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Get The Look: Claire Danes Old Hollywood Glamour at the 64th Annual Emmy’s

Claire Danes at the 64th Primetime Emmys
Look by: Matin Maulawizada, Global Artistry Director for Laura Mercier

Matin describes his inspiration for Claire’s look as a “casual nod to old Hollywood glamour.”

EYES: Claire’s smoky, seductive eyes were the focal point of the look.

· Matin used Laura Mercier Eye Pencil in Extreme Black ($20) to define Claire’s eyes.

· He then heavily lined her eyes using Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Gold ($20). The pencil’s golden base colour complemented the star’s electric yellow dress.

· Matin completed the dramatic look by applying Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour in Burnished Copper ($22) and Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Black Ice ($22) to Claire’s lids.

LIPS: Nude lips modernized the glamorous look.

· Matin layered Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Praline ($20) and Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Angelic ($26) to achieve Claire’s soft, matte lip colour.

FACE: Matin chose to enhance the expecting star’s natural glow and created a “healthy flush using bright pink blush.”

· To achieve a flawless face, Matin first applied Laura Mercier Moisture Suprême Foundation in Sunny Beige ($43).

· He then covered imperfections using Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3 ($30).

· Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander ($22) was then heavily applied to Claire’s cheeks.

· The look was set with Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent ($34).

New from L’OCCITANE!

A beautiful rose scent, that will have you hooked! The newest line from L’OCCITANE, Rose des Champs  is fresh, delicate,  fruity and spring-like. I can’t stop breathing it in, truly a great scent.

L’OCCITANE Rose des Champs  A rose with a slightly rebellious nature reigns over the fields of Provence, carrying an air of freedom. Like these wild and fragrant fields, the new Rose des Champs collection captures the heady sensation of freedom in a floral, pastoral and colorful scent. All of the products in this collection contain a wild rose extract from Provence and fragrance absolutes of small meadow flowers.

The collection includes; Eau de Toilette ($45), Solid Perfume Charm ($12), Silky Body Gel ($25) and Pearl Hand Cream ($10).

I adore the new Bonne Mere scent! I had the chance to try the Gentle Body Wash and the milk and honey scent is downright intoxicating. My kids might be getting a few more baths than usual just so I can inhale the sweet scent on them at story time. I also like to add a little to my bath it makes the bathroom smell great and leave my skin smelling fantastic. 

L’OCCITANE Bonne Mere : In Provence, Oh Bonne Mere! is often used in speech to express surprise, relief, joy, a stroke of good luck or, most importantly, kindness. The products in this vintage-inspired collection feature creamy textures and hypoallergenic formulas. Bon Mere’s gentle Body Washes, Hand Washes, Creams and Soaps are perfect for grown-ups and children with even the most sensitive skin.

Each piece in the collection is available in a milk and honey scent, and includes; Gentle Body Wash ($34), Creamy Hand Wash ($20), Gentle Cream ($22) and Soaps ($7).

L’Occitane products are available at and in over 170 boutiques throughout the U.S.


Disclosure: Complimentary samples were sent to MHU for an honest review, all opinions are 100% our own.

Give Problem Skin the Boot! Check out the new acne fighting products from Murad!

Oh how I love these Clarifying Wipes! I can work up quite a sweat at the gym and sometimes I can’t get right home to shower. I keep a pack of the Clarifying Wipes in my purse and I can get my skin clean on the go. It helps prevent and treat any breakouts and the wipes have quite a bit of  moisture so you I can clean my face, neck and chest. They smell great and leave my face feeling fresh and really clean .

Murad Clarifying Wipes

Whether you have acne due to hormones, genetics, stress or just have oily skin that’s susceptible to the occasional blemish, Murad can help combat those pesky red bumps and breakouts with its new Clarifying Wipes for blemish-prone skin, the latest addition to its award-winning Acne line.

