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NEW Makeup Revolution USA Sticks // Blush + Contour + Highlight

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Contouring made simple with Makeup Revolution’s universal shade for contour perfection in The One Sculpt Contour Stick. Apply in one simple swipe, and then blend and buff to perfection.  I love the subtle sheer colors of the One Sculpt and Contouring sticks. As you can see below the shades come out very vibrant and pigmented, I blend with my finger tips or a makeup brush and I am left with beautiful and natural looking contouring. Perfect for your gym or travel bag, the One sticks are great for on the go and the creamy formula means I am not worried about dropping a powder compact and ruining it. (Won’t admit how often that has happened to me.) The One blush stick even doubles as lipstick!

Head to your local Ulta to check out these great beauty multitaskers.

 

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(Swatches from left to right The One blush stick in Matte Rush, Matte Malibu, One Contour stick and One Highlight Stick)

Makeup Revolution USA One Sculpt Contour Stick
The One Sculpt Contour Stick is a matte cream contour stick with high impact color for effortless sculpting and contouring. Use dry for a high intensity color finish or use wet for a smooth sheer finish. Apply directly to the cheeks and then blend with fingertips or our advanced complexion sponge for a flawless finish.
Price: $9 Ulta

Tips & Tricks:
Apply the One Contour Stick down the sides of your nose and blend; under the cheek bone and/or the jawbone.
Blend evenly with a contour brush for a flawless illusion.

Makeup Revolution USA One Sculpt Highlight Stick
The One Sculpt Highlight Stick has a creamy, shimmery finish that highlights with ease. To highlight features and create a natural glow, use across the top of each cheekbone, down the bridge of the nose, in the middle of your forehead and in the center of your chin.
Price: $9.00 Ulta

Tips & Tricks:
Use the One Stick along tops of cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, center of the forehead, chin & under the eyebrow
The key is blending to give a soft natural glow.

Makeup Revolution USA One Blush Stick in Matte Rush & Matte Malibu
The finest blusher in a stick is now available in 2 bold, matte shades. Use strong and vibrant, or sheer with this creamy, long wear blush that provides buildable coverage in just a few swipes. Designed for multiple use across cheeks and lips, each stick can be applied dry for hi-intensity color or applied wet for a smooth, sheer finish.
Price: $9.00 Ulta

Tips & Tricks:
Swipe the One Blush Stick from the center of your cheek to your temple
Using the tips of your fingers in circular motion, gently blend product

 

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I’m wearing The One blush stick in Matte Rush, the One Contour stick and One Highlight Stick. Quick and easy for a busy mom on the go, I’m hooked.

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Fall ’16 Beauty Trends with Jane Iredale’s Newest Launches

jane iredale’s Fall launches which go hand in hand with the Fall/Winter ‘16 beauty trends we’ll be seeing in the next few months. From glossy lids to velvet lips these new products are on trend and sure to be a new staple.

FALL ‘16 BEAUTY TRENDS
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GLOSSY LIDS: Achieve this ultra-wet eye look with jane iredele Smooth Affair for Eyes. Contains a blend of coco glycerides and mineral powders that create lustrous colors which give a dewy finish.

Smooth Affair for Eyes $32
the look sheerly elegant
the feel like a whisper

Cream-to-powder formula works solo or as a primer. Coco glycerides and mineral powders create lustrous, chic and wearable colors that are smudge and crease-proof.

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VELVET LIPS: Deep, velvet lips will give instant allure this fall/winter. Achieve this look with a nourishing, classic red lip like jane iredale’s newest shade PureMoist Lipstick in Cindy.

 

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PUREMOIST® LIPSTICK
$25
live in full bloom
the look sheer to intense
the feel rich

Vivid pigments blend with nourishing natural oils and superfruit extracts for petal‐soft lips that feel, look and taste amazing.

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I love Fall, the cooler weather, sweaters, pumpkin and gorgeous new makeup colors. Above I am wearing 3 new shades from jane iredale’s Fall line. The beautiful Cindy PureMoist lipstick. It goes on so smooth and feels great on my lips. I love the velvety feel of it and it really lasts for a dark lip color

Next up I used Smooth Affair Eye Shadow in gold over my whole lid, then followed with iced brown from the crease to the lash line. These go on creamy smooth and last all day, I have had no issues with creasing or fading. The Smooth Affair eye shadows can be used as eye shadow primer or stand alone eye shadow. I love a good multi-tasker!

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From left to right PureMoist lipstick in Cindy, Smooth Affair eye shadow in gold and iced brown.

You can see more of the new Fall line and purchase at www.janeiredale.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Kat Von D Debuts New Short Haircut!

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Kat Von D debuted a fantastic new bob on her Instagram page this week. I love the blunt bob and bangs, it works so beautifully with her features. What do you think of her new haircut?

 

Speaking of Kat Von D, she created one of my beauty faves the Shade and Light palette. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this palette. Its contouring and highlighting made easy, I have had many friends run out to buy it after trying mine. Grab one, you won’t regret it!

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Every once in awhile an amazing new beauty product comes along and the new Kat Von D palette is one of those. Since the day I opened this, I can’t get enough. Lack of sleep or allergy induced puffiness my face can still look sleek and flawless with the help of this amazing palette.

