Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Extend Your Summer Glow with Anastasia Beverly Hills!

I would show you the before photo but my camera refused to capture that look! 

 

I lucked out with an end of summer cold, besides the sniffles I was starting to look like I live under a rock.  I had a last minute invite to girls night I couldn’t pass up. Dinner and cocktails heal all right? My only worry was  how I was going to hide the look of a nasty head cold. Enter a beautiful gift that arrived in the mail from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

I started with the Highlighting Crème Duo, I love how light it is and how it instantly brightened my face. I have to say the blush shade was a little on the light side but I loved the creamy texture. Then to add a little color I swept the Ilummin8 Bronzer on my T zone and under my cheek bones. Low and behold I was starting to look like a real live girl!

The piece de resistance was the HydraFull Gloss. At first glance I thought the color was pretty but it was just another gloss. Well that must have been the Nyquil talking this stuff is AMAZING! The color wasgreat but the real benefit of this gloss is how amazing it feels on my lips. My lips get so dry in the summer with the sun, wind and outdoor activities and a lot of my glosses seem to only make it worse. Within minutes of applying HydraFull Gloss my lips felt smoother and really hydrated. I noticed hours later my lips still felt soft even after the gloss had faded. I am really excited about this gloss if you know me prepare for me to hold you down if need be to make you try it!

 

Extend Your Summer Glow with Anastasia Beverly Hills!

So long sweet summer? Summer may be ending, but that doesn’t mean your sun-kissed look has to! Anastasia Beverly Hills has the perfect trio of products to extend your summer glow well through the Fall.

Ilummin8 Bronzer
Rival a day at the beach without the sun! Illumin8 Bronzer is the first clinically and consumer-tested bronzing powder that hydrates the skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect for all skin tones, this bronzer will become your Fall makeup go-to. ($29)

Highlighting Crème Duo
(in “St. Tropez” and “Aspen”)
Formulated with Anastasia’s exclusive antioxidant rich Balkan Botanical® Infusion, which is known to help soothe and soften the appearance of the skin, this Highlighting Crème Duo is the perfect pick-me-up for your makeup routine. First, dab on liquid shimmer to hydrate highlighted areas without a hint of greasiness or chalkiness. Top off with a sheer warm glow by blending the cream blush for a flawless finish that compliments any skin tone. The duo boasts light diffusing pigments reveal a subtle glow worthy of the heart of July. ($26)

HydraFull Gloss
Complete your look with this bold, high-shine gloss that wears all day without drying or sticky residue. These Hydrafull Glosses are clinically proven to smooth the texture of lips in 4 weeks flat! Plant extracts increase volume and fullness of lips while this pop of color polishes off your bronzed, glowing look. ($18)

 

Disclosure: MHU received complimentary samples of the above mentioned products for review. All opinons are 100% my own and honest.

NEW PRODUCT! Tom Ford Lip & Cheek Stain

Create a look of sweet enchantment, or bewitching danger with the limited edition Lip and Cheek Stain from Tom Ford’s Fall 2012 Collection. Its conditioning formula gives lips a just-kissed effect with a light stain of deep rose, or it can be worn on the cheeks as a dewy alternative to powder blush. Nourishing açai oil and cherry extract deliver comfort and glossy shine.

I love this color – and I totally want to try it! Haven’t gotten my hands on any Tom Ford products, and I’m dying to try it!

$48.00

True Love Can Be Found in a Compact!

So I  have a little crush on bareMinerals between Big & Bright Eyeliner, Faux Tan, Purifying Facial Cleanser… the list goes on and on. Well this crush of mine has turned into full blown  love with the new bareMinerals READY® SPF 20 Foundation. If you like me have shied away from some of the loose products due to the mess factor this is the product for you!

