Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

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.

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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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Introducing Urban Decay’s Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!

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Get everything you need to create the perfect smoky eye, Urban Decay style. Zipped inside this sleek, mirrored case are ten decadent shades (five are exclusive), including neutral mattes and shimmering jewel tones for a range of smoky looks. Sure, you can create a smoky eye with a range of gray and black shades. But what about a touch of purple, blue or bronze? The Smoked Palette lets you keep things simple…or get a little more creative. (TIP: If you need a basic daytime look, stick to the range of matte neutrals. Throw the palette in your bag, and add some smoke as you leave the office.) Urban Decay’s secret smoky eye weapon? A blacker-than-black matte pencil. Included with the Smoked Palette is a full-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion, AND a travel-size Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Also included is a beautifully illustrated, step-by-step guide to 12 smoky eye looks, written by Urban Decay founding partner Wende Zomnir. Both smoky-eye pros and shadow newbies will benefit from this detailed guide to looks from “iconic” to “smoldering” to “reality star.”

This thing looks amazing! Methinks I’m going to have to run to Ulta and pick it up!

$29


I need this in my life…. Pronto.

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Over here at Make Her Up, we’re gearing up for our holiday posts – where we share with you the best of the best. You want to give some great gifts this year, don’t you?

What woman doesn’t like to get a new beauty find? So I’m digging around, finding the coolest and baddest gifts for this coming holiday season.

I stumbled across this – and decided I must have it. I’m beyond obsessed with Bliss, always have been. Who do I have to sweeten up to get this goodie?

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What it is:
A spa-powered trio of fabulously fragranced body butters for totally smooth, hydrated, touchable skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Bliss Body Butter restores moisture to even the most rough and scaly skin as it protects from free radicals. It smooths, softens, and hydrates dry skin without making it feel greasy. Coconut oil deeply conditions, soybean oil smooths and revitalizes, and arnica montana extract supports skin‘s natural healing abilities.

This set contains:
– 6.7 oz Lemon+Sage Body Butter™
– 6.7 oz Blood Orange+White Pepper Body Butter™
– 6.7 oz Grapefruit+Aloe Body Butter™

$39 HERE!