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I am a makeup junkie.  There, I said it. While I’m in love with makeup, I don’t always have time for a dramatic face beat because I usually have only minutes to pull myself together and look presentable for my day job. I like a natural looking face but that doesn’t mean I go makeup free. I have sorted through my ever growing makeup collection to highlight 6 Products to Give You a Flawless Everyday Makeup Look.

 1. NARS Sheer Matte Foundation

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It applies thinly, but with buildable coverage that lasts all day and won’t clog your pores. This formula is perfect for my combination skin, and blends in like I have nothing on my face. Available at Nordstrom. $45

2. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

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This awesome concealer is ideal for all skin types, and goes on super smooth. This product is excellent for those of us with dark circles, or an uneven skin tone, and I promise, it won’t budge. My makeup routine would be incomplete without it! Available at Sephora.  $28

3. MAC Powder Blush

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You don’t have to spend a fortune on products to get great results. Enter, MAC makeup. I’m a huge fan of this line as a whole, but especially the blush. Each color blends seamlessly into skin for a natural, luminous finish. Just a light swipe of color onto your brush will make your cheeks really pop. Available at Macy’s. $22

4. Anastasia Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes

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I can’t think of any other brand that powers eyebrows like Anastasia Beverly Hills. The brand’s Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes includes everything needed for perfectly groomed brows on the go. It features stencils, brow powder duo, highlighter duo, and angled brush. Try this palate once, and you’ll look like you’ve walked out of a photo shoot for Vogue.  Available at Sephora. $39.50

5.  Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara

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I initially received this mascara as a sample, and could not get enough. The formula provides a clump-free application that delivers long-lasting hold until you’re ready to wipe it off. I’m in love the volume and length it gives my lashes, even if you only use one coat. Who needs falsies? Available at Sephora.  $24

6. Maybelline Color Sensation

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Maybelline is always one of my go-tos when it comes to lipstick. With a myriad of shades that glide on smoothly, lips feel comfortably hydrated instead of chapped under color (which is one of my greatest pet peeves). This lipstick stays intact through most of the day without reapplication, even through my morning coffee and bagel. Available at drugstore.com. $7.59

 

What Products Do You Use For a Flawless Everyday Makeup Look?

 

 

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Few things make a statement louder or more beautifully than dash of red across the lip. Countless leading ladies, fashionistas, and influencers have donned the famous hue for red carpet events, mall trips, and parties alike. Nothing rivals the allure of a red lip, so I always keep a tube on hand for those moments when I want to feel unstoppable. Here are 3 of My Favorite Red Lipsticks for Winter and beyond.

Red Lipsticks for Winter

MAC Ruby Woo

Every girl needs at least one good MAC lipstick, and “Ruby Woo” is an excellent choice to keep in your makeup arsenal. A popular choice among most, this red provides a matte statement lip that speaks volumes and makes a major impact. $16

Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in “Cherry Blossom”

Allow me a moment to emphasize how much I love Revlon lipsticks. THEY. ARE. AMAZING. This brand provides a high-quality formula in their products which many would be surprised to find at their local drugstore. The Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick line is no exception.  Cherry blossom has a creme finish that seals in color and lasts through most of the day, no re-application necessary.  At $8, it’s really hard to beat.

NARS Velvet Matte Pencil in “Cruella”

I’m going to be completely honest — the main reason I  tried this lip color was due to its nostalgic nomenclature, “Cruella”(I mean, who doesn’t love 101 Dalmatians?!).  This lip pencil is definitely one of the best I’ve tried; application is precise and  it wears ridiculously well.  $25

What red shades are you rocking this winter?

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What’s your favorite thing about nail polish? When you’ve tried as many brands, in as many formulations and as many shades as I have, you start to look for more than just a great long lasting finish and shine. You start to look for other elements to stand out. I found one such thing in NARS newly reformulated nail polish, the brush.

