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SELF Exclusive Makeup Survey Results & Best Beauty Tips‏

 

It is no secret that ladies love their beautifiers, but what you may not have known is now much. Women are purchasing a lot more makeup then they even realize. In this exclusive SELF survey, 2,000 readers revealed their makeup addictions and blunders—the truth about what they are spending, using and more.

 

General:

  • 1 in 3 women admitted they would rather gain 10 pounds they could never lose before giving up makeup.
  • 91% of women splurged on new makeup last month
  • 52% own more than 20 makeup products (not including skin and hair products)—and 25% own between 10 and 20
  • 58% up their makeup routine when you’ve got a hot date
  • More than half surveyed touch up makeup once a day.
  • 40% put on between 5-10 makeup products every day. And only 4% don’t wear makeup at all.
  • Over 35% of women are motivated to buy a new makeup product because they saw it in a magazine story, tear the page out and buy it
  • 91% expect makeup to multitask as much as you do
  • When looking for a “double duty” makeup product, 40% say sunscreen is the second aspect that’s most important

What they wear the most:

  • 78% use mascara every day
  • 66% say foundation is a daily makeup must
  • 57% brush on bronzer without fail
  • 54% say lipstick or gloss is a necessity
  • 59% have 5 to 10 lip colors in your makeup bag right now

Where they shop:

  • 48% prefer to shop at specialty stores.
  • 41% buy makeup at drugstores

Bad Habits:

  • 56% have gone months without replacing their mascara
  • 55% admit to going to sleep with makeup on
  • 53% never remember to wash makeup brushes

Why They Wear It:

  • 31% reach for makeup to feel sexy.
  • 27% say it makes you look professional.
  • 24% wear it to show off confidence.
  • 11% use makeup to get a mood boost.

What they want to work on:

  • 82% admitted they need to go back to beauty school
  • The three tricks they want to master: Applying liquid liner straight; layering eye shadows; choosing the right foundation

 

Find out more about the study here http://www.self.com/beauty/2011/10/best-beauty-tips-slideshow

Pumpkin at-home facial (as seen in Good Housekeeping)

DIY at-home pumpkin mask

Featured in this month’s issue of Good Housekeeping magazine (October 2011, on-stands now – see below!). Created by beauty guru and author of Bonding Over Beauty Erika Katz (www.bondingoverbeauty.com), this mask is full of exfoliating enzymes that brighten the skin so it won’t look too “scary” this fall season.

 

Pumpkin Face Mask
2 tsp canned pureed pumpkin
1/2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp heavy whipping cream
Mix all ingredients and apply to face. Leave on for 10 min and rinse

Why: Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which is very healing to the skin and is essential to maintain and repair skin tissue. It also helps reduce lines and wrinkles.
Honey is a humectant. The cream moisturizes and helps flaky skin.

About Erika Katz
A beauty writer and blogger as well as a former child model and actress, Erika Katz has been a beauty junkie nearly all her life. Using her experience from her days working in the beauty department at Seventeen, cosmetology classes and lessons learned through her extensive work in television and modeling, Erika created a beauty guide that served as the foundation for Bonding Over Beauty, A Mother-Daughter Guide to Self-Esteem, Confidence and Trust.

Did you get any of the Missoni for Target Collection?

Did you get your hands on any of the hot Missoni collection? I was in Target at 8:30am and they had already sold out of most items except for a few glasses and scarves. I saw  people with carts piled high with Missoni that I am guessing they are planning to resell.

Bummed the items I wanted were already all gone and the Target website has been down all morning due to heavy traffic. I am sure Target Execs are doing the happy dance this will be an early Black Friday for sales, just hoping the release more items for the rest of us!

 

Did you get anything?  Does it frustrate you when all the items are sold out early to people buying them strictly to resell? Come join the discussion

 


 

MISSONI FOR TARGET

Excitement is building around the much-anticipated Missoni for Target collection arriving in Target stores next month and we want to ensure you have the latest information to share.

Target is partnering with Missoni, the iconic knitwear empire recognized as a symbol of Italian luxury, to introduce an affordable, limited-edition collection for fashion, beauty and home. Target’s largest limited-time designer collection to date, Missoni for Target reflects the Missoni values of family, color and quality across more than 400 items.

Missoni for Target brings a rich heritage of signature prints and patterns to beauty offerings including cosmetic bags, makeup brush sets and hair accessories. In addition to beauty bags and hair accessories, Missoni for Target features apparel and accessories for women, men, girls and baby, as well as home goods including bedding, dinnerware and décor items.

Ranging in price from $2.99 to $599.99, with most items less than $40, Missoni for Target will be available Sept. 13 through Oct. 22, 2011 at all Target stores and Target.com. Pending availability, select pieces from the collection, including a variety of online-only items, will be available for an extended run through early December at Target.com


 

Hat* $24.99

 

5-pc. Brush Set $24.99
4-pc. Brush Set $18.99
3-pc. Brush Set $16.99

 

Satin Headbands $7.99 each
Satin Headscarves $14.99 each

Chevron Toss Pillow* $29.99

Loops Toss Pillow* $29.99

 

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Do you agree? New study shows Hot Fellow Shoppers Make You Less Likely To Buy.

Source of the image: flickr.com/photos/chicoutletblog

Hot Fellow Shoppers Make You Less Likely To Buy.

New research shows that when you feel unhappy about your body while trying on an outfit in a store and you see a hot customer or salesperson wearing that same outfit, you are definitely less likely to buy it.

ScienceDaily (our go-to site, of course) reported on the new study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research. The authors of the paper write:

“If [the low self-esteem customer] sees a dress on an attractive consumer in the store and is trying on the same dress herself, as she looks in the mirror she now thinks to herself, ‘That dress is really cute and stylish on me, but compared to her, I look terrible!’”
Makes perfect sense to us. When we try on a pair of jeans that only sorta, kinda fit us and we see a super cute girl waltz out of the dressing room with wearing the same jeans to perfection… yes, we will definitely hang that denim back on the rack.

Does the same thing apply to sales clerks, who are essentially hired to look good in the clothes? The authors of the study say “yes,” questioning whether it’s even a smart idea to have to salespeople wear the store brand clothes– especially, we’d add, in a place like Hollister or Abercrombie & Fitch where the sales kids are basically swimsuit models.

Then again, the study highlights, the findings only apply when shoppers have low self-esteem to begin with. If you love your body and feel great in it, seeing a lithe 15-year-old salesgirl in a size zero version of the dress you’re trying on won’t be so bad.

So what an easy fix — just have great self-esteem!

Or, you know, do what we do and go shoe shopping. You can never feel fat in a good pair of shoes.

Read more at ScienceDaily.com.

What do you think does shopping with “hot” friends slow you down? Does a beautiful sales clerk make you want to slink out of the store? I would love to hear your thoughts come join the discussion.

 

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