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This holiday season, with every bareMinerals purchase bareMinerals will donate $1 to the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation to bring joy and opportunity to women and families! What could be better?
Celebrity Makeup Artist Tasha Brown worked with bareMinerals Power of Good Ambassador, actress Letitia Wright for the recent Emmy Awards – below is a breakdown of the look!
Who: Letitia Wright at the 2018 Emmy Awards
Inspiration: Letitia's gorgeous gown featured great shine and texture which immediately inspired Celebrity Makeup Artist Tasha Brown to give Letitia peachy and bronze tones to keep her looking ethereal to match her dress. Tasha added soft, arched brows and golden eyeshadow with a natural skin finish, added glowing shimmery highlights on the cheekbones and eye lids.
How to Get the Look:
Tasha prepped Letitia’s skin by saturating her cleansed face with bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Defense to create a smooth moisturized canvas for makeup. She then applied bareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation with SPF 15 in shade Golden Dark with the bareMinerals Beautiful Finish Foundation Brush in a tapping motion through the center of Letitia’s face for light coverage, creating an even base for the rest of her makeup.
Tasha used a sheer layer of bareMinerals BarePRO Glow Highlighter in Fierce to highlight the tops of Letitia’s cheekbones, center of nose and chin for a bit of glow and dimension. To add a healthy flush of color, Tasha lightly dusted bareMinerals’s Gen Nude Powder Blush in That Peach Tho along hairline, on temples and on cheeks with a large fluffy brush.
Tasha applied the deep bronze tones of the bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Neutral all over the eyelid to better complement the color of Leticia’s gown.
Tasha finished off the lips without a liner for a softer edge to the lips and applied bareMinerals Gen Nude Lip Lacquer Buttercream Lipgloss in Flirt for a soft nude peach with sheen to match the sheen of the gown.
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Ellis Faas is one of my favorite cosmetics lines. I am completely intrigued by their sleek, unique packaging, and their formulas are the highest of quality.
It was interesting to learn that Ellis Faas is a make-up artist whom Vogue Paris has called "one of the most influential make-up artists of her generation". After her graduation from high-school, Faas did a professional course in photography, and always used herself as her model.
I received samples of the Ellis Faas Spring gift set. This fabulous gift set includes Creamy Lips in Hazelnut, Creamy Eyes in Deep Black, and Creamy Eyes in Teal.
The Creamy Lips Hazelnut color is the perfect shade for my complexion. It glides on my lips smoothly and keeps them hydrated all day long. The formula does rub off with eating and drinking, but that's okay. I love reapplying it because it feels so good on my parched lips, and only one coat is needed because it is so richly pigmented with this gorgeous color! I am definitely smitten with it!
The Creamy Eyes eye shadows are also gorgeous, and I am enjoying playing around with the colors. I can wear them light, or add more for intensity. For now I enjoy the more subtle look. (Shown above.)
Here is an up-close of the May set colors; Hazelnut, Deep Black and Teal
I love the long sleek, silver bullet applicators. They are very elegant!
To learn more about Ellie Faas products or to place an order go to: https://www.ellisfaas.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
500 Eye-Makeup Designs
by Kendra Stanton of Citizens of Beauty
500 Eye Makeup Designs is a collection of gorgeous eye looks for every occasion! From everyday "work-looks" that never get boring, to fantasy-inspired eye shadow with glitter and rhinestones, this guide provides amazing looks for breaking out of the neutral eye shadow-black mascara rut. Filled with designs for every skill and patience level, you can play up your most important feature with looks from different eras, a perfect smokey eye, theatrical looks, and even wild nature-inspired looks! With 500 Eye Makeup Designs, you'll always have the stunning look.
Kendra Stanton is a nationally renowned make-up artist and beauty blogger. Her work can be seen on seen on the covers of Fast Company, Los Angeles Magazine, and in the pages of Muse Magazine, Runners World, The New York Times and many others. Kendra now serves as a freelance makeup artist and has worked for companies such as Estee Lauder, Aveda, and Clay de Peau. She serves as a beauty ambassador for Bloom.com and is a regular beauty expert featured on a local Portland morning show. Kendra's blog, CitizensofBeauty.com, is the witty girl's guide to honest beauty. It focuses on reviews and teaches women things about make-up they never heard from their mothers. Her blog is an extension of her passion to empower and educate women to look their best at any age.
My thoughts: I received a copy of 500 Eye-Makeup Designs to review. My teenage daughters, Kendallyn and Myelie are obsessed with doing makeup. They are really enjoying looking through this book at the various designs of eye makeup and eye shadow art that they can create. My oldest, Kendallyn is looking to be a makeup artist one day and is using 500 Eye-Makeup Designs for inspiration.
To learn more about 500 Eye-Makeup Designs go to: http://citizensofbeauty.com/giveaways/500-eye-make...
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Are you bored with your everyday Look? If you are looking for a bold, unique way to liven up your eyes, Ellis Faas has you covered! Check out the makeup tutorial that they made in collaboration with I LOVE YOU Magazine for new bold, sexy, creative ways to wear your eyeliner!
I love Ellis Faas cosmetics! I was excited to get the chance to review their liquid eyeliner. I was sent samples of their eyeliner in black and brown to review. First of all, I love how Ellis Faas eyeliners come in a unique, slender silver tube that resembles a bullet.
Before applying the liner, you simply twist the bottom of the applicator until you see the tip fill with the liquid liner. If by chance too much comes out, just wipe it off a bit with the tissue. I love how it glides on smoothly and easily. You can adjust whether you want a bold or a softer line. It just takes some experimentation, but you will find the look that is right for you. I always use liquid liner. I absolutely love the black shade. It has great staying power and does not smear. It stays in place until you wash it off. My daughter has opted for the brown shade, which is perfect for her. She is having a lot of fun experimenting with her Ellis Faas liquid eyeliner. (Shown below.)
To learn more about Ellis Faas or to place an order go to: http://www.ellisfaas.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Yves Rocher is definitely one of my favorite makeup and beauty companies. Just in time for Fall, Yves Rocher has launched some new eye products to help you create that sexy look for this stormy new season.
My Experience: Eyeshadow is another must-have product for me. I love how Yves Rocher's Single Eyeshadow Intense Colors are deeply pigmented and last all day long. I am normally very allergic to eyeshadow, but Yves Rocher's eyeshadows have never been a problem for me. They have many dazzling colors to choose from. My favorite is the satiny look. I love it!
To learn more about Yves Rocher or to place an order go to: http://www.yvesrocherusa.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Concept: (taken from their website)
Made with the highest quality ingredients, ELLIS FAAS Human Colours inspire exploration: No matter what complexion, age or style, with ELLIS FAAS a woman can customise her own look with subtle effects or dramatic flair with colours that are sure to complement and flatter.
Human Colours® is all about going back to nature without having to appear natural. This is because the colours can be used to achieve a subdued natural look in an extravagant theatrical way – and any style in between. In the near future, ELLIS FAAS will also provide you with shimmery powders, holographic and metal shimmers, plus various glosses to give your look a more festive appearance.
All products are fluids, not only so they all fit in same sized “bullets”, but also because an enormous part of the human body consists of water. Therefore liquid makeup tends to blend into the skin more easily than solid makeup: the products will melt into the skin instead of lie on it.
ELLIS LIPS products are lightweight, long-lasting and easy to apply. Paraben-free and loaded with Vitamin E, they also blend into the lips without leaving a sticky residue, leaving the lips soft and conditioned.
Note: I received samples of the products above, and the opinions expressed are my own.