My nail beds are long and broad, so, it takes a quite a few strokes to cover the whole nail in polish. The newly designed brush in the NARS polishes makes application a breeze. The brush is thick with with an oval like tip and rounded edges, which allows me to easily get close to my cuticles without messing up. The bristles also feel a bit softer than the old ones which I think aids in polish application. The broad chunky cap that was a permanent part of the old brush design, is now removable and reveals a smaller cap handle that can easily fit between tiny fingers.

NARS Nail Polish Brush

In addition to the newly designed brush, the polishes have a unique combination of polymers and resins used to improve wear and strengthen nails. This new formula applies smoother than the old and the polishes have a high glossy shine reminiscent of a freshly waxed and buffed sports car…and that’s before applying topcoat.

NARS Nail Polish Stylized Group Shot

 

The NARS reformulated polishes include 43 shades, 19 new and 24 that are fan favorites, as well as base and top coat. The collection will launch on July 15th on www.narscosmetics.com.

This post was written by Christene Carr. Find her on TwitterInstagramTumblrPinterest and her personal blog

What would New Year’s Eve be without Sparkly Eye Makeup? Boring and uneventful I am sure.  Here is a quick and fun makeup tutorial for a great makeup look to wear to any New Year’s Eve event you plan on attending.   This Sparkly Eye Makeup is perfect for a black tie evening or even a fun night with friends – this look is easily worn and even intensified if you want a more dramatic look.  If there is one night of the year when glitter is a must – it is definitely New Year’s Eve.

Sparkly Eye Makeup Tutorial Perfect for New Year’s Eve!

Here is a picture of the finished look.

 

ThisThatBeauty Tutorial- Sparkly Eye Makeup Perfect for New Year's Eve

Here is a List of all the Products Used:

Face:

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

Clarins Instant Concealer

La Mer Loose Powder

Hourglass Brow Sculpting Tool in Soft Brunette

Eyes:

MAC Pressed Pigment in Day Gleam

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Clarins Eye Kohl in Soft Plum

Diorshow Mascara

Cheeks:

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer “Four Seasons” in Nude

Lips:

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park

Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Nobody’s Baby

 

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year and 2014!!!

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DESIGNER: Rodarte  

LEAD ARTIST: James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics

LOOK: Rodarte Spring/Summer 2014 makeup inspiration evolved from Los Angeles and it’s sleek and minimal lines.  The eye makeup is precise and striking, accenting the graphic lines of their collection.

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FACE

Radiant Cream Compact Foundation

Radiant Creamy Concealer

Altai Matte Multiple (New for Spring 2014; for now G-Spot Multiple)

Anguilla Matte Multiple (New for Spring 2014; for now try Riviera Multiple)

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EYES

Via Veneto Larger Than Life® Eyeliner

Black Valley Eye Paint

Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life® Eyeliner

Larger Than Life® Lengthening Mascara

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BROWS

Oural Brow Gel

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LIPS

Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil

Floralies Satin Lip Pencil

All products, except where noted, available at www.narscosmetics.com

TTBTip: To rock this look next Spring, start focusing on skincare now.  This post and this post are great places to start if you are looking for a new skincare regimen.

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Designer: Helmut Lang

Key Makeup Artist: Hannah Murray

Makeup: NARS

The scoop:  “This look is an elevated version of the typical Helmut Lang girl. The skin is very fresh, flushed and sporty, with a cherry lip.”

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Face:
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Hair: Unite Hair Care

Helmut Lang Spring 2014 NYFW backstage

Helmut Lang Spring 2014 Backstage NYFW

To Get The Look:

1.      Prep the hair with the UNITE 7Seconds Condition, which contains a thermal protector. Then use a blow dryer and a paddle brush to achieve pin-straight locks..

2.      Next, apply UNITE Session Whip, which really was the star product for this look. This weightless mousse gives the hair girth, but not hold (like a gel might). For best use, apply the mousse liberally from roots to ends and continue to blow dry the product into the hair until it is completely dry.

