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5 Fabulous Foundation Finds.

After wearing less makeup over the summer, I am back to wearing more of a full face of makeup. Not only am I loving smoky eyes and dark lips this fall, I find that I like this more flawless look of foundation on my face again. I have been trying a lot of new foundation products and have discovered some great new beauties to share.

Flawless Foundation Finds

My five fabulous foundation finds:

Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Treatment Foundation - $52.00
Bobbi's new 2-in-1 foundation utilizes a unique light-reflecting technology that instantly gives skin natural luminosity without looking overly glowy. It infuses skincare into the formula so that not only skin looks more radiant, it is plumped and moisturized with a superior flawless texture. Skin looks real with color-true shades means all anyone sees is perfection.

Clinique Even Better Compact Makeup SPF 15 - $31.00
This lightweight cream foundation harnesses the technology of Clinique's Even Better technology to diminish the look of skin discolorations immediately while creating more radiant skin naturally over time. This long wearing, unique cream-to-powder foundation instantly creates a super smooth flawless finish that wears all day.

Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 - $45
This buildable coverage CC Cream does it all. It treats, protects and corrects as it gives skin a flawless finish that lasts all day. Natural, anti-aging ingredients work as time-released treatments stimulate cell renewal continuously as you wear it. The finish is natural, beautiful and skin looks simply radiant.

Eve Pearl PEARLfx HD Crème Liquid Foundation - $42.00
This liquid foundation dries down to a completely matte finish that covers flaws and makes skin look totally even. It diminishes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. It dries down super quick and feels velvety smooth as skin looks completely natural yet completely covered.

Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15 - $42.00
Created in Smashbox Studios, Smashbox has created the first foundation with 100% Liquid Light Technology that totally evens out and perfects the skin. That means skin looks like real skin but like your own skin with a natural, luminous finish. The HD formula was made with gel-covered pigments that act like photo filters to blur skin imperfections so skin looks more perfect when wearing.

5 Fabulous Foundation Finds


Win It: CARGO Let’s Meet in Paris Holiday Kit.

Exciting news! One of my favorite makeup brands Cargo Cosmetics has just relaunched their website with a super chic new design. It's not only easy to navigate, I've been discovering and learning all about some great new products at the same time. Check it out at

To celebrate the new launch, Cargo wants me to give one of YOU a special preview of one of their exclusive holiday sets before it hits stores. One lucky reader will win Cargo's Let's Meet in Paris Holiday Kit.

CARGO Cosmetics Let's Meet in Paris Holiday Kit

Inspired by a luxurious trip to the French city, this kit evokes a sophisticated, fashion-forward feel with rich red and black tones with hints of sparkle.  The look is 100% luxe - a bold red lip, soft eye with shimmery black liner and seductive full and defined lashes. Housed in a baroque patterned clutch-shaped carton, it makes for a festive gift or a splurge for yourself. 

The kit contains:

  • NEW Red Essential Lip Color
  • NEW Travel Size  HD Lip Primer
  • NEW Swimmables Eye Pencil in Black Sea
  • Travel Size Reverse Lip liner
  • TexasLash Mascara

The Let's Meet in Paris Holiday Kit won't even be available until November where it will be exclusively for sale at Ulta for $36.00 (an $85 value).

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me you want to win.

Please read all of the sweepstakes rules below. By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to all official rules. US only.


The CARGO Holiday Kit (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for participation only in the United States (excluding Rhode Island) and shall be construed according to, and governed exclusively by, United States law.  Do not participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not a legal resident of the United States (excluding Rhode Island) physically located in the United States (other than in Rhode Island) at the time of entry or do not fall within the eligibility requirements set forth in these official rules.


PROMOTION DESCRIPTION:  The Sweepstakes begins on or about October 28, 2013 at 6:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on or about November 3, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST (the “Promotion Period”).  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Beautiful Makeup Search (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify or terminate sweepstakes if conditions arise that compromise its integrity or intended play


ELIGIBILITY:  Only legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia  (excluding Rhode Island) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and located in the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Rhode Island)  at the time of entry are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. Employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s advertiser partners and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (and immediate family members and those persons living in the same household of any such officers, directors and employees) (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win the prize.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void in Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations, and where prohibited.

TO ENTER:  "Post a Comment" on this post telling me you want to win. Each comment is assigned a number and five winning numbers will be randomly selected by on or about November 4, 2013. Winner will be notified by email left by entrant in the comment form.  Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited. All decisions by the sponsor are final.

PRIZE DELIVERY: Sweepstakes prize will be fulfilled by prize sponsor within 6 weeks of sweepstakes promotion period ending.

By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to all official rules.


Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Collection.

Smokey eyes are hot, but they are one of the hardest makeup looks to create. You can easily look super sexy or a hot mess with a quick misstep. With the right products and a bit of practice, a sultry smokey eye can be yours this fall with the help of Bobbi Brown. Bobbi and her team worked to develop two products that will effortlessly help you achieve the perfect, smoldering smokey eye that will wonder why it took you so long to perfect it in the first place.

The best makeup for sexy, sultry smokey eyes

First, Smokey Eye Kajal Liner ($24) delivers highly pigmented color in a single stroke. This dual-ended liner comes in a kohl-like formula that plays up eyes in a single stroke. The creamy true color formula paired with the built in smudger delivers intense definition and allows for versatility in application. It smudges with ease and delivers smokey drama. It's a must on the upper and lower waterline to deepen the look for night. It come in six smokey shades:

  • Noir
  • Black Coffee
  • Pacific
  • Black Amethyst
  • Jade
  • Storm

Finish the look with Smokey Eye Mascara ($28) a super-saturated kajal pigmented mascara that coats lashes with extreme black color. It creates immediate high impact volume as it stretches lashes to new heights.

The unique formula achieves dramatic results, giving the appearance of longer, defined and thickened lashes, while staying clump and flake free. The formula adheres to the lashes, resulting in an ultra-resistant long-wear effect that can stand up to sweat and humidity without smudging. Smoking hot!

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Collection: Smokey Eye Kajal Liner and Smokey Eye Mascara

The Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Collection is available now at Bobbi Brown counters, Nordstrom and Sephora.