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Wednesday
Nov202013

Holiday 2013: Clarins The Essentials Eye Palette.

Clarins has launched The Essentials Eye Palette, a holiday eye palette that will not only have you creating beautiful neutral eye looks all season long, but all year long. This is Clarins’ blockbuster natural eye palette and it couldn’t be more beautiful.

Holiday 2013: Clarins The Essentials Eye Palette

The Essentials Eye Palette contains 10 mineral eye shadows in beige, taupe and brown tones that can be mixed, matched and layered to create a variety of looks. The shadows have matte, satin and pearl finishes and all are very pigmented so looks can take you from day to night with ease. The shadows are silky soft and wear well all day long. I definitely have no problem playing up the drama with the variety of colors. Don't let the natural shades fool you, because browns are never boring.

The palette includes a mirror and double ended brush made with cruelty free natural pony hair. It is great for blending the shadows out.

Holiday 2013: Clarins The Essentials Eye Palette

Holiday 2013: Clarins The Essentials Eye Palette

As this is a limited edition holiday palette, Clarins is supporting a great cause and there is no better time than the holidays to give back. By purchasing the Essentials Eye Palette you are supporting Clarins initiative to perserve the Kuntanawa culture and ecosystem. In partnership with the PurProject organization, Clarins is dedicated to preserving the Kuntanawa culture by planting 10,000 trees known for their medical and cosmetic properties, allowing them the means to live in total independence and in harmony with nature.

The Essentials Eye Palette sells for $45.00 and will be available this month at Clarins counters and on clarins.com.

Tuesday
Nov192013

Top 10 Concealers.

Ahh, concealers. I am picky about mine. I use various concealers to cover dark circles, dark spots and imperfections. I also use them to even out my skin tone and to highlight my face. I have a few concealers that I depend on and use different concealers depending on the season. Coming up with a list of my top ten concealers was easy actually, because I do use a lot of them on a regular basis.

Top 10 Concealers

I have a a major concealer trick that I swear by. It seems simple, but once you try it, you will thank me for it. Mix your undereye concealer with a dab of eye cream. This not only helps to make your concealer go on more smooth and even, it prevents your concealer from settling into your fine lines around your eyes. Try it and let me know what you think.

Now, onto my favorite concealers.

Top 10 Concealers

1. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - This concealer is not just for undereye circles, it is designed to be used anywhere you need a little cover up or even-ing out too. It is very easy to blend and it's buildable to get custom coverage.

2. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye - If you need to hide a multitude of flaws, this long lasting highly pigmented concealer will do the trick. If offers full coverage so even the darkest of circles and age spots are covered with ease.

3. Benefit Fake Up Crease Control Hydrating Concealer - Fake Up instantly hides dark circles as it diffuses those creases (fine lines) for silky smooth, long-lasting coverage.

4. Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener - This creamy peach-tinted iridescent makeup perks up the undereye area making it look lighter, brighter, and over-all fresh. Just a few dabs under the eye does the trick, and it even works well on the inside corners of the eyes.

5. MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Concealer - This HD formula gives medium coverage that is nearly invisible to the eyes. It goes on very evenly and covers everything from blemishes to undereye circles in seconds.

6. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - A blendable, all-over concealer that provides full coverage, this creates a beautiful natural, matte finish that lasts up to 15 hours.

7. YSL Touche Éclat - This magic wand simply illuminates light and radiance, just where I need it. This is not just a concealer; it is a highlighting pen for the face. It can banish all signs of fatigue as it lights up the eyes and areas of the face with a few simple swipes of the built in brush.

8. MAC Studio Finish Concealer - This very lightweight concealer offers very opaque coverage for the most hard to cover areas.It is water resistant, yet blendable.

9. COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer - Mixed with a serum, this concealer stay suspended over skin, so like my trick above, this one never settles into fines lines and stays put under eyes.

10. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer - This yellow based concealer covers dark circles better than any other concealer I have tried. I blend it out with a brush so it looks very natural and makes circles disappear.

Tuesday
Nov192013

Weekend Beauty Twitter Party TONIGHT!

Please join me and Nancy from Beauty411 for another #wetalkbeauty Twitter Party tonight at 8 PM EST. THis week will be talking about weekend beauty - our routines, our makeup, and more. We want to hear from you too! We also have some great prizes lined up. If you like Benefit or Stila, you are going to want to stop in and chat for your chance at what we have in store for you. We also have something that will help you get ready for your Saturday night out. Have I teased you enough? Please come hang out with us, meet other like minded beauty friends and talk beauty. It will be another fun filled hour!

What: #WeTalkBeauty Twitter Party

When: Tuesday's at 8:00 PM EST

Who: @BeautyBlogger @Beauty411 & YOU

Where: Twitter

To join in and talk with us, be sure to follow me @BeautyBlogger and @Beauty411 on Twitter and use the hashtag #wetalkbeauty to make sure you don't miss a thing. It begins at 8:00 PM EST tonight! Don't worry if you're late; we'll be talking for an hour and you can join in when you can.

Hope to see you tonight and every Tuesday night for some #wetalkbeauty beauty talk. For our complete schedule, please visit wetalkbeauty.com.

Monday
Nov182013

Get the Look: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Though you will have to wait until December 10th to watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on CBS, I have a little peek at the makeup look and a few behind the scenes photos. The makeup was bombshell gorgeous, of course.

Get the Look: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Get the Look: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The Angels’ runway makeup featured sultry brown eyes, rosy, bronzed cheeks, and a balmy nude pout. Here is what makeup artist Dick Page used to get the look.

Get the Look: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

FACE

  • VS Makeup Tinted Moisturizer
  • Primer SPF 15

EYES

  • VS Makeup Eye Quad in Eye Contact
  • VS Makeup Eye Liner in Dark Chocolate
  • VS Makeup Volume Lift Mascara

CHEEK

  • VS Makeup Mineral Blush Duo in Starlet

LIPS

  • VS Makeup Color Drama Lipstick in Flawless


To finish the runway look and to achieve the look of overall luminous skin, Beach Sexy bronzing and Runway Ready body care products were used for the perfect sun-kissed glow.

All products can be found at Victoria's Secret.

Get the Look - The makeup used in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show