3.      To create the distinct part, use a rattail comb to perfectly section off the hair to the side, continuing to blow dry the hair straight down.

4.      Next take 2-inch sections of hair and spray the roots of each one with the UNITE Max Control Hairspray. As with the previous steps, continue to use a blow dryer to set the hair.

5.      To complete this look, pull the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic. Then wrap a black leather hair accessory (Hanlon used one designed by Helmut Lang).

6.      For a finishing touch, pull out some of the baby hairs for an effortless, natural look.

“The idea for the Helmut Lang Show was to create a very controlled look by slicking the hair down and around the face, but not making it look crunchy or too shiny. We used products that would control the hair, but not make it too hard”, explains Hanlon.

 

Nails: Essie

Essie for Helmut Lang Spring 2014 NYFW backstage

Color used for fingers and toes: Sugar Daddy

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Here’s one to watch for Fall… [available Sept 1]

NARS Eye Paints are made with an innovative weightless gel formula that delivers long-lasting color that glides on smoothly and dries down quickly. NARS Eye Paint can be used as eyeliner, when used with an angled brush such as NARS new Angled Eyeliner Brush #38, or as a shadow when used with a flat or large domed brush.  Available in 10 super sexy colors, NARS Eye Paint is certain to work its way into your Fall beauty repertoire.

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Check out NARS Head Artist, Cindy Rodriguez, as she demonstrates two easy ways to wear NARS Eye Paint.

Using NARS Eye Paint Mozambique

Using NARS Eye Paint  in Mesopotamia

 

 

NARS Eye Paint Complete Shade Range

NARS Eye Paints

  • BLACK VALLEY: Black
  • MESOPOTAMIA: Brown
  • TRANSVAAL: Grey
  • SOLOMON ISLANDS: Turquoise blue
  • MOZAMBIQUE: Olive
  • SNAKE EYES: Black with green shimmer
  • TATAR: Black with purple shimmer
  • UBANGI: Black with blue shimmer
  • INTERSTELLAR: Silver
  • ISKANDAR: Gold

PRICE: Eye Paint: $25, Angled Eyeliner Brush #38: $26
AVAILABILITY: September 1, 2013 at Nordstrom, NARS boutiques, and on narscosmetics.com

I’m looking forward to trying TARTAR because I am currently enamored with all things purple. Stay tuned for a full review of NARS Eye Paint.

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NARS Radiant Cream Compact

Ladies [and you skin-conscious gents], mark you calendar for August 1, the launch date for NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation. At first glance, I am immediately impressed with the shade range offering…but this is NARS, so no big shocker there — they do a solid job of providing color-matching for all.

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Faces Of The Campaign: Models Mina Cvetkovic, Nairoby Matos, and Dinara Chetryova

I’ve yet to get my hands on Radiant Cream Compact Foundation, so I’ll share my thoughts as soon as possible. But I absolutely positively had to make sure YOU were in the know. And now you know. You’re welcome!

 NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation

Available in an extremely extensive collection of 20 shades, this lightweight formula combines the supple feel of a cream compact with the weightless coverage of a liquid foundation. It is portable, buildable, and sets in seconds; the formula also features our Advanced Emulsion Technology, allowing for a wet or dry application.

Go behind-the-scenes: Get a glimpse of what went on at the shoot: http://youtu.be/ni7Bg5HU_zY

Available at Sephora and sephora.com, as well as at NARS flagship boutiques and on www.narscosmetics.com beginning August. Available at NARS counters at department and specialty stores on September 1.

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I’m still shopping for my perfect summer sandal but the beauty world is moving full steam ahead to Fall.  July 15, 2013 marks the launch of NARS Fall 2013 Collection.  The 12 piece collection, NARS largest to date, includes “gorgeous, sultry shades that feature rich color impact and matte texture.”

