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Make Up Beauty Tips: How To Apply And Make Your Face Appear Smaller With Bronzer

17 Jul

“Youth is both a state of mind and a product of your makeup bag,” says Marissa Shipman, founder and CEO of TheBalm. “The brand is fun and nostalgic—perfect for women of all ages.” With a “beauty in five minutes” philosophy, TheBalm’s multiuse, mega-fabulous products have become their calling card, offering quick fixes and wondrous solutions for a wide range of beauty wants and needs. And their plethora of striking colors and fantastic formulas allow you to release your inner artist to create looks that will keep you looking and feeling forever young.

Hot Mama
What it is:
A true all-in-one essential: sexy shadow, striking blush, subtle highlighter, and light-reflecting lip finisher tucked inside a go-anywhere compact.

What it is formulated to do:
The pinky-peach hue adds a splash of color to cheeks, a hint of shimmer to the lids, and illuminates your finest features.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Phthalates

Size: 0.25 oz

Hot Mama (peachy pink shimmer)

Item # 990820

$19 /  Order Here: Sephora

Blush
What it is:
A soft, sheer pressed powder blush.

What it does:
NARS Blush offers a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for natural blush undertone, created to highlight the complexion.

What else you need to know:
Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, NARS Blush provides a healthy glow to flatter any skintone.

-Orgasm Blush:
NARS Orgasm makes cheeks blush a perfect pinky-peach flush and subtly highlights with accents of golden shimmer. The perennially pleasing, universally flattering shade is again and again a makeup artist and beauty editor favorite.

Size: 0.16 oz

Orgasm (peachy pink with shimmer)

Item # 248930

$27 /   Order Here: Sephora

Description

The Sigma angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.

Our Price: $14.00

Product Code: F40

Order Here: Sigma.Com

Description

This exclusive flat top synthetic kabuki was designed to deliver a flawless makeup application. The Sigma Makeup F80 is a buffer brush that can be used to blend powder or liquid products. The short and dense bristles make it easy to buff your liquid foundation. The long handle adds comfort to your makeup application. The synthetic fibers are ideal to be used with liquid products and can be easily cleaned. Made of Synthetic Sigmax HD filament.

Our Price: $16.00

Product Code: F80

Order Here: Sephora

Hoola
What it is:
A beautiful bronzing powder.

What it does:
This powder is like Barbados in a box! Sweep Hoola across the chin, cheeks, and forehead with the accompanying brush for a healthy, natural looking tan year-round— no tanning bed necessary.

What else you need to know:
Always tap off excess powder to avoid applying too much color. This is a contouring bronzer that can also be used to highlight features of your face.

Size: 0.28 oz

Hoola

(bronze)

Item # 513234

$28 /Order Here

Bronzing Powder

A lightly frosted, tinted powder that gives skin sheer, natural colour effects and highlights. Ideal for enhancing a skin tone or to accent or strengthen a tan. Skin-conditioning – and formulated to provide a smooth, even application on all skin types.

10 g / 0.35 US oz

US$23.00 / Order Here: Mac Cosmetics

By far MAC has the biggest shade selection when it comes to bronzing powders, with 4 shades: golden (muted golden tan-beige with shimmer, matte bronze (bare shouldered bronze), refined golden (finely spun golden with soft pearl), and refined deeper bronze (hot bronze with low-shine pearl finish). it also has the best price point which is always a plus in this economy. This bronzer is pretty lightweight and sheer and is great on its own. It’s perfect on the days when you don’t feel like doing the whole foundation routine.

Beauty tips to slim your face

Contouring and highlighting your face can bring out your cheek bones, shorten your nose, slim your face and rid you of a double chin. Here’s how to do it …1.“Think of your face as a canvas,” explains Thomas. Once you’ve applied foundation to even out your complexion you need to shade and highlight areas to create shape. Think of the principles of light and dark — any areas made darker will appear as though they’re receding, and anything made lighter appear as though it’s coming forward.2.“I think the easiest product to use is a bronzing powder without too much shimmer,” explains Thomas. Always start with a little on your brush and build it up gradually.3.Begin by building your cheek bones. To do this, add a little bronzer below your cheek bone, from the hairline to towards the apples of your cheek, in a wedge-like shape. This trick is especially good for women who have very round faces. “[Contouring is] all about reshaping your face and giving it sharper edges — you can never have too-high cheek bones,” says Thomas.4. To make a wide or very round forehead appear narrower, shade just the temples or sides of the forehead, and to slim a wide nose, apply the bronzer down the sides of your nose. Want your nose to appear shorter? Shade the underside of the tip.

5. Disguise a double chin by shading the area under your jaw line. Blending is key in contouring your face — the idea is that you can’t see where the contouring starts and stops.

