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Get The Look: Cameron Diaz at the UK Premiere of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”.

Cameron Diaz was a luminous presence at Tuesday’s UK premiere of What To Expect When You’re Expecting. Makeup artist Emma Lovell used Hourglass Cosmetics to create her leading lady look with a focus on dramatic eyes, plum lips and radiant skin. “The makeup was designed to complement Cameron’s cream Stella McCartney jumpsuit, her choppy blonde bob and her dramatic earrings. I wanted a cute feline eye to be the main attraction, keeping the lips pretty and fresh with a plum stain.”

Skin: Emma primed the skin using Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, which infuses the complexion with 28 beneficial ingredients as it prepares it for makeup. “I love it because it makes the skin lovely and smooth,” she says. She then followed with Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Sand to ensure an exquisitely matte complexion. She also dabbed Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener under the eyes.

Cheeks: Emma applied Hourglass Illume Crème-To-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset. First she applied the bronze shade to contour underneath the cheekbones and then followed with the blush shade on the apples of the cheeks. “I like to use my fingers to seamlessly blend them,” she says. She finished the cheeks off with a hint of luminizer.

Eyes: Emma started by filling in the brows with MAC Eye Brow Pencil in Fling. She then used Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy, applying the shell shimmer shade on the lid and the deep copper shimmer shade in the socket line and along the lash line. She followed with Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner in Ebony. “I started with a very a thin line at the inner corner of the eye and made it thicker as I went along, kicking it out for a subtle kitten eye. After the liquid liner, I went back along the line with the deep copper shadow to soften it—it’s not so retro that way.” After applying Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara on the lashes, she applied a full set of fake lashes.

Lips: Emma used Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Nocturnal, a plum berry shade, and applied it with her fingertips to create a stain effect. She finished with a coat of Rodial Glam Balm. “Cameron took the lipstick with her for touchups during the night,” she says.

You can find all the products used at Hourglass Cosmetics.com

Want to smell like a superhero?

Jads International, LLC has created a line of MARVEL Avengers cologne, and even a Black Widow scent for the ladies. For only $29.99 a piece, you can smell like your favourite Avenger!

Patriot: (Modeled after Captain America) A cologne that pays homage to the confident, stand-up-to-bullies, hard working average Joe in every man. PATRIOT Cologne is both reserved and sexy; like a symbol on a shield or a moniker on a motorcycle helmet. Fresh notes of green lime and white pepper are the first to hit with dry oak wood, sandalwood and tequila accords finishing the adventure. Perfect for any time or place, PATRIOT Cologne puts the Novus Mundus in your strong, sensuous hands for you to embrace and discover.

Mark VII: (Modeled after Iron Man) A resolutely sophisticated cologne forged from the sea, the sun, the earth, and a touch of devil-may-care whimsy. Transparent, aromatic, and modern in nature, Mark VII combines mandarin, neroli, nasturtium and jasmine layered with light patchouli to create a contemporary expression of “I don’t play well with others” confidence; leaving you always ready for whatever a genius, billionaire, playboy-philanthropist might encounter along the way.

Smash: (Modeled after The Hulk) Very unusual and rare materials have been brought together to create a woody aquatic cologne evoking both a serene sense of timeless freedom and a single-minded, unbridled passion for life. Yuzu, bergamot and tarragon create clean, clear top notes along with unexpected accords of water lily and nutmeg. SMASH! then carries an intense woody drydown enriched with Indian sandalwood, vetiver, musk and sharp cedar. Complimentary to a full range of emotions, it wears well no matter where—at work, the lab or an evening out on the town.

Worthy: (Modeled after Thor) This woody citrus cologne is a unique, meaningful combination of bergamot, frozen ginger and wheatgrass blended with a hint of fresh natural grapefruit and layered deeply with aromatic cypress. Basenotes are possessed with sensual, seductive tones of dark amber and cedarwood, protecting and enhancing a deep, dry masculine (dare we say almost God-like?) musk.

Mischief: (Modeled after Loki) Inspired by Thor’s bad brother, Loki, this unisex fragrance combines a base of green tea and amber with bergamot and cardamom in a dangerous-sexy, yet playful way that wears well on anyone, day or night.

Black Widow: (Modeled after Natasha) Russian spy, trained assassin, world-class ballerina, girl from legal department. This perfume has a clear shot of citrus slowly giving way to sensual caramel and honey. The scent dries down with a blend of bitter chocolate, clear patchouli and praline.

Infinity: (Modeled after Nick Fury) This cologne is a seductive fragrance for not just any man, but only for those who will risk everything to keep the dream of freedom alive. And sure, you could describe it as a citron cocktail smoothed over with a couple of stiff shots of tonka bean and guaiac wood, or you could just put it on and know it makes you smell good.

Also COMING SOON: Spider-Man, and Deadpool fragrances.