Long-Wear Eyeliner

NARS Fall 2013 Eye Liner

  • Las Ramblas Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, $24
  • Via De’ Martelli Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, $24

Pure Matte Lipstick

NARS Fall 2013 Lipsticks

  • Peloponnese Pure Matte Lipstick, $26
  • La Paz Pure Matte Lipstick (Limited Edition), $26

Nail Polishes

NARS Fall 2013 Nail Polishes

  • Galanthee Nail Polish (Limited Edition), $19
  • Fury Nail Polish (Limited Edition), $19

Eye Shadows

NARS Fall 2013 Shadows

  • Bavaria SIngle Eyeshadow, $24
  • Yamal Single Eyeshadow (Limited Edition), $24
  • Namibia Single Eyeshadow, $24
  • Kamchatka Single Eyeshadow, $24

Matte Lip Pencils

NARS Fall 2013 Lip Pencils

  • Paimpol Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $25
  • Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (Limited Edition), $25

My Must Haves

I’m anxiously awaiting delivery of the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red. I’ve been feeling adventurous  lately and experimenting with various shades of red and I think I’m going to like vibrant color and matte texture of this one. I am a little bit obsessed with nail polishes so obviously it’s a ‘YES!’ to both polishes.  I can’t wait to drape my nails in Galanthee with tiny dots of Fury. Sound poetic, right?

This collection, like most NARS collections, is tightly edited. While there is nothing frivolous about NARS 2013 Fall collection, there is a little something for everyone.

What will you pick up from NARS 2013 Fall Collection?

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WHO: SOLANGE KNOWLES

WHAT: MET Gala 2013

Makeup Artist: Benjamin Puckey for NARS Cosmetics to create the beauty look for Solange Knowles at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala celebrating the unveiling of its newest exhibit, PUNK: Chaos to Couture.

Beauty Inspiration: “I really focused on a strong eye with punk influences for Solange’s look. The smoky eye gave an edge to the whole look, which is very much what she’s into right now – a smoky eye with lots of lash. We felt it complemented the dress so well because of the black and blue print and chose a nude lip to keep the focus on the eye.”

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Key NARS products used: Ubangi Eye Paint (NEW for Fall 2013: Available September 1; for now try Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil)  Brumes Duo EyeshadowHet Loo Satin Lip Pencil

All products, except where noted, are available at narscosmetics.com.

What do you think of the look? We LOVE the lip!

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We are almost in the clear – it seems that the cold weather has finally  left the building and spring is desperately making it’s way in. Some people see spring  as a time to change – change bedding, change home decor, change diets – but I see it as a time to change my skincare. (A beauty girl through and through!) Though an entire overhaul is not necessarily needed, it is good to introduce certain products and take a different approach to taking care of your skin. Here are some products that I include in my beauty spring routine:

Cleansing Oils

shiseido cleansing oil

Now while I tout the benefits of cleansing oils all the time, I specifically find them relevant and necessary during the warmer months. As the temperature heats up, wearing less makeup is inevitable as it makes my skin feel like it’s able to handle the unbearable temps. So, if less makeup is worn, it is imperative that my skin be in tip, top shape – meaning that I need to make sure I am removing all the makeup, sun block and sweat/grime that could clog pores in the summer months. Cleansing oils are fantastic for all skin types and do a superior job of breaking down makeup and dirt better than most cleansers alone. Some of my favorites are: Shu Uemura, Amore Pacific and Shiseido.

Detoxifying mask

Mario Badescu Cucumber Tonic Mask

Even though I may be wearing less makeup in the summer, the higher temps make my face the oilier than in colder months, which often makes me more prone to breakouts. So adding a deep pore cleansing mask or treatment can help to remove all the excess dirt left in my pores. I typically use  a mask once per week so as to not to dry out my skin too much which can often lead to MORE oil production, and then I feel like a dog chasing my tail, or more aptly a beauty gal chasing the shine. My favorite masks/treatments are: Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask, Mario Badescu Drying Mask and Mario Badescu Cucumber Tonic Mask.

