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Face of the Day

Now that the holidays are in full swing, and we are running around buying gifts, mailing out cards, attending luncheons/dinners/parties galore, but what we are not doing is stopping to change our makeup.  Nope.  Do not have the time – busy, busy, busy.  But how can you possibly run from a day at the office to a swanky cocktail gathering with just your pleasant but rather mundane makeup look?  You simply cannot!  A change is needed but often that change is simpler than you think.  A quick dash of liner or a daring lip can help give your look the boost needed to transition from day to night seamlessly.

 

Often using just one product, such as a palette that contains both eye and lip colors can be a great solution to the day to night conundrum we often face, especially during the holidays.  This Guerlain Liu Eye and Lip Calligraphy Palette is a perfect example of one that is a must have for your makeup collection.  Complete with 4 neutral eye shades and 2 bold lip colors, you will need less than 5 minutes with this palette to transform your look for any occasion.

Here is a simple day look that is reminiscent of what I look like during any given work week.   Using shade 1 and 3 together on the eye, and lining with shade 4, creates a subtle and appropriate work look.  Finish it off with a neutral cheek, like Legendary from MAC and a subtle lip such as Pure Zen from MAC, and the look is done.

To transition this look to evening using the same palette, I would choose to either amp up my eyes by darkening with shade 4 in the outer corner and on the lower lash line, or my lips by choosing one of the two bold colors in the palette.  These same principles can be applied to any makeup that you might have at home – with the idea of intensifying either the eye with a liner or dark shadow, or the lip with a bolder more rich hue to make any day look suitable for evening.  Below are the finished looks using both principles – a bold eye or bold lip.

Personally, I love them both and if the event was really a soiree, I might even be so bold as to wear both together!  To find the Guerlain palette which retails for $79, visit your nearest Sephora or Sephora.com.

In honor of our current crappy snow condition, I have decided to dig in the crates and re-publish a FACE OF THE DAY piece I published during a really big snow storm in 2008. Enjoy!

[Rewind…….]

Happy Snow Day folks –

Brrrr…..How’s everyone holding up in this snow?
Most of us have been confined to our homes all day due to the in-climate weather.  In Jersey, by 11AM, we had already accumulated a couple inches of snow.  So for most of us, business as usual was stalled and a Snow Day commenced. For yours truly, a Snow Day means idle hands. What to do? What to do? What’s a silly makeup loving girl to do with sooo much time on my hands?…Hmmmm, any suggestions????
Uhhh, Duh….play in makeup of course!
Well alright! That’s exactly what I did.
Behold today’s FACE OF THE DAY.
I give you – “Chocolate Snow Bunny Snow Day” FACE OF THE DAY…complete with fun/ silly winter hats. Stay warm and stay safe…it’s a mess out there!





And here’s what I’m wearing:


FACE:
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Dark/ Natural and Shimmer – Shimmer side used as a highlighter on planes of cheeks
Shiny Mama Shimmer all in Ice on planes of cheeks over MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Shimmer
Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush in Shade 14 (I think, number is somewhat rubbed off)

EYES:
Urban Decay primer potion
Naked Cosmetics Desert Sunset
Tarte Cosmetics (Icy pink color. Exact color unknown because its a palette.  Palette name also unknown, unfortunately.  Its the purple quilted leather-ette palette w/ 10 shimmer eye colors)
MAC Handwritten as crease color
MAC Soft Brown and Bamboo as brow highlight
MAC Brown Pencil in Spiked
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved on Upper/Lower Lashline and Waterline
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Extreme Black
LIPS:
Diane Brill Cosmetics Gloss in Jewelled G-String

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Prescriptives is adding color to its mineral portfolio with the introduction of NEW Mineral Color for Face, Eyes and Lips.  The purity and natural benefits of minerals are now offered in a vibrant color collection inspired by nature’s own minerals and gems.  Its star ingredient is the R.E.C. (Radiance Emitting Crystals) complex — a unique combination of Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Calcite — so it absorbs light and delivers radiance and luminosity so skin appears to be “glowing from within.”  Bright gems and minerals infused with vitamins create a look that is healthy, luminous and breathtaking.

In the pics below I’m wearing:
  • Making Eyes Mineral Kit – Warm
  • Mineral Bronzer – Warm
  • Mineral Lip Gloss – Sunstone
Do we like? Please share your thoughts with a comment :)

The Bronzer is bangin’!


OK, so the Lip Gloss…I was like OMG,is this MAC Dazzleglass? 
Way to go Prescriptives. The sparkle is bananas!!!



FULL SCOOP ON ENTIRE COLLECTION

NEW!

