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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.

Go for the Gold this Year!

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Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Rio de Rose Gold
About : This refreshing, pigment-packed liquid shadow makes eyes look and feel more hydrated. It’s shimmery pink gold pigment complements all eye colors!
Price: 18.00
Where to buy: Sephora and Sephora.com

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Molton Brown Oud Accord & Gold Body Wash
What it is: A luxurious bath and body wash blended with rich gold accord and flakes of real gold.
Price: 33.00
Where to buy: Molton Brown Stores and MoltonBrown.com

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Just the tub looks luxurious and the shampoo doesn’t disappoint.  The amber oil smells divine and this leaves my hair so incredibly silky and smooth.

Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo
About: This restorative and color-protective shampoo gives you the sexy, full, shiny-smooth hair of your dreams!
Price: 50.00
Where to buy: PhilipB.com

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You can see from my swatch below two coats gives really great coverage with Lauren B beauty polish. I love how easy this polish is to apply. I usually make a mess of my nail beds applying polish but this went on without much hassle. It dried quick and solid, I had it on for 4 days before I decided to change colors up and not even a chip.

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Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in Where’s my Oscar
About: This 5 free, quick-drying nail enamels deliver a chip-resistant, long-lasting, mirror-like finish. A gilded glow that looks warm and elegant, not frosty. And its classic finish makes it unusually appealing on both pale and dark skin.
Price: 18.00
Where to buy: LaurenBBeauty.com

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


LORAC Cosmetics: Spring 2015 Collection

LORAC Cosmetics has unveiled their 2015 Spring Collection! I am not sure what I love most in this new collection but the Unzipped Gold Palette and Dazzling Dozen are calling my name loud and clear!

 

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Unzipped Gold Palette ($42) – a sequel to the best-selling Unzipped Palette, GOLD is filled with 10 highly pigmented, ultra-rich shimmer and matte shadows for natural, head-turning looks

 

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POREfection Concealer ($24) – the newest extension to LORAC’s iconic skincare category, this oil-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free concealer is infused with anti-aging antioxidants for a healthy, youthful and radiant complexion

 

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POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder ($33) – get a flawless, smooth and matte finish with our popular, paraben-free powder, now available in three new shades

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Pocket PRO 2 Palette ($15) – this travel-friendly PRO artistry palette includes 1 shimmer and 2 matte eye shadows from the cult-favorite PRO Palette 2, so you can keep your eyes looking glamorous on-the-go

 

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Unzipped Cheek Palette & Alter Ego Lipstick Set (Ulta Exclusive) ($30) – a super-sexy pearlized palette with 2 matte and 2 shimmer blushes as well as an ultra-pigmented lipstick for the best natural flush

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Alter Ego Lipstick Collection (Kohl’s Exclusive) ($35) – this limited-editon collection comes in 5 gorgeous shades to create any look you covet

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Dazzling Dozen 2 Eye Shadow Collection (Ulta Exclusive) ($39) – get stunning eyes with this extensive eye shadow collection that contains 12 individual shadows in LORAC’s silky-smith and long-lasting PRO eye formula.

 

The series launched January 15th, 2015 and will be available for purchase at www.loraccosmetics.com.