Archive: Face

Rihanna reveals the secret to her glowing skin, and it’s a product I love and use everyday!

Rihanna has revealed the secret behind her beautiful skin, and it’s a product that I’ve come to love myself!

Priced at $57, the Perfekt Skin Perfection gel is a must-have for the singer. Already a favorite with Hollywood stars including Reese Witherspoon, Goldie Hawn and Jennifer Hudson.

According to the 24-year-old’s makeup artist Mylah Morales, the product, which is an alternative to powder and blush, helps give you a youthful, smooth look. ‘Skin Perfection Gel which preps skin for make-up application and leaves it radiant and refreshed with a hint of colour,’ she told Female First.

The product – which should be applied to the cheekbones, forehead and the bridge of the nose – is available in two different shades and helps boost natural skin colour.

The manufacturers claim that the ingredient Niacin (Vitamin B3) helps to increase circulation, while antioxidants caffeine, Vitamins A and E protect from premature skin aging.

Jennifer Hudson previously said: ‘I love this stuff… I mix the Per-fékt Skin Perfecting Gel in Rich with a little moisturizer and apply it all over my face as a base.

It’s what I grab when I’m getting ready to be a diva!’

Per-fékt was founded by U.S. entrepreneur Richard Anderson, who previously worked with leading beauty brands including Yves Saint Laurent and Bobbi Brown.

He said: ‘Today’s modern, on-the-go woman doesn’t have the time to apply a concealer, then colour corrector, then primer, then foundation and then powder.

‘I created my products with her mind.’

I absolutely LOVE this product. I’ve been using it for years, and it’s definitely a MUST-HAVE for me. If you haven’t tried it yet, you definitely owe it to yourself to give it a try. The nice thing about Sephora (link below) is if you buy it – and you don’t love it – you can return it!

Avon and Estée Lauder under fire as Peta reveals cosmetic brands ‘ordered animal testing’

PETA has lashed out at Avon and Estee Lauder after finding the cosmetic companies are paying for animal testing. The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals announced on their website today that the skincare companies are no longer “cruelty-free” because they are being forced to follow regulations enforced by the Chinese government.

According to PETA, Mary Kay was also included in the list of companies that “harm animals” in the Asian country.

British brand Avon, who recently hired Alesha Dixon as the face, branded the claims ‘misleading’ but admit they are forced to conduct testing in China due to health laws.

A spokesperson said: ‘Some select products may be required by law in a few countries to undergo additional safety testing, which potentially includes animal testing, under the directive of a government or health agency.

‘In these instances, Avon will first attempt to persuade the requesting authority to accept non-animal test data.

‘When those attempts are unsuccessful, Avon must abide by local laws and submit the products for additional testing. In 2011, this affected three tenths of one percent of Avon’s products.’

‘There have been some incorrect and misleading claims made by animal rights organisations. Avon neither conducts nor requests animal testing.’

Estée Lauder have yet to comment.

Both brands have been ‘cruelty-free’ for two decades following campaigns by Peta in the late 80’s.

Does this new revelation by PETA make you want to stop using the brands? Does it affect your decision making?

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Smashbox: Behind the Lens

Be flawless for every photo with the Behind The Lens Holiday Prime & Set Kit. The award-winning Photo Finish Foundation Primer creates the perfect canvas for foundation application and a travel-size Photo Set Finishing Powder SPF 15 helps set your look. All eyes will be on you!

Try pair of Smashbox artists’ must-have complexion products! This perfectly-sized (and adorably packaged) combo would make a great Christmas gift this year. For YEARS I’ve been a huge fan of Smashbox’s Photo Set Finishing Powder. It’s my MUST HAVE for finishing my makeup.

What’s great is this $50 value is available for only $29! Click below to purchase!

MHU was sent this product for review.

Makeup Sets by Smashbox at ShopStyle

I’m in love with BECCA’s Brow Powder!

Do you ever feel like your eyebrows look like this? ^

I have bare spots in my eyebrows like probably most of you…. and 9 times out of 10 – I reach for my eyebrow pencil. But I find that a lot of times – it LOOKS like I have drawn on Chola eyebrows!

Well BECCA has an awesome Brow Powder that blends beautifully into your existing eyebrows and fills it naturally!!

A soft velvety powder that creates beautifully contoured brows by subtly defining shape.

  • Formulated to be harder that regular eye shadow powders ensuring it can be applied in fine strokes resembling brow hairs
  • Creates the brow shape, color, and density that you desire
  • Can be used wet and/or dry for greater definition
  • Preservative and paraben-free
  • Formulated to be harder that regular eye shadow powders ensuring it can be applied in fine strokes resembling brow hairs
  • Creates the brow shape, color, and density that you desire
  • Can be used wet and/or dry for greater definition
  • Preservative and paraben-free

$22