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Make this Valentine’s Day all about feeling good in your skin with the one you love! Clarins’ laboratories put its expertise into innovative face treatments that will comfort your skin and leave you with a healthy glow. Plus, mix things up this with Pantone’s color of the year, Living Coral – a warm, peachy hue with a golden undertone to brighten up your V-day look!
Meet Clarins’ latest power lift duo!
Clarins Extra-Firming Phyto-Serum – A powerful gel-serum with a smoothing blend of White Lupine, Organic Blue Agave and Quinoa extracts to visibly firm, lift and tighten slackened skin.
Clarins Extra-Firming Eye– A soothing eye balm, enriched with Kangaroo Flower and Mitracarpus extracts, to minimize the look of wrinkles and dark circles for brighter-looking eyes.
Pantone’s shade of the year… in 3 Finishes!
Clarins Joli Rouge lipstick in 711, Papaya – When it comes to lipstick, we know one finish doesn’t fit all. So we took our cult-classic Joli Rouge lippie and created 3 distinct, pout-perfecting finishes for your every mood: Satin, Sheer and Matte.
Do you think coral is my color?
And for the man in your life!
ClarinsMen Super Moisture Gel & Balm – Powered by Clarins Mens’ exclusive Hydra-Resist Phyto Complex—a blend of super-hydrating Organic Houseleek and Organic Leaf of Life extacts—these cooling gel and balm maximize hydration in a man’s skin, even in the face of extreme temperatures. A gel for normal skins and a balm for super dry ones.
You'll find all of these amazing products at: https://www.clarinsusa.com
As much as I love Summer, I also enjoy transitioning in to Fall. I do not enjoy the cooler weather or the rain, no. I love the beautiful colors of Autumn. I also love switching up my wardrobe and I especially love changing up my makeup routine. PÜR has the most gorgeous cosmetics ever, and I am excited to share with you the products that I am using to bring on the new season! Below are my favorites.
After cleansing and moisturizing my skin each morning, the first thing I always apply is foundation. I use 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation with Skincare in the blush medium shade, since my skin is still slightly tan. I will eventually switch to light when my skin gets a bit paler.
4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation gives you the flawless mineral coverage you expect from PÜR with groundbreaking skincare ingredients built into this award-winning formula. This powder foundation has a lightweight feel and no-mess, no-stress application. This all-in-one foundation, concealer, powder and SPF 15 has been clinically proven to correct, prevent and interrupt your biggest skin concerns – even after the makeup comes off!
When I want my foundation to last a little longer, or if I need a little extra cover up, this foundation is perfect. In fact, I had a small breakout last month, and so I used this foundation as the perfect highly pigmented cover up. It looks completely natural, yet covers everything that I do not wish to be seen. It even stays on when I go swimming. This amazing foundation does not budge until you want to wash it off. It is perfect for a day at the beach!
On Point Eyeliner Pencil (in black)
This eyeliner is amazing! There is a built-in sharpener in the lid, so it is always sharp and ready to use. The pigment is very rich, and I only need one coating, which lasts all day long. It does not smudge or smear. This long wearing formula stays put all day until I want to remove it.
I love this formula! I apply it and it stays put all day long. It is the perfect base coat, and I layer it with my favorite gloss to create my own unique look. I love how it does not dry out my lips like other long wearing formulas do. It does not flake or look odd, either.
This lightweight, highly pigmented lip color utilizes gel technology to coat lips in vivid color and intense shine. The chrome-like gloss provides pigment without traveling or fading. I always layer this gloss over my matte lip color, and it looks and feels perfect on my lips. It is highly moisturizing, which is wonderful, because my lips get chapped quickly when the weather gets cooler.
Creating a flawless eye look is super simple if you have the perfect mix of neutral, copper and bronze shades handy. Now you can turn everyday and night into a soiree with this super versatile 12-piece eye shadow collection. Filled with highly pigmented and silky smooth shadows, the four versatile matte shades, four satin shades and four shimmers work flawlessly together for all skin tones. Super blendable and anything but basic, this essential palette takes the guesswork out of your eye look. Just use the colors in the vertical rows from top to bottom for highlight, definition and drama.
It is almost as if his eye shadow palette was designed just for me. Every single color compliments my eye color and complexion. It is also absolutely perfect for fall.
Melt away makeup and nourish the skin with this gentle yet highly effective makeup remover for all skin types. Over a dozen natural oils and extracts combine to dissolve all traces of makeup including stubborn waterproof and long-wear makeup! Melt Away breaks down dirt, pigment and excess oils to keep skin looking clean, clear and radiantly shine-free!