Facial Mists/Toners

Laura Mercier MistEssential to dealing with all that fun in the sun is hydration, hydration, hydration. So, while I may always carry a bottle of water with me in warmer months, I also carrying a facial mist that I can spritz on to give my skin a quick boost. And this is never more vital than at the beach, when even though you may be hiding under your enormous floppy hat and umbrella (oh that’s not you, that is ME), the sun’s ray can still dehydrate the skin quickly. A light misting of Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater or Laura Mercier Perfecting Water Moisture Mist can make the world of difference.

Mattifying Products

NARS Pro Prime PrimerShiny skin is no longer just the bane of oily skinned individuals’ existence – typically excess oil plagues all skin types during warmer months. Adding products that have mattifying properties can help to keep the skin shine free for most of the day. I have found success using a number of different products (not all at once but alternately) such as the Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying serum, which I often use under my moisturizer. On days that I may not be wearing any makeup, a swipe of Origins Zero Oil Pore Purifying toner helps to smooth the skin and leave it with a more matte finish before adding my sun protection. Primers are still the most popular way to control oil/excess shine and I always reach for NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer as my favorite.

Sun Protection

Kiehls Creme De Corps SPF 30Though this probably should have been listed first, sun protection is NEVER more important than in the spring/summer. Hours spent in the sun at the beach, enjoying a day at the park or even dining al fresco are enough to need stronger protection. I for one, as extremely fair so my sun protection is pretty solid all year round, but I include the rest of my body during the spring/summer. My standard go to for many years now for has been Kiehls Creme de Corps Lightweight Body Lotion SPF 30 which is extremely hyrdating, absorbs quickly and smells divine. For the face, Mario Badescu’s Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 is a favorite, as it wears well under makeup but provides good protection. For the beach and times I plan to spend outside, I always have a can of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF 45 because of the ease of application by just spray it on and rubbing it in, and my Julep Daylight Defense SPF 30 for the face.

What are your spring/summer skincare essentials?

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The spring equinox has officially come and gone, signaling the official start of spring but not necessarily bringing the immediate warm weather.  But let’s look at the positive side, it gives us a little more time  to plan our spring makeup look.  Though it’s not necessary to completely revamp your beauty bag, it is fun to update the basics with some fresh new items from the current season.  Some of us may add a few more pieces than others because we just can’t help ourselves and we already admit that we are powerless over the beauty tractor beam that sucks us in with each new collection (Ok, that part was mostly about me.)  That being said, I have already compiled my shopping list of what needs to be added to my makeup bag for spring, and felt that I would share with all of you.  I know, I’m too kind.

1.  Estee Lauder Mad Men See Through Blush – If the gorgeous natural pink shade of this blush does not put you in the mood for spring, then the bright and 60’s inspired packaging is sure to.  Fun fact: the case and carton are actual replicas of designs from Estee Lauder’s 60’s era collections.  Perfect addition to an every day makeup look for creating that subtle flush on the cheeks.

2.  Jin Soon Choi Polish in Poppy Blue – One of the easiest ways to incorporate color into your beauty routine is with nail polish.  It can often be overwhelming to branch out to a bold lip or vibrant eye liner, so put that pop of color on your hands or toes.  And there is simply no better way to do so than with this bright blue.  I personally have already purchased this (and her entire spring 2013 collection for that matter….whoops) and can tell you that the wear of this polish certainly rivals the color payoff – both are amazing.

3.  Guerlain Terracotta Four Seasons Bronzer – Most of us have been hiding under layers of coats, hats and scarves for the past 4-6 months, so we are going to need a little help to fake it until we make it…..to the beach.  With the perfect gradation of 4 matte tones in each palette to help sculpt and reproduce the perfect tan all year round, this is an essential piece to add to any makeup collection.  Formulated in 6 shades to match every skin tone, swirl the colors together for an overall warmth or use each color individually to highlight and contour the face to achieve the look you want.

