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GOOD CAUSE MAKEUP: Introducing NEW Concept Collection from MAKE‏!

London-based interior and furniture designer Faye Toogood and make-up artist Ayami Nishimura have collaborated to create Aether, the newest concept collection for MAKE. Designed to reflect absolute and eternal beauty, Toogood and Nishimura worked together to ensure the overall mood of the collection was ethereal and reflected Toogood’s inspiration: spirituality, rebalance and ceremony. Toogood also found inspiration in a range of basic materials including plastics, foam, medicine, ice, natural cotton and chalk. Aether embodies these elements, with yellow and light grey hues highlighted against the predominantly tonal, white colour palette.

“The incorporation of minerals and creams within the Aether Collection add new age luster to the face,” says Toogood. “There is a strong reflective quality to the products that offers a feeling of rebalance, retreat and calm. The collection features a range of textures and tones from creamy warms to cold whites, cold silvers to warm pearlescent glitters.”

This is such a great collection. I’ve tried a couple of the pieces, and I absolutely love them! I think my favorite must be the Skin Illuminator. It it WONDERFUL! I keep it in my purse – and when I need a little pick-me-up, I grab that! I love the colors, I love the cause part of the proceeds go to… I love it all!

The Aether Collection includes:

Aether Palette ($25): Velvety Matte and Glitter Eyeshadows are housed in a sleek palette designed by Toogood alongside a Silk Cream Lipstick. The Aether Palette includes five Matte Eyeshadows (Salt Flat, Cool White, Cement, Sulfur and Warm White), two Glitter Eyeshadows (Quartz and Alabaster) and Silk Cream Lipstick (Deep Flesh).

Glitter Eyeshadow ($18): Coated metallic and pearlescent pigments combine to create a single sweep of high sparkle colour. This silky powder shadow blends seamlessly over the eye without creasing or fading. Apply wet for a more dramatic effect. Available in 2 shades: Quartz, Alabaster

Glossing Powder ($22): Delivers a subtle, finished sheen to highlight your best features. Glossing Powder can be worn directly on the skin or over foundation.

Face Gloss ($18): Give your skin a wet glow with Face Gloss. This colourless gloss provides a finished sheen that can be worn directly on the skin or over foundation.

Custom Finish Effects – Matte/Dew ($22): The ultimate skin finisher, this dual texture compact imparts a velvet or dewy finish where
needed. The peach gel formula mattifies and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores while the pink formula glosses skin, for a supple and soft finish.

Matte Eyeshadow ($18): These soft, velvety shadows are highly pigmented for intense, long-lasting wear. Available in 5 shades: Sulfur, Warm White, Cool White, Salt Flat, Cement

Skin Illuminator ($28.50): Instantly illuminate and brighten the skin with this miracle-working pen. Imperfections are diffused, skin appears rested, and the entire complexion enjoys a noticeable radiance boost. Available in: Skír

Luminous Lip Gloss ($18): This gloss delivers high impact shine with transparent coverage in a soft, cushioning texture that leaves lips feeling pampered. The unique hourglass tip applicator glides on effortlessly for perfect application every time. Available in 1 shade: Flesh

Silk Cream Lipstick ($18): Vivid, saturated colour doubles as a protective, moisturizing treatment with this nurturing lipstick. The feather-resistant, hydrating formula is extremely rich and has impressive staying power. Available in 1 shade: Deep Flesh

WHERE TO BUY: www.weseebeauty.com

A portion of each MAKE purchase (33.3%) will directly benefit the WE SEE BEAUTY FOUNDATION, a non-profit organization that funds women-led cooperatives in the U.S. by providing expertise and support to local communities as they work together to build and maintain worker-owned cooperatives.

My husband is obsessed!

A while back I was sent a sample pack of some of Organic Male’s best products. I gave them to my husband to try them out and tell me what he thinks, and he is IN LOVE with the stuff. So am I, and I’ll tell you why! It smells INSANE. Better than cologne, for some reason. Whatever scent they use – it sticks around all day! When he gets home from work, I can still smell it, and it smells so good!

