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Review: Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow and Perversion Mascara!

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Over the last week I’ve purchased Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Sellout, a nude/shimmer color that is absolutely stunning. I love it! It is highly pigmented, and lasts all day!

Insane color payout. A velvety, suede-like smoothness and blendability. Urban Decay’s  mind-blowing formula delivers unmatched performance in a stunning array of shades. They created an Eyeshadow formula that will BLOW YOUR MIND. (And the packaging is amazing too!)

THE FORMULA
Soft, amazingly velvety texture
• Rich, dense and decadent color
• Smooth, uniform pigment distribution and blendability
• Long-lasting, crease-free wear

The secret to the new formula is their Pigment Infusion System™, a vehicle for color that holds tightly to pigment and gives the formula its glide. The proprietary blend of ingredients allows color to weave itself through the Eyeshadow formula. What does all that mean? Insane payout. Color that stays on your lids. Sparkle that doesn’t fall. And a velvety, suede-like smoothness and blendability.

This amazing technology works for every shade and finish. Have you ever had trouble blending a black or purple shade? How about a matte? Every Urban Decay shade goes on silky, blends easily and stays put. (It’s true!)

$18

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I paired that with a sample I’ve recently gotten from UD, their Perversion mascara. Boy do I wish I had more of this stuff! It is absolutely AMAZING! It goes on easily – and it makes my lashes look ridiculously long! Check out the final result of these two products together below!

Get bigger, blacker, badder lashes with our ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara. So intense you might need a safe word, Perversion glides on and gets you sexy in one stroke. (Yet it won’t quit until you say when.) It’s insane how black it is…the purest, deepest, most intense black color imaginable.

Perversion has a creamy, full-bodied texture that’s not too dry, not too wet. This allows just the right amount of “pull” so it glides through lashes. The result: incredible control for insane lashes. Go ahead and pile on coat after coat. Want to apply more before you go out at night? No problem. Even if it’s been all day since you applied, more Perversion always means more beautiful lashes. Their formula NEVER gets brittle or clumpy.

Perversion Mascara contains Hairdensyl, a complex blend of proteins and amino acids—including marine glycogen, known to stimulate lash growth. Honey extract provides deep nourishment, sea idrolized elastine stimulates the hair follicle, and marine collagen protects.

The twisted trim on the high-tech, volumizing brush latches on to each lash to separate and define; finally, a volumizing mascara with a clean, clump-free finish. It pulls through lashes smoothly and lays down a generous amount of product. No need to wiggle the wand or maneuver it at all different angles!

If you need to apply in public, you’ll look good holding Perversion. They emblazoned their gorgeous, highly metallized black tube with a big purple “Perversion” and our tagline: “Bigger. Blacker. Badder.”

$22

 

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*Disclosure: I purchased these two products myself, and was not paid for this post. The opinions here are 100% my own, and were not paid for. Some technical info included from Urban Decay’s website.

Celeb Must Have: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

What do Margot Robbie, Mamie Gummer and Judith Godreche all have in common?

The ladies were spotted at Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, stocking up on their favorite Sugar Lip Treatments from Fresh! Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are a celeb must-have for their nourishing formula and subtle pop of color. Proven to provide 6 hours of significant moisture, they’re ideal for shielding starlets lips from the chilly Sundance weather.

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Fresh’s newest Sugar Lip Treatment, Sugar Rosé Extreme, launches this February and offers a sheer, rosy tint for a perfectly kissable pout. It even comes in special packaging – a beautiful graphic rose pattern printed on the box and aluminum case makes it a makeup bag must-have!

You can purchase the new Fresh Sugar Rosé Extreme at www.sephora.com.

Vita Liberata: Hollywood’s “Go-To” for Skin Finishing

Award season is in full swing and Vita Liberata has become this year’s red carpet ‘Must Have’ beauty product thanks to VIP Skin Finishing Expert and Vita Liberata brand ambassador Fiona Locke.

Locke’s client roster includes Katie Cassidy, Marcia Gay Harden, Giuliana Rancic, Patricia Heaton, Beth Behrs, Allison Tolman, Anna Gunn, Laura Dern and many more. Fiona and Vita Liberata have worked tirelessly to change the way ‘self tanning’ is perceived, “It’s removing the idea of ‘spray tanning’ and giving skin a more modern, fresh and natural appearance,” notes Fiona. “I love exclusively using Vita Liberata luxury tanning and skin care products, because they are organic, long-lasting, and scent-free. It’s taking perfection to the next level.”

