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What I appreciate about the beauty industry is the ability to change your appearance on a whim, whether it be hair color, lip color or simply a sunless tanning application.  The beauty of these quick fixes is they are all temporary and under our control.  Anything permanent requires much more thought and commitment and that is just more than I am willing to do (at least right now).  So, when I had the opportunity to try Nanoblur’s new product, a skin perfector that is geared at blurring and minimizing the appearance of pore size, fine lines, uneven texture, etc – I knew this was right up my alley.

 Nanoblur

Though it is not positioned as a primer, the Nanoblur skin perfector can be used before makeup, after makeup or even alone.  Given that NYC has been experiencing a heat wave like the tropics, I have been reaching for Nanoblur again and again.  I keep it with me during the day, and use it for touch ups to help erase any shine that may make an unwanted appearance.  I pat it into the skin rather than rub, so as not to remove any of my makeup in the process.

 nanoblur bottle

While most will probably use it for the face, Nanoblur is designed for any part of the body.  This groundbreaking formula uses the “most advanced form of optical prism technology to change the way light reflects off skin.”  For me this translates to flawless skin.  Nanoblur is great for the everyday woman who wants to help give her skin a more polished look, but is also an essential piece to add to a makeup artist’s kit because it gives a finish to the skin suitable for any high definition camera.  Imperfections will literally be blurred away, and skin will be left smooth and flawless.

Available at Duane Reade and online at trynanoblur.com for $29.99.

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ThisThatBeauty with CoverFX at Sephora
*Squeal* I know her!!

WHO: Me!!!!…and CoverFX

WHAT: A beauty play date

WHEN: Last Friday, March 15th

WHERE: Sephora Times Square

WHY: Because I love CoverFX‘s skin perfecting products…and if I love it, I want you to love it, too. So we had a little color-matching soiree, chatted skin, and partied the night away. Everyone who attended (THANK YOU ALL!!!) received a custom goody bag filled with the go-to goods for gorgeous skin — THREE FULL SIZED THISTHATBEAUTY FAVS: Blotting Powder, Cream Foundation, and Primer.

We had a blast! Check out the pics below. . .and I hope to see you at my next event!

[for the official event photo album, click here for the Facebook album]

ThisThatBeauty with CoverFX at Sephora
Hey, that’s ME !!

 

With Derek, CoverFx's International Makeup Artist
With Derek, CoverFx’s International Makeup Artist

 

ThisThatBeauty and CoverFx at Sephora
So many pretty ladies came out!

 

ThisThatBeauty and CoverFx at Sephora
More beauties. How gorgeous are these girls?!

[for the complete photo album, click here for Facebook album]

 

Nothing marries better  than makeup and fashion, they go hand in hand, often inspired by one another — Little black dress, red lipstick.  Sun dress and sandals – bronzer.  One without the other seems almost incomplete – so I was delighted when I recently attended the launch of the new Elle cosmetics primer and saw all their fall makeup looks paired with accompanying outfits.  Presented by celebrity stylist, Christina Ehrlich, all four looks were an easy blueprint on how to approach one’s fall wardrobe for a myriad of occasions.

 

Beginning with the rugged trend of knits and leathers with accompanying earthy makeup tones, this was the quintessential off-duty look.  Next was old world elegance in a printed fitted, sheath dress and a heavy eye look to finish off the glamour.   Season after season the military trend emerges, reinventing itself each time – here with a more paired down approach of a silky shorts jumper and leather jacket juxtaposed with a feminine makeup look of flushed cheeks, pale lips and a subtle grey eye.  The final look a classic winter white persona, playing with the different tonality of whites and paired with clean skin, lots of lashes and red lip for that punch of color.

I was most impressed by the approach that Elle cosmetics takes to helping their customers translate the trends with online pictures and face charts.  The best example of this was their holiday eye palette that came with different notecards showing how to achieve multiple looks with the different colors.

Makeup that is approachable and easy to wear is the mark of a fantastic makeup brand.  To round out their extensive makeup collection is the new primer.  Oil free and formulated with a water and silicon emulsion, this product worked into my makeup routine effortlessly.  With the texture of a lightweight lotion, it provided a second skin effect that I was able to wear with or without makeup.  Their approach to this primer followed the current trend of hybrid cosmetic products, which are bridging the gap between skincare and makeup.  With invisible tone correctors and a blend of optical effects to help blur imperfections, my skin felt soft and had a smooth, flawless look.

At a $30 price point, this is a great introductory product to begin one’s makeup collection.  Available now at Kohl’s department stores and Kohl’s.com.

 

This post is written by ThisThatBeauty Contributor, Christene Carr. For more from Christene visit her blog www.christenecarr.com and follow on twitter @ChristeneCarr

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I recently realized that I have a social calendar and many of my outings include photographers (mostly amateurs but who cares, I am being frozen in time). I am usually not a huge fan of full face primers simply because I can’t be bothered with the extra step but Senna’s Silky Primer is changing my mind.  I generally moisturize, dab on a bit of foundation and powder then move on to eye make-up (the fun part.) With my new found social life, I need to look ‘freshly made-up’ for longer periods of time and Senna’s Silky Primer helps me to achieve that.

