Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Get a Flawless Fall Look with Pür Minerals

Pür Minerals has the perfect products and hues to stock your makeup bag with fall essentials.

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Pür Minerals Lip Gloss Sticks
Achieve maximum color and shine with Pür Minerals’ Lip Gloss Sticks. Condition and color your lips with deep, bold shades like Berry Pretty, Rum Raisin and Game Day. ($16, PurMinerals.com)

pur minerals chateau cheeks

Its a close tie for which of the Chateau Cheeks blushes I love more. The creamy version in flirt is so easy to apply and I love how it feels on my skin. And its very long wearing for a blush. The pressed powder formula has the most amazing pigment and its a great blush that lasts all day. Either way you can’t go wrong, but it can’t hurt to try both.

Below you can see a swatch of the creamy Flirt blush on the right and the pressed powder blush in Savvy.

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Pür Minerals Chateau Cheeks Pressed Powder Blush
Find your inner glow with the new Chateau Cheeks Pressed Powder Blush. Go one shade darker this season to highlight and accentuate features. Your cheeks will look and feel better with this anti-aging, paraben-free and gluten-free formula. ($18, PurMinerals.com)

pur minerals eye trio

I am a long time fan of Pür Minerals eye shadow trios. The colors are so vibrant and super pigmented. I love all the looks I can create with just one trio. But the best part they stay put all day, no creasing, smudging or fading. The swatch below is using the Little Miss Perfect trio, definitely the most used eye shadow in my collection right now.

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Pür Minerals Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trios
Give your makeup look a velvety smooth finish with the . This line offers ten different palettes of warm hues, and paired with your favorite Pür Minerals’ mascara, your eyes are sure to pop this autumn. ($26, PurMinerals.com)

You can learn more about Pür Minerals and purchase online at www.purminerals.com.

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for potential review. We were not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Laura Mercier Holiday Gifts that Give Back

We all know how chaotic it can be during the holiday season—and finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be challenging. Luckily it’s easier than ever to give a great gift that also gives back this holiday season – with the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette ($48), Lip Glacé in Peach Hope ($25) and Bracelet of Hope ($35). They are all amazing products that give back 100% to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund, which raises awareness and funds research to help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer.

The Lip Glacé in Peach Hope and Bracelet of Hope are the perfect stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts under $35, while Bonne Mine is a great gift for under the tree for any woman looking for an easily portable universal compact that provides a healthy glow.

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Laura Mercier Bonne Mine $48.00
This ultra-sheer, blendable palette was inspired by Laura’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin and give them an immediate healthy glow. From bronzer, to cheek colour, to glow, it’s easy to customize your look.

Laura loves the finished effect – skin has a natural “no makeup” glow that looks soft and sun-kissed, not to mention the portability and ease of the compact.

 

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Laura Mercier shop for a cause lip glacé $25.00
A high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. Any skin tone is virtually enhanced by creating a subtle contrast in texture.

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Laura Mercier ovarian cancer fund bracelet of hope $35
Laura Mercier gives back with the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Our mission is to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts that will help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer. For the month of September, in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Laura Mercier launches a Bracelet of Hope, with 100% of the profits from the sale donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund.

SHOP FOR A CAUSE: 100% OF THE PROFTS FROM THE SALE OF THIS PRODUCT GO TO THE LAURA MERCIER OVARIAN CANCER FUND – WWW.LMOCF.ORG

New! Osmosis CC Cream with Japanese Peppers & Reflective Lifting Technology

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I have tried so many BB and CC creams over the last year and there are very few that are even worth mentioning. When I heard about the new Osmosis CC Cream I figured it would be another tube on the shelf that looked and felt more like a tinted moisturizer.