With the enclosed guide this palette makes contouring at home easy as pie. I love the different shades and am amazed how quick it can slim and brighten my face. I’m debating buying out the stock and hiding it in a safe. I don’t think I can live without it now!

shade and light palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette $46.00
An exclusive contour palette featuring three shades for contouring and three shades for highlighting, designed to shape and define facial features to create a look of authentic dimensionality.

What it does:
An expert sketch artist, Kat Von D uses shadow and light to create depth and dimension in her captivating portraits, infusing them with lifelike authenticity. Take artistry shading into your own hands with this Shade + Light Contour Palette. Effortlessly sculpt, chisel, shape, and slenderize your features for enhanced definition. Unlike traditional bronzing powders, the Shade + Light Contour Palette is loaded with a unique selection of matte shades that capture the true hues of shadow and light. The three contour shades create realistic shadows to recede facial features, while the three highlight shades impart a soft luminosity to amplify dimension. A true artist’s palette specially designed to be used with the Shade + Light Contour Brush, these silky, buildable powders blend effortlessly into the skin for a flawless, fade-proof finish that flatters every skin tone or face shape. This set is exclusively available at Sephora.

 

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Brushes usually don’t get me too excited I have always used my fingers to apply most of my makeup. Not fancy but I find it works well. But the Kat Von D Shade & Light Countour Brush is a brush worth my excitement. The brush is so soft and holds the makeup well without making a mess. Its so exceptionally soft it makes smooth and precise application a breeze.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Brush $36
What it is:
An exclusive dual-ended brush that is ergonomically designed with an angled end for contouring and a tapered dome end for highlighting—all encased within a sleek protective case. Glide the angled end along the hollows of your cheeks and temples for effortless sculpting; guide the tapered dome end along desired areas to enhance and illuminate features. Artfully constructed with super soft, white-tipped synthetic bristles on both ends, its gradient brush hairs expertly pick up and diffuse high-pigment powders for seamless blending. This ultimate contouring tool comes encased within a beautiful coffin-shaped case to keep it protected on the go.

Exclusively available at Sephora.

Available for purchase at Sephora stores or online at www.sephora.com.


Stressed over shade matching? Your best friend (ybf) is here for you.

ybf (your best friend) beauty is dedicated to empowering women to create their own customized makeup blueprint to self-confidence. Founder, Stacey Schieffelin, believes that you don’t need to be a pro artist to create a flawless look. ybf takes the guesswork out of shade matching and makeup application by offering a variety of universal products.

Below are a few of ybf’s top selling universal essentials:

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A great all around pencil, works for definition and filling gaps. A light press adds definition and shape press a bit harder to get more color and fill in sparse bits in your brows.The brush on the other end helps get your brows in place and the color and shape lasts all day.

 

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ybf beauty Automatic Universal Eyebrow Pencil
$12 each or get the duo for $22 at HSN, HSN.com and ybfbeauty.com

  • One eyebrow pencil that delivers 22 different shades for blonde, brunette, red, black, salt & pepper and platinum silver brows.
  • The original, award-winning universal brow pencil changes color based on the amount of pressure applied for a natural match every time.
  • The thin, precision tip is perfect for creating soft, feathery strokes that mimic the look of real hair while the end brush ensures a natural looking finish.
  • And there’s no need for sharpening! The innovative automatic sharpening, no mess component allows you to twist up for a fresh point with each application.

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Perfect for my ruddy, sensitive skin. The ybf neutralizing pressed powder works great alone or to set my foundation. It works wonders evening out my skin tone and neutralizing any ruddy skin or age spots.

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ybf beauty Neutralizing Pressed Powder
$25 at HSN, HSN.com and ybfbeauty.com

  • Translucent yellow pressed powder that color corrects and creates a velvety-sheer, radiant finish for skin that looks naturally flawless. This one product neutralizes redness, diminishes the appearance of pores and blemishes, absorbs oil and sets foundation and concealer – it’s your new best friend!
  • Finely-milled, Italian powder makes application completely mistake proof. You’ll achieve a perfect complexion without worrying about over applying, looking cakey or masked with makeup.
  • The powder is a universal shade created for all skin tones so there is no stress in finding your perfect match, it adapts to your skin.

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A great bronzer for everyone, I have very pale skin so I have to be careful with bronzers. I love the ybf Greater Bronzer with a light touch it adds just right amount of glow to my skin, I can easily brighten my face with a few swipes and use it to contour my cheeks and along my jaw line. Its a gorgeous natural color without sparkly or shimmer that lasts all day long.

 

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ybf beauty “Greater” Bronzer
$25.50 HSN, HSN.com and ybfbeauty.com

  • California in a compact! A micro-fine matte bronzer developed with an Italian pressed-to-loose bronzing powder that delivers a natural looking, radiant glow.
  • The award-winning grater in ybf’s “Greater” Bronzer delivers customized and controlled application. The product is universal so you dial up to your desired color. One click to deposit powder for lighter skin tones, two for medium and three for rich. The super refined pigments help the product blend evenly for a natural-looking glow and the formula protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
  • For the perfect amount of freshly shaved powder every time, simply twist the custom designed grater once for light skin tones, twice for medium to rich.

ybf beauty products are available for purchase at HSN.com and ybfbeauty.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post all thoughts and opinions are my own.