6. If you don’t have deep-set eyes (ie lids that are still visible when your eyes are open), make them pop by shading along the crease line. Do this either with the bronzer or an eyeshadow that’s a shade darker than the colour you’ll wear.

7. To bring areas of your face forward, thus emphasising them, do the opposite to contouring and use a highlighter (most likely a shimmery powder a bit lighter than your skin colour). The areas you want to do this to are your new-found cheek bones, and the centre of your eyelids. When it comes to your lips, dab a lighter lip shade or illuminating cream just in the middle of them.

Contouring and highlighting your face can take a little practice, but as Thomas says, “Once you start, you’ll want to do it every day.” His tip: try it next time you have a big event coming up and take note of how you look in photos taken on the day. “People in film, TV and pictures can’t live without [this trick].”

NB: You don’t have to use a bronzer and highlighter to do this make-up trick — darker and lighter foundations can be used as well.

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New 7 Piece: Bare Minerals Customizable Get Started Kit

12 Apr

Experience a revolutionary makeup that will change the way you feel about your skin. Our NEW 7-piece introductory bareMinerals kit comes with everything you need to Swirl, Tap, Buff® your way to a flawless complexion. Choose from 20 shades of either Original or Matte finish. In just 3 easy steps, you’ll be on your way to breakthrough bare skin beauty.

Step 1: Add a Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Customizable Get Started Kit ($138 Value) to your shopping basket

Step 2: Add a Bare Escentuals Original or Matte Foundation to your shopping basket

Step 3: A $14 savings will be applied automatically to your purchase as a promotional credit at checkout

Disclaimer:

Must purchase the bareMinerals Customizable Get Started Kit and either the bareMinerals SPF 15 Original Foundation or the bareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation to automatically receive a $14 savings at checkout. Not valid with online Canadian purchases. Discount only applied once per order. This offer is valid while supplies last. Sephora reserves the right to end or change this promotion at any time.

Sephora  Online Website

What each kit includes:

– 0.05 All-Over Face Color in Warmth

– 0.07 oz Original Mineral Veil

– Full Flawless Face Brush

– Flawless Application Face Brush

– Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush

– Get Started DVD

– BONUS – Exclusively for SEPHORA : 0.5 oz Prime Time Foundation Primer

What it does:

Clinically proven bareMinerals gives you a 100% natural, no-makeup look while improving skin over time. Our award-winning foundation provides impeccable coverage for every skin type and tone, and also protects with a natural SPF 15 broad spectrum UVA/UVB shield. To finish off your look, add a healthy, sun-kissed glow with Warmth All-Over Face Color and a soft-focused effect with Mineral Veil™ finishing powder. Kit includes all brushes needed to complete the look.

What else you need to know:

Now with the new and improved bareMinerals Get Started Kit receive a BONUS 0.5 oz Bare Escentuals Prime Time Foundation Primer.

Looking To Improve Your Skin! The Clarisonic A Girls Dream Come True!

31 Dec

Mia™ Skin Cleansing System – Pink
What it is:
A travel-friendly, professional-quality skincare brush.

What it does:
From the creators of the Sonicare® toothbrush comes the Clarisonic® Mia set, featuring the handy to-go sized version of the original, groundbreaking Clarisonic Brush. Sonic technology first changed the way we clean our teeth, now it’s changing how we cleanse our skin. The sonic frequency moves Clarisonic’s soft, gentle brush back and forth at more than 300 times per second, thoroughly clearing pores and skin surface.

Here are some of the benefits this revolutionary skincare tool delivers:
– Removes makeup six times better than traditional methods.
– Clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size.
– Cleanses so thoroughly that skincare products absorb better.
– Creates noticeably healthier looking skin.

This set contains:
– Clarisonic Mia One Speed Brush
– International pLink™ charger for worldwide use
– Sensitive Brush Head
– 1.0 oz Gentle Hydro Cleanser

What else you need to know:
Clarisonic should be used as part of a daily skincare regimen to provide smoother feeling and looking skin. It is ideal for all skin types, and used and recommended by leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons.

* Product not available for gift wrapping.

Ulta

Sephora

Summary: The first thing that people see is our face. Many of us find confidence in our skin especially when it’s looking at it’s very best. If your looking to improve your skin an minimize pores, and fine lines. Or maybe your even looking for younger healthier skin! Well the Clarisonic is your number one choice for doing all the above!

Maybe you love wearing make up, and you just want to reach deep to those pores to get rid of dirt, and make up by using the Clarisonic. It will do just that!

  • Exfoliates
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

The Clarisonic comes in different set’s for those who prefer the face, and the body brush together can purchase it for a higher price point. But so worth it! Now you can also focus on the body as well!

