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Murad Introduces Limited Edition Hydrate for Hope Set!

Did you know?

· Nearly 1,200 women under the age of 40 died due to breast cancer in 2011. Although that number can be daunting, there are currently more than 2 million women in the US with a history of breast cancer still living.
· Cervical cancer claims the lives of nearly 14,000 women each year.
· Ovarian cancer claims the lives of more than 15,000 women this year.

And while cancer is the second largest cause of death in the US, but we forget that many of them are treatable diseases. This year, Murad has once again partnered with City of Hope to help raise awareness for breast and women’s cancers research, treatment and education programs. Watch this video to see how City of Hope and Murad are working together, click here.

The limited-edition Hydrate for Hope set where we will be donating 10% from the sale of each set sold to retailers to the City of Hope’s women’s cancer programs.

The Hydrate for Hope set, which comes in a pink and white polka dot cosmetic bag, includes Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture and Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for Eyes. These uber-rich moisturizers feature a luxurious blend of super-hydrating ingredients that quench skin and restore youthful resiliency.

Murad’s Hydrate for Hope set is available at Murad.com and select retailers nationwide in October 2012 and retails for $49.50 (a $79 value)

MUD’s Halloween Makeup Tips – Queen Ravenna!

Ahh, Halloween…a modern-day excuse to dress like your favorite alter ego. Compliment your doppelgänger this season with standout make-up looks that are fabulously monstrous, dramatic and scary…in a good way.

Although vampires and zombies are always trending, impersonate some fresh characters inspired from this year’s hottest movies. Sean Conklin, lead make-up artist at Make-up Designory (MUD) provides expert tips that’ll leave you looking like a striking queen not a repulsive maiden.

Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman

The fairest one of all! Recreate her enchanted look here with these easy steps:

Face: For longer-lasting make-up, evenly apply MUD’s Face Primer with a sponge or Brush 940. Next, sweep the HD Air Foundation on the entire face with a sponge or Brush 940 for an ageless appearance. To reduce the reflection on the skin, lightly dust the Loose Powder with the 510 Fan Brush.

Eyes: Queen Ravenna’s eye treatment is soft and subtle. To achieve a rich, long-lasting brow suitable for a queen, transfer the Taupe Eye Pencil onto Brush 210. Follow the natural direction of the hair to fill in the brow. To recreate the soft smoky eye, use the Taupe Eye Color with Brush 810 to completely fill in the top lid and on the outer corner of the lower lash line. Blend the hard edge with Brush 800 and drag the color outward in a wing like upward fashion. Be sure not to droop the outer corner down. Blend the lower lash line with Brush 800 to finish the smoky look. For definition, follow the upper lash line with the Black Cake Liner and Brush 100. Finish with a couple coats of Volumizing Mascara.

Cheeks: Use the Soft Peach Cheek Color to give the illusion of a softer appearance and an overall glow. With Brush 510, apply from the hairline and dust a light application downward to magically soften the shape. Next, lightly dust on the apples of the cheeks.

Lips: To complete the soft, subtle, bewitching recreation of Queen Ravenna, conjure a mixture of Rose Clay and Just Peachy Lipstick. Apply to the lips with Brush 310 and you’ll be appointed fairest one of all.

You can find all the products used to create your own Queen Ravenna look at www.mudshop.com.

My Review: Fake Bake Xtreme Self- Tanning Gel

I’m a self tan junkie, with fair skin I try to avoid  tanning but still want a golden glow. I have tried lotions, sprays, mousse and gel products. My latest favorite is Fake Bake Xtreme! I was torn on what to try and a sales rep at Ulta told me this was a must have and she was right.

The gel formula is really easy to apply and it  looks a bit like chocolate syrup going on so it’s easy to make sure you get a nice even tan. Make sure to exfoliate first you will get a much better and longer lasting tan. And I have found latex gloves are a must have no stained hands and its easier to apply the self tan gel. I like to apply at night before bed then rinse off the color guide in the morning. If I apply Thursday night I have a perfect tan through the weekend.

Definitely on the top of my sunless tanner must have lists, it applies easily  dries fast and sets to a rich golden brown with no hints of orange.


Fake Bake ‘Xtreme’ Self Tanning Gel
Satisfy your desire to elevate your tan to the deepest, darkest level with our new self-tanning gel. A dark sunless tanner for all skin tones.

Fake Bake Xtreme Darkest Self-Tanning Gel uses the highest quality ingredients and tanning agents, combined with new patent-pending technology, to give the ultimate sunless tan. The deeply pigmented gel provides a fast-acting, low-maintenance, long-lasting bronze. Fake Bake’s tanning agents start working upon contact with the skin. However, a nighttime application is recommended to receive the maximum benefits for a perfect, lasting tan. Includes reusable gloves for ideal application and minimal mess.

$29


Instyle: You Can Do Red Lips!

You Can Do: Red Lips
Like the perfect leopard-print stiletto, an amazing red lipstick can transform even the most basic black dress into something startlingly chic. Case in point: Despite some stiff competition from her ambitious right leg, Angelina Jolie’s red lips won us over at the Oscars.

The Basic Tips
• Ditch the chapped lips! For a pitch-perfect crimson like Rihanna’s, exfoliate lips with a wet washcloth, followed by a dab of lip balm.
• Fill in with a liner that matches the natural color of your lips—not the lipstick.
• Apply color with a tiny brush, starting at the center of your mouth and blending outward.

The Basic Products
• Available in four versatile shades, The Nude Liner by Smashbox ($17 each; sephora.com) is easy to blend, and lasts for hours.
• A blue-based crimson like MAC’s Red ($15; maccosmetics.com) brightens up your smile, and neutralizes any discoloration on your teeth with its cool undertones.
• MAC’s 318 Retractable Lip Brush ($23; maccosmetics.com) creates a seamless finish, and thanks to its compact size, is perfect for touch-ups on the go.

I’m scared it will look too harsh.
If a full-on red is too much commitment for you, try out a lip stain instead like YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Orange de Chine ($32; yslbeautyus.com). Just dab a bit of it on the inside center of your lips, then smack them together. The effect is subtle, rosy, and youthful—like you’ve just finished a cherry Popsicle.

What eye makeup do I pair with it?
Although a statement lip works best with minimal eye makeup, that doesn’t mean you have to swear off shadows altogether. Unless you want to channel an ’80s revival, steer clear of bright shades, and stick to sheer neutrals

 

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