 

Katie Cassidy at 72nd Annual Golden Globes January 11, 2015
“For the beautiful long legs of Katie Cassidy the longest lasting tan is essential when attending all the parties during award season! The best product to get the tan that lasts is Vita Liberata pHenomenal Tan Mousse– lasts 2-3 weeks! To lengthen the life of your tan, use Vita Liberata’s ‘Deep’ Gradual Tan Lotion.” – Fiona Locke

GET THE LOOK:
Exfoliate with Vita Liberata’s ‘Super Fine Skin Polish’
Apply light layer of Vita Liberata’s ‘Moisture Boost Body Treatment’ to excessively dry areas to protect against over absorption, i.e. hands, feel elbows, knees
Using the Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt, apply pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse in Dark’ from head to toe. With a clean tanning mitt, use Vita Liberata ‘Deep’ Gradual Tan Lotion daily to give tan longevity

PRODUCTS:

  • Super Fine Skin Polish
  • Moisture Boost Body Treatment
  • Tanning Mitt
  • pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse in Dark
  • ‘Deep’ Gradual Tan Lotion

Available at Sephora: www.sephora.com

Marcia Gay Harden at 30th Annual Artios Awards January 22, 2015
“Marcia is in amazing shape and adding a light touch of skin finishing accentuates her great tone. Keeping the skin hydrated after treatment allows her to maintain and extend her healthy, sun kissed glow.” — Fiona Locke

GET THE LOOK:
Exfoliate with Vita Liberata’s ‘Super Fine Skin Polish’
Using the Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt, apply ‘pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse in Fair’ from head to toe
For maintenance, use Vita Liberata’s ‘Moisture Boost Body Treatment’

PRODUCTS:

  • Super Fine Skin Polish
  • Tanning Mitt
  • pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse, Fair
  • Moisture Boost Body Treatment

Available at Sephora: www.sephora.com


Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon at the SAG Awards

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21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
January 25, 2015
Look by Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly R. Stern

Celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern created a “sultry” look for Reese Witherspoon, a nominee in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for her performance in “Wild.”

Stern was inspired by the “smoldering beauties of film noir” and balanced “rich Bordeaux” colours on the eyes and lips with “bright and flushed skin.”

FACE: Bright, flushed and photo-ready skin

  • Stern first applied Caudalie Eau De Beaute Beauty Elixer, ($49) to invigorate Witherspoon’s skin. Next, she massaged Natura Bisse The Cure Pure Serum, ($260) to give her skin vibrancy and hydration.
  • Then, Stern applied NEW Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation in Cream Ivory, $48 to ensure Witherspoon’s complexion was “sheer, dewy and lustrous.”
  • Using Kjaer Weiss Cream Blush in Lovely, ($56),Stern “heated up” the apples of Witherspoon’s cheeks, giving off a “radiant glow.”

 

EYES: Matte, earthy look

  • For Witherspoon’s eye look, Stern opted for a “matte earthy wine all over the lids and smoked out underneath the lash line.”
  • She first created a base using Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Blaze, ($25). She then applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle, ($24), which she described as rich brown shadow, over the base to give the eye “a depth of color.” Stern topped off the eye look with a brighter shadow – Makeup For Ever Artist Shadow – Matte Finish in Morello Cherry, ($21).
  • Next, she tightly lined Witherspoon’s upper and lower lash line using Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Espresso, ($24).Lastly, Stern curled the actress’ lashes with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, ($29), and coated her lashes twice using Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara in Black, ($25).

 

LIPS: Rich, Bordeaux colour

  • To complete the look, Stern used Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Cocoa, ($27) as a base and brightened and enriched the color by applying NEW Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Orchid Pink ($28, March 2015). To give an “added punch,” she applied NEW Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Vermillion Red, ($28, March 2015) to the center of the lips.
  • Finally, she topped Witherspoon’s lip look withLaura Mercier Lip Glacé in Black Cherry, ($25) to give “depth and sheen.”

You can purchase the products used to create Reese’s look at www.lauramercier.com.