The Japanese Pepper ingredient sounded interesting so I figure why not give it the old college try. So hoped out of the shower and pumped a bit on my hand. At first the color took me by surprise that it was so white with tiny color beads. I thought it was going to be way too light.

swatch osmosis colour cc cream

Then I applied to my skin and noticed once I started rubbing it in the little beads of color burst and it actually matched my skin perfectly. Better than I could match myself shopping for foundation.

before and after osmosis cc cream

I happened to have a minute the first time I tried this and took a before and after picture. Now after a rough week, and little sleep I was looking like I was rode hard and put away wet (and not in a good way).  After I applied it I was pleasantly surprised how much better my skin looked. It evened out the ruddiness and hid the marks of a crappy week of sleep. My skin felt and looked so much smoother and clearer.

I have been using this daily for almost 2 weeks now. Yep, this has become my daily go-to foundation. And I love how great it makes my skin look, good enough I skip mascara and other makeup most days. But my favorite thing is it stays matte all day long, no mid day shine or end of day greasy feel. My skin looks and feels amazing from the moment I apply to when I remove it at night.  All that and its improving the tone and texture of my skin while its on. Think will be a long term relationship for me.

 

Osmosis Colour CC Cream
Light Lifting Effects & True Tone Technologies paired with Japanese Pepper Extract provide skin-tightening, correcting and brightening benefits

Osmosis Colour’s NEW CC Cream provides natural, lightweight color correcting coverage to perfect, tighten, smooth and illuminate the skin.

Available in 4 shades (Neutral, Ivory, Warm & Mocha), the line creates a bright even tone with lifting and hydrating benefits. The result is a cream that restores uneven skin tones, reduces dark spots, and minimizes pores while offering anti-wrinkle and elasticity support.

As one of the most scientifically advanced skincare lines, the magic behind the Osmosis Colour CC cream lies in True Tone Technology and their exclusive Light Lifting Effects. True Tone Technology features natural makeup encapsulated in micro-capsules that burst to provide perfect pigments that transform into your own skin tone when applied. The cream’s formula is then enhanced with Light Lifting Effects which diffuse skin discoloration while giving the enhanced appearance of a brighter, more youthful complexion.

Product Highlights

  • Titanium Dioxide: Excellent natural UV protection with light reflective benefits. The reflective qualities create the effect of brightening and lifting of the skin’s appearance.
  • Adenosin: Has the ability to increases the production of dermal fibroblast proteins (elastin and collagen), It increases blood flow to the outer layers of the skin improving cell volume resulting in a healthier and more youthful appearance.
  • Zanthoxylum Piperitum (Japanese Pepper) Fruit Extract: Source of antioxidants which are essential in preventing and repairing damaged tissue by slowing down the effect of free radicals on the skin.
  • Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract: A natural anti-bacterial agent, a potent anti-microbial and anti-fungal agent with anti-biotic and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Price: $38, 1.7oz via skincarebyalana.com


Make Up Forever teams up with Fifty Shades of Grey for new beauty line!

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Are you a Fifty Shades of Grey fan? How about a Make Up Forever fan? Well it’s you’re LUCKY DAY!!

A new line of makeup inspired by the sexy bokks/film will give fans the chance to channel their ‘Anastasia Steele!’

This limited-edition collection features four different sets, and will debut on December 26th. According to WWD.com, the sets will “start out sweet and get increasingly passionate and sultry.”

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While the beauty products are free from handcuffs and whips, the rope-bound ‘Desire Me’ blush trio and brush ($49) is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

Then there is the $79 ‘Give In To Me’ set, which includes a four-shade eyeshadow palette, eyeliner, lipstick, lip gloss and mascara and comes complete with a lockable keepsake box, perfect for hiding any illicit secrets.

The range, which will be sold exclusively at Sephora, also includes two ‘Tease Me Lip Trios’, in ‘Innocent’ and ‘Passionate’. Priced at $32 each, they feature a smudge-proof lip liner, a long-wearing lip gloss, and a more lightweight lip gloss.

And it seems the Make Up Forever collection is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of new Fifty Shades of Grey merchandise.

Earlier this year the book’s author, E.L. James, posted a series of images of new products that are set to be released alongside the movie, including Fifty Shades wine and bondage gear.

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