The primer has a slick feel but is oil free, which is important because I have oily skin. It goes on smoothly, is virtually weightless on my face, and a little goes a long way (at $38 for 1.7 ounces, I’m happy about that.)  The primer does allow my foundation to go on more smoothly but that is not my favorite benefit. My favorite benefit (drum roll, please) is that after I have been out with my makeup on for a while, I can blot away the oil in my t-zone without smudging.  I also noticed that I don’t have tiny cracks in my make-up. Let’s face it, cracks in foundation are never good.

The packaging for the primer is nice but I do foresee a problem of product dissemination once the primer runs low in the tube.  The tube is hard, so, the “flatten as you go” method of dispensing, won’t work to get that last 99 cents worth of product from the container and I’m definitely going to want it.

I am enjoying the benefits of the primer but it is not necessary for my casual everyday make-up.  However, when I want to be photo ready up to 4 hours after I’ve applied my make-up, the Senna Silky Primer is without a doubt my go-to product.

Tip:

Be sure to work your moisturizer completely into your face before applying the Senna Silky Primer. Also, start with a tiny amount of primer and add more if needed, it’s easier to add than to take away.

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P161206_hero Laura Geller Spackle Under Makeup Primer is a revolutionary primer that creates a perfect canvas for your makeup. Formulated with nourishing and soothing botanicals such as Aloe Vera, Gingko Biloba, Calendula and other floral extracts, it perfects the skin’s texture and prepares it for foundation. Spackle’s formula locks in moisture so skin feels soft and smooth but is 100 percent oil-free. Laura Geller’s Spackle Primer is packaged in a convenient, air-free pump so you can get every drop.

The sample of Spackle I tried had a watery, gel-like consistency and went onto the skin like a moisturizer. It was different than most primers I’ve tried which usually have a slippery silicone feel. My skin is combination with oily t-zone and normal or dry cheeks depending on the time of year. Laura Geller’s Spackle didn’t help contain my shine, I still got oily in my t-zone, but it did help maintain my makeup. My foundation and blush didn’t fade during the day and I skipped the late-day touch up. I wouldn’t recommend this product for those with oily skin but for normal or dry skin it’s a great moisturizing primer to keep your makeup looking fresh

By Karen E. Duncan – Guest Writer

Karen is a certified makeup “addict” and beauty lover, who escaped corporate America to pursue a career in makeup. She now works as a professional freelance Makeup Artist/Hairstylist working in a variety of areas such as fashion, runway, television, video, etc. Karen also shares her love of all things beauty via her Beauty Blog KarensWorldofBeauty.blogspot.com.

EDITOR’S NOTE: While at Sephora – Short Hills Mall, NJ I over heard the store manager mention that Sephora is discontinuing Laura Gellar. Now hold up and wait a minute, you’ll still be able to get your Laura Gellar fix via laurageller.com, qvc.com, beauty.com etc. However you should keep ye ol eyes peeled for deep discounts popping up at in Sephora stores and at Sephora.com :)

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If you’re already a card carrying member of the Urban Decay Primer Potion Cult, brace yourself…

Can you believe they have the nerve to call this bad boy “SIN”? Well lead me to the closest confessional booth because I’m all over Urban Decay’s hot new Primer Potion. SIN is really cool because it combines the kick a$$ staying power of the first generation primer, but adds a touch of champagne shimmer which totally turns things up a notch. Priming your eye lids just got interesting!
The two-in-one primer is meant to be worn under eye shadow or alone when you want just a hint of shimmer that gives off that “is she or isn’t she wearing makeup” vibe. I love that vibe! Don’t you?
Here I am below wearing SIN and doing my best to channel “is she or isn’t she wearing makeup”. If you favor said vibe, get your tail to Sephora and buy a tube! 

Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin is available exclusively at Sephora and sephora.com  

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    If you’re already a card carrying member of the Urban Decay Primer Potion Cult, brace yourself…

    Can you believe they have the nerve to call this bad boy “SIN”? Well lead me to the closest confessional booth because I’m all over Urban Decay’s hot new Primer Potion. SIN is really cool because it combines the kick a$$ staying power of the first generation primer, but adds a touch of champagne shimmer which totally turns things up a notch. Priming your eye lids just got interesting!
    The two-in-one primer is meant to be worn under eye shadow or alone when you want just a hint of shimmer that gives off that “is she or isn’t she wearing makeup” vibe. I love that vibe! Don’t you?
    Here I am below wearing SIN and doing my best to channel “is she or isn’t she wearing makeup”. If you favor said vibe, get your tail to Sephora and buy a tube! 

    Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin is available exclusively at Sephora and sephora.com  

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