Just swirl and tap and start to apply in circles. It gives the most beautiful coverage for a flawless look but lets your skin shine through and never looks overdone. My favorite feature is how long this stuff lasts, even on the hottest summer days my face looked as good at the end of the day as the beginning.  It feels so amazingly light and smooth on my skin it is my new go to foundation, Love , Love, LOVE!

bareMinerals READY® SPF 20 Foundation

True, this is technically a foundation. But our proprietary solid mineral technology will give you a completely new perspective on what a foundation can do for you. Invisible long-wearing coverage beautifully covers everything yet feels like nothing. No visible trace of makeup—nothing to see except your best skin ever. And a 108% increase in skin hydration* keeps your skin feeling smooth, fresh and younger-looking. The more you use it, the better your skin looks.

*After 12 hours of wear
Size: 14 g / 0.49 Oz.

$29

I love this brush the bristles are thick but soft and the angle makes perfect application a cinch without wasting product.
bareMinerals Precision Face Brush
Silky synthetic bristles are angled to fit the contours of your face for precise medium-to-full coverage of bareMinerals READY® SPF 20 Foundation.

$28

Same great angled brush but in a convenient retractable purse size.
bareMinerals Retractable Precision Face Brush
Perfect for on-the-go, the silky synthetic bristles of this retractable brush are angled to fit the contours of your face for precise medium-to-full coverage of bareMinerals READY® SPF 20 Foundation.

$22

 

Disclosure: I received complimentary samples of the above mentioned products for review. All opinions are 100% my own and honest.


New! Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact Now Available


Laura Mercier’s biggest launch of the year is officially on shelves: the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact SPF 20! Laura’s Global Artistry Director Matin Maulawizada was on a photo shoot with Rachel Bilson in Thailand earlier this year and noted that it was the only product that would stay flawless in the intense heat.

This innovative update to the classic Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer features a lightweight crème formula that gives skin a dewy, natural-looking flawless finish ideal for all skin types. With SPF 20 and a hint of color, this portable compact is perfect for travel and touch ups on the go. It’s a breakthrough for the Flawless Face!

NEW Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact- Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

Lightweight Formula. Portable Convenience. 12 Flawless Shades. Laura’s latest innovation features a lightweight crème formula that gives skin a dewy, natural-looking flawless finish ideal for all skin types. With SPF 20 and a hint of color, this portable compact is perfect for travel and touch ups on the go. It’s a breakthrough for the Flawless Face!

KEY ATTRIBUTES
· Lightweight formula moisturizes and hydrates skin
· Provides sheer to moderate, buildable coverage with hint of colour for a natural look
· Adds a healthy glow to the complexion with a natural, dewy and luminous finish
· Applies evenly onto skin, doesn’t settle into fine lines
· Visibly evens skin tone and softens fine and dry lines
· Upon application, skin is brighter, more even-toned, and dark spots and imperfections look visibly diminished
· Longwearing formula (6-8 hours) is ideal for active lifestyles
· Stays color-true, does not oxidize and wears evenly
· Broad spectrum SPF 20 provides UVA and UVB protection
· Easy-to-use, perfect for travel compact comes with a luxurious new sponge applicator
· For all skin types, including sensitive skin; non-comedogenic
· Non-greasy, fragrance-free, talc-free
· Dermatologically tested; allergy tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation

SPONGE APPLICATOR
· Luxurious High Grade Sponge provides a soft luxurious feel upon application. Custom-designed, this sponge’s density and thickness was created specifically to compliment the formula. Anti-copper treated to preserve cleanliness and prevent discoloration. Refill sold separately.

KEY INGREDIENTS
· Features an Antioxidants Vitamin C and E to help protect skin from environmental stressors.
· Vitamin C also provides skin brightening properties.

Shades: 12 (Porcelain, Blush, Nude, Bisque, Sand, Fawn, Almond, Tawny, Caramel, Tan, Walnut, Mocha); shade range follows best-selling Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 lineup

Retail Price: $45.00

Availability: NEW Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen will be available at nationwide Laura Mercier retailers beginning September 2012.