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Lancôme Bronze Diva Collection 2012

Love the new summer collection from Lancôme, this is a collection of my dream shades! Dying to try the new Artliner Shades and the Color Design Hydra Balm SPF 15. 

Lancôme’s Summer Collection 2012: Bronze Diva
Lancôme invites you to discover the beauty of our Bronze Diva Summer Color Collection. Deep bronze, gold and brown on the eyes anchored by a golden complexion. Add a pop of bright pink and orange on the cheek and a sheer lip for a modern look.

Color Design Palette ($49.50) (Limited Edition)
Pink Safari: Indulge in a limited-edition compact with shades of golden pinks mixed with orange, copper and brown. Inspired by the desert sun and exotic mirages, this new versatile, all-in-one palette conveniently creates a full eye look for day or night.

Star Bronzer Aqua Stick ($39.00) (Limited Edition)
Solaris: Revitalizing stick releases a smooth wave of sheer color onto the skin with gliding, intensely refreshing application and a soothing effect

Star Bronzer Bamboo Bronzer ($46.00) (Limited Edition)
Spice Island: Allover powder bronzer great for face, body and decollete with a limited edition bamboo design. Inspired by the desert sun and exotic mirages, accents of gold, copper and pink come together for a glowing, sun-kissed complexion.

Juicy Tube ($18.00) (Limited Edition)
This ultra shiny gloss sweeps on a sheer, sexy wash of color in a variety of browns, corals, pink and peach shades.
Vanilla Sand: Nude
Peach Nectar: Peach
Pink Hibiscus: Pink
Bronze Cocoa: Bronze

Artliner Waterproof Eye Liner ($29.50) (Limited Edition)
Gold Passion: Gold
Bronze Desire: Bronze
Pink Luxe: Pink

Color Design Hydra Balm SPF 15 ($22.00) (Limited Edition)
New limited edition super-hydrating lip balm to enhance lips with a tint of popping, fresh sheer color. Pamper your lips with long-lasting comfort with this shine-boosting balm that smooths on deep replenishing moisture, and a veil of SPF sun protection.
Lotus Blossom: Pink
Cactus Flower: Coral
Desert Primrose: Pale pink


Release Date: April 2012
Availability: Lancome Counters & Neiman Marcus

Exude Lipstick – Beauty Best Buy!

I love Exude lipstick, it has become my daily go to color. Not only is it super soft and creamy  the plastic container makes getting just the right amount of color a cinch. On top of that it is by far my longest wearing lipsticks love, love, love!

Amy Synnott-D’Annibale of InStyle magazine reveals the best affordable beauty products, as well as a few high-end buys that are worth the splurge. What should you stock up on this season? InStyle magazine spent 8 months interviewing 144 makeup artists, manicurists, hairstylists and dermatologists to find out which beauty products were most worth your money.

Exude Lip Crème
No more melting lipsticks. This ingenious bullet is protected by a plastic barrier, and all nine colors are infused with vitamins C and E to leave lips lush. And you’ll never overapply — one click delivers the perfect amount of color every time. Hearted.
$29 each, 20% off from 4/20 to 5/18, enter BBB20 at checkout;

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Benefit Cosmetics: Snow White and the Huntsman Rare Beauty Kit

A great kit and with two full size items it’s also a great deal! 
It’s movie magic time! — and this fairy tale is all about value. The new Benefit Rare Beauty Kit ($45), a limited edition set released to celebrate the launch of the upcoming movie, Snow White & the Huntsman, comes with products to re-create Snow White’s makeup look from the film, and to keep everything safe from the evil queen, a cute and convenient makeup bag.

The $45 Rare Beauty Kit includes…

A full-size bottle of Benefit POREfessional Primer (regularly $29)
One full-size tube of BADgal Lash Mascara (regularly $19)
A sample size of Benetint liquid blush
A sample size of High Beam highlighter
The makeup bag!
A booklet with a number of tips and tutorials
A card with QR codes to access behind-the-scenes footage of the makeup artists working on the set of Snow White & the Huntsman
The movie hits theaters June 1, but the kit arrives online at April 17 and to stores and counters in May.

PRICE: $45
AVAILABILITY: Coming April 17 to, and to stores and counters in May

Benefit Cosmetics is making fairy tales come true! Check out their Facebook page to enter.

We’re giving away two exclusive private screenings to this summer’s enchanted blockbuster. Plus, you can increase your chances of winning by referring your friends!

Laura Mercier at Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show
Makeup by Talia Shobrook
*All products from Laura Mercier Makeup Collection

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For the Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show, Talia Shobrook, lead makeup artist for the show, was inspired by the fashionable and fresh Marchesa bride-to-be. The makeup look she created was whimsical and effervescent. By carefully selecting a palette of warm and diffused colours, she was able to develop the natural flush that people love for brides, evoking a woman that is both innocent and sensual.

FACE: According to Shobrook, “flawless skin with a fresh and dewy finish was the foundation of the look.”
· First, Talia mixed Laura Mercier Mega-Moisturizer Crème SPF 15 with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance to add a subtle glow to the skin.
· She then covered under eye circles with Laura Mercier Secret Concealer and covered any spots or redness with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.

· Next, she applied Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation to the face.

· Lastly, she used Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder in the T-zone, for control shine, leaving the rest of the skin dewy and fresh.

EYES: According to Shobrook, “we chose to highlight the eye, to add to the allure that a bride’s sparkling eyes have on her wedding day.”

· First, Talia mixed Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colours Stellar and Primrose and applied them on the lid from lashline to the crease.
· Next, she softly contoured the crease with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Fresco.
· Using Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Ballet Pink, she dipped a Laura Mercier Fine Point Eye Liner Brush into water and swirled around the Eye Colour to pick up the product, then drew a line across the lashline, with a slight flick at the outer corner. The eyeliner should be thin, and bright.
· On the lower lashline, she used a Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush to apply Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle just at the lashline and blended slightly to soften.
· Lastly, she finished with a layer of Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara and another layer of Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara to the lashes in the center of the eye.

LIPS & CHEEKS: “By using the same product on the eyes and lips, we allow the fresh-faced bride to only have to carry one product for touch-ups. The creamy formula adds a lovely natural flush to the face,” Shobrook concluded.

· On the cheeks, Talia applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Mango (NEW, launching September 2012) to the apples of the cheeks and blended to give a natural flush in the face. The result is a creamy smooth natural cheek color.
· The look was finished with the punchy Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Mango (NEW, launching September 2012) blended onto the lips as well.