All Clarisonic’s were sold out at my local Ulta store since the Christmas holiday. I go there twice a month for facials. So if your skin is at the top of your list of priorities stop through your local Ulta store and talk to a skin therapist.

If you do not live close to a Ulta store many of use have a Sephora in our local malls.

I seen drastic improvements on my skin these past two months. My Skin Therapist Regina also used the Clarisonic on my face as a process of her doing my facial treatments.

Felt relaxing, rejuvenating and my skin was super soft!

So if your skin means a lot to you like my skin is to me purchase  a clarisonic! Reach that dirt where a rag and a cotton ball can’t!

Dare to be beautiful with healthy and young looking skin~ A girl’s number one beauty choice!

Sephora Favorites: LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler Perfect Holiday Gift

12 Dec

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LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler ($140 Value)

What it is:

An eye-catching holiday collection for the mascara-obsessed that features a purple Tarte eyelash curler and 10 of Sephora’s most sought-after mascaras from the hottest-selling brands.

What it does:

From formulas that plump to wands that reach, this limited-edition set offers endless options for pairing the perfect lash with any holiday makeup look this season.

This set contains:

– 0.31 oz Too Faced LashLight Mascara in Black (full size)

– 0.11 oz Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Pitch Black

– 0.1 oz Tarte MultiplEYE Clinically-Proven Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black

– 0.1 oz Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Black

– 0.141 oz Blinc Kiss Me Mascara in Black

– 0.207 Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara in Black

– 0.20 oz Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black

– 0.14 oz Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara in Black

– 0.09 oz Sephora Collection Advanced Lash Booster in Black

– 0.16 oz Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara in Onyx

– Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler

Summary: I think that every girl in the world loves to emphasize her eyes by using mascara. If you are on a search to find your favorite mascara and don’t know where to start. This is the best gift to buy yourself.

What a great way of finding what mascara is your absolute favorite, or just a great way to break away to try something new for awhile.

It also comes with an eyelash curler which is an added bonus. This make’s a great find for girls like me who need a slight bend to their lashes.

Also great for the young teenage girls that are just beginning to wear mascara and she can have fun experimenting different looks with her lashes.

What a fun holiday package. Great for Holiday make up looks for those end of the year Holiday parties we all love to look fabulous for!

This product makes a perfect gift for all. No matter if it’s your birthday, or Holiday gift. Or maybe just because! Makes a great stocking stuffer for those young teenage girls!

Beautiful lashes makes a great look period!

So why not color those lashes up with Sephora’s favorites LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler.

Dare to be beautiful~

Gift Ideas: Gucci Guilty Fragrance Experience The Thrill Of Forbidden

9 Dec

Gucci

Established in Florence, Italy in the 1920s, Gucci is one of the world’s most coveted brands that understands that fashion and fragrance go hand in hand.

A purveyor of hip, modern designs for men and women, Gucci has elevated their minimalist signature monogram to iconic status, often splashing it across the season’s new It bag, assortment of sportswear, stiletto heels, and fragrances.

Ranging from sultry and sexy to sweet and sugary, the couture scents are—much like the coveted label’s clothing and accessories—instant classics.

Gucci sits atop the pinnacle of chic while riding the waves of a powerful fashion renaissance—and their bellissima blends are a constant reminder of the sweet smell of success.

Gucci
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Guilty

Made for the woman who shatters expectations, this fragrance imbues a feeling of power, a sense that she can attain whatever she wants—even the thrill of the forbidden.

A sheer, floral-oriental fragrance, it opens with a bright burst of citrus and a dangerous hint of black pepper.

This arresting introduction gives way to full-throttle femininity as its heart pulses with fruity and floral notes.

The fragrance dries down to a rich, ambery base with notes of patchouli.

The overall effect is young, stylish, and eminently wearable—a daring edge of sexiness and sensuality that captures the essence of Gucci.

The stunning bottle fuses glass and metal, a feature revealed through Gucci’s signature interlocking “G” characters.

At the center of the iconic logo’s letterforms, the bottle’s gleaming metallic surface is elegantly cut away to expose the bottle’s glass interior.

Notes:

Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Peach, Lilac, Geranium, Amber, Patchouli.

Style:

Daring. Rich. Sexy.

Summary: Guilty is the new Gucci fragrance that will be available from September 2010. It is designed for the glamorous, daring, brave, and very sexy girls who like to party and enjoy themselves.

The face of the advertising campaign is Evan Rachel Wood, singer and actress.

Gucci Guilty contains the notes of mandarin, pink pepper, peach, lilac, geranium, amber and patchouli.

A couple of spritz would be nice to wear before going to your office and a little more when working on fields. Its scent is not that long lasting as other Eau de Toilette. It may last for a few hours and a re-application would be wise until midnight. It’s a perfect head turner for everyone and a fashionable wear of the user.