Clarifying Wipes for blemish-prone skin, which is clinically-proven to fight blemishes and remove pore-clogging dirt, features an oil fighting formula that comes in a pre-moistened, ultra-soft wipe to reduce shine, balance and tone blemish-prone skin anytime, anywhere – perfect for those on-the-go!(30 Count, $18)

Take them to the gym, school or work – these wipes are great for a quick midday touchup, in-flight refresher or anytime you want a clean, fresh feeling!

Murad’s Clarifying Wipes for blemish-prone skin ($18.00 for 30 count) are available on They will also be available in select salons, spas and at Sephora and Ulta October 2012

With very fair skin the worst part of a breakout is the redness that can be hard to conceal. I have found Murad Acne Overnight Soothing Gel really helps clear up the redness while I sleep. The formula spreads well and is really refreshing, with a soft peppermint scent. It makes a noticeable improvement in not only the redness but inflammation of blemishes all while you get your zzz’s!

Murad Acne Overnight Soothing Gel 

Have you ever noticed when you break out you’re not just dealing with the pesky bumps but also the redness, irritation and über sensitivity of your skin? As if the acne isn’t bad enough now you have to figure out how to deal with the redness that it often comes with. Today, Murad is announcing a solution, the launch of Acne Overnight Soothing Gel for red, irritated skin, which is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that work all night to help reduce the tenderness and redness caused by acne.

How does it work?
· Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants work to soothe red, inflamed skin
o The complex blend containing a Flavonoid “Naringenin” found in grapefruit, oranges and tomatoes, has strong antisepsis and anti-oxidant properties
· Natural cooling agents such as Peppermint Oil provide a gentle, calming effect on tender and blemished skin

Bonus: This triple-threat not only works to combat redness from acne but also helps alleviate sunburns. Canadian Willowherb helps to diminish redness specifically caused by UV exposure and over-processed skin. As the newest treatment product addition to Murad’s Acne Line, created to reduce acne and acne related issues, Overnight Soothing Gel is the ideal complement to the entire family of products scientifically formulated to combat acne concerns.

Murad Acne Overnight Soothing Gel for red, irritated skin ($30 for 1.7 FL.OZ.) is available on, at the Murad Inclusive Health Spa and Murad Inclusive Health Medical Group and will be available in salons, spas, and at Sephora and Ulta September 2012.

Be still my heart  a multi-tasking skincare product for pores, fine lines and clearer skin! Within a weeks use I could see a definite improvement in my skins clarity and a reduction in pore size.  The formula also helps plump skin to reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. All this and it smells fresh and feels fantastic on my skin!

Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator

Blemishes don’t just torture hormonal teens – recently there are more and more cases of adult acne appearing. Today, Murad is announcing the launch of the Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator to its Anti-Aging Acne Line, created to reduce acne and aging concerns simultaneously. The newPore & Line Minimizing Hydrator refines pores and provides essential hydration to soothe and repair skin breakouts.

Formulated to balance skin and minimize the signs of aging, this dual-action hydrator maintains clear, youthful skin by clearing and tightening pores for a refined complexion while boosting collagen for skin that looks and feels plumper and smoother.

How it works:

· Kombucha Collagen Defense® stimulates collagen production and inhibits its breakdown to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

· Lentil Seed Extract and Witch Hazel tighten pores and help control excess oil

· Cinnamon Extract restores the skin surface by reducing inflammation and optimizing oil production

Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator is available on, Sephora, Ulta, and leading salon and spa locations nationwide ($49.50, 1.7 FL. OZ.).


Disclosure: Complimentary samples were provided to MHU for an honest review, all opinions are 100% our own.

New! Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

I have always loved Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer and the new Crème Compact is amazing! Everything you love about the original version but in solid! It provides such a great coverage but still lets my natural skin show through, I am all for letting your freckles pop. The formula goes on really creamy and smooth and covers really easily. I love that it has SPF 20 and it wears a really long time. A must have for your purse this fall!


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

Finally, the best-selling Tinted Moisturizer is available in a convenient compact! 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!

Available in 12 shades this lightweight coverage hydrates skin will providing a natural look to skin that softens fine lines and evens out skin tone.