I reached out to the company for full-sized bottles, and here’s what I got! The Purifying pH Balancer, Vitamin A Regulating Serum and Weightless Equalizing Moisture Complex. All three products are so great. They keep your man in tip-top shape – and their skin softer to the touch! Who could say no to that!

OM4 is designed and formulated exclusively for the unique needs and gender specific issues associated with men’s skin.  Male and female skin differs in several significant ways.

  • Key Difference 1:     Men’s skin is oiler than women’s skin due to the production of testosterone.  As testosterone levels decrease over time, the difference in oil production between men and women lessens, as men naturally transition to drier/mature skin in the late 40’s and early 50’s.
  • Key Difference 2:     Despite male skin being oilier, men in fact have smaller sebaceous glands than women.  Since absorption occurs primarily through the sebaceous glands, differing rates of permeation must be factored into product formulation and in which medium to precisely suspend each OM4 bionutrient.
  • Key Difference 3:     Men’s skin is 20%-30% thicker than women’s skin.  Therefore, male skin, in general, tends to be more age-defiant than female skin.  A key challenge is to ensure proper skin nutrition due to slower rates of absorption.
  • Key Difference 4:     Higher oil production gives rise to a series of male skin conditions which also must be addressed in product formulation.  Blemishes, acne, large pores and ingrown hair require advanced formulation.  Targeted ingredients are incorporated to build “preventive maintenance” for men’s skin into each product.
  • Key Difference 5:     Male skin is more sensitive than female skin for several reasons:
    • Historically, men’s skin has been more exposed to the damaging effects of the environment.
    • Daily shaving weakens the acid mantel, the hydrolipidic film, negatively impacting lubrication and skins natural protective system.
    • Shaving can cause, cuts, nicks, razor burn and/or PFB (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae) or razor bumps.
  • Key Difference 6:     Men’s skin ages differently than women’s skin.  Male skin becomes gradually thinner with age, about 1% per year as opposed to female skin changing texture and color due to decreasing amounts of estrogen.
  • Key Difference 7:     Numerous clinical studies triangulate the fact that men experience higher incidences of skin cancer as compared to women.  Melanoma of the head, ears, face and neck are only second to melanoma of the upper back in men.   Sun Screen is important.

So, what are you waiting for?  Simply identify your skin type and we have a color coded, four-step collection of products for you, exclusively.  See for yourself why OM4 is the men’s line 4 men of the world.

Check out everything else Organic Male has to offer HERE!

New! Marc Jacobs Honey

This new Marc Jacobs fragrance sounds interesting but I am not sure I want to smell like honey. I just envision walking outside and being attacked by bees. Has anyone tried the new Honey fragrance?

Honey by Marc Jacobs $52-$92

A sunny, delicious floral—energetic and alluring, with a sparkling, golden touch. The perfect mix of brightness and warmth.

This buzzing fragrance energizes with the freshness of green pear and a bright splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. Orange blossom resides at the heart of the fragrance and mingles with the nectars of honeysuckle and peach for a note of sparkling femininity. Honey, vanilla, and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.

Notes:
Pear, Juicy Mandarin, Orange Blossom, Peach Nectar, Apricot, Honeysuckle, Honey, Golden Vanilla, Smooth Woods.
Style:
Sweet. Sassy. Energized.


New! bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 The Power of Neutrals

This new palette is gorgeous, all the perfect neutral shades for everyday wear. If you haven’t tried bareMinerals solid eye shadows yet you need to check them out. The shadows are highly pigmented and last all day without creasing or fading.

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 The Power of Neutrals

What it is:
An extraordinary palette, featuring pure, intense, provocative color in eight amped-up neutrals.

What it does:
bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow combines our proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex composed of positively-charged, antioxidant-rich sea minerals with cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine, and cucumber—ingredients known to deliver antiaging benefits including reduced appearance of puffiness for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully smooth application of vivid color with 12-hour long-wear. These original shades are the ultimate versatile staples for your eye shadow wardrobe. In a striking spectrum ranging from soft base tones to rich deeps, luxe mattes to luminous shimmers, you’ve never seen neutrals like this before.

This set contains:
- 8 x bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow
- Double-ended eye shadow brush