Making Faces Mineral Kit —

LIMITED EDITION

These mineral and vitamin-infused face kits naturally enhance and illuminate any complexion.  Each kit includes Mineral Color for Cheeks for a soft, healthy blush, Mineral Color Loose Lighting Powder for an all-over radiance and a Face and Cheek Brush for an easy, flawless application.  Both formulas are silky, smooth and contain our exclusive R.E.C complex for skin that glows naturally.  Kits are available in two warm and two cool collections to complement every skin tone.

 

Technology/Benefits:

·         Radiance Emitting Crystals (R.E.C.) —

Minerals, including Calcite and Mica, and semi-precious gems, including Amethyst and RoseQuartz, help absorb light and give skin extra radiance and luminosity

·         Antioxidants C and E

·         Oil Free

·         Talc Free

·         Fragrance Free

·         Dermatologist Tested

·         Non-Acnegenic

 

Shades:

  • NEW Warm Light/Medium
  • NEW Warm Medium/Deep
  • NEW Cool Light/Medium
  • NEW Cool Medium/Deep



NEW!

Making Eyes Mineral Kit –

LIMITED EDITION

These mineral and vitamin-infused eye kits include everything you need for an eye-catching look with shadows that are easy to apply and comfortable to wear.  Each kit contains the perfect Eyeshadow Brushapplicator and trio of shades, each packaged in a no-mess, portable jar for easy application.  The formula includes our exclusive R.E.C. complex for a shimmering, luminous finish. Apply the first shade to the entire eye area, the second over the lid and the third in the crease for a look that is all its own.  Kits are available in warm and cool to compliment any skin tone.

 

Technology/Benefits:

  • Radiance Emitting Crystals (R.E.C.) —

Minerals, including Calcite and Mica, and semi-precious gems, including Amethyst and RoseQuartz, help absorb light and give skin extra radiance and luminosity

  • Antioxidants C and E
  • Oil Free
  • Talc Free
  • Fragrance Free
  • Ophthalmologist Tested

 

Shades:

  • NEW Warm
  • NEW Cool



NEW!

Mineral Bronzer –

LIMITED EDITION

This formula includes minerals, vitamins and our exclusive R.E.C. complex for a luminous, sun-kissed glow.  This mineral bronzer has a silky, smooth texture and delivers a flawless, even application that shimmers with gems.  Lightly dust on nose, cheeks, forehead and decollate for a natural glow.    

 

Technology/Benefits:

  • Radiance Emitting Crystals (R.E.C.) —

Minerals, including Calcite and Mica, and semi-precious gems, including Amethyst and RoseQuartz, help absorb light and give skin extra radiance and luminosity

·         Antioxidants C and E

·         Oil Free

·         Talc Free

·         Fragrance Free

·         Dermatologist Tested

·         Non-Acnegenic

 

Shades:

  • NEW Warm
  • NEW Cool



NEW!

Mineral Lip Gloss –

LIMITED EDITION


This mineral and vitamin-infused gloss delivers high-shine and sparkling gem color.  Dazzle lips in four jewel toned glosses that are inspired by Amber, Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Sunstone and are infused with the R.E.C. complex for a shimmering, radiant finish.  The brush applicator glides the non-sticky formula onto lips for a soft and comfortable feel.

 

Technology/Benefits:

  • Radiance Emitting Crystals (R.E.C.) —

Minerals, including Calcite and Mica, and semi-precious gems, including Amethyst and RoseQuartz, help absorb light and give lips a full, youthful look with added radiance and luminosity  

  • Antioxidants C and E
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract for skin conditioning benefits
  • Fragrance Free

 

Shades:

  • NEW Amber (Warm)
  • NEW Sunstone (Warm)
  • NEW Rose Quartz (Cool)
  • NEW Amethyst (Cool)



Pricing

Suggested Retail Prices:

  • Making Faces Mineral Kit – $37.50 U.S. / $49.50 Canada
  • Making Eyes Mineral Kit – $37.50 U.S. / $49.50 Canada
  • Mineral Bronzer – $30.00 U.S. / $40.00 Canada
  • Mineral Lip Gloss — $17.50 U.S. / $25.00 Canada

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When it comes to makeup customization, Prescriptives is a pioneer. In addition to custom blend foundation and concealer, Prescriptives can also masterfully custom blend powder, tinted moisturizer, lip gloss, and bronzer to suit your complexion, undertone, formula choice, etc.
With U-Pick you’re able to create your own personal look by selecting the colors of your choice and filling your compact. There are three compact sizes to choose from:

Small
  • One eye shadow

Medium
  • Four eye shadows, or…
  • Two cheek colors, or…
  • One cheek colors and two eye shadows

