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Beauty Boot Camp with Clinique.

How about a little Beauty Boot Camp? Your mission: Clear Skin with Clinique's Acne Solutions Clear Skin System


Check out the great contest is having with Clinique.

Here are all the details:  10,000 contestants will have the opportunity to try out Clinique's new Acne Solutions Clear Skin System FREE. After submitting before and after pics, plus a short description of how you feel with clearer skin, Alloy readers (plus any friends or family you'd like to recruit) will vote for the most improved! A panel of judges will pick their faves and then Alloy readers will be invited to vote a final time.

Contestants will also get the chance to win a total NYC makeup and photo shoot with Emmy Rossum, $5,000 and receive a special tour of TEEN VOGUE and an appointment with a stylist! 5 Runners up will score an Apple® MacBook® too!

I am wondering... Am I too old to enter???



Beautiful Makeup Search on NBC's The Today Show.

It is an exciting day for us at Beautiful Makeup Search - we were featured in a beauty segment on NBC's The Today Show. We are so happy and proud of our little baby.


The six minute segment was about our nations obsession with beauty products, and how much we spend on them each year. Madeline Johnson, a beauty publicist of more than 20 years, is shown talking about beauty being such a big business. Then the reporter, Janice Lieberman points out that consumers do not shop for beauty products in the same way that they did before. Then they highlighted Beautiful Makeup Search and a few other beauty blogs, including Beauty Addict and Beautynomics that consumers go to before investing in their latest beauty purchases.

Be sure to check out the clip from The Today Show.



A Beautiful Summer Glow!

Though it is not officially the middle of Summer, whenever July 15th rolls around, I feel like it is the middle of the Summer. And it depresses me.

I am so into my self-tanning routine, and I am pretty bronzed and looking good, if I do say so myself. But my cheeks needed a little pick me up for a beautiful Summer glow. Enter two of Lancome's cheek products that have my cheeks really looking pretty cheeky - and glowing beautifully!

Star Bronzer Poudre Sôleil Sun-Kissed Bronzing Powder ($34.50). This powder bronzer is available in five shades. For my cheek look, I am using Bronze Terre.

On top of a sweep of Bronze Terre over my cheeks and nose, I apply Blush Subtil Shimmer Delicate Oil-Free Powder Blush ($28.50) in Coral Heat to the apples of my cheeks.




Coral Heat leaves a soft shimmer to my cheeks and adds the perfect glow. The blush is also available in Shimmer Mocha Havana, if you opt for a deeper cheek shade.