create anything from a subtle sheer wash of color to an intense, nude smoky eye. If you want to use one of the shades as an eyeliner, dip the liner end of the brush into the Pomade (in the brow palette) then dip it into your eye shadow color of choice. It looks really pretty when using the darkest shade.

The Anastasia Bold & Beautiful Kit is for sale at Anastasia.net for $36.00. Her products are usually available at Sephora too, so keep an eye for it there this spring as well.

Thursday
Feb142013

Urban Decay Triple Threat Travel Pencil Set.

 

If you are like me and change your makeup daily, then you appreciate travel sized products. I am not talking tiny samples. Or core products. I am talking things like shadow, gloss, liner. I actually appreciate smaller sizes because I rarely ever use up something like an eyeliner. That is why this set is perfect for me - and anyone like me who wants the best in perfectly sized beauties. You see Urban Decay took three of their most popular eye pencils shades and packed them together in travel-friendly sizes that make this the perfect Triple Threat.

Urban Decay Triple Threat Travel Pencil Set

I'm not just talking about any eyeliner. I am talking about Urban Decay's famed 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. These beauties deliver unmatched color payout with a creamy, waterproof formula that glides on and stays put.

Triple Threat contains the following 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils:

  • Demolition - Deep brown matte
  • Zero - Zealous black
  • Rockstar - Darkest eggplant

Now, I've been a fan of these long lasting liners for quite some time, but after my daughter complained of her lower eyeliner always smearing and fading, I showed her these. She was ready to give up but is now a true fan. Caci said that for the first time, her eyeliner lasted all day long - through mid-terms, an afternoon workout, date and late night studying. She was happy to ask me for eye makeup remover because her liner didn't budge, even with her regular makeup removing wipe. From the girl that is never satisfied with anything; that says a lot.

Urban Decay Triple Threat Travel Pencil Set sells for $19.00 at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy's stores and urbandecay.com.

Urban Decay Triple Threat Travel Pencil Set

Urban Decay Triple Threat Travel Pencil Set

Urban Decay Triple Threat Travel Pencil Set

Wednesday
Feb132013

Tan Overnight with Sun Laboratories.

 

I am off to a sunny locale for vacation! Of course I am self-tanning because the thought of my pasty white legs on a beautiful golden sand beach even gives me the willies. An overnight is easy when you have the right products and I have found some new ones that are giving me the glow I want and fast. What am I using? Well, I am using three products as part of my self-tanning routine. They come from self-tanning brand Sun Laboratories, and this is the Tan Overnight Self Tanning Lotion Set.

The set includes three products: an exfoliator body gel, a self-tanner and a tan extender.

Exfoliant Body Gel

I use this gel with a netted sponge for a few days before I started self tanning. I'll continue to use it once or twice a week in order to keep the dead skin off, which helps keeps a self-tan longer.

Self Tanning Lotion

This tinted tanning lotion, with a yummy cherry almond scent, contains the right amount of color to see where I apply the lotion. It absorbs and dries pretty quickly.  I noticed my skin color deepen, almost too dark initially. Once I showered off the tint or color guide, the golden tan was a perfect medium shade. Not too light or not too dark. I am using Dark, which actually leaves my skin a nice believable bronze. I've had a lot of experience with self-tanning, so I am pretty good at application. There is also an Ultra-Dark shade available.

Tan Moisturizer Maintainer

I am using this every night before bed to maintain my tan. It is a lotion that contains a very light blend of DHA (the self-tanning ingredient) to help maintain and extend the tan. It has a fresh Aloe Vera scent and absorbs quick and keeps my skin hydrated too.

So far, my tan is looking good and I am on day three. I would probably reapply the Self Tanning Lotion every five days to maintain the color I want.

The Tan Overnight Self Tanning Lotion Set sells for $43.95 online.

My friends at Sun Laboratories have offered Beautiful Makeup Search readers a little discount and special to be used sitewide at sunlabs6.com. Use code 0214 for 10% off your total order and use code 20028 to get a free travel size bottle.

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