What’s better than a night out with indulging in macaroons and Moët? Playing with makeup while doing it!
Lucky me was invited to check out MAKE UP FOR EVER’s unveiling of their new HD Blush and Pressed Powder at their boutique at the King of Prussia Mall.
The HD Blush ($26, Sephora.com) in itself is amazing–a light weight cream blush that blends effortlessly into the skin for a flawless finish. It comes in 16 shades that range from light to medium to tan to deep—booth with cool and warm undertones. Since I like peachy undertones, I was given #315 to try.
One of the great things about MAKE UP FOR EVER is that they are very into educating consumers on how to use their product. Jayme, the lead makeup artist at the King of Prussia boutique, showed me the new technique to apply the HD Blush called the “Figure Eight”. After applying product to the angled end of the 158 Double Ended Sculpting Brush ($53, sephora.com), start at the top of your cheekbone by your hairline and work your way to the apple of your cheek in the formation of an 8. Easy breezy for a classic blush application.
Also, new in the HD collection is the HD Pressed Powder ($36, sephora.com). It’s great for reducing fine lines and blurring out blemishes. Great for touch ups through out the day, it zaps any sign of oil. Jayme showed me how to apply this using the 124 Powder Kabuki Brush ($52, sephora.com) using a press and roll technique.
I had such a great time learning more about the brand, talking to the artists and sampling the products. I even got a chance to finally try their popular HD Invisible Cover Foundation (matched to #153), that has developed its own cult following. And on my list to do is attend one of their MAKE UP MASTERY classes offered every Monday at MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques. Each class is only $25 for a 90 minute class. Check out details at your local MUFE boutique!
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and whether you’re spending it with your significant other or out on the town with your girlfriends, a soft romantic look is always appropriate!
To help create this look, I enlisted the help of some of Cover Girl’s newest products from their Bombshell collection:
- Prep eyes with an eye primer
- Apply Bombshell ShineShadow by LashBlast in Gold Goddess on eyelid down to lash line. I like to use a concealer brush when applying cream shadows.
- Use a medium matte brown in the crease
- Apply a darker brown in the corner of eyes
- Line eyes with Bombshell Intensity Liner by LashBlast in Pitch Black Passion. The felt tip applicator makes applying liquid liner easy. Wing the corners slightly at the end for a flirty look.
- Line bottom lashes using a black shadow
- Romantic looks calls for lashes and lots of them! Curl eyelashes first and then use Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara in Very Black.
- To achieve a soft glow, use bronzer along the hairline, the hollows of cheek bones and jaw line.
- A soft coral blush for a natural flush
- Highlight cheek bones with a gold shimmer highlighter
- Line lips with a pink liner
- Fill with a rose colored lipstick
- Top with pink gloss
Introducing COVERGIRL’s NEW BOMBSHELL collection – Featuring a revolutionary dual-system mascara that delivers big, sexy Bombshell lashes. Take your look from ordinary to extraordinary!
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Still need a last minute gift for the beauty junkie in your life? Here are 4 gifts that are sure to please even the pickiest person on your list.
Glamour Girl: Tom Ford Beauty 4 Piece Lip Color Gift Set. Nothing says luxury like Tom Ford’s lipsticks. This set of 4 lipstick comes beautifully packaged in a wood chest. $196
Busy Mom: Alterna CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction. You know you should pay more attention to the condition of your hair but who has time applying different products ? This leave- in conditioner addresses 10 hair concerns from UV protection to heat protection. $25
Gadget Geek: Dr. Gross Skincare Steamer Solutions. It might look like something you would see in a HS chemistry class, but this at home facial device delivers moisture to the driest skin for a soft, glowing complexion $125
Trendsetter: RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday Collection It’s no surprise that Rihanna’s make up line is as unique and beautiful as she is. From eye shadow to lipstick, her collaboration with M.A.C. is a must $16.50-$44
I hate dull winter skin, so I like to fake a glow using just a few products:
From l. to r.:
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder- Dim- It’s like real time photoshop makeup. There are 6 different powders in this line..some for highlighting, but Dim is an all over powder to smooth out any imperfections. $45
Iman Second to None Foundation Stick- I use this in the darkest shade, Earth 7, lightly contour on forehead and the hollows of the cheekbones. No orange undertones make for a believable glow. $16
NARS Blush in Taos- A warm pink with just a hint of shimmer. My go to blush for summer and winter. $29
M.A.C. Cream Color Base in Hush- Applied along the cheekbones, it gives a gorgeous candle lit glow. $20