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Capture The Essense Of Beach Bronzed Beauty With Sunset Beach Collection From Becca

7 Sep Sunset-Beach-Collection

Sunset Beach Collection

Capture the essence of a sunswept, beach-bronzed beauty with the Sunset Beach Collection from BECCA.

Taking its cue from the languid ambiance of the tropics, the Sunset Beach Collection features a bevy of multi-tasking, sun safe products that both protect and perfect, while lending a simmering sensuality to the seasons hottest look.

SKIN

* Prep skin with Mineral SPF Primer, applying with Multi-Use Crème Brush #59.

* Follow with the Skin Perfecting Makeup System for sheer, natural and flawless skin.

* For a sexy, glistening sheen on the skin, use Small Polishing Brush #56 to lightly dab

* Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal down the bridge of the nose, onto the bow of the lip, and along the temples. (Tip: You can also mix Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal into your Luminous Skin Colour or other tinted moisturizer or foundation.)

CHEEKS

* Add a sun-kissed flush to the cheeks by swirling a sheer layer of Beach Tint in Raspberry to the apples of the cheeks using your Medium Polishing Brush #57.

* Using Half Moon Brush #52, sweep a dusting of Mineral Bronzing Powder in Duende to the areas of the face that the sun naturally hits – the forehead, cheekbones, bridge of nose, and chin. Apply a light dusting to the neck too.

EYES

* Using the deep olive end of Line + Illuminate Pencil in Fiji, line the upper lash line, bringing color as close to the lashes as possible.

* Next, line the lower lash line with the shimmering end of the Line + Illuminate Pencil in Fiji, bringing colour all the way in to the inner corners of the eyes.

* Highlight the upper lid’s inner corners with the shimmering end of the pencil as well.

* To make eyes pop, wet Fine Liner Brush #6 and line the inner rims of the bottom lashes with Eyeliner Compact in Barbarella.

* If desired, coat top and bottom lashes with The Ultimate Mascara in Black.

LIPS

* Add a berry hued stain to the lips with Beach Tint in Raspberry, applied by dabbing your fingertips onto the lips or use Portable Lip Brush #20.

Products you will need:

Line + Illuminate Pencil

3.9g/ 0.14 oz pencil
$23.00

About

A combination liner and illuminator in one, this convenient dual-ended pencil has a velvety soft texture that glides on easily to line, define, brighten, and contour the eyes. BECCA’s Line & Illuminate Pencil gives the eyes beauty, mystery and magic by illuminating with the sparkling end and lavishly lining with the rich, defining end. View Online

Mineral Bronzing Powder

10g/ 0.34 oz compact
$40.00

About

Get a sun-kissed glow all year long without ever catching a ray! BECCA’s Mineral Bronzing Powder imparts the skin with a silky smooth, natural looking wash of luxurious bronze colour that won’t fade or look orange upon application.

With an advanced mineral formula containing mica, this gentle and lightweight bronzer deflects unflattering light and minimizes flaws while brightening the skin with a subtle faux-glow. Conveniently packaged in a mirrored compact, BECCA’s Mineral Bronzing Powder is the perfect way to tan safely, even on the go. View Online

Beach Tint

7ml./0.24 fl oz tube
$25.00

About

BECCA Beach Tint is a beautifully blendable crème stain for cheeks and lips that suits all skin types. Kiss-proof and water-resistant, it dries to a perfect, streak-free, non-greasy and non-drying finish. Each shade is deliciously scented in its synonymous name. View Online

Half Moon Make-up Brush #62

$45.00

About

BECCA’s Half Moon Brush is constructed from the highest grade goat hair and hand layered with super fine white synthetic fibers for super sheer blending, buffing, highlighting and contouring of bronzers, illuminators and mineral powders. With a flat and wide design, the Half Moon Brush is expertly shaped to fit the contours of the face, neck, chest, and shoulders. View Online

Shimmering Skin Perfector

50ml/1.7 fl oz pump bottle
$41.00

About

A water-based moisturizer with an SPF of 20+ and light-diffusing particles of shimmer that creates instant radiance and vitality and reduces imperfections. View Online

Elf Cosmetics Look For Less Featuring Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham

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Over the weekend, the ALWAYS glamorous Victoria Beckham gave birth to a baby girl, Harper.

In celebration of the Beckham’s new addition, today Posh is our Look for Less!

Start by applying the e.l.f. Studio Mineral Primer. Apply the e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation with the stipple brush.

Apply the Tone Correcting Concealer in one shade lighter than your foundation, a trick I use to if dot it along the bone directly under the eye and then blend it.

Use the Kabuki Brush to set the foundation and to create a photo ready finish.

On the cheeks use the Studio Angled Blush Brush to apply the Studio Blush in Tickled Pink.

