Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Fall 2012: Urban Decay Smoked Palette

Smoked Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00)

Where there’s smoke…there’s fire! The most-sought after look across the globe is the illustrious, elusive smoky eye. Whether you’re an old pro, or a smoky novice, Urban Decay’s Smoked Eyeshadow Palette makes sultry eyes not just possible, but easily doable for everyone! Look smokin’ hot, red carpet and paparazzi ready, using your own mad skillz’! Smoked is packed with everything needed to smoke out like a pro.

  • Asphalt Deep gunmetal with silver micro glitter and metallic base
  • Backdoor True dark brown with matte finish
  • Barlust Dark golden brown with metallic finish
  • Blackout Blackest black with matte finish
  • Evidence Deep navy blue with shimmery finish
  • Freestyle Light pantyhose nude with matte finish
  • Kinky Soft ivory peach with matte finish
  • Loaded Deep emerald shimmer with metallic base
  • Mushroom Warm grey with shimmery finish
  • Rockstar Deep aubergine with shimmery finish
  • Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
  • Primer Potion (Original)

Benefit’s the POREfessional.

After writing about POREFessional, I had to go get a tube and let me tell you its better than I hoped. The product is so smooth and felt airy and light on my skin. It leaves my face silky smooth and barely a pore in sight. I find its most effective on my skin when I use it as the last step in my makeup routine. Another superb Benefit product!

Benefit: the POREfessional
PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores

Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.

  • Apply the POREfessional from the center of the face outward by patting lightly with fingertips…pay particular attention to the T-zone area. Keep it in your bag for touch-ups during the day.


You must try Murad’s Skin Perfecting Primer, named “Best Bronzer” by SELF Magazine!

Hybrids® Skin Perfecting Primer has quickly landed on my must-have list. I pretty much ONLY use Murad products on my face, whether it’s face wash or lotion – I’m SOLD. When I heard they were launching a new line of products that not only help my skin – but also can be used as makeup – I was in heaven! I’ve had a couple weeks to try these new products, and they ARE as amazing as you would expect from Murad. Simply PERFECTION.

BB creams come in a variety of different formulations and qualities mainly perceived as being anti-inflammatory and having a soothing effect.  The big draw with BB Creams is that they’re all-in-one products typically featuring moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock.

So how do Murad Hybrids combine skin care and makeup into one? To give you flawless skin with lightweight coverage, Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer comes in either a matte makeup finish or dewy makeup finish and can be applied either underneath makeup or in place of it, evening skin tone and minimizing pores while delivering skin-nourishing ingredients. The line also includes two additional primers with added benefits. Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Acne and Shine Control conceals flaws while controlling acne breakouts and shine, and Hybrids Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15 | PA creates a golden glow while protecting and firming skin.

Hybrids® Skin Perfecting Primer Dewy Finish

Why you need it:

Oil-free primer ignites a radiant glow, powered by light-enhancing minerals
Primary Benefits:

  • Restore smoothness while a universal shade provides the perfect skin tone match
  • Minimize the appearance of pores

GO HERE for more information – or to pick some up!

REVIEW: BABOR Mild Peeling, Self Tanning Foam and Self Tanning Concentrate

This summer, take a safer approach to achieving a desirable sun-kissed look. No need to be exposed to the sun’s harmful rays—prep and prime skin for a faux glow the sun worshipers will envy with BABOR’s Mild Peeling, Self-Tanning Foam and Self Tanning Concentrate.

Start by exfoliating dry, dead cells allowing skin to easily absorb the treatment product. BABOR Mild Peeling, formulated with herbal grains and finely ground peach kernels, gently eliminates surface lines while plant lipids help balance and condition the complexion, prepping skin perfectly for a self-tanner.

The Self Tanning Foam by BABOR adds more than a golden glow. The dual-phase body foam glides on smoothly to provide a streak-free, natural-looking tan while an innovative anti-aging complex containing elderberry extract, tropical almond and tannic acid, firms the skin. Key ingredients vitamin E and amaranth seed oil trap free radicals, promote regeneration and protect skin against UV-induced irritations.

For face, the Self Tanning Concentrate can be added to ANY daytime moisturizer or used alone for a gradual sun-kissed complexion. This quick absorbing, fragrance-free formula immediately reveals a streak-free golden glow.

I love these products because I love getting tan – in a healthy way. The sun just down right scares me. I’m even more afraid of tanning booths – so what’s a girl to do! I’ve tried all three of these products, and I absolutely love them! They don’t look FAKE at all, which is (to me) the #1 most important feature in a self-tanning product. It just looks like you’ve been naturally sun-kissed! Love it!

Retail Prices: Mild Peeling, $24; Self-Tanning Foam, $30; Self-Tanning Concentrate, $30

Available at and select spas nationwide