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Monday
Jun032013

A 5 Minute Summer Makeup Look with Stila.

With summer here, I spend less and less time on makeup. It is just too hot to wear a full face of makeup when heading out to the beach or a friends for a BBQ. Sarah Lucero, Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry for Stila, shares her favorite things to give you a gorgeous summer look in just five minutes or less.

stila summer makeup

Face

Lighten up and let your skin breathe with the wonderful Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm SPF 30. Skin perfectors and SPF give you everything you need to just swipe on and go. I reviewed Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm last year and was pleased with it, except for the fact that there was no SPF in it. This new updated version contains SPF 30 making it both perfect and easy for summer.

Lips and Cheeks

Convertible Color is perfect for both lips & cheeks. The color peony is creamy, lush and the perfect peachy shade for almost any skin tone. Just dab on lips and cheeks with your fingers; it will sink right in for a natural summer flush. Peach is such a natural pretty shade for summer, both with or without a tan.

Eyes

The secret to fabulous poolside eyes are the products. They need to last and hold up to all the elements. Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black and Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara. This is the perfect combination for defined eyes that won't smudge or budge.

It doesn't get much simpler than this now does it? Leave your summer makeup tips and favorite fast products in the comments.

Friday
May312013

M·A·C All About Orange Collection.

Just when I thought orange was so last year, I have found myself, once again, obsessed with it. I plan to rock this color again all summer. I am the one with more than one orange hand bag, countless orange shoes, and way too many accessories. Orange is such a fun color. To go right along with this trend, there is the brand new M·A·C All About Orange collection. It really could not have come at a better time. 

MAC All About Orange Collection | Beautiful Makeup Search

Orange. Its vibrant energy and modern edge ignites fashion and beauty big time in Korea, Asia and the world. It’s one of the new global super shades that pops with sizzle and cool sophistication. M·A·C loves a colour with international impact and has translated the trend into a makeup collection for face, lips and nails. From Nail Lacquer in Sweet Pop to sizzling Tangerine Dream Lipstick – it’s an homage to orange.

I am all about orange on my tips and toes, lips and I am going to try it on my cheeks. This collection is orange perfection.

 

MAC All About Orange Collection

Lipstick - $15.00

  • Razzledazzler-  light cream peach (lustre)
  • Sweet & Sour - soft peach cream (cremesheen)
  • Tangerine Dream - warm orange cream (lustre)
  • Flamingo - light milky bright coral (lustre)
  • Sushi Kiss - mid-tone coral cream (satin)
  • Tart & Trendy - bright neutral orange cream (lustre)
  • Neon Orange - bright clean orange (amplified)

Cremesheen Glass - $20.00

  • Double Happiness - frosted light nude (cremesheen)
  • Imperial Light - frosted light peach (cremesheen)
  • Rising Sun - frosted bright orange (cremesheen)

Rainy Season Eye Shadow X 4 - $40.00

  • Arctic Grey - frosted mid-tone gray (lustre)
  • Courtly Grey - matte cool gray (matte)
  • Typographic - asphalt black (matte)
  • Rainy Season - light warm gray frost (satin)

Powder Blush - $21.00

  • Honey Jasmine - soft warm coral (satin)
  • Royal Sunset - soft cool peach (satin)
  • Immortal Flower - bright peach (satin)

Nail Lacquer - $16.00

  • Ke Ai - soft pink frost (frost)
  • Sweet Pop - peach cream (cream)
  • Fiestaware - mid-tone orange coral (cream)
  • Morange - bright cream orange (cream)

MAC Rainy Season Eye Shadow X 4MAC Rainy Season Eye Shadow X 4

MAC Powder Blush Honey JasmineMAC Powder Blush Honey Jasmine

MAC Razzledazzler LipstickMAC Lipstick Razzledazzler

MAC Sushi Kiss LipstickMAC Lipstick Sushi Kiss

MAC Neon Orange LipstickMAC Lipstick Neon OrangeMAC Sweet Pop Nail LacquerMAC Sweet Pop Nail Lacquer

I am loving the lipsticks that I have. With the exception of Neon Orange, these are every day wearable. Neon Orange is definitely one to reserve for a bold lippie day.

Honey Jasmine is a gorgeous Powder Blush shade and frankly, I was surprised how pretty it looks on my skin. It a darker orange shade opposed to brighter, but looks beautiful blended on the apples of my cheeks over bronzer. It actually gives off a more natural look that I thought it would.

I was so happy to see that the eye palette didn't contain any orange shades. I cannot wear orange on my eyes without looking sick. This palette is made to complement the orange hues on lips and cheeks. Rainy Season may be gray in name, but on me, three of colors look like beautiful shades of taupe. They are definitely more gray-taupe as opposed to a lot of taupes that take on a pink or lavender hue. It was unexpected, and I am loving the palette. I am using Arctic Grey (the frosted color) on my lid with Rainy Season lightly blended on my brow bone and Courtly Gray in my crease. I finish by lining with Typographic. The look is a beautiful soft smoky eye - with taupes.

M·A·C All About Orange is available online at maccosmetics.com today and will be in stores beginning June 6th.

Thursday
May302013

Sephora Express Self-Tanning Kit.

In testing different self-tanners this month, this kit from Sephora Express Self-Tanning Kit for Face & Body has proven to be a must. It contains both a self-tanner for the face and the body and it has done a really great job to keep my faux glow looking great.

The two piece kit includes two products; Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist for the body and Tinted Self-Tanning Face Gel. They are both extremely easy to apply. 

The Face Gel is a tinted gel that comes out of the tube into a foundation trype brush. This brush makes it simple to apply, so a streak free tan is possible each and every time. Plus, you never

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Wednesday
May292013

NARS Light Optimizing Primer.

One of my very favorite primers is the NARS Pore Refining Primer. Ever since NARS Head Artist Cindy Rodriguez used it on me last summer in a video shoot, it has been my go to. NARS recently launched a new primer that takes the Pore Refining Primer up to the next level as it adds radiance enhancers to it that makes skin look even more beautiful before putting makeup. Meet NARS Light Optimizing Primer.

NARS added special light enhancing and radiance inducing properties to make this primer make skin glow. As I stroke it over my face, the white liquid, which is thicker than their other primers, leaves skin

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