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Forget the New Year’s Makeover- 2012 is about the Make-under!

Sammi Before

The arrival of the New Year signals the creation of resolutions focused on emotional and physical enhancement. When it comes to beauty, some women like to deviate from a regular routine, hoping to spice it up for 2012. But, it doesn’t look like the natural makeup trend is going anywhere, and if we’ve learned anything from Jersey Shore’s Sammi Sweetheart, a dramatic make-under can be even more flattering than a makeover. Here, makeup expert Gail Sagel, CEO of FACES Beautiful and creator of the Brush-On Liquid Mineral Makeup, shares her tips for creating the highly sought-after natural-looking face.

When crafting a natural look, keep a few key things in mind. To begin, it is just as important to moisturize skin as it is to know one’s natural skin tone. Understanding one’s complexion is significant in choosing the best nude shade to enhance facial features. For example, if your skin tone is cool, choose something with pink undertones; if your complexion is warm, a yellow undertone would be best.


Standout Eyes
· Shade eyelids with a soft hand; shimmery colors can look especially flattering if they are not too dramatic. “Stila’s In the Light palate of natural colors is beautiful. It has a color range that could work for anyone and is absolutely perfect for blending,” says Gail. Use a coat or two of mascara, and a swipe of eyeliner if you desire, but stop there.

· An eyebrow expert, Gail suggests going for the bold brow to further enhance the look. “Stay in the same color family when you define your brow; a shade darker than your natural hue is sufficient. Use a shadow that basically matches your eyebrow, and blend upward with a small brush.”

Fresh Face
· When it comes to foundation, keep it light. If you can get away without concealer, Gail encourages it. “I like to use products that highlight the skin rather than hide it, especially when creating a look of this nature. My go-to facial enhancer is FACES Beautiful Brush-On Liquid Mineral Makeup, which gives a flawless finish that leaves skin glowing.”

· For blush, stick to something that’s around your normal flush color. Gail prefers a cream blush here, which allows for better, more even blending. Gail suggests Smashbox’s Be Discovered Cream Cheek Trio, as the presence of multiple colors allows you to change your blush color by the season, depending on your tan.

Luscious, but Natural, Lips
· As previously stated, moisturizing is important. Make sure that you are lathering your lips with medicated balms that keep them healthy and in prime condition. Choose a color that is similar to the blush color used; this will tie the look together and also make it appear even more natural.

· “When choosing a lip option, you want something that has the thickness of lipstick without drying or the shine of a gloss. Choose a tinted lip balm, to keep your lips hydrated as well as radiant,” says Gail. Her favorite lip tint? Benefit BeneTint Lip Balm. “The combination of color and moisture makes it ideal for this look.”

According to Gail, “People are always surprised to see that creating a fresh face is just as complex as applying makeup for a night out. However, once you’ve mastered this technique, you can keep it in your repertoire for any occasion. And remember, the most important thing is to create a face that makes you feel as good as you look!”
For more information on Gail Sagel, FACES Beautiful and the Brush-On Liquid Mineral Makeup, please visit

Follow Gail on Twitter at @FACESBeautiful and “Like” FACES Beautiful on Facebook to see the latest in beauty tips and trends.

Photos courtesy of XOJane

Information courtesy of Gail Sagel,

Juliette Goes RED!


I love it! Can’t wait to see Juliette in her new show. 

Alizabeth Cochrane of Goodform Salon of Hollywood brought Juliette to life with the fiery transformation from brown to red. “I changed Juliette’s hair for her new role in the TV series, The Firm. We wanted to pop it as much as possible, inspired by fiery copper redheads. Almost cartoon, but leaving enough depth to be in a real life color.”

The series is a sequel to the 1991 best selling John Grisham novel, which was adapted into a cult classic film in 1993. Juliette’s new show is set 10 years after the book’s conclusion, and its reported that John Grisham oversaw the first couple episodes of filming to ensure he was content with the direction of the show’s development.

Goodform’s varied clientele includes Kim Kardashian, Kloe Kardashian, Chloe Sevigny, Christina Ricci, Shia LaBeouf, and many more.

Razor free soft, smooth skin!


It has been years since I tried a hair remover cream, I’d found most irritated my skin and didn’t seem to work that well. I received the new Sally Hansen Brush-On in-Shower Hair Remover and  I am really impressed. The tube has a great brush on the end just squeeze some product and and basically paint your legs.

I left it on about 8 minutes and after rinsing my legs were soft and smooth, color me shocked! Getting out of the shower I had the dreaded shiver that usually undoes my shaving but after I dried off I realized my legs were still soft and smooth. A great product at under $8 it does what it promises with no pain or weird smells. Home run Sally!

Sally Hansen Brush-on in-Shower Hair Remover – Normal to Sensitive

No touch, no stink, no hair

Sally Knows you want the easiest, fastest path to bare. Thanks to our patented Fresh Scent Technology, the leader in virtually odor-free hair removal has come up with another way to get bare. This brush-on, water-resistant formula glides on and works while you shower. So simple, so Sally.
Dermatologist Tested and Salon Tested.

  • In as little as 3 minutes, you can be smooth for up to 6 days
  • No mess before or after
  • Also available in Extra-Strength formula

$7.99 Available online or at your local drugstore.


Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to MHU for an honest review.

Urban Decay- Perversion the Blackest, Blacker than Black Matte & Full Size now available full size!

Urban Decay 24/7

Creamy, forever-lasting, award-winning and waterproof, 24/7 pencils delight you with lush tropical hues, deep metallics, and unusually vibrant neutrals.



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