On the eyes, start by using your index finger to put a base of the Studio Cream Eyeshadow in Smoke on the lid, do it lightly so that it’s not a total black out on your lid.

To create depth use the Contour Eyeshadow Brush to apply the Studio Eyeshadow in Charcoal on the outer crease, winging up.

To line the eyes use the Studio Cream Eyeliner in Black, lining from inner to outer corner on both the bottom and top lash line liberally, don’t feel confined to the natural lash line this; Victoria’s line are very thick.

Go over the lines with the Smudge Brush “dipped” in the Studio Pigment Eyshadow in Naughty Noire.

On the lashes use the e.l.f. Waterproof Lengthening and Defining Mascara.

On the lips use the Essential Lipstick in Nostalgic. You’ll have your very own David Beckham in no time! ;-)

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Bobby Brown’s New Fall Tortoise Shell Eye Palette Collection 2011

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No one could argue that a good pair of specs isn’t a winning accessory. Now, Bobbi Brown gives you another reason to rev up your four-eyes game: her new fall ’11 Tortoise Shell Collection. Designed with an eye toward the bespectacled bunch, Brown’s two palettes serve up a mix of can’t-fail neutrals and metallics that keep the focus on your eyes while still complementing your frames. And with a classic tortoise-shell exterior, this collection really is the best of all possible beauty worlds—stunning packaging on the outside, irresistible colors on the inside.

Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Eye Palette in Sand and Bronze, $60 each, available in July at Bobbi Brown.

New Sigma Beauty Bare Eyeshadow Palette Tutorial And Affiliate Program

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Description:

The Sigma Beauty BARE palette is a must for everyday use. Ideal to create classic neutral looks, BARE is perfect for accentuating your best features without too much color distraction. Highlight inner corners, emphasize your crease, brighten your brow bone and enhance your lash line.  With BARE’s color selection, you can easily create day and night looks seamlessly and as subtle or as bold as you wish.  BARE is perfect for a natural yet improved you! Includes Sigma Beauty’s best-selling E30 and E25 in a unique dual-ended brush. Contains matte and satin formulations.

Brushes in this palette:

Pencil – E30 – Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.
Blending – E25 – Oval-shaped brush with gently chiseled sides. Blends and softens the look of powder or cream shadows. Ideal to apply eye shadow primer, base eye shadow colors, and blend harsh lines.

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Beauty Tips: How To Apply Basic Make Up Application

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Let’s face it: Some women are not born with the ability to paint their pout perfectly or dust their eyelids with the best colors for their skin tone. For women without the makeup artist gene, you can create a fabulous face that is simple to apply — without creating a beauty disaster. Whether you want to up your batting average with lush lashes or brighten your eyes with a flattering shade of shadow, swipe on your daily dose of self-confidence with professional makeup tips that’ll get you a few steps closer to drop-dead gorgeous.

 

1.

Prep skin for liquid, cream or powder foundation with a moisturizer made for your skin type. Place a pea-sized portion of moisturizer into your palm. Massage product into your skin using your fingertips.

 

2.

Apply a dime-sized amount of liquid or cream foundation to your face with a dampened sponge, to get a smooth and dewy finish. Next, swipe on a powder foundation with a large powder brush. Using the same large brush, dust face with a translucent powder to set the liquid or cream foundation. Carefully blend makeup and powder at the jawline and neck with a fluffy, blush brush.

 

3.

Create a sexy smoky eye,to dress up eyes for evening. Prep eyelids with a dab of concealer, applied with your fingertips, to create a smooth canvas for the shadow. Using an eyeshadow brush, sweep a neutral taupe or beige shadow color across the lid. Add a darker black, gray or navy shadow into the crease to add smoke to the eyes. Line the eyes with black eyeliner. As a final touch; finish with two coats of mascara.

 

4.

Use a large blush brush to apply a powdery blush color to the center of your cheeks and toward your ears. For light, medium or dark-colored skin, wipe a pink, dusty rose or peach hued blush, to get flushed in a flash. To intensify the color for nighttime, deposit more color on your cheeks with another swipe of the blush along your cheekbones. If you prefer cream formulations over powder, apply and blend cream blush to the apples of cheeks with your fingers.

 

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To create the perfect red lip, line lips with a flesh-colored lip pencil or liner; blend to soften. Layer one coat of a red lip stain on your lips. Celebrity makeup artist Carmindy Bowyer suggests you, “follow with a moisturizing red lipstick. But, avoid red lip-gloss as it gets messy fast.”

 

6.

Use an eyelash curler to curl lashes and open the eye area. Hold the curler on your lashes for 3 to 5 seconds. To apply mascara like a pro, hold the wand horizontally at the base of your lashes. As you move the wand from the root to the tip, wiggle the wand from side to side. The experts at Covergirl recommend you, “let mascara dry for 10 seconds. Replace the wand at the base of the lashes, and wiggle again as you move up the lashes to thicken.”