This makeup remover is the best! It removes all of my makeup, and even my eye makeup without stinging my eyes. It is so perfect. And because my skin gets drier when the weather gets cooler, this makeup remover couldn't be better for this time of the year.
Here is a photo of me wearing all of the PÜR cosmetics shown above. Bring on Fall, I am ready!
Don’t worry about your lipstick wiping off this National Lipstick Day by using Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick!
This best-selling lipstick is an ultra-matte liquid mixture that will stay on all day, but will also feel so comfortable on your lips! This lightweight formula will dry fast, leaving a suede like finish without the common drawbacks like flakes or cracks.
If you are looking for a shade to wear during the daytime, check out Cape Town, a nude lipstick with pink undertones that is a best-seller. ($18, CargoCosmetics.com)
For a more adventurous look for a night on the town, try the shade Sorrento, inspired by the Italian seaside town. No matter the occasion, this dark berry colored lipstick, will last throughout the night! ($18, CargoCosmetics.com)
I am always wearing lipstick, or lip color of some kind. You might say that I am a lip color addict! you will NEVER see me without it!
I am a makeup addict! Whenever I discover a brand as amazing as
Hikari Cosmetics, I go a little crazy. Hikari cosmetics has everything that I love when it comes to high-quality, long lasting cosmetics.
Hikari Cosmetics was founded on the principles of delivering glamorous, sophisticated makeup to women around the United States at a reasonable cost. They may be an up and coming brand, but they plan to take the makeup world to the next level of high-class! From their high-shine, vivid lip gloss collection to the perfect eye color combinations they have something for every woman to fall in love with.
Hikari provides avid customer service and want to make sure that their customers are satisfied with everything they stand for. They specialize in helping women find their perfect go-to looks or even spicing it up a bit for a spontaneous night out on the town. At Hikari, they hand pick and personalize their colors to fit any ideal look a woman could be aiming for. They believe woman should feel beautiful in their own skin and a little makeup could enhance your favorite features!
I was given the chance to review some of Hikari's fabulous cosmetics. I couldn't be happier with my selection!
I was in the market for high pigmented eye shadow. Have you ever bought a pretty palette only to find out after you get it home that it doesn't look the same on your eyelids as it does in the package? I was curious to see if my Hikari eye shadow colors would look as vivid on my skin as they did in the palette. Hikari has several gorgeous eye shadow quads in perfectly complimentary colors.
These beautiful eye shadow quads have the colors that work perfectly for me. I am very impressed with the highly pigmented shades that stay true all day after I apply them. I am having so much fun with all of the looks I have been able to achieve using these pretty combination of colors. I am able to go for a natural, neutral look for day, and then go bolder for night looks.
In the photo below, I am wearing a brown shade on my lids from the Amber palette (above) and on the outer corners, I applied a dark grey from the Gwen palette. I love this look for myself.
I am a huge fan of lip color as well. There's nothing I love more than to play up my lips and make them look fuller and sexier. I am blessed with naturally plumper lips, so adding a pop of color is always fun. My favorite shades range between a soft shimmery nude to a caramel brown, to a bright festive pink!
I was sent a few of Hikari's best selling lip formulas to try out. In the photo above, I am wearing Hikari's lovely long lasting Merlot lip gloss. It is a dense, beautiful color that looks amazing with just one application.
For a flawless complexion, I use a primer before I apply my foundation. I was in the market for a new favorite primer, and Hikari's
primer smooths and perfects my skin, while the unique formula supports natural collagen and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish. I love it! As you can see in my photo (above) my skin really does look dewey, young and blemish-free.
Hikari Cosmetics go above and beyond my expectations for high quality makeup. And as excellent as Hikari's products are, they are completely affordable! I was shocked at how low their prices are!
Enter to win! One winner will receive a Hikari Cosmetics prize pack which includes the following products:
- Cotton Candy Lip Crayon
- Romance Lip Stick
- Tonya Eye Quad
- Latte Cream Pigment
- Fairytale Cream Pigment
- Iris Liquid Liner
- HD Powder
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!
To learn more about Hikari Cosmetics or to place an order, go to: http://www.hikaricosmetics.com
* Product received. All opinions are my own.
Summer is finally here and it’s time to change up your beauty routine. Fill your makeup bag with these brightly colored products from Mally Beauty. They are the perfect products to keep you looking gorgois and perfois all summer long.
Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra Eye Shadows ($25)
This formula provides quick application and long-wearing color that looks incredible all day. It is a multifunctional product – your primer, shadow base and eye shadow all in one. Once your look is complete, it will stay fresh all day long! Available in Autumn Shimmer, Bliss, Brownstone, Moonlight, Pink Champagne, Shimmering Mauve and Timeless Taupe
Mally Beauty H3 Lipgloss ($18)
Designed to give your lips a smooth finish while nourishing them with a triple punch of moisture, the formula is glossy, yet light, giving you the perfect pastel shine every time.
Available in Sweet Peach, Pinky Daisy, Orchid Berry, Shimmering Nude and Perfect Nude
Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner ($18)
Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner is a high performance eyeliner that glides on easily and lasts all day. It’s perfect for those who want a long lasting product that can be smudged or worn alone. Try them in Pink Champagne, Ice Blue, Starshine and Sparkling.
Mally Beauty Shimmer, Shape & Go Blush Single ($24)
Mally Beauty Shimmer, Shape & Go Blush Single’s formula is weightless, creamy and super blendable. This product allows you to create a soft blush for radiant skin. The design of the blush allows you to apply the product quickly by simply swiping it on the cheeks, creating the perfect summer look.
Available in Lighter and Darker
Available at www.mallybeauty.com
Lately, the color “millennial pink” has dominated Instagram feeds. This bubble gum inspired shade is a beautiful pop of color on your eyes, cheeks and lips. Since Mally Roncal’s products are always on-trend, it’s only natural she made products that go with this fad. Check out these Mally Beauty millennial pink beauty essentials to keep you on trend and gorgois. (I may not be a millennial myself, but I LOVE a pretty pink for my cheeks, lips and eyes!)
Mally Beauty Evercolor Extra Eye Shadow Stick in Pink Champagne ($25)
This product provides quick application and long-wearing color that looks incredible all day. It is a multifunctional product - your primer, shadow base and eye shadow all in one. Once your look is complete, it will stay fresh all day long.
Mally Beauty H3 Lipgloss in Pink Daisy ($18)
Designed to give your lips a smooth finish while nourishing them with a triple punch of moisture, the formula is glossy, yet light, giving you the perfect pink pastel shine every time.
Mally Beauty Shimmer, Shape & Go Blush Single ($24)
Mally Beauty Shimmer, Shape & Go Blush Single’s formula is weightless, creamy and super blendable. This product allows you to create a soft blush for radiant skin. The design of the blush allows you to apply the product quickly by simply swiping it on the cheeks, creating the perfect spring look.
Where to Buy: www.mallybeauty.com
Ring in the New Year with these New cosmetics from Mally Beauty. The cold winter weather can result in drier skin. Mally Beauty has all of the products that you need to look gorgeous and stay hydrated all season long. You can create a perfect winter look with these three beauty essentials from her new H3 collection:
Mally Beauty H3 Lipgloss
Designed to give your lips a smooth finish while nourishing them with a triple punch of moisture, the formula is glossy, yet light, giving you the perfect shine every time. Available in shades: Shimmering Nude, Sweet Peach, Pinky Daisy, Shimmering Nude, Tea Rose and Orchid Berry
I love this moisturizing lip gloss. It not only protects my lips from the elements as effectively as my regular lip balm, but also looks glamorous and beautiful.
Mally Beauty H3 Lipstick
This lipstick provides triple hydration with just the right amount of coverage and subtle shine. It is rich in antioxidants to help keep your lips smooth during the cold weather. The formula is gel based rather than wax, so it leaves lips nourished and rich in pigment all day long. Available in shades: Grapevine, Rosy, Poppie, Nudish, Buff, Coraline, Angelic, Sheerly, Crush, Hibiscus, Flame and Flush
This luxurious lipstick is so very hydrating. My lips have not been chapped all winter long. The color stays vivid all day long, I love it.
Mally Beauty H3 Concealer
Cover dark circles with Mally Beauty’s newest concealer, brightening the under eye area instantly and giving a boost of hydration. This formula is packed with pigments that are designed to neutralize discoloration, containing active anti-aging ingredients that will leave your skin feeling refreshed without fading or smudging. Available in shades: Fair, Light, Medium, Tan and Rich
This concealer is probably the best one I have ever used. It doesn't settle into my lines the way other formulas do. It just melts right into my skin and leaves it looking radiant and youthful.
