Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Fake the Perfect Golden Glow with St. Tropez!

 

I am a  self tanner junkie and I have found a new favorite! The St. Tropez line creates such an authentic tan, its east to forget it came from a bottle. the product is a tinted foam making streak free application really easy. The best part is the natural brown color that looks like you just returned from the tropics.

Be sure to use gloves to apply or your hands will reveal the secret to your amazing tan. On top of the beautiful golden color its the longest lasting self tanner I have found I get solid week of great color before it starts to fade. Check out the different shades to get your perfect depth of tan.

 

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse and Application Mitt
What is it: A super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse delivers the ultra-even, allover tan you’ve always wanted. Ideal for the face and body, Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse provides an even, flawless skin finish. The applicator mitt is included to help provide even and smooth results. The mitt has a water-resistant barrier to ensure fingers and palms remain unstained as you glide on the Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse.

Who is it for: Both men and women of any skin tone.

Why is it different: Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse is infused with conditioning aloe vera and long-lasting color. You’ll have a perfectly natural-looking, streak-free tan that dries in as little as 60 seconds. Innovative Aromaguard fragrance technology helps eliminate the tell-tale, self-tan aroma and instead gives a beautiful, subtle-yet-refreshing fragrance.

How do I use it: For best results, exfoliate and moisturize dry areas thoroughly before applying. Help protect light eyebrows and hairline with a little extra moisturizer. Then, pump the mousse onto the applicator mitt and sweep it from top to toe. A guide color ensures you’re well covered, as it’s only missed areas that can look patchy.

Once you’ve got even coverage, wait for 60 seconds before getting dressed. Then try not to get wet or sweat for at least four hours. Finally, shower off to reveal a perfectly golden, natural-looking tan.

To maintain, re-apply a couple of times a week, nourish daily with moisturizer and smooth with regular exfoliation for ultimate results.

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for review, all opinions are 100% my own.

Smashbox Fall 2012 – Image Factory

With the world’s top photographers, artists and A-listers meeting at Smashbox Studios every day to create tomorrow’s trends, it’s no wonder their studios are considered the modern-day image factory. Lori Taylor Global Pro Lead Makeup Artist for Smashbox Cosmetics “Loves this collection because it’s really all you need to create your own unforgettable look that’s totally on trend for fall.”

Icon Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00)
Inspired by some of the hottest eye looks from the Smashbox studios, the Photo Op Palette features the iconic eyeshadow formula in all the soft, essential shades of the season. Includes a double-ended brush for flawless application. Shades in Icon include: Alabaster, Thunder, Blackout, Roast, Black Currant, Seafoam.

Muse Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00)
Inspired by some of the hottest eye looks from the Smashbox studios, the Photo Op Palette features the iconic eyeshadow formula in all the soft, essential shades of the season. Includes a double-ended brush for flawless application. Shades in Muse include: Russet, Truffle, Bare, Juniper, Sandstorm, Sumatra.

Waterproof Eyeshadow Liner ($22.00)
Charcoal Black
Metallic Bronze Brown

Airbrush Whipped Cheek Color ($29.00)
Dusty Rose Pink
Berry Bliss Berry

Lip Enhancing Gloss Duo ($24.00)
Fab/Snappy Peach-brown / pink
Luxe/Chic Berry / peach

AVAILABLE AT: Smashbox.com, Sephora, Sephora Inside JC Penney, ULTA, Nordstrom, QVC, Beauty.com and select Macy’s

Benefit How To Look Good At Everything.

Benefit How to Look the  Best at Everything

What it is:
A four-piece flawless complexion makeup kit exclusive to Sephora.

What it does:
Benefit’s custom skin perfectors come together in this convenient kit to give you an even, luminous complexion. Blend away imperfections and minimize the appearance of pores with the must-haves in this collection.

I love Benefit’s kits as they give you everything you need and really make it easy.

  • Prep skin using POREfessional. I love this stuff makes goes on light and airy and makes pores disappear.
  • Apply Bo-ing  in a triangle shape, extending down to the cheekbone /lower part of the nose and blend well. You get two shades in your kit to make sure you get the perfect coverage. Apply concealer to any other trouble zones
  • Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow, use foundation sparingly.
  • Use “Hello Flawless”! Powder to set your look.

This set contains:
– 0.25 oz The POREfessional
– 0.23 oz Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow SPF 25 PA+++ in “Cheers To Me” Champagne (light kit); “Cute as a Bunny” (medium kit); “I’m Haute for Sure” (deep kit)
– 2 x 0.05 oz BOI-ING in 01 and 02 (light kit); 03 and 04 (medium kit); 04 and 05 (deep kit)
– 0.14 oz “Hello Flawless!” in “Me, Vain?” Champagne (light kit); “I’m so Money!” (medium kit); “I’m so Glamber” (deep kit)

$30


Introducing the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund.

Laura Mercier gives back with the launch of the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Its mission is to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts that will help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer. Beginning in September 2012, in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 100% of the profits from the sale of two products – Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette and Rose Hope Lip Glacé – will be donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund.

BONNE MINE HEALTHY GLOW FOR FACE & CHEEKS CRÉME COLOUR PALETTE

This ultra-sheer, blendable and portable palette was inspired by Laura Mercier’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin and give them an immediate healthy glow. Skin is left with a natural “no makeup” glow that looks soft and sun-kissed.

The Bonne Mine Palette includes:
1 Bronzer Veil
2 Cheek Veils
2 Glow Veils

Application Instructions:
Step 1:
Start with a warm sun-kissed face. The sheer creamy formula gives skin a natural bronzed look.
Laura’s secret – use your fingertips to apply Bronzer Veil over areas where the sun naturally hits, like cheeks, nose, browbone, forehead and chin.
Step 2:
Add a touch of colour to cheeks. The creamy, sheer, buildable shades add a natural pop of colour over the Bronzer Veil.
Laura’s secret – use your fingertips to blend Cheek Veil over the apples of your cheeks. You can apply either shade alone, or blend both shades together for a custom colour.
Step 3:
Finish with a healthy glow. In this final step, the creamy, luminous highlighters give skin a natural radiance.
Laura’s secret – use your fingertips to blend Glow Veil over the high points of your face…the cheekbones, center of nose, browbone, cupid’s bow and top of forehead.

Suggested Retail Price: $48

Availability: Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Bonne Mine Healthy Glow For Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette is a permanent addition to the Laura Mercier product line, and it will be available at Laura Mercier retailers nationwide beginning September 2012.

ROSE HOPE LIP GLACÉ

Laura Mercier Lip Glacé is a high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine.

Application Instructions:
Mercier Lip Glace can be applied directly to lips or layered over Laura Mercier Lip Colours.

Suggested Retail Price: $24

Availability: Laura Mercier Rose Hope Lip Glace is a limited-edition addition to the Laura Mercier product line, and it will be available at Laura Mercier retailers nationwide beginning September 2012.

ABOUT LAURA MERCIER
Laura Mercier Cosmetics is a global luxury line of Cosmetics, Skincare, Body & Bath and Fragrance. Founded in 1996, the Laura Mercier philosophy revolves around The Flawless Face- the concept that making skin look perfect is the first and foremost important thing a woman can do to achieve a great look. Laura believes that a flawless look begins with a fresh canvas, and each product has been specially developed to allow every woman to achieve an incredibly even, smooth, natural-looking complexion. Laura Mercier is an international brand sold in 26 countries. Key US retailers include Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Sephora.