Large
  • Four eye shadows and one cheek color, or…
  • Three cheek colors, or…
  • Six eye shadows, or…
  • Two cheek colors and two eye shadows
I’m all about having it my way so naturally I had to to investigate. I decided to go with a large compact and fill it with 4 eyes shadows and one blush. Here’s ThisThatBeauty’s compact:
4 eye shadows –
Mushroom (matte)
Plum Smoke (hi shimmer)
Malt Sparkle (sparkle)
Sapphire (satin)
1 cheek color –
And here I am doing a quick little Face of the Day with my shiny new U-Pick palette colors. On my lips I am wearing Prescriptives Lip Shine in Posy, a luscious limited edition color from the Spring 2009 In Bloom Collection. Lip Shine is part lipstick and part gloss. The texture is super creamy, soft and emollient. I’m pretty sure its not enriched with vitamins but it definitely feels sort of good for you! If you’re not able to get your hands on Limited Edition Posy, check out some of the the other neat colors. Lip Shine is guaranteed to give you plump, luscious, buildable color and kick butt shine!
U-Pick is available at prescriptives.com and in major department stores like
Macys, Dillards, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, etc.

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    When it comes to makeup customization, Prescriptives is a pioneer. In addition to custom blend foundation and concealer, Prescriptives can also masterfully custom blend powder, tinted moisturizer, lip gloss, and bronzer to suit your complexion, undertone, formula choice, etc.
    With U-Pick you’re able to create your own personal look by selecting the colors of your choice and filling your compact. There are three compact sizes to choose from:

    Small
    • One eye shadow

    Medium
    • Four eye shadows, or…
    • Two cheek colors, or…
    • One cheek colors and two eye shadows

    Large
    • Four eye shadows and one cheek color, or…
    • Three cheek colors, or…
    • Six eye shadows, or…
    • Two cheek colors and two eye shadows
    I’m all about having it my way so naturally I had to to investigate. I decided to go with a large compact and fill it with 4 eyes shadows and one blush. Here’s ThisThatBeauty’s compact:
    4 eye shadows –
    Mushroom (matte)
    Plum Smoke (hi shimmer)
    Malt Sparkle (sparkle)
    Sapphire (satin)
    1 cheek color –
    And here I am doing a quick little Face of the Day with my shiny new U-Pick palette colors. On my lips I am wearing Prescriptives Lip Shine in Posy, a luscious limited edition color from the Spring 2009 In Bloom Collection. Lip Shine is part lipstick and part gloss. The texture is super creamy, soft and emollient. I’m pretty sure its not enriched with vitamins but it definitely feels sort of good for you! If you’re not able to get your hands on Limited Edition Posy, check out some of the the other neat colors. Lip Shine is guaranteed to give you plump, luscious, buildable color and kick butt shine!
    U-Pick is available at prescriptives.com and in major department stores like
    Macys, Dillards, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, etc.

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      Happy Snow Day folks – 

      Brrrr…..How’s everyone holding up in this snow?
      Most of us have been confined to our homes all day due to the inclimate weather.  In Jersey, by 11AM, we had already accumulated a couple inches of snow.  So for most of us, business us usual was stalled and a Snow Day commenced.
      For yours truly, a Snow Day means idle hands. What to do? What to do? What’s a silly makeup loving girl to do with sooo much time on my hands?…Hmmmm, any suggestions????
      Uhhh, Duh….play in makeup of course!
      Well alright! That’s exactly what I did.  
      Behold today’s FACE OF THE DAY.
      I give you – “Chocolate Snow Bunny Snow Day” FACE OF THE DAY…complete with fun/ silly winter hats. Stay warm and stay safe…it’s a mess out there!







      And here’s what I’m wearing:

      FACE:
      MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark
      MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Dark/ Natural and Shimmer – Shimmer side used as a highlighter on planes of cheeks
      Shiny Mama Shimmer all in Ice on planes of cheeks over MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Shimmer
      Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush in Shade 14 (I think, number is somewhat rubbed off)

      EYES:
      Urban Decay primer potion
      Naked Cosmetics Desert Sunset
      Tarte Cosmetics (Icy pink color. Exact color unknown because its a palette.  Palette name also unknown, unfortunately.  Its the purple quilted leather-ette palette w/ 10 shimmer eye colors)
      MAC Handwritten as crease color
      MAC Soft Brown and Bamboo as brow highlight
      MAC Brown Pencil in Spiked
      MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved on Upper/Lower Lashline and Waterline
      Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Extreme Black
      LIPS:
      Diane Brill Cosmetics Gloss in Jewelled G-String

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