For more information go to: http://www.mallybeauty.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
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.
NYC New York Color and Rimmel London are going bold! With the launch of the new NYC New York Color Kajal Eye Pencil and Get It All Lip Color, you are sure to stand out for Spring.
And with Rimmel London’s new Magnifeyes double ended shadow and liner, you will have all you need for a complete eye look.
NEW NYC NEW YORK COLOR GET IT ALL ALL IN ONE LIP COLOR ($2.99)
-Comfortable and creamy texture in a long-lasting formula
-Intense, vibrant and shiny finish
-Non-drying formula wears up to four hours
-Available shades: ImpREDssive, WondeREDful, IncREDible, FUCHSIAtastic, FabFUCHSIA, PINKdigious, ExeptioNUDE
MOCHAmazing, ExtraordiBERRY, TerrifiCORAL
NEW NYC NEW YORK COLOR SHOWTIME KOHL KAJAL EYELINER ($2.99)
-Creamy, soft, and smooth texture glides easily over the skin, offering coverage and intense color in one stroke.
-Cone-shaped applicator gives you maximum precision and helps you achieve luxuriously lined lids
-Available in four ultra pigmented shades: Deep Brown, Deep Grey, Purple Glam, True Black
RIMMEL INTRODUCES NEW MAGNIF’EYES DOUBLE ENDED SHADOW AND LINER ($6.47)
-Get magnified eyes in two easy, mess-free steps. Rimmel’s spectacular 2-in-1 eye pencil delivers ultra-intense, long lasting color for stand-out eye-looks.
-Highlight, sculpt and accentuate your eyes with a double dose of rich, high-pigment color. The dual-tipped pen features a stay true shadow at one end and a 24 hour kohl kajal liner at the other, which can be used on both the lash and water line. Just draw on the drama! In a flash, eyes are defined AND lids are enhanced with incredible, head-turning hues – double wow! The creaseproof, transferproof and waterproof formula means your magnif’icent eye-looks stay put and looks fresh all day.
-Available in five strong shade combos in matte, shimmer and pearl finishes. The duo palettes have been carefully selected to work together for a complete double dare look, or you can mix and match to create your own unique fashion-forward effects. Three of the pens (#001, #002, #003) star your fave Rimmel eye shades in luscious tones of black, gold and bronze. To twist-up your look, try the brilliantly bold yet highly wearable #004 Dark Side Of Blue: a matte cobalt liner with pearlescent dark grey shadow. Or create a powerfully pretty eye with the matte plum liner and glittering sugar pink shadow of #005 Pink & Purple Rain.
-AVAILABLE SHADES : #001 Back To Black , Liner: Black (matte), Shadow: Gun Metal Grey (high pearl with glitter), #002 Kissed By A Rose Gold, Liner: Brown (low pearl) Shadow: Rose Gold (medium pearl), #003 Queens Of The Bronzed Age, Liner: Gold (high pearl with glitter), Shadow: Bronze (medium pearl), #004 Dark Side Of Blue, Liner: Cobalt Blue (matte), Shadow: Dark Grey (low pearl), #005 Pink & Purple Rain, Liner: Dark Plum (matte) Shadow: Light Pink (high pearl with glitter)
*Product received. Opinions my own.
Happy Spring! The new season calls for a change in your makeup routine, and BeYu cosmetics offers affordable and colorful ways to do so. Celebrity makeup artist Lindsay Ebbin provides his top tips for spring using his favorite BeYu products below! (BeYu has become one of my newest favorite brands as well!)
A Soft Pout: For spring, you need color that is rich in moisturizing that will give you a pop of color. If you are fairer or darker, use a pink or coral shade with BeYu’s Care & Shine gloss stick with shades like Cupcake Topping, Strawberry Splash, and Rosy Blossom Tasty Pomegranate.
Matte is Back: Apply BeYu’s Velvet Mat Oil Free Foundation immediately after you apply your moisturizer -- your skin will feel silky soft and you will have a flawless complexion without the oiliness.
Dense Upturned Lashes : Gently curl your lashes by pressing first three times, then from the base of the lash apply BeYu’s Power Volume Mascara with boosting effects in an upward zig- zagging motion to the tip of lash . This technique will amplify the thickness of your lashes. By brushing the mascara upwards, you will softly define and arch the lashes up for that dense, upturned, thick-lash look.
Retailing for $30 and under, BeYu products are available at CVS.com
Disclaimer: Product received to facilitate post