Entries Tagged as 'Makeup'

Multiple Sleep Interruptions Call For a Multitasking Makeup Product : NARS Matte Multiple

11.3.14

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Nothing makes you condense your morning routine better and faster than having a baby in the house. Take this past month for example. Rocco hit 8 months and for some unkown reason, sleeping through the night became a thing of the past and a distant, bitter sweet memory. I tried everything– putting him to bed earlier, later, giving him more food, less food, dream feeding (I thought that was done??), and Motrin before bed (probably more nights than I should have). Nothing worked. He would wake up around 2:30/3 AM and by the time he went back to sleep it was time to get up for work.

Needless to say, I got up later in the mornings and my 20 minute makeup routine was reduced to about 12. Looking for a brief ray of sunshine through a cloudy haze of exhaustion, I decided to purchase the new NARS Matte Multiple (in Laos) because makeup shopping is the only thing that makes me feel better.

Hello my new morning BFF!

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So if your not familiar with the NARS Multiples, $39, they are a multi-use product for the eyes, face and lips. The original line of Multiples were sheer with a hint of shimmer. Perfect for highlighting and a just a kiss of color.

Its cousin, the new Matte Multiple, packs more of a punch. While the size of the Matte Multiple is smaller, the product is super pigmented—thus needing less product. And the color is buildable so you can adjust how vibrant you want the color to be (see just one swipe below, in Laos):

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It’s easy to blend with fingers or a brush. For a sheerer look, apply wet.  Applied on lips, I suggest a coat of gloss, as it’s a little too matte for me.  The line comes in 8 shades and I want every single one.

But until then I’ll be happy with Laos. And 8 hours of sleep, please.

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An Evening of Macaroons and Moët with Make Up For Ever: The Unveiling of the New HD Blush and Pressed Powder

13.2.14

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

 

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How To: A Bombshell Look for Valentine’s Days

05.2.14

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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:

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Before

Eyes:

  • 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.

Face:

  • 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

Lips:

  • Line lips with a pink liner
  • Fill with a rose colored lipstick
  • Top with pink gloss

 

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After

CoverGirlLogo How To: A Bombshell Look for Valentines DaysIntroducing COVERGIRL’s NEW BOMBSHELL collection – Featuring a revolutionary dual-system mascara that delivers big, sexy Bombshell lashes. Take your look from ordinary to extraordinary!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by COVERGIRL via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of COVERGIRL.

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Last Minute Beauty Holiday Gift Guide 2013

20.12.13

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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

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