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Jemma Kidd Makeup School: Beach Beauty

I love the Jemma Kidd line, very high quality makeup and beautiful color combinations.

Looking good at the beach can seem a challenging proposition…especially at the beginning of the summer. International make-up artist and award winning product designer Jemma Kidd offers tips for the beach-bound to feel confident and ready for the summer months ahead.

To get started, “Mix a little body shimmer into sunscreen to prevent skin from looking dull, and use make-up to define the eyes and add a healthy glow.”

For a day at the beach:

Eyes: Line the upper lash line with dark brown pencil for definition. Apply a shimmery peach eye shadow from the upper lash line to the socket crease. Add a little shimmer under the lower lash line using a gold eyeliner pencil. Apply dark brown waterproof mascara. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Define Stayput Eyeliner in Mahogany and Vintage Gold, Eye Essentials Shimmer Shadow in Peachie, and Lasting Tint: Semi Permanent, Waterproof Lash Colour in Brown)

Lips: Use a hydrating lip balm with a nude shimmering finish and high SPF to protect lips and keep them feeling moist despite sea spray and sun. Nude/brown tones are more flattering with a tan than red. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Ultimate Lip Care Protect & Shimmer SPF 12 in Nude)

Face: Apply sunscreen and layer sheer tinted moisturizer on top, blending it well. Pat on concealer as needed to cover blemishes or redness. Bring a natural flush to your cheeks by blending in pink cheek stain, which is water-resistant and will last longer than cream blush. If you need it, blend a little gold-toned highlighter or cream bronzer onto the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, chin and temples. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint SPF 20, Rosy Glow Lip & Cheek Tint, and Dual Illuminator Crème Highlighter & Shimmer Dust in Champagne)

From beach to bar:

Eyes: Draw along the upper and lower lash line with black eyeliner pencil. Apply bronze crème eye shadow over the lid and layer with bronze metallic pigment. Apply black mascara to define and thicken the lashes. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Define Stayput Eyeliner in Pitch, Crushed Jewel Crème Duo in Bronzite, and Lash Xtension Mascara)

Lips: Moisturize with nude lip balm and add a layer of non-sticky nude or soft pink lipgloss. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lipgloss in Shell)

Face: Apply a tinted moisturizer and concealer as needed, then lightly dust with a little translucent powder before sweeping a little bronzer over the cheekbones and temples. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint SPF 20, and Bronze Perfection Natural Skin)

Bare Escentuals: Friends & Family “Sharing The Love” is this weekend‏.

Bare Escentuals Friends & Family “Sharing The Love” event is this Thursday, June 16th through Sunday, June 19th. We wanted to pass along the coupon below to share with your readers and loved ones for 20% off all purchases at any Bare Escentuals Boutique location or at www.BareEscentuals.com (see fine print for full details).

Summer sun protection, perfected!

Love, love, love Supergoop! My kids are so fair they can get a sunburn from bright lighting so I am always looking from great sunblock products that are easy to apply. One of my favorites this summer has to be Supergoop! SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion Spray the formula is so lightweight and absorbs amazingly quick. The spray makes it easy to coat even the most fidgety kid and the best part hours of fun in the summer sun and no burns!

I always have a few Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes in my car and purse for on the go protection. I just love this collection anything that protects my family and my skin this well and is easy to use, sold!

Always one step ahead of sun safety, it’s no wonder Supergoop! is everyone’s favorite sunscreen brand. If you can’t live without their innovative SPF Sunscreen Swipes, wait until you see what they have in store this summer! From their NEW, first-to-the-market SPF 30+ Face Serum, to SPF+ 30 Acai and Mint Lip Balms, all the way to SPF 30+ Sunscreen Spray, you and your family (even the babies!) will be covered from head-to-toe with full face & body sun protection, so you can stay worry-free in the summer’s scorching heat.

Supergoop! SPF 30+ Save Face Sunscreen Serum: This first-to-the-market serum simultaneously protects skin from daily UVA and UVB sun exposure, combats premature skin aging and moisturizes skin, while allowing the natural production of Vitamin D! Make it a part of your every day routine and use it either alone or under makeup as a primer.
Price: $32.00

Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunstick: An easy-to-apply sunscreen stick that protects the small spots – like the eye area, lips, nose, earlobes, hands, and scars – from aging and burning UVA and UVB rays.
Price: $14.50

Supergoop! SPF 30+ Lip Balms (AcaiFusion and MintFusion): Toss those low SPF formulas and grab these unique SPF 30 lip balm solutions! They protect against broad-spectrum UV rays in a super-antioxidant and regenerative formulation.
Price: $8.50

Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes: An extension of their ever-so-popular 40 count and 8 count swipe packs, these soft, pre-moistened, paraben-free and water-resistant swipes, that deliver powerful UV protection for the face and body, are now available in individually wrapped packets – to keep it easy for you and your little ones to stay covered on the go!
Price: $34.00 (for 21 individually wrapped swipes) *NEW!
$34.00 (for a pack of 40 swipes)
$10.00 (for a pack of 8 swipes)

Supergoop! SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion Spray: A favorite among both men and women everywhere for its incredibly “clean” formula, this lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen lotion is great for all skin types, and is now available in a convenient, TSA-approved 3 oz. spray bottle for a broader application range!

Supergoop! SPF 35+ Save Face AM Moisturizer: Replace your age-old morning moisturizer with this new, two-in-one sunscreen-moisturizer that protects against sun and environmental damage in a shine-free, weightless lotion, and keep your most prized-possession protected all day long!
Price: $28.00

Supergoop!’s NEW summer 2011 Collection is available for purchase at Sephora/Sephora.com, Nordstrom/Norstrom.com, Barneys NY/Barneys.com and www.Supergoop.com.

Disclosure: Complimentary samples of the above mentioned product were sent to me for a honest review.


Not a fan of Frederic Fekkai Silky Straight Ironless

I went to Ulta the other day, and went straight to Fekkai, for my must-have Glossing Cream (I’ll never use anything else on my hair!). I noticed that Fekkai has a new line of products, called Silky Straight Ironless.

Each product in the Silky Straight Ironless collection, infused with advanced micro-smoothing technology, is created to work synergistically to create and hold chic, straight style and luxuriously silky texture without effort. This weightless Smooth Finish Serum wraps each hair strand with concentrated smoothing agents and fights humidity, frizz and curl all day for sleek and shiny hair.

I have always had a problem with frizzy hair, and while Glossing Cream is the best product for this, I still have flyaways all day long to deal with! So I picked up Fekkai’s Silky Straight Ironless Smooth Finish Serum. The description read:

This weightless Smooth Finish Serum wraps each hair strand with concentrated smoothing agents and fights humidity, frizz and curl all day for sleek and shiny hair.

How to use: For best results, apply 1-2 pumps and spread through dry hair. For especially unruly hair, combine with the Ironless Straightening Balm on wet hair before blow-drying.

Sounds perfect, no?

Well no…it’s not. It doesn’t work at fighting frizz AT ALL. It did not leave me with sleek and shiny hair. In fact, I’m not sure it didn’t make my hair worse!

I returned it to Ulta, and bought another bottle of Glossing Cream.

FYI