 

Things You’ll Need

1.Moisturizer

 

3.Makeup sponge

 

5.Concealer

 

7.Eyeshadow brush

 

9.Black eyeliner

 

11.Flesh-colored lip pencil

 

13.Moisturizing red lipstick

 

15.Blush brush

 

17.Clear lip gloss

 

2.Liquid, cream or powder foundation

 

4.Translucent powder

 

6.Dark-colored eyeshadows

 

8.Blush brush

 

10.Mascara

 

12.Red lip stain

 

14.Eyelash curler

 

16.Powder and cream blush

 

18.Cream blush

 

Summary: There is no proper order to apply your make up. This is just a quick run down for quick make up application for those that are new to make up.

 

Beauty Tips: How To Apply And Find The Right Concealer For You

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The best concealer is always the one that’s one perfect shade lighter than your natural skin tone. Getting this right is the most important factor when choosing the right concealer for you. Concealer comes in many different forms, including a solid stick form, a cream base or a liquid. They also come in every shade known to makeup, which gives you the chance to perfectly match your concealer to your skin tone.

Many makeup counters have a sales clerk who can help you properly match your skin tone, but if you are going it alone or purchasing the concealer at a drugstore, you will have to make your best guess. If you already have a liquid foundation, try matching your concealer to your foundation, then go one shade lighter. The best way to test if a color is a good match for your skin tone is to place a little dab on your hand and blend in. The skin on your hand is the closest match to your actually face color.

Applying concealer can be a mystery to some women, and blending can become a nightmare. If you don’t get the blending done properly, the outcome is not a pretty picture. Here is a step-by-step guide detailing how to apply and blend concealer.

Steps for Concealing Dark Circles

1. Start with a clean face and apply eye moisturizer all around the eye. The moisturizer will help the concealer blend smoothly and prevent it from caking up in any creases you may have. Blot away any excess, so you create a smooth surface.

2. Apply the concealer under the eye and near the bridge of the nose by applying small dots. If you are using liquid concealer, apply the dots using a cotton swab.

3. Using your clean finger or a fresh make-up sponge, rub lightly or use a patting motion to blend in the concealer making sure it is thoroughly absorbed into the skin.

4. Apply your regular foundation over the concealer and set in place with a face powder.

The best eye concealer may be hard to find at first, but it’s simply a game of trial and error to find the one that works best for your skin tone.

Beauty Tips: How To Pick Eyeshadows For Green Eyes

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Green eyes are really fun to work with. They have such a wide color range from turqouise to chartreuse to forest green to bright light green and on and on.

These tips are designed for the magority of green eyes, but of course there are exceptions to every rule. My best advice is to try every color that you’re interested in. You’ll be surprised what looks good.

Choosing An Eyeshadow

These colors are some of the most popular for green eyes.

Try different browns, especially chocolate tones. Browns and dark greens with copper or gold highlights are also a great choice.

Apricots and taupes are good choices for highlighters.

Dark purples, plums and metallics work too. Coppers and golds will make a really glamorous evening look for makeup tips for green eyes. I personally really like the way deep purples look with dark green eyes.

Colors To Avoid

When you’re learning makeup tips for green eyes, it also helps to know what colors you might want to avoid.

First up, blues. Any color of blue doesn’t do green eyes justice. I would recommend avoiding light blues, dark blues and even some colors (purples or pinks) with blue undertones.

Pinks are also a hard color to judge. Some can look really, really good and others can look really, really bad. This is usually a matter of trial and error.

Silvers are not a good choice either. Leave them for the blue eyes.

Eyeliner Colors

Unless you really like black eyeliner, it’s usually a color to avoid. Try steely grays or chocolate browns. Use gold or white to open up the eye if your eyes are small.

The Rule Of Thumb

A good rule of thumb when choosing a color for makeup tips for green eyes is to focus on warm colors and avoid cool colors.

Like I said, there are exceptions to every rule, but this should provide a nearly fail-safe method for choosing eyeshadow colors to bring out the beauty of your green eyes.

The Application

How you apply your eyeshadow depends how many colors you’re wearing and what the occasion is.

For basic every day wear, here’s what you do.

1. Apply a highlighter like crystalline to the entire eye from the bottom of the crease to the eyebrow.

2. Use a taupe or apricot next and apply it to the whole eyelid and blend it just above the crease with the crystalline.

3. Then use your third color (chocolate brown, dark green, copper, etc.) and apply it one of two ways:

a. Apply it from the middle of your eyelid from the eyelash to just above the crease. Blend it well. You can even blend it under the lower lashes for a more dramatic look.

b. Apply it from the inner corner of your eyelid and sweep it out to the outer corner of your eye. It will get thicker the further out you go. Blend well.

