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A Sunless Tan That Can Boost Your Mood?

While Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is no secret, the benefits of using Vitamin D3 during the colder months might be. Vitamin D3 helps improve many symptoms of SAD – low energy, fatigue and depression. It helps to lift moods during cold weather months when days are short and more time is spent indoors, while also helping to noticeably improve skin redness and imperfections.

The perfect antidote to dull, lackluster skin, Brownberry Sunless Tanning Spray is a newly launched clear sunless tanning spray enriched with Vitamin D3. Not only can you maintain a healthy summer glow well into the fall season, but you can also reap the benefits of Vitamin D3 Brownberry that can help boosts one’s mood.

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SPRAY ON A LITTLE SUNSHINE

Brownberry New York, what originally began as Manhattan’s first mobile spray tan service, has recently launched its Clear Sunless Tanning Spray, the debut product in the company’s new retail line.

The only sunless tanning spray on the market enriched with super-nutrient Vitamin D3, the Clear Sunless Tanning Spray is dermatologist-tested, paraben and oil-free, and can be used on both the face and body. The unique formula is supercharged with powerful antioxidants that help smooth and soften skin and conceal minor skin imperfections, while delivering a healthy, sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of UV rays and sun damage.

The foolproof application features a 360-degree continuous spray actuator, allowing the light, rub-free mist to be evenly applied upside-down, ideal for hitting those hard-to-reach areas that can often result in splotchy, uneven application.

The Clear Sunless Tanning Spray is $45 and available online at Brownberry New York. Meant to be applied at night, the spray delivers a safe, naturally flawless glow that develops within hours for a “fresh-from-vacation” luminous look that lasts up to 8 days.

About Brownberry Clear Sunless Tanning Spray:
Made of only the finest ingredients and dermatologist tested, Brownberry’s continuous spray formula combines a clear sunless tanner with Vitamin D3, a vital nutrient women lack universally from sunshine and natural food sources alone. Applied topically Vitamin D3’s antioxidant properties smooth and soften skin while also linked to treating skin conditions like Vitiligo and Psoriasis. The fresh green tea scented mist is lightweight and non-drying with superior even coverage, providing a safe, naturally flawless glow.

Get The Look: Michelle Dockery at the 2013 Emmy Awards

65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

 

Michelle Dockery Emmy Awards 2013
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Nominee, Downton Abbey
Look by Jordan Long for Laura Mercier

For Dockery’s 2013 Emmys makeup look, makeup artist Jordan Long was inspired by a series of stunning watercolors painted by the artist David Downton in the January 2013 issue of Vanity Fair. In order to complement the classic femininity and clean lines of Dockery’s custom made Prada gown, Long kept her makeup very minimal, focusing on her glowing skin and strong brows.

FACE: Flawless, glowing skin
• Long first prepped the skin with a moisturizer, eye cream and Laura Mercier Lip Balm, ($20).
• Next, Long applied a fine layer of Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation in Soft Ivory, ($45), using a damp sponge. Then she used Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC#1, ($32) to conceal the skin only where needed.
• She then brushed Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander, ($24) on the apples of the cheeks. In order to give Dockery a subtle glow, Long mixed Laura Mercier Secret Brightener, ($30) with the cream blush.
• Next, she applied a light dusting of Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder, ($35), concentrating solely on the t-zone.
• Lastly, Long layered Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander, ($24) on top of the powder, using the Laura Mercier Finishing Brush, ($42).

LIPS: Neutral lips contrasted the star’s bright, red gown
• Long applied Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bellini, ($24) to Dockery’s naturally pigmented lips.

EYES: Strong brows were the focal point of the eyes
• First, Long blended Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Fresco, ($23) over the entire lid.
• Next, she used the Laura Mercier Eye Crease Travel Brush, ($29) to blend in Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Ballet Pink, ($23) at the center of the lids and into the corner of the eyes, providing a subtle shimmer.
• She then applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Blanc, ($23) just under the star’s brows.
• Long smudged Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Espresso, ($22) very tightly to the lashline and followed with three coats of Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara in Black, ($20) on the upper and lower lashes. She then added a strip of Laura Mercier Center Faux Eyelashes, ($18) to provide a “fluttery pop.”
• To finish the look, Long filled in and slightly extended Dockery’s brows with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Coffee Ground, ($23) using the Laura Mercier Angled Eye Colour Brush, ($29).

 

All the products used to create Michelle’s look can be found at www.lauramercier.com

Review: Fake Bake ‘Xtreme Self Tanning Gel

It may officially be Fall but that doesn’t mean I am ready to go back to pasty white. I am naturally very pale and love good self tanners that can leave me with a nice glow that brightens my complexion. One of my favorites right now is Fake Bake Xtreme.

The gel formula is really easy to apply, it has a really dark tint its easy to make sure you get a nice even tan. I just hop in the shower, exfoliate then thoroughly dry my skin and I’m ready to apply. The enclosed latex gloves make it easy to apply without stained hands. I like to apply at night before bed then rinse off the color guide in the morning. If I apply Thursday night I have a perfect tan through the weekend.

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Definitely on the top of my sunless tanner must have lists, it applies easily  dries fast and leaves my skin with a nice healthy glow.


Fake Bake ‘Xtreme’ Self Tanning Gel
Satisfy your desire to elevate your tan to the deepest, darkest level with our new self-tanning gel. A dark sunless tanner for all skin tones.

Fake Bake Xtreme Darkest Self-Tanning Gel uses the highest quality ingredients and tanning agents, combined with new patent-pending technology, to give the ultimate sunless tan. The deeply pigmented gel provides a fast-acting, low-maintenance, long-lasting bronze. Fake Bake’s tanning agents start working upon contact with the skin. However, a nighttime application is recommended to receive the maximum benefits for a perfect, lasting tan. Includes reusable gloves for ideal application and minimal mess.

$29


Get The Look: Kerry Washington at the Emmys

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On Scandal, Kerry Washington is known for her tailored white ensembles and hard-boiled demeanor, but at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, the actress revealed an infinitely more romantic side. Complementing Washington’s blush-colored Marchesa gown was an equally ethereal makeup look by Hourglass. “The inspiration came from the delicate dress,” says makeup artist Carola Gonzalez, who combined velvety matte skin, purple lids and luminous cheeks for a look that was as pretty as the floral embroideries on Washington’s gown. “Although I like a matte finish, especially for awards shows, I added a radiance to her skin with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light. It’s the perfect shade for Kerry.”

Here’s how to replicate the look:

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COMPLEXION: Prime the skin with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, and follow with Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in warm beige. “I’m really impressed with the airbrushed finish this foundation creates,” says Gonzalez. “And I really don’t need to use powder anymore.” Conceal any imperfections with Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in honey.

BROWS: Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette.

EYES: Apply the mauve shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition to the inner corner of the eyes and the lids, and the eggplant shimmer shade to the outer edge of the eye and beneath the bottom lash line. Blend the two shades together. Apply Ardell Natural Lashes in 110, line the eyes with Hourglass Script Precision Liner in Jett, and finish off with three coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara.

CHEEKS: Apply Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light on the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. Apply Lancôme Blush Subtil in Sparkling Rose to the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temples.

LIPS: Prep lips earlier with Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil for superior hydration. Apply Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Truth, a beige rose, for the finishing touch.

All the products used to create Kerry’s look can be purchases at hourglasscosmetics.com