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Confession: I don’t sleep well. My husband works late nights and my black pug is fussy and likes to think he owns the bed. I’m also pretty sure my upstairs neighbor doubles her apartment as a bowling alley with all the noise she makes. What does this equal? Interrupted and often incomplete nights of rest. Luckily for me, I have bags and bags (and bags and bags, eek!) of tricks that I can use to help me fake it every morning. Tarte’s Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment sounded like something that would most certainly be a welcome addition to the morning routine.

Tarte Maracuja Eye TreatmentThe cream is quite rich (something I would use mostly at night) but the much touted  brightening benefits made it a struggled for me to decide whether to use it only at night or in the morning as well. I decided to give it a go in the morning because that is when I need my peepers to be their brightest and freshest. That being said, my mornings are quite enjoyable now with this addition. The first day I was a bit too generous in applying and my makeup slid right off and it was too much for under my eye. You live, you learn. The second morning, I used just the tiniest amount and voila! Perfection.

I have been using now for the past few weeks and love how it makes my under eye area look, and how concealer wears on top of it. It hydrates like no other, and while I didn’t think I had that many dry patches, clearly I did. My eye area looks smoother, softer and well rested. I don’t suffer from intense dark circles, but I can see a definite brightness when using Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment….it helps to make me look more awake.  I may not be getting the recommended 8 hours per night but at least I can make others believe I do, then nap on the weekends to catch up.

Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment is available at Sephora for $38.00.

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Red lips. Bold. Daring. Captivating.  And so many choices that your head may spin trying to choose one.  The level of comfort when wearing a red lip varies from person to person, some feeling confident in a full coverage, matte, fire engine red shade, while others prefer a sheer wine-colored  hue that can simply give the look of subtle elegance.

To help ease some of this red lip anxiety I have rounded up a variety of shades that run the gamut from intense and bold to delicate and sheer.  For hard core makeup lovers out there, consider this an exercise in a red lip wardrobe – with something for everyone and for all occasions.

Red Lipsticks with Slight Blue Undertones

Shades such as these often look great on cooler skin tones. Note that you can have a cool skin tone even if you have darker skin.  A sure fire way to figure out if you are a cooler skin tone is if you look good in silver jewelry.  The geeky science side of me also suggests looking at your veins, and if they have a blue-ish cast, you are a cool skin tone. If you burn easily  when in the sun, you have a cool skin tone.  Simple!  Celebs that have a slightly cooler skin tone: Madonna, Drew Barrymore and Reese Witherspoon.  Consider trying the following:

Lip Tar in NSFW

Lancome Rouge Love in 181

MUFE lip liner in  8C

 

Red Lipsticks with Orange Undertones

With colors that have a strong orange base, women who have a warmer based skintone often wear these the best.  A warmer skintone has a golden or more yellow undertone and typically looks great in gold jewelry.  If you tan when out in the sun then you have a warm skin tone. Another way to determine is again to look at your veins and they should have a more green cast to them – beauty is a science, see?!  If you have this skin tone, you are in good company with Jennifer Lopez, Megan Fox and Beyonce.  Here are some great choices:

Estee Lauder in Red Velvet

MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger

YSL Liner #10

Tarte Lip Stain in Cherry

 

Burgundy Red Shades of Lipstick

These shades are often a great option for warmer skin tones to wear in an effort to lessen the intensity of a red lip.  Shades with a slightly brown undertone, can often be a great choice for easing your way into a bolder lip.  Below are some great options to achieve a beautiful burgundy pout for Fall:

MAC Liner in Mahogany

CSL Gloss in Confident

Nars Lipstick in Autumn Leaves

Berry and Wine Shades of Lipstick

For those ladies who have a cooler undertone, and want to tone it down from a serious red lip, a nice bordeaux or berry shade is a perfect way to add some color to your look without feeling over the top.  Perfect for the office or an evening out, there are so many different finishes and textures for everyone to find their perfect berry lip.  I have rounded up a few winners from this category:

MAC Liner in Quartz

Stila Lip and Cheek Stain in Cherry Crush

Dior Addict Extreme in Paparazzi

Bobbi Brown Creme Matte in Razzberry

 

A bolder lip is best complimented with a neutral eye and natural cheek, allowing for the color to stand out and not compete with anything else.  Since wearing more intense shades often means more maintenance, my advice is always to line the lips first around the outer edges, and then use the liner to lightly fill in the rest of the lip.  Apply your preferred red hue with a lip brush so there is more control and finish with a quick blot on a tissue to remove any excess.  I sometimes dust my lips with a bit of translucent loose powder to provide even more staying power, but only when wearing matte lipsticks.  For a step by step tutorial, read Felicia’s post here to see how the beauty glamazon herself applies a red lip.

Fall is in full swing and the holidays are fastly approaching, so the time is now to get your red lip game going!

What are some of your favorite reds you wear – share in the comments below!  And even better than sharing?  Showing!  Upload a picture to Instagram and tag it #TTBRedLip to show us how you wear yours!

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Celebrity Makeup Artist Amy Nadine used Tarte products to create Whitney Port’s look for the premiere of “Genuine Ken–the Search for the Great American Boyfriend.”

Overall Inspiration: The premiere was the perfect occasion to try hot pink lips-not only paying homage to Barbie, but it’s also a big upcoming trend that was seen all over the Spring 2011 Runways.

Cheeks: “For a soft glow, I accented Whitney’s cheek bones with a light pink shade.”

Lips: “This look is all about the bright hot pink lip. It’s such a fun way to really make a statement and by opting for tarte’s LipSurgence™, it’s more modern and fresh.”

Eyes:To compliment the lip, I drew a thick line across her upper lashline with tarte’s indigo blue liner instead of the typical black. Then I coated her lashes twice.”

Amy Nadine also used the following products to create Whitney’s look:

  • smooth operator™ tinted moisturizer in Agent 08
  • smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder
  • mineral powder bronzer in park ave princess
  • emphasEYES™ Amazonian clay brow mousse in taupe
  • multiplEYE™ clinically-proven natural lash enhancing mascara in black

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When I heard of this beauty event…knowing that you guys love beauty products as much as I do…I simply had to share. Go nuts!

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WHAT: Everyone who walks by the Beauty.com and AtHisBest.com Summer Stock-Up will get a “scoop” from the oversized beauty and grooming “pools” (one for women and one for men) filled with thousands of must-have beauty products, all for FREE.

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Consumers will have unprecedented access to top beauty gurus for one-on-one consultations including Peter Thomas Roth, Tony Sosnick and more (full schedule below):

Friday, May 21st: 8:00am – 7:00pm at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue

Peter Thomas Roth; Stila; Borghese; Zeno; BareMinerals; Caudalie; tarte; Origins; Anthony Logistics; Somme Institute; Too Faced; Korres; Urban Decay

Saturday, May 22nd: 10:00am – 6:00pm at 13th Street and Ninth Avenue

Jane Iredale; Somme Institute; Mission; BareMinerals; Darphin; Origins; Korres; Pop Beauty

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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    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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