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Loving L’Occitane’s Delightful Hands Collection!

This Mother’s Day, I gave my mother-in-law this very gift box, and it was a huge hit! I was a bit sad to see it go – because I want one for myself! This is – if you ask me – the perfect gift set, for any occasion. This trio of hydrating and nourishing hand creams lets the senses escape through the delicate fragrance of Peony, the smoothness of Almond and the protection of L’Occitane’s best-selling Shea Butter. The set comes in a beautifully decorated box with a card and ribbon included, making this the perfect gift.

The Collection includes the Pivoine Flora Hand Cream, Shea Butter Hand Cream and Almond Smooth Hands. Price: $28

Visit here to check out the rest of L’Occitane’s other amazing products!


Get Beach- Ready with Ten Tips from Dr. Murad!

As summer approaches, world-renowned dermatologist Howard Murad M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad Inc., is sharing his top ten tips for getting beach-ready. From SPF to foods and exercise, Dr. Murad suggests effective ways to reduce cellulite and protect skin throughout body-baring months.

Tip 1 Start Wearing SPF
No one is ever too young to protect themselves from the sun. The general consensus in the medical community is that the majority of sun damage occurs before a person turns 18 years old. Younger skin is much more sensitive to sun exposure and free radical damage. And many signs of skin damage are cumulative as we age and will likely not be visible until you are much older. I recommend everyone wear SPF on a daily basis because most sun damage occurs during daily activities. This incidental exposure includes more than just direct sunlight on bare skin while you’re tanning. Light also reflects off surfaces, comes through building and car windows and penetrates through clothing.

Tip 2 Eat More Eggs
When weakened skin and connective tissue can no longer hold fat invisibly in place, it migrates up through the skin to become cellulite. To build healthy new cells with strong membranes, your body needs lecithin, which is found in many foods – including eggs, soy, spinach, peanuts, apples, cauliflower, and potatoes.

Tip 3 Try Dry Skin Brushing
This simple technique is one of the most effective exfoliating treatments for skin with cellulite and stretch marks. Use a body brush or exfoliating gloves to remove old dead and dying cells, while simultaneously increasing the blood flow to the affected areas and stimulating the body’s ability to remove built-up toxins.

Tip 4 Add More Raw Fruits and Vegetables to Your Grocery List
Applying topical lotions containing SPF is only one way to protect skin from the sun; select raw fruits and vegetables, as well as dietary supplements, can also help defend skin from the sun and the resulting damage. Add food such as broccoli, tomatoes, cranberries and spinach to your grocery list and take a supplement containing Pomegranate Extract for maximum benefits.

Tip 5 Shape Up Your Self-Image
Since you’ll soon be spending more time showing off your arms and legs, take simple steps to reshape your body into a point of pride by doing some exercise you enjoy at least a few times a week. Getting in shape is more than just a matter of physical exercise, getting in shape will help you feel confident and comfortable as you show off more skin.

Tip 6 Get Your EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids)
Add extra healthy fats to your diet, like flaxseed oil, olive oil, seeds and oil from cold-water fish (like black cod and salmon) to attract water to dehydrated cells and prevent future water loss. Healthy water-tight cells mean better overall skin health including a reduction in the skin damage cycle that leads to cellulite and sagging skin.

Tip 7 Discover Botanicals and Essential Oils
To reduce cellulite, check products for effective botanicals and essential oils such as Aloe Vera, Basil, Cat’s Claw, Cedarwood, Tiger’s Herb, Fennel, Ginger, Grapefruit, Grape Seed, Mint, Pine, Pomegranate, and Tea (black, red, white, and green).

Tip 8 Stretch
In addition to helping your flexibility and enhancing your fitness routine, stretching, including yoga, can have the added benefit of stress relief – which means less cell damage. Optimizing your cellular health is key to look your best in the long and the short term.

Tip 9 Shop Smart
When purchasing a sunscreen, be sure to look for four key basic features: full spectrum sun protection for UVA and UVB radiation, antioxidants to neutralize aging free radicals,
anti-inflammatory agents to prevent redness and soothe skin, and hydrating ingredients to replace moisture loss due to sun exposure.

Tip 10 Adopt an Inclusive Health Lifestyle
A healthy body and complexion are a reflection of total wellness. Inclusive Health, a 3-prong approach to health through topical, internal and emotional self care, provides your body the opportunity to build youthful vitality at the cellular level. By optimizing these three environments, your body and spirit will have the best opportunity to thrive.

 

Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30
Why you need it: Lightweight, shine-free formula provides high UVA/UVB protection
Primary Benefits: Prevents sun and free radical damage and provides an oil-free matte finish

Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30
Why you need it: Delivers maximum UVA/UVB protection for active lifestyles
Primary Benefits: Prevents free radical damage to age-proof skin and resists water for long-lasting defense.