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Thursday
Jun062013

Beautiful Bronzers from Physician's Formula.

When it comes to drugstore bronzers, Physician's Formula does it right -- in a big way. In fact, they have 30 different bronzers to choose from. You read that correctly; Physician's Formula has 30 different bronzers in their collection. There is a bronzer to suit every skin type, skin tone or mood.

Physician's Formula Drugstore Bronzers Review | Beautiful Makeup Search

I have seven different Physician's Formula Bronzers and they are all wear beautifully on the skin. The bronzer you choose is based upon what you are looking for in a bronzer. If you are looking for natural, matte, shimmery, glowy, etc. there is a bronzer for you here.

Take a look at the Physician's Formula bronzers that I have in my collection.

Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Airbrushing Bronzing Veil

This bronzer combines a powder, baked and cream bronzers for a perfect bronze glow. The result is not as nearly as metallic as it looks in the pan. It looks more like is a warm sunny golden glow on my skin.

Physician's Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Airbrushing Bronzing Veil | Beautiful Makeup SearchBronze Booster Glow-Boosting Airbrushing Bronzing Veil

Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Baked Bronzer

This baked formula with a gold pearlescent center that adds a nice highlight to the bronze can be used wet or ry depending on the effect you desire. I use it dry with a fluffy brush for a natural glow or wet with a sponge for a more dramatic golden bronze. It is also infused with the Physician's Formula happy boost blend that is made up of special plant extracts that are shown to promote a feeling of happiness. I can sure use that from time to time.

Physician's Formula Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Baked Bronzer | Beautiful Makeup SearchHappy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Baked Bronzer

How-To-Wear™ Bronzer

This bronzer contains two perfectly coordinated shades to bronze and contour perfectly. In the back of the handy box is a contoured brush along with complete instructions (built right in so you never forget) showing how to apply perfectly. I really like this little box of bronze.

Physician's Formula How-To-Wear™ Bronzer | Beautiful Makeup SearchHow-To-Wear™ Bronzer

Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Shimmer Veil

This is a golden bronze shimmer powder that you spray on. It is beautiful for creating a soft glow on the tops of cheekbones or for use on the shoulders and décolletage. I'll be spraying it on my daughter and all of her friends for prom tonight. I spray and then blend with a fluffy powder brush. Everyone who uses this glow-boosting powder loves it.

Physician's Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Shimmer Veil | Beautiful Makeup SearchBronze Booster Glow-Boosting Shimmer Veil

Sexy Booster™ Sexy Glow Bronzer

This bronzer contains a blend of both bronze and gold powders to offer up a soft, yet sexy subtle golden bronze. If you are looking to turn it up or turn it on with a bronzer, this is your pick. An unexpected plus is that this bronzer is scented with a warm vanilla fragrance and pheromones that entice the senses. How can you not love the packaging?

Physician's Formula Sexy Booster™ Sexy Glow Bronzer | Beautiful Makeup SearchSexy Booster™ Sexy Glow Bronzer

Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Illuminating Bronzing Veil

These little bronzed hearts in shades of bronze and gold give off a customized, pearly glow on my skin. I swirl a medium sized powder brush over the loose hearts and it picks up the right amount of bronzer each and every time. These also contain that happy boost blend to make you feel happy when wearing.

Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Illuminating Bronzing Veil | Beautiful Makeup SearchHappy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Illuminating Bronzing Veil

Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Bronzer SPF 30

I love this bronzer and it is perfect for everyday. It is gentle on the skin and contains sunscreen, which is always a plus. The formula of this bronzer is very soft and silky, and it appears airbrushed on the skin. It even blurs fine lines and wrinkles, which is always a great thing.

Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Bronzer SPF 30 | Beautiful Makeup SearchMineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Bronzer SPF 30

Physician's Formula bronzers range in price from $12.95 - $15.95, so they are definitely reasonable. Look for them in your favorite drugstore or mass retailer.

Wednesday
Jun052013

Exciting New Launch: Kiehl's BB Cream.

Kiehl's may be late to the game with the launch of their BB Cream, but they are late for a good reason. Kiehl's took over two years to formulate the new Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream and they got it right. I am really excited about this one and could not wait to share.

Kiehl's BB Cream | Beautiful Makeup Search

The new Kiehl's Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream is not only the best feeling BB cream I have tried, it is a true BB Cream. As in, this is not just a tinted moisturizer with a BB Cream label slapped onto it like many of the brands seem to do. It is formulated with amino acid-coated natural mineral pigments. It helps to conceal imperfections while working to correct skin discolorations over the long term. It also reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines, which is such a good thing. Not only that, it provides all-day hydration and broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection. That is unprecedented in a BB Cream, especially with one that is so lightweight and easy to wear.

Normally, I am sensitive to a lot of mineral formulas, but I have not had an issue with the Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream at all. I've been wearing it for over a week, and it was love at first swipe. I have been wearing it ever since. I am using the shade Medium, which is the darkest shade and it is darker than what I thought it would be. I am only wearing that shade because of all the self-tanning I have going on right now, but normally I would be Light, and maybe even Fair/Light in the winter. For the palest of skin tones, there is Fair.

Kiehl's Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream sells for $37.00 and is available wherever Kiehl's products are sold including online at kiehls.com.

Tuesday
Jun042013

Top 10 Beauty Products for Summer.

It may not say summer on the calendar just yet, but the weather sure feels like it. Can you believe we just had our first heat wave in Massachusetts? It's crazy. Anyway, I am all about summer and summer beauty, of course. Summertime calls for a different kind of beauty routine and a lot of different products. Here is my list of Top 10 beauty products for summer and the specific products that I am using now.

Top 10 Beauty Products for Summer

1. Sunscreen - L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50+ Lotion

2. Self-Tanner - Beautisol Self-Tanning Mousse

3. Primer - NARS Light Optimizing Primer

4. Tinted Moisturizer - Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

5. Bronzer - Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzing Powder

6. Long Wearing EyelinerUrban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil

7. Waterproof Mascara - Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius

8. Brighter Lipstick - MAC Flamingo Lipstick

9. Waterproof Deodorant - Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof Deodorant

10. Summer Scented Body Wash - Dial Coconut Water Ultra Fresh Hydration Body Wash

Be sure to see what some of my blogger friends have on their top 10 products for summer lists. All you have to do is click on the blog names below and be taken directly to their list.

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.