This is my top list of 5 perfumes that I purchased this month and wanted to share it with you who haven’t had a chance to check it out.

The bottle itself is substantial and gorgeous, definitely vanity table worthy.  I find it almost too pretty to touch—but I’m doing it anyway because I’m totally addicted to Guilty right now and I don’t feel the slightest bit guilty, yet!

Gucci Guilty makes a great gift ideas for every occasion. With the holiday’s coming up makes a great stocking stuffer!

Sephora

Ulta

Macy’s

Perfumania

Saks Fifth Avenue

Too Faced Natural Eye: Neutral Eyeshadow Collection Eye Kit

12 Nov

The Natural Eye Kit contains everything you need to create the pretty, soft, and slightly sexy “natural eyes” youve seen on super models and celebrities and have always wanted to perfect for yourself.

The three easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards lead you through every fun step to insure a professional looking application every time!

Neutrals:
Color: Day (Heaven, Velvet Revolver, Sexspresso), Classic (Silk Teddy, Push-Up, Erotica), Fashion (Nude Beach, Honey Pot, Cocoa Puff)

In one of the latest Victoria’s Secret catalogues that come to my house every month, I found a product that I have been looking for for some time now.

Too Faced is a line of makeup that I have seen at Sephora and Ulta, and my friend has almost all of their products. I found that Victoria’s Secret now carries a few products, I decided to try the one that caught my eye, called Too Faced Natural Eye Kit.

I thought the Natural Eye Kit would be good for me, as I don’t do smoky often.

My main reason for buying it was that it was a great deal, at only $35, for a kit that contains 9 eye shadows, brushes, and instructions, which I need desperately.

The shades look neutral and natural looking, just how I wear them, so I purchased the kit, knowing that 9 eye shadow shades purchased separately would costs far more than this, plus instructions are a real bonus for me.

I bought a few other items as well as the kit, and looked forward to perhaps learning how to do my eye makeup correctly.

The box itself is very cool, with the 9 eye shadow shades ranging from light cream to dark chocolate brown on the top tray, and the brushes tucked away in a slide-out under them. There are three instruction cards, which guide you in making three looks, Day, Classic and Fashion. So I began to experiment.

While some of the tips I already (sort of) knew, such as using the lighter shades to highlight, and the darker shades to contour and line. I had a lot of fun trying out the different looks, and I definitely liked the effect.

I prefer the Classic look for myself, but they all have a slightly different look. I was finally able to use four shades together to create a look, using a eye shadow base, a light matte for the inside corner of the eye and under the eyebrow, a medium shade on the rest of the lid, and a deeper shade in the crease and as a liner under the lower lash line. Blending it well is the key, and this tip I found very useful.

The brushes are soft and durable, and the eye shadows last all day.  The look these shadows create is professional, and I simply love this kit.

I have learned a lot about applying eye makeup, and I highly recommend Too Faced Natural Eye Kit.

It instructs you how to create different looks, the shadows are high quality and long wearing, and the value is excellent.

Sephora, Ulta, Toofaced all carry these products as well as a various department stores in our local malls.

Visit the TooFaced website here.

Sephora

Ulta

Sephora Find: Sophisticated Daisy Solid Perfume Ring by Marc Jacob’s

10 Nov

Daisy Solid Perfume Ring

A gentle twist of this oversized ring opens to reveal a solid fragrance. Like the scent itself, this accessory is sophisticated with a touch of whimsy.

Wear it with the fragrance to enter the world of Daisy: fresh and feminine, with a playful innocence and a vintage edge. This floral fragrance opens with a lovely bouquet of violet.

As it dries down, its spirited trail conjures other fresh flowers as it dances upon a base of comfort and warmth.

Opt for this must have accessory and carry Marc Jacobs’ Daisy solid perfume in a style. This playful, floral and fruity fragrance has top notes of wild strawberries complemented with a base note of white woods accord, which gives this sweet scent a vintage twist. Complete with a fun swivel lid and enclosed in a velvet pouch. 

I absolutely love Marc Jacob’s fragrances. His scent’s are so feminine and classy and tasteful! I always get compliment’s every-time I wear one from his line.

Every woman should dare to feel sexy while wearing any of Marc Jacob’s fragrances. If you like this one, I guarantee there is at least one perfume from his line that you will absolutely love!!!!!

I purchased mine and many of his perfumes at Sephora.  Remember to use your Sephora inside beauty rewards card to score points to work towards a free gift.

Love you Marc Jacob’s! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next~

Click here to learn more how to earn point’s using your Sephora Inside Beauty Rewards to earn free gifts.

Sephora Store: Daisy Solid Perfume Ring by Marc Jacob’s

 

 

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