4.  Lancome Blush in Love in Pommettes d’ Amour – Now once your cheeks are perfectly sculpted and mimicking a recent jaunt to the south of France, a nice bright pink dusted right on the apples is the perfect piece de resistance.  Often a pop of color with subtle eyes and lips can be all you need to brighten up the face.

5.  Nars Light Reflecting Loose Powder – With each degree added to the temperature, so goes the need for powder over makeup.  April showers bring May flowers annnnnnd shiny foreheads.  But the dreaded flat matte look of years ago is no longer the challenge with such innovative products as this Nars powder.  Colorless and able to be used by any skin tone, this powder will help to set and prolong daily makeup wear, while the photochromic technology will adjust to light sources throughout the day to help achieve a flawless and smooth complexion.  Fancy.

6.  Cover FX SPF 30 Protection Primer – As the days become longer, so do our makeup demands.  The first step in a lasting face is often a primer, and the Cover FX’s new 30 protection primer helps to hydrate, smooth AND protect your face all day.   And with the added benefit of a sunscreen in the primer, this is the perfect product to take you through spring AND summer.

7.  Smashbox Love Me Palette in Admire Me – For those of us that still want to stay close to our neutral roots (raises hand), this eye palette is perfect for every day wear while the pale pink shades are a welcome change for spring from the basic beige.  Use this palette to create  a great day look with a simple wash of the paler shades and then keep with you amp up for evening by adding the deep brown and burgundy shades to the lash line for a smokier effect.

8.  Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor  in Pink Pop – What is spring without a bright lip option – amiright???  Wear it boldly by applying directly from the tube all over the lips, or use a dabbing motion to create a more sheer wash.

9.  Jo Malone Sugar and Spice Collection – No makeup look is complete with a great fragrance, and as the seasons change it is nice to play with a new scent.  Jo Malone’s new collection of 5 sweet and delectable scents, worn alone or layered together,  are inspired by pastries and desserts, and is the perfect way to welcome spring.

What’s on your spring beauty list?

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Every month, the ThisThatBeauty Girls share their favorite beauty picks from the previous month. Today I share the products that kept me pretty for the month of January. . .

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Victoria’s Secret VS Makeup Nail Collection

VS Makeup Nail Collection

  • Why I love it:  I must say, I am having a major nail moment. Like I have always been into nails, but now I am REALLY into nails. Victoria’s Secret Beauty recently launched VS Makeup Nail Collection and the shades are absolutely gorgeous. “No Strings” a racy, deep, metallic blue, holds a special place in my heart. But the unsung here of the collection, and my personal favorite is — the 2-in-1 Base & Top Coat.
  • Who it might work for and why:  Girls, this stuff makes your nail polish bullet proof. And by bulletproof, I mean – your mani will go the distance and last longer than a few measly days.
  • Bottom line:  Try it and thank me later.

COVERGIRL Queen Collection Gloss Balm

Janelle Monae

  • Why I love it: Available is 16 tempting shades, COVERGIRL Queen Collection Gloss Balm applies like a nourishing lio treatment but delivers the color impact of a long wear lipstick. I’m currently hooked on Jammin Gem. . .also known as Janelle Monea’s signature shade. Yep, can’t tell me nothin’!
  • Who it might work for and why: Any girl who wants to channel her inner Janelle Monea!
  • Bottom line: I mean, who doesn’t wanna look as gorgeous as Janelle Monae?!

 Lise Watier Prebiotic Micellar Water

Lise Watier cleansing water

  • Why I love it: Dry winter skin is anything but balanced. One minute it’s dry all over, and the next it’s dry around the eyes and nose, but oily every place else. Ugh! So when I learned of Lise Watier Prebiotic Micellar Water and it’s skin balancing properties (BioEcolia to preserve skin’s natural ecosystem & Teflose to prevent bacteria and reduce inflammation) I couldn’t wait to give it a try.
  • Who it might work for and why: Anyone with imbalanced skin.
  • Bottom line: Ladies, Lise Watier Prebiotic Micellar Water does for skin, what yogurt does for our lady parts. Get it? Good!