4. Apply eyeliner and mascara as you normally would.

And there you go! Great makeup tips for green eyes.

Beauty Tricks: Make Your Small Beady Eyes Look Big And Beautiful

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual learner. When it comes to makeup tutorials (find a bunch here), I find I learn best when I can see step-by-step actions, especially when it involves eye makeup. Therefore I bring you a video tutorial of what I need the most help with — making my beady eyes look big and beautiful. I’ve just mastered this one, hopefully you can too.

Summary: I have really small eyes so I’ve found a way to make them appear bigger.  Take a white eyeliner and apply that on your waterline instead of black eyeliner.  The white eyeliner pulls the white part of your eye down making them look bigger while the black eyeliner pulls you lash line up making your eyes appear smaller.

Beauty Tips: How To Find And Apply Bronzer For Your Skin Tone

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Getting your best summertime glow year round doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the tanning booth or lying on a tropical beach. Bronzers are the newest trend to get sun-kissed skin without the risk of cancer; this highly-coveted beauty item is even available for any skin color.

The Different Types of Bronzers

Most bronzers come in a compact or powder form, but other versions are also becoming popular, including sprays, gels or lotions. Moisturizers now have tints and bronzers in them to give you a more natural bronze color, and you can even try bronzers that last longer than a single application. These self-tanners typically fade within five days or less, but can look very natural and are easy to apply.

Don’t know which kind is right for you? You can go to a beauty specialty store and ask an expert there who can assess your skin type and go from there. Or try them all – you’ll never know what your preferences are if you don’t know all your options.

The Different Colors of Bronze

Bronzers are more than just a fake tan. Many use the natural tones in your skin to help you look your best. Look for bronzers that have different undertones – such as pink versus yellow – and match to your skin’s natural coloring. Don’t ever go much darker than your natural skin color, however, as you will risk looking like an Oompa Loompa. If you have fair skin, you can get lighter bronzers; or you can buy true bronzers to touch up already tanned skin.

Applying Bronzer

Gel, spray or lotion bronzers look best when applied all over. Apply to your neck, chest and face to make sure that the bronze looks natural. Do not spot-apply gel or lotion bronzers, or you could look blotchy and uneven, even if you have great skin.

Powder bronzers work well when placed in strategic areas on your face. Think of the places that tan the most when you are out in the sun. Typically it is the top of your forehead, your nose, high on your cheeks and your chin that gets the best rosy glow, so mimic this look when applying bronzer. Don’t use powder bronzers all over or you could have a result that looks simply like caked-on makeup.

If you try using a self-tanner, follow the directions on the packaging very carefully. Exfoliate your whole face and body before using, and make sure to apply it evenly and rub it in fully. Wash your hands and fingernails thoroughly after application to avoid orange stains that will be a dead giveaway for your fake bronze.

Don’t be afraid to try out different products and methods. You’ll be glad you did when your friends compliment you on your fresh-from-vacation glowing skin.

Beauty Tips: How To Treat And Cover Up Dark Under Eye Circles

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Every morning when I wake up, I always seem to have dark under-eye circles. I don’t like looking tired when I’m really not! I’ve tried numerous cover-ups and creams, but they haven’t helped at all. How can I look awake and ready for the day?

Dark circles are often hereditary, which can be a drag because it means there’s no real way to prevent them (darn genetics!). But luckily for those of us who suffer from the dreaded discoloration, there are ways to treat and cover up dark under eye circles.

“Topical creams–such as my R3p Eye Cream–can help treat dark circles,” says Fredric Brandt, MD, a celebrity dermatologist and best-selling author. “Look for topical products that contain retinol and peptides (which help strengthen and stimulate collagen production), caffeine (which constricts blood vessels), and products that have anti-inflammatory ingredients such as green tea and aloe.” Brandt also recommends using an eye cream with illuminating particles that reflect light.

Clarins celebrity beauty artist Pati Dubroff follows the mantra ‘less is more’ when it comes to covering up dark under eye circles. “The biggest mistakes are to use a heavier concealer around eye area. These are best for sides of nose and blemishes and only should be used in extreme moderation.” She recommends using foundation first “to see how much of the job it takes care of” then using a concealer “in a tone a bit lighter than your skin color, in a brush form that is targeted for brightening the under eye area. Use this in the entire under eye area. If that didn’t do the trick then use a heavier concealor which matches skin color exactly on only the lower part of orbital bone (where the darkest crescent forms). If you have dark circles under the eyes it is best to stick with light shimmering eye shadow and to skip the heavy eyeliner. Heavy eyeliners will add more shadowing and light tone shadows will brighten all over eye area.” Her favorites are Clarins Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base to even and brighten the lids which help brighten whole area. If all else fails, Pati suggests using a “pop of bright lipstick” to draw attention away from eye circles!

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