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  • Why I love it: Good God this one’s a keeper, girls! And don’t let the rich tone intimidate you. I apply in a slow build, starting at the outer cheeks…almost serving 90’s contour action, but much much softer. As to not overwhelm the face, I keep the color at the outer cheeks and avoid the apples.
  • Who it might work for and why: Probably best for tan, olive, and deeper tones. Instead of popping the color on my apples, I apply NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder to the apples and slightly over 413 BLKR, and HONEY!! — it’s like a softly illuminated party on my cheeks.
  • Bottom line:  Try this! You simply must.

L’OREAL Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm

L'OREAL Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm

  • Why I love it: It’s no surprise that I love my hair naturally curly one moment, and pin-straight the next. Hey, a girl likes a little variety. But the aforementioned variety comes at a cost – damage. And I’m sure “heat damage” is the first thing that comes to mind for most. But even when I wear my hair in its natural state, damage from pulling curly hair product through from root to tip, causes damage to the ends…the constant pulling sometimes wears my ends out. Luckily, I was introduced to L’OREAL Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm, an intense rinse out hair treatment that helps reconstruct and restore damaged hair. I’ve been deep conditioning with L’OREAL Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm for a month now and my hair is oh so very happy!
  • Who it might work for and why: Anyone looking to turn back time on unsightly damage.
  • Bottom line: Oh, and it’s $6.99. There’s not too much to think about. Just buy it!

Leave a comment: What are your favorite beauty products of the moment?

 

 

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Have you ever been green with envy? Ok, don’t answer that because I bet you’re not proud of that fact.  However, getting several shades emerald green, with Pantone’s color of the year, is a thing of beauty that you can happily flaunt.

Eyes

Urban Decay – Siren Liner: Create runway worthy eyes with with this long wear liner that is packaged in a pen-like component. 

Clinique – Mighty Moss Shadow: Clinique delivers a sheer, yet build-able, wash of lightweight, creamy color. Chubby Stick Shadows are available in 12 shades from nude, to pinks, to violet and blues. Add depth and create your unique look by mixing and matching.  $16 

NARS – Mad Mad World ShadowThis shadow combination is the perfect way to add a burst of color to your makeup look. You can apply it sheer or build it up for a more dramatic look. Both eye shadows can be used wet to create a ‘cake’ eyeliner. $34

Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash 4: This mascara curls, volumizes,  lengthens and delivers intense green pigments.  You will be the envy of all your friends.  $23

Nails

Sephora+ Pantone Universe Nail Lacquer: a highly pigment nail polish that delivers a brilliant shade of emerald green. This polished along with the entire Sephora + Pantone Universe collection launches in March.  $10

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in  ElopeA  long-wearing and chip-resistant formula that delivers a high gloss finish. $14

Hair

Sultra Hair Extension in Ocean Teal

Not quite emerald green but these easy to wear clip in hair extension are ideal to add a little funk to your look.  They are made with two grams of premium Indian Remy hair and blends with almost any style. The hair can be curled or straightened to achieve  your desired look. Sephora.com $18

Accesories

 

Modify Watches

There is never a dull moment with Modify watches.  Dozen of faces and straps allow you to mix and match to create your own unique time piece.  Shown here is an all green combination but you can do whatever strikes your fancy.  As shown $40

A.J. Morgan  Sunglasses

A.J. Morgan ‘Front Row’ Sunglasses: Aviators suit almost all face shapes and there is just a certain level of ‘coolness’ that goes along with donning a pair.  These A.J. Morgan ‘Front Row’ Sunglasses are budget friendly and are accented with just enough green to put them right on trend. Nordstrom.com

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